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Old 12-30-2005, 03:23 PM   #1 (Print)
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Arrow How to Retrieve Deleted Data

Please help.......I know that there are many on this forum that are very computer literate and I have a problem that I cannot solve by myself.
I am going to give my computer away and deleted some data before hand and one was a document that I deleted by accident.
I think it was in ms word or wordpad.
Any advice on this subject or should I just (gulp) give up. Thanks guys and ladies....
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:26 PM   #2 (Print)
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Google for "recover deleted file." There are plenty of tools, some even free, that can do this.

After you do this, realize how easy it would be for the person you're giving the computer to to do this too and then Google for "kill disc" to make sure none of your data is recoverable.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:27 PM   #3 (Print)
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GetDataBack. But how long ago did you delete the data? If you've been writing data to the drive, it might be gone. As soon as you delete something, you need to stop writing data to the drive. You then install the data recovery software on a different drive and then let it scan the drive with the data you want to find.

ETA link: http://www.runtime.org/ It's not cheap though.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:28 PM   #4 (Print)
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If you have a CD with Norton Systemworks on it, I believe that it has their undelete program that you can run from the CD (never tried it that way, however).

Be careful about installing new stuff on the computer, or even running it, for the data could be overwritten.

Didn't XP used to have an undelete utility? I couldn't find it.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:57 PM   #5 (Print)
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Red face forgot to add

Forgot to add that I was using Win 98 on that computer, have not added any data to that computer since deleting it. Thanks for the info so far, knew that I would get help here....many thanks, Sissy

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Old 12-30-2005, 04:05 PM   #6 (Print)
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Win98 might have the undelete function. Look in the accessories area. It's best to use something you already have on your computer, or something you can run from CD.

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Old 12-30-2005, 04:11 PM   #7 (Print)
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Forgot to add that I was using Win 98 on that computer, have not added any data to that computer since deleting it. Thanks for the info so far, knew that I would get help here....many thanks, Sissy


Btw, just by using the computer (surfing the web and such), increase the chance of losing the file. So, if you have access to another computer, use that one until you find a solution.
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