How can I retrieve a deleted directory?
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Argentine Translator
Argentina
Local time: 23:55
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Jul 28, 2007

I have Windows 98 and Word 2000. Yesterday I transferred files between directories. I guess that I deleted one of these directories because today when I started my PC one directory has disseapeared. The basket bin has only one file. I also searched all the disk for the files but they are gone.
Is there any method to retrieve them? I do not know which level of protection I have at present. Thanks in advance. Ines


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:55
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PC inspector file recovery Jul 28, 2007

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

It's free and it can recover files deleted from the bin. However, the more you do operations on the computer before recovering, the less likely files will come out undamaged.
Since you turned off and on the computer between loss and recovery attempts, the files might not be recoverable (but partly overwritten).

Let us know how it goes.
Philippe


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Backups, backups, backups Jul 28, 2007

Backups. Frequent backups. Including periodic off-site backups in case of fires or natural disasters.

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Argentine Translator
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Thanks. Philippe Jul 28, 2007

I downloaded the Pcinspector. I found some of the files and recovered them. But, I could not open them because Word says that the path is incorrect or the unit is protected. Well, perhaps I have to accept that I lost the files. Thanks to Capsuto also for your advice. Regards, Ines.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Try opening them in Notepad Jul 28, 2007

If recovering the text only is of any interest, maybe you could try to open them in various applications or change the files extensions and see what happens.

Philippe


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
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This should work for your Windows, too. Jul 29, 2007



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Argentine Translator
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Thank you, Tadzio Aug 1, 2007

Thank you for your suggestion and for the graphical assistance. Many days have elapsed and I believe the information has irremediably dissapeared. Can I set a higher level of protection for the future? I remember that my old 386, equipped with Windows 3.11, used to have three levels of protection against deletions. Thanks and regards, Ines

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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 21:55
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Try it... Aug 1, 2007

The worst already happened. Recovering your files is only what you have left.
Regarding protection, read the posts from our colleagues:
Steven Capsuto: Backups. Frequent backups. Including periodic off-site backups in case of fires or natural disasters.

Saludos.


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