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In the process of trying to update my Win 98 to XP, XP told me that if I proceeded it would erase some 500+ files from my trash bin. My trash bin is empty. So they must have been stored some where after they were deleted from the trash bin over the past 3 years. I always wanted to know if it was possible to find deleted files.

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It is, but you need a special program to do so. You can try looking for it on google.

I found one a long time ago, but it does nothing more than show the files that were deleted.

If you delete a file from floppy disk, you can use Dos 5.0+'s undelete command to rescue it. It doesn't work on Windows anymore, however.

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There are programs out there that are supposed to do this. I haven't tried any yet so I can't make any recommendations. I'm looking for a reputable one myself. A couple I'm aware of are:

Restoration -- Free
Search & Recover -- About $40

If you try one and it actually works, let me know! I'll do the same.

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Okay, I used the Restoration program and it looks like I'll be able to get back just about everything that was missing. A couple of things have been corrupted -- probably from using that drive a bit.

The only thing I don't like about the program is that I can only recover one file at a time, which is very tedious and time consuming as I had literally hundreds of files there. But it's better then losing them!

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Most of them are like that. The only automatic ones I've seen are for flash media etc. My fave: http://www.pcinspector.de/smart_media_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

edit: oh wait. big brother of that software may scan automatically: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

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Try Undelete -- it has an emergency undelete feature to recover files already deleted. It runs from the CD-ROM so you don't overwrite the deleted files by installing a file recovery program.

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Hello,

DataRecoveryWizard utility can help. Speaking about me, it was
easily able to restore lost partition, so I think you will
also find it quite useful. Really recommended tool, give it a try.

http://www.easeus.com/

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Welcome to Daniweb Wemaole :)

REST3213 is also a good file recovery progee (RESTORATION.ZIP)

http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

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That is not free!!!! (And according to the demo WILL NOT LET YOU RECOVER FILES UNLESS YOU PAY FOR IT (GARBAGE))

http://www.recoverdatatools.com/download-windows-data-recovery.html#demo

Last edited by The Dude : 04-26-2007 at 08:26 AM

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