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Windows 7: Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history

09 Feb 2015   #1
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history

Hi everyone!

I crashed computer (BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH BSOD) while attempting poorly by myself to fix a problem with VSS see this thread:

Macrium Reflect Backup Aborted Error Code 0x8004230f

The computer did CHKDSK and of course erased & poorly restored 10,0000''s of files... (NO PHOTOS! it scrolls too fast, how do I tell you what happens if print screen button does not work in DOS mode??)

I could not restart browsers....Especially Opera I've been using to attempt to fix my problem in the above thread link.....

I knew what to do...

I sort of fixed stuff using "Recurva" restore deleted files program.

I saved one set of data to a USB Drive (as was recommended by Recurva)

I saved (next) another set trying to return it back to the Opera Software\Opera Stable\Cache file where these files ...............\old_cache_000 and 10,000 check marks I did and restored back again for just the past day's or two February 7 and 8 History

Of course that DOES NOT WORK!

Just copying and pasting back the files from USB Drive into Cache DOES NOT WORK!

Checking on Google got lots of hits for places that give extensive instructions to get "one" history listing on the Command Prompt window....

Unacceptable when I only have a lifetime of circa 80 years and doing each browser history is impossibly slow, tedious, and has not worked the way they say in help pages

I do not have many saved in bookmarks...... no lessons never organized bookmarks as I never remember to save it under right name (have 5 different file systems books by computer I never can figure out which one is to be used so I need a secretary to do all that for me and no way to get it done so I know I'm at a LOSS for all data and browsing history....

I can get back the files, all I have to do is go over my postings for Windows Seven Forum and other sites and my copies of what I wrote in draft mode on Word Pad and try to find the files again using Google.. (good luck to me!)

Another thought.........If I use "restore" point, its about a week back when I installed a new version of Adobe... That means I LOSE all of my work and work others did to restore computer as well as work done by Macrium backup program and work done in my word pads....

No easy way to just sweep all programs changed after February 1st into a USB Drive........

1. Since ALL includes major programs with HUGE file space it won't fit....

2. Since ALL includes everything I can't pick and choose each program without going over each one to save Word Pad, Notepad, Word, Files that have been added to or altered through those dates...

3. NEVER actually did a "RESTORE" point myself....afraid I'll mess it up even though I think (I THINK) its reversible...

But wonder if I change WOrd files or locations or move them off to USB if its truly reversible.... as the computer will look for files that no longer exist in said locations or have been modified maybe by my looking at them..... with new dates etc.... all a mess!


This sounds like a lifetime of work ahead of me unless someone can explain for me (like Recurva program ) an easy button to get back a whole list of "Opera Browsing History" for me to pick and choose from as I've been doing past few months solid with my computer problems!!

Thanks for reading another long posting by me!


Confused at what to do ! (XP VM USER --got stuck with that name on my first visit here)

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09 Feb 2015   #2
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
DavidE raised a question to me which I also posted answer here

Hi DavidE:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XP VM User View Post
While trying stuff
What "stuff" did you do to cause your new problems ?
Don't write a new novel, just give a short concise answer with exact details.
Nobody here can know what "stuff" you did ... unless you tell us.
Correct you are!

Nothing too bad...

I was reading a lot of web sites with "suggestions" for solving the VSS problem due to Norton.
So many were NOT the Windows Seven Forum.... just doing research...

I had 40-50 tabs over 8 or 9 windows open in Opera 27 (just updated a week or so ago when I did Adobe)---that's my last Restore Point before I did a new one yesterday before fooling around with "Recuva" recovery program.

Too many windows, not enough time to read them all.. Plus I was trying some commands (JUST to LOOK they said) in Command prompt.

UNFORTUNATELY when the web browser went away----those sites are LONG LOST and I took some notes on paper... but I can't write very very long web addresses on paper, I trust the Browsers to keep a "history" of where I've been... that's the history everyone keeps trying to delete, its better to keep it alive..

I close computer regularly and re-fresh the browser opening up all of the old history to pick up where I left off.... but yesterday I had a lot of windows open and in middle of work when I get my usual "out of memory" warning (I usually shut down and refresh all history upon opening Opera again--that lets me browse for hours and hours ok)

So "stuff" covers a lot of activity.... I have NO IDEA which command or whatever web page I was reading that crashed and took down everything... sorry! (Norton "SAFE" is always on so I don't go if it warns me its a bad page or site).

I have one or two background programs operating always like CPU monitor and others I got from XP world---in compatibility mode as Windows Seven does not have them.... other than that the computer is run lean... unless on a project when no web use is done.

Sorry so long...

But you asked....

Thanks DaivdE!

Thank you all who read it.

P.S. Full memory 8 GB on computer 2 sets of 4 GB chips.
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23 Feb 2015   #3
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
Update on Opera old History files still missing

Hi Everyone.....

Guess no one had any solutions yet to my lost Opera history problem.....

I'm trying to fix it all by myself (those who know me at Windows Seven Forums --know what happens next)
I went to this buzzle website: How to Recover Deleted Internet History

I Followed the instructions in this screenshot of the page:

Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history-index-dat-reader-analyzer-buzzle-said-get-see-opera-hist-ps17878.jpg

I downloaded and installed (from a safe site, thanks for the virustotal etc tools to help me certifiy it was safe to download and use it)

this program index.dat Analyzer

I used it.....

got 9 results----------

Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history-index-dat-analyzer-9-files-found-opera-too-ps17882.jpg

but when I tried to open them up to see what any of the 9 contained (the Opera ones only I tried 5 of the 9 found

I got the following screenshot...

Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history-index-dat-analyzer-file-do-not-exist-opera-history-ps17887.jpg

Now what????

No files? No data in this supposedly indestructible backup data created by Microsoft (it says on the index.dat analyzer website here...... Index.dat Analyzer - Software Informer. Erases your Internet activity registered in Index.dat files.

Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history-index-dat-why-files-exist-ps17888.jpg

Unless I specifically choose to delete them

SO since I did not delete these files---who did and why?

Thanks for reading a long long typing of a question, third post as I'm still trying to get back old Opera history so I know where I've been to answer more questions here with data I lost a while ago..

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