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Old 07-16-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm using "Windows 7 Home Premium", 64-bit operating system.
How can I know if it has the ability to recover deleted items without using any third party software?
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You're in luck.

How to Restore Previous Versions of a File on Any Operating System

[edit] This might be easier to follow https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-deleted-files
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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maybe. Depends on the os among other things. Under windows, have you checked the recycle bin?
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as i said in my post,..... I emptied the recycle bin!!!! That's the problem!!!
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i am using windows 7 home premium
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it's generally a good idea to read the op if you're going to offer advice.

The program coalman recommended usually works well, if not there are others.

It would help to know which os you're using, some versions of windows have the ability to recover deleted items without using any third party software.

lmao!
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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i've had good luck with photorec.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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In many cases, the easiest option is to simply restore the file from your backups rather than try to recover it using software. It also validates that your backups work.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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Thank you for trying to help NHDave. I have tried to do what you suggested, however,.. apparently I had never set up the back-up on this computer.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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lmao!

Do you mind telling me what is so funny Tek_Freek ? ? ? I don't get it?????
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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i've had good luck with photorec.
Isn't that just for Photo files?
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Isn't that just for Photo files?
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nope.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:56 PM
 
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Do you mind telling me what is so funny Tek_Freek ? ? ? I don't get it?????
My strange sense of humor doesn't always translate to posts very well.

Bigbear mentions checking the recycle bin after you said you emptiedd it.

NHDave gave BB grief over not reading all the posts and seeing that comment.

NH then says knowing the OS would be helpful - after you posted it.


Gave me quite a laugh. And I should have done a better job of explaining it.

Then this shows up...

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In many cases, the easiest option is to simply restore the file from your backups rather than try to recover it using software. It also validates that your backups work.
And I'm laughing again. I'm assuming you have no backups or you wouldn't be trying to recover files.

I agree with thecoalman - as bolded in the quote.

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When you empty the recycle bin the data is not permanently deleted at that point, it's just free space for new data. As you use the computer new data will overwrite it. Surfing the web or installing something like file recovery software can potentially lead to permanently losing those files. Ideally stop using the computer, take out the drive and connect it to another computer.

If you do that this regular version of Recuva can be installed on the computer you connect it to.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/standard

If you do not want to go through the trouble of doing that and risk losing some data at the very least use the portable version of Recuva. Download on another computer, unzip it to USB stick. Plug the stick into the computer with the lost files and double click the .exe file.

Recuva - Portable
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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And I'm laughing again. I'm assuming you have no backups or you wouldn't be trying to recover files.
Not sure what's funny. In many cases, retrieving a backup can take longer. It all depends on where and how your backups are stored.

Making assumptions doesn't help anyone. Let's get the facts so we can help rather than sit around making assumptions and laughing.
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