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XP Undelete Utilities

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mcp6453, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. mcp6453

    mcp6453 Flightless Bird

    The power flickered and a folder on an XP SP3 machine literally
    disappeared. NTFS Undelete restored the files by copying them to another
    folder, but all of the creation and modification dates were set to
    today. GetDataBack was able to copy the files to another disk while
    maintaining the file names.

    Is there a utility that will simply undelete the files where they sit?
    It's really hard to convince myself to write over the deleted files when
    I restore the folder. I don't know any way to mark the folder off limits
    such that the deleted files will not be overwritten.
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    whenever there is a power failure,

    a check disk is required to ensure
    that the file system is indexed to
    the master file table.

    it is possible that the folder you
    cannot see is simply un-indexed
    and was not deleted.

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    however, before proceeding with
    a check disk you might try out your
    initial idea of undeleting the folder;

    though it is unlikely that it was
    deleted.

    a freeware called "recuva" can
    restore deleted files that are still
    on the hard drive.

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    "mcp6453" <mcp6453@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O2s2sfTpKHA.1556@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > The power flickered and a folder on an XP SP3 machine literally
    > disappeared. NTFS Undelete restored the files by copying them to another
    > folder, but all of the creation and modification dates were set to today.
    > GetDataBack was able to copy the files to another disk while maintaining
    > the file names.
    >
    > Is there a utility that will simply undelete the files where they sit?
    > It's really hard to convince myself to write over the deleted files when I
    > restore the folder. I don't know any way to mark the folder off limits
    > such that the deleted files will not be overwritten.
     
  3. rob18

    rob18 Flightless Bird

    Yes, Recuva is good as free data recovery software.
    Tips: Don't write anything new to your partition where your lost files.
     

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