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Windows 7: Old windows from other hdd delete also files from my windows

20 Apr 2020   #1
Life2live

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Old windows from other hdd delete also files from my windows

Greetings to all, and Christ is risen! I'm trying to find an explanation for a problem I recently suffered from. I try to explain myself as clearly as possible. I have a computer with 2 parts, C and D and running windows 7. I still have a hdd on a laptop that did not work, it was also installed a windows 7, he has parts G and H, I connected this hdd to computer via usb and a rack, they appeared to me like new parts as I said with the name of G and H, in H I had documents, videos etc. and G was the windows that was installed on the laptop. I started to save what was in those windows, that is from the G partition and then I started deleting, after I deleted various files from Program files 86, Program files and other folders plus from Users, I noticed that he also delete me from partition C, from my windows, have you encountered this situation? What can I do in this case? I do not know what was deleted when I deleted from the windows on partition G and also deleted from partition C. If I recover them with a utility, can I put them back and what utility can recover me in the same structure? I deleted for example from the G partition on the hdd connected by usb users Apple folder, also deleted from the C Apple folder from the windows of the computer I hope I wrote it to be understood by all. Sorry for my english.
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20 Apr 2020   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi Life2live,

Read your post a few times now. I believe you are saying you deleted, not uninstalled program files from Programs x86 folder, Programs folder & User folder.
He deleted from C, etc.

I don't believe there is any recovery program, free or paid that will recover much of anything you deleted unfortunately. If the drives have not been used after deletion, i.e. adding programs, files, folders etc. some of the deleted data can be recovered. See below for links.

Professional recovery services use whole different approach and are very, very expensive. Unless you had critical data that you need to recover, this is not an options for most.

Here are a few links with further discussion/description for you to digest and links to free and paid for recovery programs.

Best data recovery software of 2020: Paid and free file ...

Download Recuva | Recover deleted files, free! - CCleaner

When I delete a file on my computer, where does it go?

What Really Happens When You Delete Something from Your PC

When you delete an item on your computer, you don't actually delete it, you remove the index entry to that location and it is till there until the computer need space to write to. In that case it overwrites non indexed data and indexes the new entry for the computer to know what it is and were it is on your drive.

Backing up your system with a full disk image regularly to an external hard drive is always recommended before any changes are made to your system! If you make a mistake or wish to recover deleted data, programs etc. from your system, you can mount the image and copy paste everything except from Programs x86 and Programs. Programs installed have, product keys, registry entries and links to other files needed to facilitate functioning, therefore, copy and pasting the files and folders within them will not work.
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22 Apr 2020   #3
Life2live

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello, thank you for reply, I didn`t delete nothing from C, I deleted for H, other partition with Windows, old one from an usb hdd, and when I deleted files from partition H, automaticaly this also deleted my files from my windows from C partition, the real hdd, not usb one How is this possible? Thanks
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22 Apr 2020   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Life2live View Post
Hello, thank you for reply, I didn`t delete nothing from C, I deleted for H, other partition with Windows, old one from an usb hdd, and when I deleted files from partition H, automatically this also deleted my files from my windows from C partition, the real hdd, not usb one How is this possible?
I've never heard of that happening, I'm 67!
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22 Apr 2020   #5
Life2live

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lol, it happens to me Take care of yourself those days, stay safe. So, what do you think that happend?
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22 Apr 2020   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Frankly I have no clue just from your description, maybe another forum member will chime in and have an explanation.
Best guess the files/folders were linked together somehow and deleting one area deleted the other.

If you backup your system regularly, now and in the future, you can avoid uncorrectable issues/mistakes.
We recommend AOMEI Backupper free and Macrium Reflect free. I prefer AOMEI; easier to navigate the program, both do essentially the same backup functions.
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