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  • Started 2 years ago by Howto2012
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Howto2012
Posts: 33

I have just deleted my important file and after that I found I deleted the file mistakenly. What should I do and how to recover my data? I know there are some software can make it but I don't know which is better and where to download this kind of software. I hope it is free.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

If you have restore points, Shadow Explorer can get it back. Just navigate to the partition and to the file - then right click on the file and 'Export".

http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

Works in Vista and Windows7/8

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

There is Recuva from our friends at Piriform who brought us CCleaner. You will want the portable version prepared on a different computer so you do not accidentally overwrite the lost file.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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DO ALL ABOVE FIRST.

If no-go, try this Free Program. (Portable version)

http://www.undelete360.com/download.html

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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youknowita
youknowita
Posts: 360

if haven't been overwritten, then minitool data recovery software is your best choice, it is free, i used it before, it is powerful. wish it works for you, :). good luck.

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G41M
Posts: 902

Reduce the risk of the deleted file being overwritten by minimizing disk activities on the drive that has the deleted file. Better, is to shut down the pc and find recovery software that boots on cd/dvd/usb disk like Active Boot Disk (10-day trial) and recover from there.

Btw, have you check the recycle bin? :-)

Posted 2 years ago
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charlie445
Posts: 1

Wow, i didnt know you can recover something that is not in your recycle bin. I have deleted accidentely very important document before and had to go through a lot of trouble to get a new version of it((( i wish i came here earlier... Lots of answers to lots of questions.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

We do have quite a few, very helpful, and knowledgeable members here, so please hang around charlie.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

The OP seems to have lost his PC too - LOL.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Well maybe answers will help charlie445.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Right, I am sure it will help someone.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Me too, he probably googled how to recover lost data and found this site.

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Howto2012
Posts: 33

thank you guys all, youknowita made a great suggestion, I found the <link removed - by MOD> he recommended to me. it works well. Hope the link I left can help who have the same problem.

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