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Thread: How can I recover a deleted file?

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    Robko is offline Windows Enthusiast
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    Feb 2012

    Default How can I recover a deleted file?

    I am using Windows 8.1 and wanting to get advice on a utility (either freeware or paid-for version-or even if one exists at all) which has the ability to restore files/folders once they have been deleted from the recycle bin.

    I realise that there are oodles of utilities on the web which claim they can restore deleted files, and I have tested a few out; I now am having serious doubts that a restoration tool exists at all.

    With every tool I tried out, it asks where the file’s original location was, then after initiating a search some files are found; here’s where things get interesting – every file which is found already exists on the H/D and hasn’t even been deleted at all.

    Is a undeleting tool simply media hype?

    Has anyone used a ‘undelete’ utility which successfully does what it’s meant to?

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    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
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    Unless the deleted file itself has been written over by some other data, these free data recovery software like Recuva will be able to help you for sure.

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