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Prescott
18-01-2006, 06:48 PM
Friend of mine has deleted a .doc file and emptied the recycle bin. We need to recover this file. What program can we use to get it back? I cant seem to find one that works.

Myth
18-01-2006, 06:53 PM
What OS? I belive 9x has a DOS command called undelete

Greg
18-01-2006, 06:55 PM
Friend of mine has deleted a .doc file and emptied the recycle bin. We need to recover this file. What program can we use to get it back? I cant seem to find one that works.C'mon Prescott... 2543 posts and you can't use PressF1's search function?

Prescott
18-01-2006, 10:04 PM
Windows XP

ok will use the search function again then...

Murray P
18-01-2006, 11:45 PM
PC Inspector File Recovery (http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm). I've managed to recover files and file fragments after two formats and fresh OS installations. The info wasn't very useful, as the files I wanted were corrupted (after a system crash and burn and one re-install), but it was pretty impressive all the same, a simple dilete should be a doddle.

Their Smart Recovery utility is for recovery from flash and removable media, very handy for rooting out lost/deleted photo's.

zqwerty
18-01-2006, 11:54 PM
This should do the job:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Prescott
19-01-2006, 01:32 PM
Neither worked. :annoyed:

Prescott
19-01-2006, 02:08 PM
OK, had a bit of a search here, and came up with a program called File Recover. It finds and recovers the document. But when i open it, all i see is boxes as the words, like little squares that replace the letters. Is there anyway to get past this.

The document was written in word 2003.

Graham L
19-01-2006, 02:21 PM
It has recovered a file. Look at it with a text editor (Notepad ... ) , not Word.

Prescott
19-01-2006, 03:51 PM
Same result

FoxyMX
19-01-2006, 04:16 PM
As a wild guess it could be that the font used in the document is not on the computer.

Murray P
19-01-2006, 04:58 PM
IIRC there is something to do with ASCI characters come in to it.

Prescott, is the file size correct? You'll often find more than one insatance of the file, especially if it's been saved a few times. Also consider the back up version (.bak), stored if that function had been selected in Tools > Options, god knows where for Word files, but probably in the Word or Office programme group.

maune
19-01-2006, 04:58 PM
I recommend you download Easeus DataRecoveryWizard (http://www.easeus.com/download.htm) to try. It has a very high success rate on recover data and accidentally deleted files.

Renmoo
19-01-2006, 07:43 PM
Try viewing the document in a web browser, perhaps?

Cheers :)

Billy T
22-01-2006, 11:39 PM
Do a search for *.wbk (Word back-up files) you could get lucky.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Prescott
23-01-2006, 12:39 AM
So be it. Its gone.

Rob99
23-01-2006, 01:39 AM
GetDataBack

Myth
23-01-2006, 09:01 AM
Im curious, do any of these apps successfully work say 80-100% of the time? especially with an ntfs filesystem