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Old 27-04-2013, 10:18
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Has anyone used Restoration? We downloaded it & scanned in near 100 deleted files. The problem is, how can we identify which files we want? It's just rows of file numbers, nothing that we can identify. The files we are trying to get back were graphic design work.
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Old 27-04-2013, 10:53
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Not familiar with that program, but there should be an option somewhere to at least view the filet type. If not, try the free Recuva or the paid-for RecoveryMyFiles. While you're at it, also look into some backup software.
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:43
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Did you not limit the results by specifying the file-type extension?
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:52
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Did you not limit the results by specifying the file-type extension?
I don't think there is an option for this on this particular app. or I couldn't see it when I had a quick look - it's on my daughter's laptop, not my own so I couldn't rightly say. That's why I'm asking if anyone has used it, as they would know hopefully & give us some tips.
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:00
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Not familiar with that program, but there should be an option somewhere to at least view the filet type. If not, try the free Recuva or the paid-for RecoveryMyFiles. While you're at it, also look into some backup software.
Thanks for the tip with Recuva. I had a google & it looks much better with more viewing options. Will tell daughter.
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Old 28-04-2013, 01:16
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For anybody here who does use Recuva, even if it shows a deleted file with a red dot next to it, meaning it is in an unrecoverable state as far as Recuva is concerned, you should still tell Recuva to restore it anyway, the files it flags as being in an unrecoverable state may actually be useable after all.

When I accidentally deleted some much needed files, and tried to use Recuva to restore the files, many of the files had the red dot next to them, but I still told Recuva to restore the files, and lo and behold, the files were back again in their 100% original and non-corrupted state!

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Old 28-04-2013, 13:12
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For anybody here who does use Recuva, even if it shows a deleted file with a red dot next to it, meaning it is in an unrecoverable state as far as Recuva is concerned, you should still tell Recuva to restore it anyway, the files it flags as being in an unrecoverable state may actually be useable after all.

When I accidentally deleted some much needed files, and tried to use Recuva to restore the files, many of the files had the red dot next to them, but I still told Recuva to restore the files, and lo and behold, the files were back again in their 100% original and non-corrupted state!

Shellman.
that's good to know, thanks
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