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Old 07-24-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
I think we can go Off Topic now. This question has been answered. A few times.
The only thing left is for OP to report back if he/she got his/her file back.
Reporting back: - - As I said in my original post, I could not check my recycle bin becuase I had already emptied it when I realized I must have deleted the File Folder by mistake. That is why I posted my question for help.

The update is: ... as per the advise from "thecoalman" in post #7, _ _ I downloaded "Recuva - Portable" from another computer, unzipped it to a USB Stick, then plugged the Stick into the computer with the lost files and double clicked the .exe file.
It searched for a long, long time (like over an hour) and then there was a list of files which was a never ending list. Files that were dated as far back as 2008.
I did not see a way that I could fast forward to go to the week of July 15 2016, which is all I wanted. And trying to scroll through all the files was very tiring and time consuming. After over an hour of scrolling and scrolling, I gave up and stopped.
So bottom line is.... No,.. unfortunately, I did not get my file back!
Are there any suggestions for a way a spicific file search can be done?
I really appreciate all the input so far. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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https://forum.piriform.com/index.php...te#entry251738

Are you telling Recuva to look only in Recycle?
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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Are you telling Recuva to look only in Recycle?
I do not see a place to tell Recuva to look only in Recycle?
First of all, when I put the USB stick in my computer with the folder of the Recuva files, there are (2) files with the .exe extension.
One is named recuva.exe and the other is recuva64.exe.
Which one is the right one to click?
Anyway,....... either one I click on gives the same pop-up wndow that states: "Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer?
It also says: File origin: Removable media on this computer.
I also looked at the link you provided where it explains "how to Click a switch to advanced mode box" and I do not see that anywhere ???


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Old 07-25-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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64 is for 64 bit OS. Not to be run on a 32 bit OS.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Take a look at the screenshot in the attachment of this post.
If you can see both icons for both versions, that would mean your system is 64-bit.
If it was 32-bit, you would only see the program icon for "recuva.exe" which is the 32-bit version.
The icon for the 64-bit version "recuva64.exe" would have like a blank page icon and wouldn't even let you run it.
If your system is 64-bit, then you should run the 64-bit version. File recovery applications should always be launched from another drive than the one you want to scan because any newly created or deleted files can decrease the chances of a successful recovery of previously deleted files (or emptied from Recycle Bin).

Now, why you do not get to see the selection screen when you launch the program, chances are, you click on "Do not show this Wizard on startup" option that displays the first time you run the program.
To re-enable it, click on the Options button and check the related box and/or simply click the Run Wizard button to initiate it right then.

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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Take a look at the screenshot in the attachment of this post.
If you can see both icons for both versions, that would mean your system is 64-bit.
If it was 32-bit, you would only see the program icon for "recuva.exe" which is the 32-bit version.
The icon for the 64-bit version "recuva64.exe" would have like a blank page icon and wouldn't even let you run it.
If your system is 64-bit, then you should run the 64-bit version. File recovery applications should always be launched from another drive than the one you want to scan because any newly created or deleted files can decrease the chances of a successful recovery of previously deleted files (or emptied from Recycle Bin).

Now, why you do not get to see the selection screen when you launch the program, chances are, you click on "Do not show this Wizard on startup" option that displays the first time you run the program.
To re-enable it, click on the Options button and check the related box and/or simply click the Run Wizard button to initiate it right then.

I do not get what your screen shot shows.
Here is a screen shot of what I get when I click on recuva64.exe
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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I do not get what your screen shot shows.
Here is a screen shot of what I get when I click on recuva64.exe
You're still one step away.
After you extract the compressed file, then you can run it and see what TL sees.
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