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pcuser7895
01-11-2008, 10:48 PM
Does anyone know any good file recovery programs for free?
I'm not sure its called a file recovery program but its
the type that gets the file back after deletion from
the recycle bin.

Thanks

jwil1
01-11-2008, 11:21 PM
http://ntfsundelete.com/

You'll have to work quickly or else the file might be over written - if it is then it's not recoverable in any way.

pcuser7895
01-11-2008, 11:41 PM
i know where the file was before it was put in the
recylcle bin so should I choose http://ntfsundelete.com/downloads/ntfsundelete.iso?

beeswax34
02-11-2008, 12:11 AM
Recuva is very good. Made by the same people who do CCleaner:

www.recuva.com/

gary67
02-11-2008, 09:30 AM
i know where the file was before it was put in the
recylcle bin so should I choose http://ntfsundelete.com/downloads/ntfsundelete.iso?

The ISO will need to be burnt to CD first with an ISO burner or a burning program that supports burning ISO's before you can use it

jwil1
02-11-2008, 11:17 AM
i know where the file was before it was put in the
recylcle bin so should I choose http://ntfsundelete.com/downloads/ntfsundelete.iso?

No, just download the installer, then install and run it. First go to here (http://ntfsundelete.com/downloads/) and click the first link to download the installer, then run it, tick the drive where it was (and after waiting for it to find lost files) tick the folder where the file was, navigating down the folder hierarchy.

This program recovered my entire My Documents folder after I accidentally Shift+Deleted it..... :rolleyes:

Blam
02-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Gary and Jwil-You're both right, if his file was originally in C drive, then burning an iso would be his best bet(installer may overwrite deleted file). But if its in D drive, running the installer would be the easiest.

wainuitech
02-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Just be careful what or how much you put on the PC that has the files deleted. Depending on the size of the file and the amount of space on the Hard Drive and where the file was, by installing programs / downloading ISO files on the PC, you run the risk of over writing the very file you are trying to recover.

You should install the recovery software on another PC, then slave the drive with the deleted file to this PC and run the recovery like that.

jwil1
02-11-2008, 11:40 AM
You should install the recovery software on another PC, then slave the drive with the deleted file to this PC and run the recovery like that.

True - unless it's already the slave ;)

wainuitech
02-11-2008, 11:46 AM
True - unless it's already the slave ;) Original poster doesn't say :thumbs: