Recovering deleted files?

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  1. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    We had a user here who was fired on friday...and for whatever reason made the comment to me about "they'll never see what I've been doing in my My Documents"...

    So now I'm curious.

    I've tried an old version of Norton Systemworks' UnErase, but it wouldn't even open. And a trial version of TuneUp Utilities 2004 came up empty. I know she had a bunch of stuff in there from working on her machine a month ago.

    Any tried and true programs that'll get some of it back for me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Supernaut

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    More details? OS and file system, for starters?
     
  3. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    XP Pro, NTFS
     
  4. Supernaut

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    There's not a whole lot available for NTFS recovery, I've used RecoverNT in the past with mixed results but with NTFS it has to search the entire hard drive and then presents a list of files (no directory structure).
     
  5. Penetration

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    it just depends if it's been overwritten. when you delete something it stays on your hard drive, it just has its naming properties and whatnot removed from the indexing tables. if anything new is added to the machine though, it may get overwritten, so it's all luck..
     
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    Easy Recovery Pro is what I usually used for data recovery. Works very well, and is fairly fast and easy to use.
     
  7. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    GetDataBack for NTFS. On my 120gb ive been able to see files from 2 formats past (cause i never re-wrote over those clusters). I was VERY impressed.

    I also have a buddy who wrote a fat16/32 undelete for his degree project in assembler. i give it a 80% of recovering all data.
     
  8. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    pc file recovery is the only thing i've tried, cause it was free.
     
  9. GuOD

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    Hey guys I was just reading this thread and at a new job I may be doing some tech stuff including some possible data reocovery. Is it possible for recovery software to retrieve deleted emails or only files? (I think emails are all stored inbox.db file?)
     
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    usually they're .pst files. and usually no, although some can.
     
  11. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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  12. Slid.

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    Outlook (like the one included with office) has .pst
    Outlook Express has .db

    And right, usually no, you cannot recover email after it has been deleted and then deleted out of the "Deleted Items" bin.
     
  13. Alt+F4

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    I was going to say, it depends on the mail client. Eudora is different than Outlook is different than Lotus notes, etc...
     
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