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Death Mask
25-07-08, 17:55
I was deleting some stuff on my computer that I didn't need but I accidentally deleted some files that are very important, I already did a System Restore but it didn't bring back the files that I lost, only the folders that those files were in, does anyone know how to recover these files? It is extremely important.

St4r
25-07-08, 18:05
Try Active Undelete (http://www.active-undelete.com/). It's free for 30 days or so. As far as I know, there're no really good freeware utils out there, so otherwise you have to do it by hand, which is kinda difficult.

Death Mask
25-07-08, 18:08
Try Active Undelete (http://www.active-undelete.com/). It's free for 30 days or so. As far as I know, there're no really good freeware utils out there, so otherwise you have to do it by hand, which is kinda difficult.

Thanks, I'll try it but what should I do if this doesn't work?

St4r
25-07-08, 18:15
Try not to store too much to your HD until you have tried to recover the files. The more is written the less the chance to recover deleted stuff.

spikejones
25-07-08, 18:44
did you clear the stuff out of the recycle bin yet?

if not, go into the recycle bin and just restore the files from there - very easy to do

St4r
25-07-08, 18:50
^ Good idea. I've been a step forward. :)

Death Mask
25-07-08, 18:51
did you clear the stuff out of the recycle bin yet?

if not, go into the recycle bin and just restore the files from there - very easy to do

That's the problem I have, I already emptied my Recycle Bin, right now I'm scanning my Local Disk C with that program Active Undelete.

spikejones
25-07-08, 18:51
always seek out the simplest solution first - then on to the more difficult/advanced

Death Mask
25-07-08, 19:48
Damn it, it says that it can't recover files bigger than 64.0 KB, any other way to recover those files? :(

spikejones
25-07-08, 20:23
what says that? Recycle bin or that application? specifics please

Death Mask
25-07-08, 20:57
what says that? Recycle bin or that application? specifics please
It was that program Active Undelete 7, it said that because I had an unregistered version, but I got me a serial number and I activated it, so I managed to recover a crapload of files (over 8,000), now the only problem I have is finding the files that I need because most of them were recovered with a different name, i.e. File0006927 and so on.

EscondeR
26-07-08, 07:27
1. Where did you recover those files? I really hope not to the same logical disk...

2. Try R-Studio (http://www.data-recovery-software.net/) to recover the files correctly. You'll need to specify a folder on another disk to recover files to.

3. Don't write anything on that drive before your attempt of recovering. Even install R-Studio onto another drive/logical disk.

Death Mask
26-07-08, 14:41
1. Where did you recover those files? I really hope not to the same logical disk...

2. Try R-Studio (http://www.data-recovery-software.net/) to recover the files correctly. You'll need to specify a folder on another disk to recover files to.

3. Don't write anything on that drive before your attempt of recovering. Even install R-Studio onto another drive/logical disk.

Thanks for the help, but I already run that program Active Delete, I had my files in 2 folders that were on my desktop, after I was done running the program it sent everything to My Documents folder and almost everything has the name File0005720 etc... and not only that but it recovered over 8,000 files all with similar names.

About installing new programs on the same drive, I already did that because I just saw your post so it's too late now, but do you know if maybe I can send my computer to someone who knows how to do this kinds of things really well?

St4r
28-07-08, 07:51
Did you run the deep analysis? You should try the basic mode first, because it can restore filenames and folder locations, too.