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 Post subject: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Scott, my younger sister would like to know possible ways to retrieve files in Windows 7 that were not only deleted, but were emptied out of the Recycle Bin. If I'm not mistaken, the situation involves Windows 7 Starter Pack.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:48 pm 
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http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?p=2095#p2095


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:01 pm 
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To add to my previous post on the subject linked above by FN (thanks!), I'd emphasize that recovering deleted files is only possible if the space originally used by the file has not been overwritten since it was deleted. To maximize the chances for success (especially if the drive is the boot drive), then any use of the system should immediately cease and the drive should be removed and installed as a secondary (non-bootable) drive in another system. Even more ideal would be to install the drive in a USB enclosure and attach it to a system with USB Write-Protection enabled.

If the space used by a desired file has not yet been reused, then many data recovery or file undelete programs can restore the file. I list several of them here, and although I haven't tested them all, I've been installing Recuva by default on all of the systems I build and/or reload. Let me know which one(s) you use, as well as if the recovery is successful or not. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Scott, on a fairly related topic, would disabling USB writes stop Mcafee from deleting my Rkill?

heh go figure, Mcafee lets the Malware though but kills the removal tool!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:06 pm 
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The only experience I have with Mcafee is removing it from systems I repair and/or upgrade, so you'll have to answer that one for me. <g> Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 and deleted files
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Scott wrote:
.... Even more ideal would be to install the drive in a USB enclosure and attach it to a system with USB Write-Protection enabled.... Scott.


Whoa! Thanks for the link.


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