Need to undelete a complete directory in Windows 2000 - restored to another directory - original deleted files now gone!

Posted on 2004-11-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi friends,

I accidently deleted a complete directory in Windows 2000. Then used 'File Scavenger' demo version to recover the files to see if they could be recovered. However, it has a 32kb file limit. Doh! So it recovered them at 32kb each to another directory (not the original directory). Now when I do another search with 'file scavenger' the original deleted ones have gone from the original directory!

I'm hoping that they are still there but are hidden from 'file scavenger' or something.

Is there another program that may be able to locate these files/directory (directory named 'concept 3') that were in the original directory location ('c:\my documents\files\concept 3')

Please help - urgent.

Question by:LeeGolding

Accepted Solution

kapes earned 1500 total points
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try....  PC INspecter file recovery...

also make sure that.. u don't install it on the same drive where you lost the directory...

AND don't make many changes related to files on the same drive...



Author Comment

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PCInspecter is great. However, it did not fix my problem. Because I recovered the files partially to the same drive I more than likely destroyed ANY chance of recovering them :(

Next time I recover deleted files I will restore them to another Volume or Drive!

Points split for yout time and thanks anyway.


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