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Posted on 2014-11-12
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I have a client who was infected by a virus which encrypted their use files.  I found a solution for them where I removed the controlling varmint and then restored previous versions of the files.

The trouble is that i needed to reboot the PC, and when i did, the previous versions from which i was restoring their files from prior to the encryption were no longer available, (11/6 and 11/7 were there earlier, and only 11/12 are there now) and only older ones which i had previously encrypted were OK and no previous versions were any longer available.  The virus was of the variety paytordmbdekmizq.

Is there a way to bring back the previous version that were there earlier?

Thanks!


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You cannot revive previous versions that vanished for whatever reason unless you use undelete software. There's a variety of freewares you could give a try. The best would be to let that undelete tool (for example test disk by c. grenier or pc inspector file recovery or recuva) run from a different installation that you connect your hard drive to.
That's because the danger of overwriting the space that has your old versions (that is declared "free space") is imminent, if you try the recovery running the tool on the same disk.
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Thanks so much McKnoife.

Great idea.  I have such software available.

Cheers!

Mark
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