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Windows 7: Verifying Integrity for Deleted Files

10 Jan 2015   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Verifying Integrity for Deleted Files

Hey guys,

I accidentally deleted a good chunk of mixed data (word documents, PDF, XML, MP4, AVI, JPG etc.) from my external hard drive last night. I used Recuva to try and get the data back, but a good portion of the recovered data was damaged and unusable. Is there/do I need to run some sort of program to verify the integrity of the files that were recovered? I'm afraid Recuva only did a partial job and the files that were recovered are incomplete and/or corrupt and I'll run into problems down the road when I try to open them. Thanks!


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10 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this to get them back undamaged:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
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10 Jan 2015   #3
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nothing shows up in either panes when I specify the external drive. It seems shadow explorer only works for the main C: drive
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10 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
Nothing shows up in either panes when I specify the external drive. It seems shadow explorer only works for the main C: drive
It works for all drives where restore points are enabled. I always preach to enable them on all data drives - but nobody listenes, LOL.
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10 Jan 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I listen.
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10 Jan 2015   #6
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sigh.... I wonder why drives don't auto configure restore points to be on
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10 Jan 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I listen.
Do all your web activity from a virtual Linux - like this.
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10 Jan 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Wolfgang some day I will have to try Linux again.
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10 Jan 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
Sigh.... I wonder why drives don't auto configure restore points to be on
Tutorial by Brink.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore for all users in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

System Restore is enabled by default in Windows. If this is disabled, System Restore is turned off, and the System Restore Wizard cannot be accessed. The option to configure System Restore or create a restore point through System Protection is also disabled and grayed out.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.
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10 Jan 2015   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang some day I will have to try Linux again.
Jack, you can set it up in a virtual machine in no time. Just follow my tuts.
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