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Files taken off a external hard disc - can they be recovered from the hd

By frankyc76 ·
I have cut and copied a number of folder containing mp3's off my external hard disc and pasted them into my usb memory stick (4gb). The stick is now not working!! Can I recover the files I copied off my external hard disc as I have not added anyhting to the external hard disc since I moved the files??

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Recovery

by jneisess In reply to Files taken off a externa ...

You should be able to recover the files from the drive using recovery software. I haven't had a need for such software as of yet, but I have used the freeware application Restoration.

Restoration: http://tinyurl.com/yvct3e

Maybe someone else can assist with naming a good application they've used.

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If it was 'cut & paste' you are safe....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Files taken off a externa ...

If you chose to 'move' then you are out of luck.

Cut & Paste is a cloning operation, therefore the originals should still be intact.

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recycle bin?

by sgt_shultz In reply to If it was 'cut & paste' y ...

since they do get deleted at the end of a move maybe they are in the recycle bin? sorry if this is too obvious.
You should be able to recover them with your favorite shareware undelete program

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Cut & Paste is a cloning operation

by frankyc76 In reply to If it was 'cut & paste' y ...

How do I find them

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If there are only MP3 files involved

by OH Smeg In reply to Files taken off a externa ...

And you need a Data Recovery Program there are numerous inexpensive ones available but they are limited to just MP3 and similar file types.

As you haven't listed an OS here it's a bit hard to say which will suit your needs best so I would suggest looking on a place like E-Bay where they will sell copies of this type of software.

Just remember with any Data Recovery to always install the software to different HDD and save the recovered files to a different drive to prevent overwriting any existing data that is recoverable easily.

Col

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mp3's

by frankyc76 In reply to If there are only MP3 fil ...

Thanks I'm using windows xp sp 2

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OK in that case Media Recover

by OH Smeg In reply to mp3's

would probably be your best bet it's cheap and easy to use

http://tinyurl.com/2uay96

I've only ever used this software once and it was a while ago and it was very easy to use without any problems involved.

I hope that is of some use to you.

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Thanks

by frankyc76 In reply to OK in that case Media Rec ...

Thanks - I'll try it out!!

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