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Windows 7: accidently delete my file and empty recycle bin. need help

18 Dec 2012   #1
junqi89

windows 7 64bit
 
 
accidently delete my file and empty recycle bin. need help

recently i delete my files and accidently empty the recycle bin. beside using software is there anyway to recover my files without using any software/application ?please guide me thanks. appreciate much.


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I don't think its possible on win7 to do an undelete without 3rd party software.
Undeletion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have used Recuva to restore files that have been deleted. I know that it is possible to install on a USB drive and run from there to prevent write-over. Recuva - Portable version
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18 Dec 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by junqi89 View Post
recently i delete my files and accidently empty the recycle bin. beside using software is there anyway to recover my files without using any software/application ?please guide me thanks. appreciate much.
There is an easy trickk to do it. Without extra software! All deleted files where in same folder? Or some folder tree?
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18 Dec 2012   #4
junqi89

windows 7 64bit
 
 

one at another folder. another one another folder. how can i do it ?
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18 Dec 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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How old were the files you did delete.... one day, a few weeks..... or very old?
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18 Dec 2012   #6
junqi89

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
How old were the files you did delete.... one day, a few weeks..... or very old?
two days. how can i actually recover it ?
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18 Dec 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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You still know the folders and folders are still there? You still know the file names?


I hope there's a restore point on your machine, so you can go back in time. Restore points are created when installing/uninstalling programs or winodws updates
  • right click the folder the file was in. Click "restore previous version". Select a point in time just before you deleted it. Now click open (NOT RESTORE!). Now you see the old state of that folder. You can drag and drop files/folders from that state to the real folder.
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18 Dec 2012   #8
junqi89

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You still know the folders and folders are still there? You still know the file names?


I hope there's a restore point on your machine, so you can go back in time. Restore points are created when installing/uninstalling programs or winodws updates
  • right click the folder the file was in. Click "restore previous version". Select a point in time just before you deleted it. Now click open (NOT RESTORE!). Now you see the old state of that folder. You can drag and drop files/folders from that state to the real folder.
okay thanks. if the files is weeks how can i recover?
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18 Dec 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by junqi89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You still know the folders and folders are still there? You still know the file names?




I hope there's a restore point on your machine, so you can go back in time. Restore points are created when installing/uninstalling programs or winodws updates
  • right click the folder the file was in. Click "restore previous version". Select a point in time just before you deleted it. Now click open (NOT RESTORE!). Now you see the old state of that folder. You can drag and drop files/folders from that state to the real folder.
okay thanks. if the files is weeks how can i recover?
If there is a restore point... then you can see what it was like on that date/time. Works? How older the file how more likely the restore is possible
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18 Dec 2012   #10
junqi89

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by junqi89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You still know the folders and folders are still there? You still know the file names?



I hope there's a restore point on your machine, so you can go back in time. Restore points are created when installing/uninstalling programs or winodws updates
  • right click the folder the file was in. Click "restore previous version". Select a point in time just before you deleted it. Now click open (NOT RESTORE!). Now you see the old state of that folder. You can drag and drop files/folders from that state to the real folder.
okay thanks. if the files is weeks how can i recover?
If there is a restore point... then you can see what is was like on that date/time. Works? How older the file how more likely the restore is possible
okay thanks so much this help me a lot thanks for the help. is this enable in all windows os ?
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