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Can I retrieve a file after recycled?

By TobeJ ·
Have a user that dumped a file / emptied recycle bin, now needs the file back. Can I get it back?

Thanks for the help.

Toby

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Can I retrieve a file after recycled?

by Joseph Moore In reply to Can I retrieve a file aft ...

I have been using Norton Utilities 2000, and one of the Norton features is the Norton Protected Recycle Bin, with the Unerase Wizard. With this, I can restore some files that have been deleted (removed from the Recycle Bin).
It depends on how much usage the hard drive of the user system had gone through. You see, if the blocks the file physically resided on have not been overwritten by new files, then the deleted file can be restored. So, I suggest you get Norton Utilities, and until then, keep the user off the system.
When you install Norton, one of the things it does is it checks for all files that it can restore. It makes these files available in the Unerase Wizard. From that point on, the user will have the Norton recycle bin, which allocates drive space to restoring deleted files.

Good luck

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Can I retrieve a file after recycled?

by TobeJ In reply to Can I retrieve a file aft ...

Thanks for help I will use this method.

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Can I retrieve a file after recycled?

by dmessner In reply to Can I retrieve a file aft ...

It is possible to recover the data, this simple way is to get a copy of Notron System works, as it has within it's suite a file recovery tool. I have had a 92% success rate using the software to recover lost files. The instructions that come with it are pretty good and should detail how to recover the data.

The nutshell is (this is true for most recovery software):
1) STOP using the computer, every time anything is written to the drive, to include the swap file, you have a change that thecomputer will choose to over write the portion of the drive that the file(s) were kept on.

2) Install software on a 2nd system and then after it is installed move the hard drive in question to that computer.

3) Run software and see what you come up with, sometimes you will get unknown files because it did not get all the data due to the file being fragmented on the hard drive or the file was partially over written. If you do you can attempt to open the file in the software that was used to make the oringinal data and see if any of it is useful.


Good Luck,
Let me know if you need more information.

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