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By mcnair ·
I was reading somewhere that there's a software utility that can be installed on a p.c. that will prevent a user from losing either all/ or partial data on p.c. - if user mistakingly deletes data this tool will restore the (two functions in all)
some of the data and the other will restore all of the data. the tool has to be installed (prior)on the p.c. and then executed after mistake is made. forgot the name of it. it's now available for purchase. what is it called and where can it be purchased. think it's called delete doctor? or delete restore? or something like that. pls, help.

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by sl-campbell In reply to Delete utilities

You may be thinging about something like Symantec Norton UnErase (www.Symantec.com) or OnTrack Fix-It Utilities FileUndeleter (www.ontrack.com). Both usually available in a software store.

However, if the user deletes the file, then usually the file is thrown into the trash can, which you will find as a folder in explorer. In this folder, you can find the deleted file and do a right mouse click on it and click on Restore to bring it back.

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by TheChas In reply to Delete utilities

As part of Norton Utilities, you can install the "Norton Protected Recycle Bin". This does pretty much what you describe.

It holds your deleted files for a later retrival.
I don't remember if you have to manually delete them. Or if you can set atime limit on how long the files are kept.

Chas

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by sl-campbell In reply to Delete utilities

Chas, Yes, you can set Norton UnErase to only protect files for a certain lenght of time, use only a certain percentage of the drive to hold protected files, and exclude folders in the protection.
But the Norton protection is an After-The-Fact protection - it needs to be installed BEFORE a file is deleted in order to be able to retrieve the deleted file. The poster above needs to get a file that was deleted prior to any protection.

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by sl-campbell In reply to Delete utilities

Sorry Chas, I got crossed linked here with thread 87387 - the user is not trying to recover a file like the one in the below URL.
But, the advice is the same. There is however not much difference between the normal MS trash can and Norton protection when refering to USER deleted files, except that the Norton works like a second back up for USER deleted files - even as a back-up for the MS deletion basket.
So, if the poster is satisfied with the MS paper basket then they will not need another program, unless for the fear of the User deleting the files in the paperbasket as well, or for files deleted through the system.

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml;jsessionid=SSHHN0C5TVKWQQD23WQSFFQ?thread_id=87387

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