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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009

    ohmy How to Recover a File after Recycle Bin is emptied

    I am in very difficult problem, the problem is that, I have deleted some important files unknowingly,believing that i have copy of those file, and on top of that i have also emptied my Recycle bin as well now I need to recover those files anyhow, so please let me know is there any method or software through which i can recover those files.

    Thanks for your help..

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    Feb 2008

    Re: How to Recover a File after Recycle Bin is emptied

    If you're using w98 the best is to shutdown or even pull the power cable (cos on shutdown win writes stuff to disk that can overwrite your deleted files) The boot from a floppy or a cd and type "lock" and answer yes. Then use undelete in your recycled directory, which is hidden. I like to use norton's unerase for dos. Got it from some old norton utilities version. When you're using ntfs partitions you can forget about this type of recovering.

    Does anyone know where you can find the files, when you get a word document in a mail and select open it when clicking on it. Then you do some editing and after a while you close the file and word asks you to save it and you select yes, but the mail program deletes it after the program (word) is closed. It should be in c:\windows\temp directory, but if I undeleted I couldn't find anything of use. Now I selected make backup copies in word and my computer is full of *.wbk files. 8). Any idea how to hide them? Thnx

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    Oct 2008

    Re: How to Recover a File after Recycle Bin is emptied

    There is nothing within Windows that will recover a deleted file after the recycle bin is emptied. So the use of a Third party software must be used.

    The recycle bin is essentially a holding area. People often delete files accidentally which was one of the reasons why the recycle bin was created. It gives a file and a user a second chance.

    When the recycle bin is emptied, the area occupied by the file or files is then marked available by the operating system. Theoretically, until the area is overwritten, the file can be recovered intact by a third party application. So, once you have discovered that you've deleted a file or files in error, you should stop writing data to your hard drive until your file or files are successfully retrieved.

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    Mar 2008

    Re: How to Recover a File after Recycle Bin is emptied

    Emptied Recycle Bin recovery is not only possible; it is also practical to perform. When a file is emptied or deleted from the recycle bin one might think that it is lost forever. Windows even gives you a final warning while emptying the recycle bin “Deleting an item from the Recycle Bin permanently removes it from your computer”. While that Windows message implies that any and all files emptied from the recycle bin are deleted forever, recycle bin recovery is still possible.

    Here are a few important points to remember and precautions anyone should take after accidental deletion of files:

    1. Immediately switch off the computer.
    2. Do not try to save any files or allow any other application write data to the partition on which you are looking to perform recycle bin recovery.
    3. Do not even boot the system, as Windows creates and updates many files at the time of system startup. Files deleted from the desktop or files residing in Documents & Settings and Windows folders are more prone to being overwritten by the operating system.
    4. Then scan the partition from which you want to recover emptied recycle bin files.

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