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Windows 7: Deleted My Documents and recovery software not finding files

13 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Deleted My Documents and recovery software not finding files

I pressed delete on my Documents folder by mistake, and now I have gone through an unbelievable amount of recovery softwares, and none of them will find the files. on only need a few folders back in my documents.

PLEASE HELP, they are folders for work.

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13 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Which of these applications have you tried?


Active Undelete

Snapfiles Files Undelete

Stellar Phoenix


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13 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i have tried Recuva and Stellar Phoenix, and wel about 25 recovery softwares. its looking to be impossible. but files never truly get deleted right? so they must be there somewhere.

i will try the rest you named.

i deleted my documents and it said the file was to big to put in the recyle bin, i think i pressed yeah anyway. and no recovery software seems to be able to find them now.
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19 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 8

Hello adamdavis,

Sorry to say but data can not be retrieved by any recovery software once it is overwritten. Your deleted documents must be overwritten by any other such data, otherwise the software which you are using are capable to recover the data.
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20 Sep 2012   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

You didn't mention the Runtime Software apps (RecoverMyFiles, GetDataBack), but if you haven't tried them, you should. I have generally found them to be the best ones out there.
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