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How to protect files/folders from accidental deleting ?

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  • Started 1 year ago by amkeew
  • Latest reply from whs
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amkeew
Posts: 661

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium

Y'day, I deleted an important file accidentally and then CCleaner (set for every one hour) removed it from the recycle bin forever.

How can I protect files/folders from such screw-up again ?

IIRR, XP had a provision to protect the file using properties. W7 does not have it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Why would anyone run CCleaner every hour?? That's waaaay overkill. Once a week should be plenty. The way you protect things from accidentally messing up is three words. Backup, Backup, Backup.

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amkeew
Posts: 661

"Why would anyone run CCleaner every hour?"

OCD? :)

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

Make sure you have restore points. Then you can retrieve a lost file with Shadow Explorer: http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....lders.html

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Uncheck Recycle Bin. Make that particular operation of emptying it a deliberate and manual one, I do.

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presence1960
Posts: 280

It may not be gone forever. Try Recuva or testdisk.

Posted 1 year ago
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presence1960
Posts: 280

coolrobins just joined ubuntu forums and posted the same thing in there, including same mispellings and mispunctuations. post was promptly deleted.

Posted 1 year ago
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amkeew
Posts: 661

Thanks guys. I was able to recover that file.

I still would like to know some way to protect files and folders, paid or free version.

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whs
Posts: 17584

Would you share the way you recovered the files.

Posted 1 year ago
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amkeew
Posts: 661

I sent the laptop my friend, who is a computer hardware geek. He got the file back using some recovery program.

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whs
Posts: 17584

Thanks for the update.

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