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fysty-1
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Computer guru needed

Postby fysty-1 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:24 pm



I have a Dell 17" laptop & the Windows media player for some stupid reason seemed to double & triple up files in my music & pictures files. Well I got po'd about this happening that I downloaded another media player & began the process ofdownloading files there. All went well until I tryed to get rid on Win Music player. I had no problem deleting it other than a couple of files that I could live with. The problem was that it deleted everything from the music player files but also from my Dell Streak back up disc & the Real player leaving me with nothing. Fortunately late last night I remembered about the restore aspect of the puter & that I had most all the pictures & music devided between the to cell phones. When I did the restore, I went back one week as that was the last time windows did an update & I knew nothing was different from then till yesterday but after the restore there still was no pics or music. So this morning I downloaded all the pics & tunes from our phones back to Win media player and all is more or less ok except that I lost an awfully lot of my Bike related pics, particularly my motorcycle history & all the pics of my trailer build.The latter I did not have on my phone. Is there anyway to retreave deleted files? I feel so stupid. oh well Angela :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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Re: Computer guru needed

Postby D2D » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:28 pm

How to Recover Deleted Files with Free Software

When your operating system deletes a file, all it really does is mark the space on your hard drive that your file occupies as free space. It's still there, but your computer is now perfectly happy to write new data on top of it—at which point the file recovery process becomes a lot more difficult. That means you should do as little computing as possible until you find the file you're looking for, since every time you save a new file—every time your computer writes information to your hard drive—your chances of recovering the file go down.
There are some pretty good freeware options for file recovery if you're running Windows. Notable apps include;( I've included the links for you )

Undelete Plus,
found here; .. http://undeleteplus.com/

PC Inspector File Recovery
found here; .. http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm

Restoration
found here; .. http://lifehacker.com/150373/download-o ... tarecovery

Undelete Plus is the most user-friendly option of the bunch, but in my tests I found both Restoration and PC Inspector File Recovery to be more effective at recovering files

Now for pictures, I'd suggest using photorecovery; found here; .. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec


Hope this helps


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