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Windows 7: how to recover lost .mdb files?

25 Nov 2010   #11
pweegar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

And there SHOULD BE an important lesson here: DO A REGULAR BACKUP, PREFERABLY TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE. This way, you will minimize the chances of losing important data.

WimYogya - you stated you used 2 different file recovery programs. What messages, if any did they display or log?

What happens when you delete a file, is that the file really isn't deleted. Instead the first character of the file name gets nulled out, making it invisible to the OS. Then you save a file, and it writes to the first available space. And if that space happens to be where your file was, then it's gone.

Here is a fairly good explanation:
Forensics: What happens when files are deleted? Where is Your Data?

see also: What Really Happens When You Press The Delete Button |


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