Restoring a file

Posted on 2004-09-06
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18

i deleted a file from my computer's Recycle Bin .. but then i  realized that i need it .. is there a way to Restor this  file?
Question by:mkhalidmn

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Handy Recovery

Handy Recovery is an easy to use program designed to restore files accidentally deleted from a hard disk or a diskette. The program can recover files damaged by virus attacks, power failures and software faults. If some program does not use Recycle Bin when deleting files, Handy Recovery can restore such files. It can also recover files moved to Recycle Bin after it has been emptied. With Handy Recovery you can browse the content of your disk like you do it in Windows Explorer. The only difference is that you see deleted files and folders along with the regular ones. Deleted files are marked with special icons. This helps you easily find the file that you need to recover. Recovered files can be saved to any disks accessible on your system. You can also restore the full branch of folders tree containing selected files and folders. Along with the main file data, the program can recover alternative data streams which are used on NTFS file system to store additional information about files. Handy Recovery works under Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 operating systems. The program supports all Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives including FAT12/16/32 and NTFS/NTFS 5


Deleted File Analysis Utility Freeware
Deleted an important file? Find out what accidentally deleted files you can get back. This freeware can directly view your hard drive partition and list all deleted files that have not yet been completely overwritten. Runs on Windows NT®, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.


PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS
file systems. The current version 3.x replaces the previous version 2.x, which is now over
6 years old.
Files accidentally deleted or any data from a formated hard disk, Zip, Jaz or floppy disk, can
be recovered along with original folder names and file Create and Modified dates within minutes.

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If your Recycle Bin says "Norton Protected Recycle Bin" then just right-click it and click un-erase wizard.  I'm pretty sure this is an option of Norton Systemworks.  Good luck.

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Disk Investigator - Freeware - size  0.5 Mb
Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.


You may find UNDELETE 4.0 as usefull for future use
# Protects files that the Windows recycle bin misses, including files deleted over a network, and allows instant file recovery
# Faster and easier than restoring files from backup
# Includes Emergency Undelete to recover files deleted before Undelete was installed (provided they haven’t been overwritten)
# Secure Delete function serves as an electronic shredder, deleting secure and sensitive information for good
# For network applications, Undelete allows users to safely recover their own deleted files from file servers
# Compatible with Windows XP, 2000 and NT
# Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!


Good luck

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