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Q: Solved: Recovering My Files

hey guys i want to format my computer (all the drives) is there any software throgh which I can recover all my files without bothering to put it all (80GB) in recordable media???PLZ HELP ME

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I am facing two different complications with external usb's

Problem 1: Hardware (?)
This usb IS recognized and mounts - however, the files on it are damaged - possibly because of hardware erosion...
I think ddrescue and safecopy are supposed to be good programs for this type of failure, but I do not know how to use them

Problem 2: Software (?)
This usb is recognized in the device manager, but not in the My Computer (so it doesn't mount). I think I can reformat the usb to make it functional again, but before I do that, I want to recover whatever files are on the drives

Any guide on how i can resolve these two issues?

A:Recovering files from a damaged drive and recovering files from an unrecognized driv

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I read the answers given in the thread 787199 from Semperfi58, however the solution has not worked for me. Specifically my system crashed during a file compact activity in OE6. Not all the folders disappeared from my OE6, however thae all appeared in the Recycle bin as .bak files EXCEPT for the folders.dbx file. I have moved these files to another folder (in my My Documents folder)
My OE6 Local folders view shows all the folders that I had, some are populated some have 0 total messages listed.
I tried following your procedure with one folder: moving to a new folder in the desk top, renaming from .bak to .dbx, opening OE and importing "from an OE6 store directory". The file I chose was inbox. it is now Inbox.dbx (not Inbox.bak.dbx, or Inbox.bbx.bak). When I go to import this file I get an error message saying: "no messages can be found in this folder or......."
I would appreciate your help.

Many thanks

A:Solved: Recovering OE6 bak files

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I have been all over the internet for the past week trying to find solutions and nothing I have tried has worked. I'm finally desperate enough to try a tech support forum.(not that I think people who come here are desperate, but since I'm fairly tech savvy myself, I feel desperate for doing this.)

I have my main computer and a secondary computer that I use for downloads. Doesn't matter what it is that I am downloading, be it a new web browser, freeware games, or whatever, I use the secondary computer and transfer it to my main computer once I feel it's safe. About a week ago I got a malware in the form of an fbi warning about a fine and criminal prosecution. Knowing that I hadn't downloaded anything illegal I searched up a solution. I used malwarebytes off my main computer(an updated version) and used it to free my download computer of the malware while in safe mode.

Now whenever I boot it up it acts really funny. There a number of quirks but the main point is this: I'm about ready to give it the boot, but I've realized there is a folder on there from when it was once my main computer that I hadn't backed up properly and would like to get it off. However I can't. Drag and drop doesn't work, copy and paste doesn't work. I can delete things but that's about it. A particular forum suggested there may be an issue with the IE and so I went to do a repair/re-install, but it does not have the change/remove button in the remove aps program. When I try to run the re-i... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Need help recovering files.

Hello MelancholyZen, Welcome to TSF!

There are a couple of ways to suggest to you to get this file.

1. Please make sure you are Logged-in using an Administrator Account; if you are the only user, you should be The Administrator.

2. Go to the file/folder, right click on it; there should now be a dropdown box, from the dropdown list, you should see a listing "Run as Administrator", or, "Take Ownership". Left click on it and you should be good to go.

3. If you don't have an of these items listed in the dropdown box; try this,
Open 'My Computer' > right click on the C: Drive (I am presuming that your Windows? Installation is on this Drive) > Properties > Security > Check the list to ensure you have Full Control as an Administrator, if not >edit > tick the necessary box > apply > OK.
If you get any warnings, click OK.

Once you have tried these three suggestions, you should be able to move that file/Folder.
More information about this very subject is available from the Microsoft? website here.

We look forward to you posting back with results.

Kind Regards,

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I have an old Z88 that I used mainly as a word processor. I had a lot of document files on it when it "glitched", sometime around 1989, and all of the files were erased, or at least became unreachable. I used it for a few more years after that and again had a lot of doc files on it when in '92 or so I got really busy and left it unplugged for several months. The batteries went dead and again I lost all my document files.

I still have the Z88 kicking around, mainly because of the faint hope that there might still be some way to recover those ancient files. Would like to know if this is even remotely possible, and if it is, how would it be done?

Thanks in advance for help with this question.

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My sys files has been changed by a virus, i know there is some utility inclided in the XP disc to check if sys files are original, can u tell me i can do that, from xp and also from the recover/repair concole

A:[SOLVED] recovering win xp sys files

G'Day Sam,

You might like to try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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I have an HP DV6000 running Vista, I think the hard drive is going and I cannot Boot all the way into vista.
I see boot screen then green bar scrolling across bottom then black screen with working mouse pointer but nothing else.
I need to get all of my girlfriends school work and pictures out of it.
Is there a program (preferably free) that I can boot from cd and save files to USB or vice versa?
normally I would just plug the hard drive into another computer as a slave but I don't have anything that takes the same drive, let alone two.

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I am using an external drive to back up data from several computers I have. After copying files off of one and plugging the drive into anouther Windows will no longer recognize the drive. It sees it under device manager and says it is working fine but it will not show up under my computer. I looked around online last night and found several places that said I needed to do the following; Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, and then select the appropiate drive and go to Format.... It was late and I didn't think it through... unfortunatly. I did a quick NTSF format on it. Windows now recognizes the drive again but I need to recover the files. Several of them are my taxes lol. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I am curently running "Recover My Files" it has been running for 9 1/2 hours and isn't even a third done. Its found alot of files but it keeps finding turbo tax files and i never used turbo tax. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.


A:Solved: Recovering files

Have a look here Sepia and see if anything rings a bell.

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Hi all...

i was playing with my laptop today and removed my user account. when i relogged into windows i had to login as administratorand found that all my files are gone... when i looked a little more closely i found that the files are there under my old user name but I DON'T HAVE ACCES TO THEM.. i am told that access is denied. how do i regain access to my files...

A:Solved: recovering user files on xp

You need to take ownership of all of the folders under the old username http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I evidently chose the wrong option when reinstalling XP on my computer from a recovery partition and recovered applications as well. Usually, if this option is chosen, original software and drivers replace new ones and all new apps are lost. However, all old files (photos, documents) remain.

In this case, some of the old files (mostly unimportant ones) remained, but most was lost. I'm wondering if there is a reasonably price software--even better if you've used it and can recommend based on experience--that could recover the lost files.



A:Solved: Recovering lost files

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I recently started volunteering at a veterans outreach center. The "I.T." guy before me wiped out one of their hard drives which contained their client list with over 700 names on it. I tried using Pandora Recovery with no luck. Has anyone had any luck with other software. This PC is running Windows XP

A:Solved: recovering deleted files

Some people have had success with a free program called PC Inspector.

If the guy used an actual wiping utility like DBAN, that data is most likely gone beyond recovery by any software.

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I have an old PC that was running 98SE. It won't boot. It won't even stay on! Just a black screen, then it turns off. I have a new PC running XP, sp1. Can I slave the old pc to the new one to try to recover some of the files? What do I need to do this? How is this done

A:Solved: recovering files from a pc that won't boot

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I just recently did a system restore on my PC because i had a virus i could not rid my PC of . I completed wiped out the C drive and started over with recovery disks. However I forgot about some important files i had stored in a folder on my desktop. I didn't do a backup . Are these files permanently lost or is there any software that can recover these files?

A:Solved: I need help with recovering lost files

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Hello... i have a slight problem and i don't know where to begin.. Alright, a month ago i had a problem with my drives. I had a salvaged windows XP hard drive that i took from my mothers failing computer and put it in my vista machine. Now everything worked out for a while... i had an extra drive, and my mothers info was safe. Well that went downhill when i couldn't boot my vista up. i could only use the recovery partition that HP gave me, or boot into my xp. So i did some stuff and i took my xp drive out, and it all worked out. I just needed to reinstall the operating system. So i finally got around to taking all the valuable stuff from that hard drive and wiping it clean. Well that all changed when i found out that my whole drive had been wiped clean. so now i am stuck with a lot of good valuable pictures and music lost. I have tried some programs and they have found some lost info. But now... i am wondering... is there a program thats easy to use, and free that would show me the original file names and help me recover them? and that also gave me a preview if the file was an image? a program called Uneraser does all of that, but it costs too much money. i would love some help with this....

A:Solved: recovering lost files?

Have a look at PC Inspector (freeware)


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Im really upset right now because I got pissed off at my older brother and deleted his game(Stronghold 2) from my computer, he used my computer to play it because my computer has a better graphic card. Now I feel sorry for uninstalling it and want to recover it. I uninstalled it and I want to bring back atleast his saved games files.

I used the system tools but it didnt even touch the deleted folder. I want to recover it, I dont care how long it takes but I want to recover it. I hope someone out their can help me.

Thank you,
Hamza =*(

A:[SOLVED] Recovering Uninstalled files.

Usually saved games aren't store together with the game data files, if they are, there would be a prompt during uninstallation asking you whether you want to remove the saved game

Try looking inside the my documents folder. Usually the saved games are stored in there.

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I recently upgraded to a larger hard drive, and, in my infinite wisdom, I forgot a file when I was going through and backing everything up from my old drive. I haven't reformatted the old drive, and I can't boot from it, because I think there's something wrong with the Windows XP installation on said drive. When I try to boot, I get stuck on the load screen for a while before my whole system reboots. Same thing happens trying to boot the drive in Safe Mode. I've tried to get at the file by booting from the new drive and just grabbing it from the Documents and Settings folder on the old drive, but when I try to access said folder, I get a message telling me that access is denied, I think because of the security settings I had on the old drive.

Any help on either how to fix the Windows installation WITHOUT reformatting the drive or how to bypass the security setting on the Documents folder would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Recovering files from HD with a shot XP installation

Take ownership of the folder and copy the files.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Or use these:

"Take Ownership" Context Menu
"Take Control"

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I compacted my Outlook Express 6.0 folders and when finished they were all gone. I found all of the files in my Recycle Bin. they are listed by name and are BAK files.
I don't know how to save them. Anyone that has had this problem and restored the files please get back to me with your ideas.

A:Solved: Recovering bak files for Outlook Express 6.0

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Recently performed a System Restore...or was it System Recovery (I can't remember).

In any case, I chose the option of backing up the files to the hard drive.

I can see the files through Explorer (C:backup\mybackup\owner) however, when I try to open the files it says that it is not accessible and access denied.

My guess is that because I had a password on the 'owner' user account, it is protecting files.

That being said, how can I restore / retrieve the files?

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Recovering files from System Restore

Don't know if this will help but try taking ownership of the folder/files:


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I am new to this forum and i hope I am posting in the right section. I have created this account for the sole purpose with help to this question as I have exhausted my know how with computers as to solving the problem.
Here's the story.

Being bored with vista's looks, i decided to grab enigma desktop mod. It's great! now i needed to find a visual style that complimented it. I found the perfect one. double great! Problem: it requires replacing system files in order for it to render properly. The files were as follows.


Part I: The Work
The one draw back is that the 64 bit theme required making my own shell32 and timedate via a resource editor. I said "No biggie. I'm pretty beast at this stuff and should be fine doing this." So i used resource hacker, which I think was my first mistake. I replaced the 42 folder in shell32 with one provided and compiled. I replaced the pngs of the white clock on the side bar with ones provided and compiled. I added them to the system32 folder and replaced the other two things. I (luckily) made backups of all the origional files.

Part II: Problem
I had made the switches and felt like starting up a program when a message hit me in the face saying "cannot start because we cannot locate shell32.dll" or something of that nature. I thought this was weird. I went to the system32 folder, searched for the shell32.dll which i had already copied in... Read more

A:Solved: Vista64 is not Genuine after recovering system files

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Hi all,
Recently, I had to repair my Windows XP Pro SP2 because my PC stuck when I restarted it after some malware removal. It stuck and Ctrl+Alt+Del and safe mode couldn't help. So, I repaired it with the CD that came with the original XP.

My PC had 3 user accounts before I did the repair operation, one of which was password-protected and marked 'private' by sharing and security options. My problem is, after the repair operation, I cannot access the files I stored in that account because I have no way of logging on to the previously created account or accessing it from C:\Documents and Settings.(cuz it keeps saying Access is denied). Is there any other way I can recover the files??

Thank you

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Did something really stupid the other day. Was doing a Windows install and I mistook a drive for a different drive.

In short, I deleted the partition, recreated the partition, but I haven't reformatted yet. The partition was the same size before and after so that shouldn't be a problem.

The files should still be there but I don't know how to get at them. I've already tried Recuva, UndeletePlus, Restoration, and a Knoppix boot disk but none of these were able to do anything because of the lack of a file system/boot sector.

Anybody know of a quick and dirty, preferable free software tool that I can use to recover these?

A:Solved: Recovering files from a deleted NTFS partition

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I have been perusing posts for hours now trying to find answers to this problem, but my computer literacy is just not up to speed and I am having trouble deciphering what would work in my situation.

Problem: Upon boot-up of laptop receiving error message of: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl +Alt + Del to restart." When I do that, it just comes up with the same error message. This isn't so much the problem (just a little history) because I am sending it back to HP to fix the problem (this is the 3rd time it's done this!) What I am looking for is a semi-quick and inexpensive solution to recover the files off the hard drives before sending it back to HP (they will of course erase the drives). If it is even possible, given there is a disk read error.

A few viable solutions after reading the forums seem to be, networking or attaching the hard drives to a pc and recovering them that way (USB (I think) external hard drive enclosure). But, in my illiterate ways I am having a very hard time understanding exactly how to do this (I think I need step-by-step instructions). Also, since I cannot log onto the HP, it seems networking may not work out (I have 2 computers I can network with, an IBM Thinkpad and a home-built pc, both running windows XP.). Can anyone help enlighten me on the ways (and what are's and where to purchase) of a USB external hard drive enclosure and what type I would need for the HP Pavilion?

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A:Solved: Recovering files off HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop

I am happy to report this problem is basically solved! We have been able to recover a lot of files off the harddrive. But, now we are having problems with our recovery software. The program froze during saving and we don't want to have to re-start the computer and lose our recovered files having to do a search again (it took 60 hours last time!). Anyone have familiarity with Get Data's program Recover My Files? Or any other suggestions? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

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A couple of days ago when booting up my computer informed me it could not load my profile (XP proffessional) so was creating a temporary profile for me. I found a post http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/951831-lost-personal-settings-boot-up.html about recovering lost profiles and followed the instructions (create new profile copy of local settings from my old to my new profile). Time to get my e-mal back. I have followed the instructions for recovering Outlook Express files (*dbx) but they won't import into Outlook 2003.

Any thoughts?


A:Solved: Recovering Outlook 2003 files from corupt profile

OK, figured it out myself but will post for anyone else who runs in the same problem.

1st make sure you have set your windows explorer to view system files and hidden files

1. go to old profile/application data/ mircrosoft/ outlook and copy the Outlook data file (this is a .pst file)
2. paste this on the desktop of your new profile
3. Open Outlook go to File->import export
4. Select: Import from another program or file click next
5. Scroll down to: Personal Folder file (.pst) click next
6. Browse to select file location of Outllok data file, select do not import duplicates
7. make sure you select checkbox for "include subfolders" and import items into the same folder in "Personal Folders"
8. click Finish

This imported all my e-mails, contacts, calenders but did not import my e-mail rules. No bigie, I can recreate the rules easily


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I recently did a really dumb thing. I deleted my main user account that was also the admin account and lost tons of files. The thing is even though I lost lots of music and movie files (about 200 gb) and all my email contacts and bookmarks when all was said and done there was the same amount of free space on my hdd. So that tells me those files were not actually deleted but in a Windoze pergatory type of backup file. So my question is how do I recover access to those files? As a single user on my system the reason why I deleted (well was actually a very nice lady I had just met that did it) was because of a stupid log in screen that I didnt need. She said just delete the account and make a new one and she promply did so. I've tried several things to no avail and have a fairly good working knowledge of windows files and management. Please any help would be appretiated.

A:Solved: Recovering a deleted admin user acoount files

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Hi. I am in the process of trying to recover files. My whole D drive (the 78,148MB - see jpg attached) says it needs to be reformatted and so all the files are gone. I download a recovery program (thanks to suggested from this forum -tks!) and it shows that the files are on my computer. Now I guess I have to have somewhere to put all the files when I recover them.

I am picturing I just need to purchase a 100MB removable hard drive. Then I will just have to plug it in via USB and then transfer using the recovery program. Kind of just like when I transfer music to my mp3 player. Obviously my level of computer knowledge is NOVICE. Is that all I will need to do?


A:Help recovering files... recovering relocation?

what is your question? if you want best way to do it i figure a external harddrive and an os that works should do. if the windows that you have installed is not working. you can try knoppix a linux that boots from a cd

and resize your pictures

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I recently deleted a Document from my CD-RW, and am wondering if there is anyway to recover it? I haven't re-written any data on the disk after the deletion. Thanks

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Hey I have a laptop that has windows xp media edition installed. I can't get it to boot in regular mode or safe mode. I was wondering if I install windows xp home onto a different partition than the media edition if I will be able to recover my documents from the partition that has the media edition installed?

A:Recovering Files

easiest way would be to run hirens boot cd, get it here: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/ and burn it to a disc.

boot to the disc by going into the bios and setting the disc drive as the first boot device or simply press whatever f key your asked to press to access the boot menu.

once loaded simply load mini windows xp to access all your files and transfer them.

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I did something stupid and did a full system restore,I tried to undo restore and it didnt have a time that would take me back further enough to undo what i did, I tried to download free software to recover my files but I couldnt recover until I paid and I cant afford to right now,I called tech support at hp ( i have a hp pavilion) but they did pretty much what i tried to do on my own, I dont know what to do, i cant remember the name of all the files, but most of my music is gone and alot of my pictures, I can find my mother and sisters things but mine (administrative) is gone, please tell me theres a way to get my things back, it runs on windows xp.

A:recovering files

when u do system restore, your hard drive get wiped clean in most cases, unless you done through a regular XP disc.
i you used the restore disk that came with your system. then you data is lost & most had drive recovery requires lots of work & results are not guaranteed.
so i would say you data is lost. hard luck this time. be careful next time please as some things can not be undone.

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My Laptop is once again in the Repair Mode Loop from Hell.

I'm trying to recover some important files I hadn't backed up yet with this ISO suggested on another thread.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
I put it on a USB flash drive but I can't get the broken laptop to read it.

When I start the PC I click ESC which gives me the option to open with the USB stick but it then goes directly to the page that says do I want to open windows with repair? (recommended)
Or normally?
When I click either I'm taken back to the loop from hell.

My laptop is so old that I'm given "floppy disc" as an option in BIOS

A:Recovering Files

You need to change the boot order in the bios first so it boots with the USB
If your computer does not have the option to boot from a USB you will need to put
Linux or Ubuntu onto a dvd or cd and boot into that
I use Linux Mint on a USB when I'm working on other peoples computers but have needed to have it also on a cd for older computers.

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Right now on my computer I have two SATA hard drives. One had an installation of XP on it but it got screwed over(long story involved lightning). So I installed XP on the other drive then hooked the second drive which contained all my old files. Now this worked good and fine, and I can access all the files on this drive except the folder for my user(Cocuments and Settings\Me). When I try to open this fold it says "Not Accessible, Access Denied". Also when I right click on it it shows the folder being 0 mb in size. Now I am assuming this is from Windows XP encrypting those files so I could only access them when I was logged on that user. So does anyone know if it is possible to get these files back or am I SOL. Thanks a alot.

A:Recovering Files

Shouldn't be a problem

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I recently had a problem with my computer and had to reformat my hard drive to get my system working again. The thing is, I have two hard drives, one that I used for my program files, and one that I used to save important files. I accidently erased the wrong hard drive and deleted some very important files. Is there any way to recover these files??

I have Windows XP operating system.

I'm desperate! Please help!!

A:Recovering Files

Some well regarded freeware that has a good chance of recovering a re-formatted drive or at least some significant files:http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1http://www.recuva.com/http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDiskIn situations where free software is unsuccessful, or only partially, I've seen numerous statements that GetDataBack succeeded, however this is not free software. But the demo will determine what the program could recover for you.http://www.runtime.org/Some of the advice regarding file recovery is general, and applies to attempting recovery using any software:http://www.runtime.org/recoverability.htm

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Hi all - although I'm sure that people have fielded this question before (had a quick look via google and got millions of hits), the problem I am faced with is a little more specific, and probably a little more hopeless as well...

I'm in the final throes of writing my honours thesis, and I went back to look at one of my old chapters. When I did, I realised that something was wrong, as corrections I had made a month ago were no longer there. After a lot of yelling at my computer (made me feel a little better), I realised what I must have done. I've been saving in two places to minimise loss if a file crashes, but what it looks like I did was open one file and made all the corrections I'm now missing and save it in one place, then later I've opened up the file in the other location to make different changes and then saved this file in both places, overwriting my other changes.

Is there any way that I can access the first file from the date just before I over-wrote it? I know the date that I must have made the mistake, so if there's any way to access my computer's memory as it was at that point in time, my work should theoretically still be recoverable...if it's possible to do that.

Really hoping someone can help out with this, my email is "ohgodzines", through hotmail - if someone has a useful suggestion they can throw my way?

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A:Recovering old files

Try this one: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
C:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Documents
1,2,3,4 folders down

Also no need for email in your post, please edit it out (unless you want spam ?!)

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I'm trying to help someone recover files on an HP Pavillion dv9000 running Vista. From what I know, the laptop crashed a few days ago and when restarted the only option was to do a system restore. After the restore, almost all files are recovered but some are missing, namely all videos and certain documents - documents that were on the "Recent" list under the Windows menu. I did look around on the drive and couldn't find any trace of the missing files.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Recovering Files

You could try these free recovery progs:




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I accidentally deleted some files, word documents, off of my usb and I really need to recover them. Does anyone know how to recover deleted files? I'm desperate for some help!

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I had to do a system recovery and I chose the option to save all files but when I went to run the computer again everything was gone. Is there any way to get my old files back?

A:Recovering Old Files

if you selected an option to save your files they should still be there other than that unless you try a system restore wich might work it might not then i dont know soz

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My computer caught a bug last night that caused one of the .dll files to be deleted. I searched and the only option that sounded like it would work was to run a recovery of my Windows XP. I chose the option that would leave my files intact and just update the necessary windows files (forgive me for not using the technical names). It does it's thing, reinstalls, and I'm greeted with what looks to be a completely restored system. As in, none of my files are there like I was assuming they would be.

I check my hard drive space and notice that there is only 30gb left -if it had wiped my harddrive of everything I had before, that number would be much, much higher! I think I'm missing something here, or don't know how to go about retrieving my files.

Thanks in advance for helping out this newbie

Edit: I just looked and there is a recovery drive. I feel pretty stupid admitting this but I have no idea what to do now!

A:Recovering Files

Download TreeSize here:
Take a look at your drives and see where the space is being used. It may show where your files have gone.

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My computer died about a week ago.

some investigation fo the problem, aided by the windows ultimate boot CD led me to believe that the partition table had been damaged or become corrupt due to a head crash. after using PC inspector file recovery to scan for logical drives, i found my old (logical) drive.
A brief inspection of the files confirmed that this was the old drive, and filled with joy i clicked on the documents and settings subfolder to extract my personal files.

only to recieve a blank folder.

I dont think that the entire documents and settings folder has been wiped, as this would be impossible condsidering its size, im looking for advice regarding a tool that might be better suited to recovering files, or even just restoring the partition table enough for me to get my files off.

one constraint, i cant put the drive in slave mode as i do not have the components neccessary to do so, any programs i use need to be bootable.

i dont need nor want to format as i already have a new drive to put in.

i desperately need help. most of my threads seem to sink under the swell of new threads but i shall not allow this one to

A:Need help recovering files

an update, ive set PC inspector file recovery to scan all sectors for lost files, this might solve the problem, let me know if it feasably could

update of the update: the scan initially indicated it woudl take 2 years to complete, it is now at 3 months till completion and dropping fast...

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I had to format my computer recently, and I was able to retrieve many files with a program called Pandora. However, it only finds select file types i.e. .zip, .doc, .exe, .jpg, etc... and not file types I still want. They are:

.htm, .html - probably used for other programs, but I mainly want firefox files back, such as bookmarks

.rar - similar to .zip

.deh, .bex - 'dehacked' additions to playing classic doom

.pdf - adobe acrobat

.bak, .proc, .cm, .map, .script - map information for doom 3 maps

.txt - notepad

My computer info (though this seems likely to be irrelevant) is:
C521 Dell, Windows XP
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual
Core Processor 3800+
2.00 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
Does anyone know of any programs that can retrieve at least some of the file types I mentioned above? Thanks in advance.

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Hello mtres7 and welcome.I have heard good things about recover my files http://www.recovermyfiles.com/ sadly not free.There are some good freeware alternatives http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html

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i deleted a file right now that i need to recover. i know the path and i typed it into cmd like this:
recover c:\blah blah\file i need, and it said cannot lock the drive, volume is still in use. if anyone's got any tips they would be appreciated.

if it bugs just say it's a glitch in teh matrix

A:recovering files using cmd

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I had to use the recovery console to try and repair windows because computer crashed. It wouldn't let me repair it because i had windows xp sp3 installed, but it gave me an option to save it on the hard drive and created a folder called my backup. How can i restore this file. it has all my pictures on it and everything else.
windows xp home edition sp3!!! im going crazy

A:Recovering files????

Hello tabdaven,

here is a link to a program that you can use to scan your system for lost files and it will make it so you can recover them


it comes with instrction how to use it & if they are corrupt it will repair them

its all in the way you tell it what to do

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So today I downloaded Recuva to recover some files that I had deleted and it worked. But I saw files and pictures that I have never deleted before and they were never on my computer. What are they?
Thanks in advance.

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They could be from applications that you uninstalled.

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My computer caught a bug last night that caused one of the .dll files to be deleted. I searched and the only option that sounded like it would work was to run a recovery of my Windows XP. I chose the option that would leave my files intact and just update the necessary windows files (forgive me for not using the technical names). It does it's thing, reinstalls, and I'm greeted with what looks to be a completely restored system. As in, none of my files are there like I was assuming they would be.

I check my hard drive space and notice that there is only 30gb left, which is roughly what it was before I recovered. I was able to locate my program installations under C:\My Backup -- 08-11-30 1136PM\Program Files, but still no sign of personal files (I've done a search as well). I had over 26GB of music, so I'm assuming that if it all was gone my disk space would be more than what it is now.

I do have a recovery drive, but I don't know what it's there for.

Thanks in advance! :)

A:Recovering Files

When you do the search, under advanced options, check search in system folders, and also check search for system and hidden files.

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I am struggling here and need some help!!! I accidentally deleted some video files from my PC and I cannot get them back... At least, I can't get them back the way they were.

Here's the story... these video clips were taken with my built in webcam. The format they end up in is .wmv. Some of them are as long as 20min. It is conferences w/clients and I need them back desperately.

I have tried about 4 different file recovery programs (recover my files, file scavenger, data disk doctor, etc.) but I cannot seem to get them back to life. If I do get them back, I have trouble trying to play them. I normally get an error saying that "You've encountered an error message C00D10D1 while using Windows Media Player. The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue.

Codec is missing
Windows Media Player cannot play the file (or cannot play either the audio or video portion of the file) because the necessary codec is not installed on your computer.

The missing codec might be available to download from the Internet. To search for the codec, go to the WMPlugins.com Web site."

So, I am thinking my problem is 2 fold... 1) I am not getting the file recovered fully (or it is corrupt-- by the way, is it possible to fix a corrupt file? if so, how) 2) something fishy is goin on w/WMP. Oh and one other thing... if this is a "CODEC" problem... I don't have a clue which CODEC I would need to download... how in the world would I go about find... Read more

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What about your "Backup copy" of these files, you do have one right?
If not, you are up the creek without a paddle.

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windows 2000 won't boot because of a corrupt file. can i recover business files by hooking the drive up as a slave in my other system?

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Yes, the same thing happened to me recently, you could also reinstall win2000, or use the win2000 cd to recover the corrupt file. Do this by booting the PC with the install disk in the drive(make sure that you BIOS settings are setup to look to the CD drive before the Hard Drive)then choose the "Repair Windows installation", instead of the "Install Windows" option.

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I had many problems with my computer so I reformated the hd, how can I recover some of my docs? Is there a way to recover my pics and docs using windows xp.

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Try restoration its FREE

Good Luck

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I've lost all my emails and a lot of them were very important...grr

I realised tha my inbox.dbx had a copy, (inbox(1).dbx). I tried import and found that all email files that had a copy, would not import. (aka deletedfiles.dbx did not have a copy and it imported fine.)

So i did more googling and found the reasons was that my inbox.dbx was corrupt. More googling found me programs to use but that all cost! I'm a bit iffy about buying things over the internet and i'd much rather do it for free. (who wouldnt?)

I did find a .bak file somewhere of my inbox(1).dbx and im sure there was a inbox.bak there somewhere but i cant fnid them now. If i could i could just rename it and import it.

Does anyone have and ideas at all? I would be much appriciative of any help you could offer.

- Thankyou

A:Recovering .dbx files grr

Hi Taios. I not sure if this what you are looking for.

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