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Help recovering files... recovering relocation?

Q: Help recovering files... recovering relocation?

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?


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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 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?

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First of all, let me thank you for taking your time to review my question and to possibly give me a suggestion on what to do.

My situation is that I had a horrible virus and I had to reformat and reinstall my computer. The computer was windows 7, and I reinstalled windows 7.

Now, I had some very important files in my documents before the reformat and reinstall, and I would very much like to get it back.

Is there any hope for me?

Thanks again,

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The file recovery would yield better results if you tried to recover the files after formatting, installing Windows has written over some of the previous files on the drive.

I have used testdisk, TestDisk - CGSecurity with great results, how ever it uses the command line interface.

Here is another free file recovery program
PC Inspector - kostenlose Software fr die Datenrettung von CONVAR - Die Datenretter.

Another good file recovery program, Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products
the trial will show what files are recoverable, however you will need to purchase a license to do so.

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So, I was using a program called IQMango to convert a DVD to an avi file, and it somehow deleted my entire desktop. I've checked the recycle bin and none of the files are there. I've used a program called Recuva to recover some of the lost files, but now none of the videos have any sound. Do you know of any way I can recover all of my files, or will they just be lost forever?

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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.

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You could try these free recovery progs:




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A friend of mine, came to me with a cd he had burned something in 2003. The identifiers he had written simply said back media #3
He said he believed he had backed up copies of some pictures.

Upon loading the cd the only file accessible is a small re-me fill saying back. When you open this it says the files were backed up to this cd using a back program and that you will need to use the program to recover them.

Problem is can't see the files at all, don't remember what program he saved them in or with. He is pretty sure the program had the backup file built in, but given it was so long ago likely to be on a computer long gone.

Is there anyway to open, see, obtain or recover files you can see but you know are there? I swear my friends do this just to see if I can solve their problems and go bald pulling my hair out!


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Does it by chance say what the file types are?

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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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I accidentally killdisk'd my EHD yesterday, I managed to stop it before it deleted anything. But the pc doesn't read my EHD anymore, I tried it on other pc's and it still wont read it. I can't access it even from cmd. Please tell me there is still a chance to recover my files

A:Need help on recovering files from EHD

update: my friend got it to run on the device management, and it showed up as Unallocated, then he tried to create an extended partition, and told me that all the files was already removed. is there really no chance at all?

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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!

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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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Hi there Guys,
Im having a big problem with my computer.Am havin two 80GiG HDDs.
I recently formatted my HDD so as to install a new Win xp onto my computer.But i accidently deleted my other HDD too..i didnt format the other HDD just deleted the partition only.How can i recover all my mp3,txt and all my other files without having to loose any data? Is there any freeware software or any way i can recover my data?

Please Advise and thanks guys..need to get my data as i have some assignments to hand in school..

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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 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?

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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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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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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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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?

Thanks all...had to realise this a week before the damn thing's due, didn't I? *... Read more

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 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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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

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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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I have an old Windows XP desktop that will not boot up. I don't recall the error, but it keeps rebooting over and over. I am interested in getting some files off the hard drive. What is the easiest way?

1. Buy a IDE to USB adapter to read the old hard drives using my Windows 8.1 laptop


2. Create a bootable CD or USB drive and try and copy files from the command prompt to another USB drive?

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I vote for #1 I have docking cables. They are pretty cheap. I don't know W8.1.
I'm a W7 person!!

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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! :)

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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 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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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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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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So I recently deleted a couple of video files without realising that I still needed them. They were too big for the recycle bin, so windows gave me an option to "Permanently Delete" them. I really need to get these files back and can't figure out how to. Any help is appreciated.

A:Help recovering files

If it just happened you can try Recuva (free) or GetDataBack (paid)

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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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I have a Z710.   Today I downloaded the new premium Avast antivirus and when it auto restarted after the antivirus loaded my computer would not load.. I restarted it numerous times and wouldn't load the OS.. So i finally used the onekey recovery. I did'nt know it would delete all my files.. How can I recover the files that I had. I have countless irreplaceable documents.. Please help

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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 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

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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

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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.

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Shouldn't be a problem

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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 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!!

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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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I have accidentally copied over several files with new files of the same name. Is it possible to recover the originals?

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not unless you backed up the previous versions

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Hi all

I deleted some files from my recycle bin. I purchased a product called 'undelete' and could see my deleted files via scan.

Then, I went to 'recover' and all my .jps and .gifs turned to 'unregsieted .und' files.

What is a und file? and can it be recovered?

Many thanks
sorry, didnt know where to post this one.

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Does the undelete software need to be purchased before you can recover the files? "Unregistered .und" sounds like you need to get a license first.

This software is free if you want to give it a try:
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
Glary Undelete

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ok so basically my laptop died and i lost all my files..... however on my ipod i have all my music files and photo files. is there a way that i can get them from my ipod on to my new laptop? i really dont have a clue so would really appreciate some help....
thankyou thankyou thankyou


A:Recovering files from my ipod

Unfortunately apple has made that very difficult to do and you're most likely going to need a third party app to do it. Here's a pretty lengthy article on what you will have to do, make sure you go through the user comments under it as some of those may help to.

Copying music from iPod to computer

Copy music without a helper application at the bottom of this page you'll find another method that may work (although I've never tried it)

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My Dad deleted a few powerpoint presentations the other day and I managed to recover them with GetBackData

Because it didn't show the files with their original names, I recovered all of the contents and went through them all and eventually found it. All of the other files were fully working and not corrupt.

I noticed that the size of the recovered files was about 3GB which I can't understand seeing as it came from a 2GB flash drive.

Can someone explain this phenomenon?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! (I know it's a bit late, but I was away for christmas)



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Hi Tom,

For me, it's a few hours into the new day - a bit early, but not late at all. And Happy Holidays to you as well.

Chances are you recovered much more than was lost on this occasion - including data from months and maybe even years ago that was still on the drive. It isn't really deleted until it is overwritten (though how it recovered 1.5 the max size of the drive is another issue - could it be larger than it says?). Another possibility is that some of the data may have been compressed and you may have recovered the uncompressed versions. Also, the recovery software may have duplicated recoveries (tried, got most but didn't complete, tried again and succeeded - and saved both as separate recovered files) - or perhaps merely duplicated recoveries because it isn't working entirely properly (I'll bet if you check closely you find duplicates). Finally, it is possible that the conversion process somehow increased the file sizes - perhaps with recovery-related data (which may or may not be resolved by restoring the actual files) - though I don't know why that would happen and none of the products I recommend do this. This product is not one I use or recommend (not because I know it is bad, but because I've never tried it before and I always do my best to try eveything I recommend - and often keep it in case questions come up).

Also, I strongly suggest using Recuva instead as it is a much better program (and gives names) and works a lot easier (and is the most recommen... Read more

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I hope some one can help me out my girlfriend's HDD doesn't work so I tried to get the files off of it by plugging it into my rig, problem is it shows up as an unformatted drive in windows 7 64bit. I know that there are files on there and would like some advice on how to get them off if there is a way??

I have already tried using the software called Recuva to no effect.

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Hi everyone, I got a massive problem here!

Some background info:
Today when I attempted to turn on my computer, I got a mysterious blue screen about Unmountable Boot Volume, with the second parameter reading (c000006) <---apparently that part's important or something, I dunno. Anyway, I managed to resolve this problem using the XP CD-ROM's Recovery Console and using the "chkdsk /r" command in the Command Prompt. I then exitted the Command Prompt and ran Windows as you normally would.

Everything booted up nicely, but I got some weird error messages (the ones in the window with the red circle and a white cross, you know those things) that I had never encountered before; something about an error and 'BigChief', which is the account name I use for Windows. I thought I'd re-restart just to make sure everything was normal, which is when everything f*'d up!

My current problem:
When Windows booted up again everything seemed like the way it was when I had first installed Windows XP; an empty desktop with only the Recycle Bin in the bottom right corner and a wallpaper of a flushing green meadow. My first impression was that the Recovery Console had completely formatted C: drive, which would certainly explain the length of time it took to complete! Upon further inspection, some of my old programs which didn't come default with XP (Photoshop for example) were still present and working, but the settings had been defaulted.

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A:Recovering Lost Files, help!

Go to My Computer > C drive > Documents and Settings and see if your documents are in there under a the old user or a different user name.


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I know it is a long shot, but I had a paper I did for school back in December of 2009, and I deleted it from my computer after I turned it in. I now lost that original copy I got back, and I need the original document. Is there anyway to recover a word document from just before Christmas?

A:Recovering deleted files

As you said, in view of the long time, the odds are against you but try Recuva.
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

and it's free.

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can anyone help this idiot

having had a virus, get into our computer, i tried to fix using the system recovery disc, made when first bought the computer, all i managed to do ,was wipe EVERTHING off, lost pictures, college and university work, everything.

even though the computer is abck up and running, i have being told it is possible to retrieve those files ,we want, eeven though the hard drive has being wiped ???? is this true, and where can i get a program from, to do this?
or do i have to take it to someone to do this.

my life depends on this. as daughters are about to kill me

so please help...........

A:Recovering Data Files

Here is a guide...Note that you will need to look at step 7 for pointers as you have reformatted your drive. There are software versions listed that are free and others that you will have to pay for. They may or may not retrieve all of the information realistically. There are also professional services that recover data but they can be on the expensive side.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/111937/ways-to-recover-your-data/

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Recently my computer just got totally attacked with viruses..like...every minute something would pop up "blah blah blah infected by blah blah blah" and so i kept trying to repair and move to chest all these infected files , and that wasn't working so i had to delete them..it was my only other option..and some were Very important files such as rundll32.exe, were infected..and so it got to the point..i couldn't even log in...my guess is because i deleted a file or program that was used to help me log in..
so when i restarted my computer...
the first screen that comes up...the big compaq emblem in red letters..
it has acouple commands at the bottom of the screen..
one of them is "complete system recovery press F10"..
so i did...
NOW this is the part i think is why this all happened..one of the options of the basic setup when i did the system recover thing was "would you like to keep all your files protected" (or some other word) so i just said yes.

So it completely restarted my computer..
like when i turned it on after i did the recovery thing it was like "thank you for purchasing this computer..." and it ran me through a basic setup..
so when i would go to find my old files..i would go to C:/ Documents and Settings/ All Users/ Desktop (to find the stuff on my old desktop)
so when i recovered them..they worked fine..well when i turned on my computer the next day...
if i tried to open one of my old files it would give me... Read more

A:Lost files need help recovering

Log in as Administrator (not your user profile that is administrator) and see if you can access the files. To access the administrator account, when you get to the login screen hit CTRL,ALT, Del twice and you will get the stanard login screen to type in Administrator. If you didn't set a Admin password, leave it blank.

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One of the drawbacks with new computers is that they no longer provide you with CD/DVD with the Operating System. They store the OP in a hard drive partition and ask you to create a Recovery Disc(s).
Problem is that if for any reason one of your system files is damaged, there is no way to re-install it since if you use the Recovery Discs, it will end up wiping out your files except the files installed before you took the new PC home.
What is the option to recover a specific file?
I do not have a problem today, but I can see this scenario occurring in the future.

A:Recovering Vista files

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One of my PCs got a little haywire a month ago and my brother solved the problem by reformatting the HD and reinstalling XP. I've read places that it is possible to recover deleted files but I'm wondering if it could be done with a computer that has been reformatted. Since then it had had minimal use/storage and the files I need are important.

Help is greatly appreciated!

A:Recovering Lost Files

Depending on if you are pretty astute and familiar with comuters, I would suggest you slave the drive (using an external drive housing via usb) to another computer and use a recovery program to see whats there. STOP USING THE COMPUTER ASAP. Any use may overwrite the data you are trying to recover.
If the data is really important, take it to a PC repair business.

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Is it possible to recover files you have deleted? When I got my new computer, I accidently deleted some programs files that I still needed..(I'm a novice..)

A:Recovering deleted files

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Is there any way to recover lost files with out the disk.
Windows xp pro
I was doing some cleaning and deleated the wrong stuff.
I am getting tired of having to reformat the hard drive
and losing everything.
Thanks Doug

A:Recovering lost files.

doug what files do you mean
system files ?
personal files?

please post back

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Hi, I recently lost 20 avi files on my external hard drive (WD My Passport). The next time I started my laptop Vista started to scan the drive and then said it was 'Recovering Orphaned Files,' it got 3 of the avi's back and I'm now wondering is it possible to get them all back or would those be the only three left? Thanks!

A:Recovering Orphaned Files?

try using some free recovery utility - recuva or other if want

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Hi I have been experience of how to recover files from .inp backups but first I want to show you whats inside of my backup folder which is called "20160115225719_BACKUP":

And the inside of Temp folder are:

At first, everything in my backup folder are in it and restore it from inp into my usb by using MigRestore.exe. After I restore my files from .inp into my usb and I deleted everything, next I deleted DATA.INP, DATA_0000.INP, DATA_0001.INP, DATA_0002.INP, or DATA_0003.INP and run the MigRestore.exe again and I received error that it says "error number: 3223257092" or whatever. But when I restore all DATA inp files back in the backup folder and deleted all APPS inp files and restore all DATA inp files and run the MigRestore.exe, it runs normally and I didn't receive any error. My concern is I want to know whats inside of any APPS inp files. If there are files in it then I want to know how to recover it. Because I realized that some of my personal files that I used to have are still missing or not stored in any DATA inp files.

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