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Windows 7: What do you backup

25 Sep 2011   #41
ignatzatsonic

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[QUOTE=PattiChati;1592618]I found the file on everuything but it wouldn't let me do a thing with it. This is "undeleter"
And this is what it found. It is the Patti's Monthly expenses
[/QUOTE

We seem to not be communicating well.

I have no idea what "undeleter" is.

To repeat myself:

Everything is not a recovery tool. It won't let you do anything with any file it finds. It just locates stuff.

Did you look in the recycle bin?

Use Everything again and search for the file or folder name in question.

If Everything finds the folder, post the location shown in this thread.

If Everything does NOT find it, you have to use something like Recuva.

You say that Everything found the file. If that is true, you should be able to just go to the location shown and find your files or folder. Without using any other tool.

I am clearly not understanding what you are doing or what you have already done.


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25 Sep 2011   #42
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Undeleter is a restore data program.
I fan everything again - I tried to track down their location and it wasn't there, just their shortcut

C:\Users\Patty\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\Recent\PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.LNK
C:\Users\Patty\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.lnk
C:\Users\Patty\Desktop\PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.lnk
C:\Users\Patty\Desktop\Desktop1\PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.lnk

C:\Users\Patty\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\unregistered__1407374883719086__PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.XLS.lnk
C:\Users\Patty\Desktop\New folder\unregistered__1407374883719086__PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.XLS.und
C:\Users\Patty\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\unregistered__1688849860350223__PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.lnk.lnk
C:\Users\Patty\Desktop\New folder\unregistered__1688849860350223__PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.lnk.und
C:\Users\Patty\Desktop\New folder\unregistered__3940649674064607__PATTI'S MONTHLY EXPENSES.LNK.und
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25 Sep 2011   #43
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

This is using the everything program
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25 Sep 2011   #44
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I am guessing the file in question is an Excel file called Patti's Monthly Expenses.

Apparently you deleted it and then compounded the problem by then emptying your recycle bin.

You are out of luck unless a program such as Recuva can help you.
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26 Sep 2011   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is a good source. There is e.g. a 500GB Seagate for $39.99 at Newegg which looks like a good deal. Seagates are as good as any - although I personally prefer the Japanese makes.
Storage Devices Deals - Deals2buy.com
When I go to Newegg, it is not for 39.99, it is 60 something. It doesn't get good reviews but I think only 3 people reviewed it.
Yeah, this particular deal seems to have expired. Keep looking. There are new ones every day.
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26 Sep 2011   #46
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 
How about this hard drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
Can I just keep using skydrive instead of getting an external hard drive. If my computer crashes or something, I wouldn't be able to access skydrive? What do you think?
I would not personally rely on Skydrive or any similar application as my only backup. I have a lot of very important stuff that I just can't entrust to a website in the sky that might go out of business or be unavailable for whatever reason.

If your personal data isn't particularly important to you, then Skydrive might suffice.

Keeping backups on an external is more foolproof and is entirely under your own control.

Here is a Western Digital 500 GB external drive for $50 at Newegg, with free shipping:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Elements 500GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU5000EBK-NESN

Newegg now has this one on sale for 3 more days - It would be $60 with free shipping. Which one should I get? I want easy!
Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN
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26 Sep 2011   #47
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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The $60 drive has twice the capacity of the $50 drive.

One is as easy as the other.

One will hold twice as much as the other and it is up to you to decide if having twice as much capacity is worth $10.
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29 Sep 2011   #48
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 
Got the hard drive

Ok, I got the hard drive and have it plugged in. When I went to backup, it still has the red line through the I drive and says it is disconnected. I did plus my usb in the front and I have the hard drive plugged in the back. I wonder if I turned off something or why it says it is disconnected.
Also, once I get that figured out, you said to cut and paste. Where is the hard drive, other than in the control panel that I paste in?
I must seem really dumb to you, but when it comes to this kind of stuff I know nothing.
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29 Sep 2011   #49
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

ok, nevermind about the red line and all that, I just had to change settings and now the new drive is recognized. But I still need to know how to cut and where to paste. See, I am doing a little better!!!
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29 Sep 2011   #50
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you click start button and select computer, then it will open a window with your drives ,including the new external. clicking the external will open it and you will just see another window like any other explorer window. if you keep that window open and open your users folder then you can copy folders over to the external drive window you have open.

click the start button and your users folder is at the top of the list, not sure what name you have given your user folder .but it will be that name

right clicking a folder will open the context menu and you select copy . then in the external window right click an empty space then select paste
do this for your photos and other important data. i understand you have a lot on your desktop .the same applies ,right click the folders you want a backup copy of then select copy ,and then paste it into the external window.

no one here thinks you are dumb. they think you are a novice and probably remember their beginnings too. we're here to help patty so dont put yourself down ,in six months time you will be so much more advanced, and stick on the forum there is so much to learn, i learn something new here every day.
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