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Windows 7: recovering windows. old files without backup or install disk

22 Feb 2015   #1
Turboninpo

windows 7 home 64
 
 
recovering windows. old files without backup or install disk

Hello I have installed win7 sp1 on my PC by custom install I didn't back up anything and I don't have my window 7 install disk can I restore these files? And reinstall back to my hard drive I'm running 64 bit versions window's.


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22 Feb 2015   #2
Toothpick134

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

Hi,

The only way I know to restore the deleted files would be to do a data recovery scan using a software like Recuva which I have used to recover peoples deleted photos from a previous windows. It worked really well and recovered most of the lost files.

Here is a link to download Recuva: https://www.piriform.com/recuva

PLEASE NOTE: when performing the scan make sure you check this box that says 'Enable Deep Scan' this will take longer but in the past I was only able to recover any data using this option.

Goodluck I hope this is what you were asking for.

Let us know how you get on.
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22 Feb 2015   #3
Turboninpo

windows 7 home 64
 
 

Hi and thanks for help i managed to recover most of files.And now i have what i need can i wipe the hard drive clean an re-use it ?
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22 Feb 2015   #4
Midori

Primary OS: Archlinux with Kde-Plasma5 x86-64. Secondary OS: Windows 8.1 x64. UEFI Setup.
 
 

Hello Turboinpo,

You can use simply delete the old partitions and reinstall Windows on your HDD, no harm.

If some files are still missing though, try Testdisk or Photorec:
TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
Beware though that writing on the HDD the files were missing, will only overwrite the missing files with new data.
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22 Feb 2015   #5
Toothpick134

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Turboninpo View Post
Hi and thanks for help i managed to recover most of files.And now i have what i need can i wipe the hard drive clean an re-use it ?
Glad you recovered your files You can do anything you need with the hard drive now just make sure you backup all of your files this time before wiping the drive.
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