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recover deleted files

Postby max111 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:41 pm

I accidentally deleted files from the my documents folder in Windows XP Professional. What are the best software to recover them. No they are not in the recycle bin.
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Re: recover deleted files

Postby rryan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 pm

Stop using your computer immediately! The longer you use it the lower your chances of recovering your files.

The files are now free space on your hard drive. Any new files created will over-write free space, and likely destroy the last records of your files.

Turn off the computer immediately. Download a Linux Live CD (e.g. Ubuntu Linux) insert it into your computer and install the PhotoRec tool which you can get info about here:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

It's not just for photos. It's a free tool that can scan your hard disk for deleted files of various types.

Since this post isn't about Mixxx, I'm moving it to the Mixxxcelaneous section.
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Re: recover deleted files

Postby rryan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:49 pm

I'm locking this topic since it's a spam target. I hope you had luck recovering your files!
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