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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:48 pm

Hi - I have done something stupid.

Windows 7 64 bit.

I deleted a folder full of pictures by mistake !

Problem is the file was too large to go to the recycle bin.
Checked system restore - and there is no restore point.

I'm running a scan via a third party software app , and I can see the pictures .

However , short of paying for a license , is there another way of recovering all these pictures please ?
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Post by peter freeman » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:29 pm

are they still in your recycle bin perhaps



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Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:30 pm

You'll find file recovery software on Hiren's BootCD, which is legal and free. :wink:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 pm

peter freeman wrote:
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are they still in your recycle bin perhaps
Afraid not


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:47 pm

David Tew wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:30 pm
You'll find file recovery software on Hiren's BootCD, which is legal and free. :wink:
I took a look and its to solve Windows update errors - am I missing something ?


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Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:01 pm

It contains a whole set of programs which will recover data. Here's a small selection:
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If you want a small stand-alone program then try Recuva. Once again it's free.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:01 pm

Until you write over them, they are intact. It is only the directory information that has gone. You need a simple undelete program, but ideally download on another machine onto a USB stick, otherwise you could overwrite them.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:07 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
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Until you write over them, they are intact. It is only the directory information that has gone. You need a simple undelete program, but ideally download on another machine onto a USB stick, otherwise you could overwrite them.
Understood , but the previously mentioned programme is not un-zipping for some reason


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Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:22 pm

That's strange. I'll put the unzipped file in a Dropbox folder for you if you like so you can download it from there onto a USB stick.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:24 pm

I'm just running Recuva.
If that fails then I will take you up on the offer thank you


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Post by scimjim » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:45 pm

Win7 has a nifty restore function where you can recover deleted files in individual folders rather than doing a full system restore - I can’t remember if you need to set it up beforehand like system restore or not but worth a try? I think you just right click in the folder they were originally stored in and there’s an additional “Restore Previous Versions” option?


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Post by TrevorG » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:59 pm

As AJL said....it is only the directory info that gets deleted initially. However, do not upload any more information until all recovery options have been tried, just in case you overwrite the files. Photos are tricky little beasts as if they are in jpeg form then they seem to scatter their info over wide areas during save functions and it only takes one small part to be overwritten to render them unrecoverable. I know it's not something you want to hear at the moment, but it takes scenarios like this to either delve into Cloud saving/uploading or, if like me with superslow broadband, to use an external hard drive with auto backup.
I hope you manage to retrieve the photos...good luck.😊



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Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm

How did it go, Steve?


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:15 am

I downloaded Recuva and have dumped the results on another drive.
Some looks unreadable but I will sort through later


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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:01 pm

Bart PE is another good one, download and pop it on a CD,

Boot pc using CD drive as a master device (I can explain that if first programs not useful)

Then using Bart you can restore wiped files as if they'd never been erased...again can totally help with that as well.


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