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Can I get back uninstalled DB after Windows Restore?

I recently uninstalled PostGres database on my Windows 7 machine and deleted the database files in the folder. Is it possible to get back the data and the setup by restoring it to a pre-uninstallation restore point using Windows Restore. Please share your thoughts.
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nobusCommented:
system restore does not touch your data, so it won't help
if the database data was deleted, the only possibility i see is using recovery software.
connect the drive to a working PC, on which you install getdataBack http://www.runtime.org/
and see if it finsd the data.
buy it for recovery
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Don't you use backup at all?
Where was the database located? As nobus said the system restore point does not save databases actually thus you need to use third party tools to restore the deleted database file and pray that this file was not overwritten.
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sukhoi35Author Commented:
Actually I am facing this issue on my personal computer. The database file loss is not something I am worried about much as most of it were sample data. What I would be more interested to know is can a simple system restore bring back the Postgres installation setup (say with a empty DB) back. I have seen when I do a system restore, all the installations done after the restore point is removed. So, would be interested to know if the same holds good the other way i.e. all uninstalled programs after the restore point will be installed back.
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nobusCommented:
you can always verify what programs it can affect  - it is an option during recovery but i don't think that exists for a restore.
But - if you KNOW that program was installed at that date - yes it will be restored
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sukhoi35Author Commented:
Thanks!
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