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Compressed File lost will there be any files/traces in C Drive ?

Posted on 2015-02-16
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I had been working on a Zip file in D Drive. Now my D Drive is damaged and formatted. Will I be able to restore my data from the 'C' Drive, using recovery tools ?
(Does a Zip file leave traces of files in the 'C' Drive)
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It depends On which method you might have created the zip file and how long it was ago.

E.g there might be a temp file somewhere created during compression which was not deleted properly or if deleted not overwritten yet if already deleted.

Chances are not very big to succeed. You instantely need to stop using that drive running windows, else the traces might overwritten by the system.
Data recovery needs to be done from a boot cd or via connecting the disk to another computer.

You might use photorec to scan the c drive for zip files. And then check them one by one if they contain what you need.

Another good tool for this is disk digger,it has a demo but full version need to be purchasrd.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Even though the D-drive is formatted, you may still be able to recover files from it. You could try Recuva, keep the D-drive attached as a 2nd drive in the system.  http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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Which program were you using to create the .zip?
If the program is installed on C: then you may find a temporary folder there contains some or all of the data.
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