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Offline Belexes

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I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« on: January 15, 2009, 09:28:34 AM »
The WAV or FLAC file I accidently deleted was in my Windows XP waste basket and then I deleted everything in the waste basket.

I did not reformat the drive or anything, so the file should still be there?

I did a search here and it seems these are the programs to try:

http://www.paretologic.com/products/datarecovery/pro/index.aspx
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
http://www.winundelete.com/
http://www.stellarinfo.com/
Google: Zar8.3

Any others that are missing and I should try?
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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 10:38:01 AM »
I like system mechanic professional it works very well.

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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 11:25:28 AM »

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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 02:08:59 PM »
Thanks for the responses so far.  I will try freeware first, but am prepared to purchase if need be as I have been stupid more than once about the [delete] key.
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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:29:38 PM »
Hopefully it wasn't your primary hard drive. Every time you download a file, install a program, load/refresh a webpage, or do anything that involves CPU/mem usage, it decreases the chances of recovering the full file. When something gets deleted, the data stays there but now those physical portions are flagged to be overwritten onto, just like the rest of the free space on your drive.

If it's a secondary or slave drive then you should be okay as long as you don't use it, but if it's not then your best bet would be to remove the hard drive and hook it up as a slave drive to another PC, which is the best way to use those recovery programs. If not then make sure you try the recovery process as soon as absolutely possible and try not to restart the PC much or have any unnecessary activity, and your chances should be pretty good.

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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 06:41:05 PM »
I've used PhotoRec with success in the past.
Mics: Neumann KM100 (x4), AK40 (x2), AK50 (x2)
Pre: Lunatec V3
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Re: I deleted a file I shouldn't have...
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 09:33:16 AM »
I've used PhotoRec with success in the past.

This did the trick. Amazing program.  If this happens to anyone else, give PhotoRec a try.
Busman Audio BSC1-K1/K2/K3/K4 > HiHo Silver XLR's > Deck TBD

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