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I don't know if I did something by accident, but my music I downloaded from WinMX is gone. It's not in the recycle bin, and I've searched for specific tracks, but can't find anything. Is it possible that it could just dissapear? What steps can I take to try and find it? Thanks....
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You could try a search for *.mp3

Actually, there are a number of viruses that target picture, music, and video files. They'll delete whatever they find. I have a co-worker that lost a couple years worth of digital photos to a virus like that.
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Simply searching for *.mp3 didn't work, but when I searched the Internet for "recover files", I found a lot of websites that offer programs to restore deleted files. I tried a demo, and found a little bit of the music. Do you recommend any programs, or know of any where I can restore for free or a minimal cost?
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I've got a long list of them here somewhere, I'll reply with them tomorrow. If I happen to forget please remind me... <_<
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Hey, I found the list. <_< I'm affraid it's like msot things--you get what you pay for. You're likely to have more success using the pay tools. I've used BadCopy Pro, and had very good success with it.

FREE TOOLS

PC INSPECTOR
http://www.pcinspect.../UK/welcome.htm
File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. The current version 3.x replaces the previous version 2.x, which is now over 6 years old.

Restoration
http://hccweb1.bai.n...01/REST2514.EXE
For 9x/NT/2K/XP. Restore deleted files that are no longer in the Recycle Bin!

Tool to check and undelete partition
Works with the following partitions:
- FAT12 FAT16 FAT32
- Linux
- Linux SWAP (version 1 and 2)
- NTFS (Windows NT)
- BeFS (BeOS)
- UFS (BSD)
- Netware
- RaiserFS
http://www.cgsecurit...//testdisk.html
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NOT FREE

EasyRecovery DataRecovery is a simple, yet powerful tool that recovers data that is lost, inaccessible or deleted. It's the ultimate do-it-yourself solution for nearly all causes of data loss (except physical hardware or system problems) where your hard drive and system are fully functional.
http://www.ontrack.c...rydatarecovery/

File Rescue 2.5
Web:http://www.file-rescue.com/

GetDataBack for FAT
GetDataBack will help you retrieve your files if the hard drive's partition table, boot record, FAT, or root directory have been damaged by a virus, formatting, fdisk or power failure. GetDataBack can even recover your data when the drive is no longer recognized by Windows.

GetDataBack for NTFS
Recover your files when the data is no longer accessible due to formatting, fdisk, virus attack, power or software failure. Get everything back even when the drive's partition table, boot record, Master File Table or root directory is lost or corrupt.
Hard Drives
Partitions
Floppy Drives
Drive Images
Zip/Jaz Drives
http://www.runtime.org/

Norton Utilities/SystemWorks
The Norton Protected Recycle Bin helps you recover deleted and overwritten files.
The UnErase wizard helps you retrieve files you've accidentally deleted.
http://www.symantec....x/features.html

For NTFS
http://www.restorer2000.com/r2k.htm

Data Recovery
http://www.dtidata.com/
Fast File Undelete
http://www.dtidata.c...ff_undelete.asp

Undelete
http://www.quantumso...uk/undelete.stm

File Recover 2000
http://www.filerecover.com/

R-Tools
http://www.r-tt.com/

File Restore
If you've deleted your data and you want to get it back, you need FileRestore.
FileRestore is a simple, easy-to-use tool for recovering files that have been lost or deleted from your Windows system. Designed for Windows XP, 2000, NT, Me, and 9x
http://www.winternal....ilerestore.asp.

Hard Disk and Data Recovery Related Tools:
The DiskPatch tool supposedly can rebuild the File System structure depening on the damage to the structure.
http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/

Disk Commander
In virtually any situation where you need to recover lost data from a Windows system, Disk Commander is the solution. Disk Commander performs a wide range of data recovery operations.
http://www.winternal...skcommander.asp

DFSee
http://www.dfsee.com/
As a tool to 'UNDELETE' files that have been accidentaly deleted.
This feature is implemented for HPFS and NTFS only.

MRECOVER
http://kristenonline...h/mrecintro.htm

Emergency Undelete
I believe this is free
For Win2000 and NT may work on XP
http://www.c2000.com/software/#win2000

Back2Life
http://www.simtel.ne...b/pd/57588.html

Hard Drive Mechanic
http://www.highergro...ware.com/6.html
It's true. Even if you just re-formatted your entire hard drive, you can still get all of your data back because, unlike what most people believe, formatting does NOT erase your files! With Hard Drive Mechanic's Unformat Feature, you can restore all of your valuable data in about 10 minutes!
demo version:
http://www.highergro.../downloads2.htm

Filerecovery for Windows
http://www.lc-tech.c...ilerecovery.asp
Filerecovery for Windows® is a safe and affordable do-it-yourself data recovery solution that is designed to recover deleted files from all types of media such as Hard Drives, Floppy Drives, SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Memory Sticks, and other types of removable media.

Undelete
http://www.executive...te/undelete.asp
You know how upsetting it is to accidentally delete a file that you need—it takes just a moment to lose hours of work. Undelete file-recovery utility captures ALL deleted files including those that typically bypass the Recycle Bin. You can even recover files you purged from our Recovery Bin. With our Emergency Undelete feature, you can recover files deleted prior to Undelete being installed on your system (provided they have not been written over). Buy Undelete and you'll never again be at the mercy of lost data.

Fast File Recovery
http://savemyfiles.com/fastfile.htm
A definite must for the PC guru! It will allow the user to perform all data recovery tasks associated with disks which are not physically damaged.


File Scavenge
http://www.quetek.com/prod01.htm
File Scavenge is the most comprehensive, award-winning file undelete and data recovery for NTFS volumes on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Active UNERASER
http://www.uneraser.com/undelete.htm
Active UNERASER is a compact and powerful undelete utility that can recover deleted files and folders on FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS systems. It can even restore files from deleted and re-formatted partitions.

Undelete 3.0
http://www.pcconnect...oduct_id=309884
Undelete 3.0 restores accidentally deleted files within seconds from anywhere on your system. Version 3.0 includes new SecureDelete, full Windows XP support and expanded search options.

FinalData Data Recovery
http://www1.finaldata.com/
FinalData Data Recovery Solution will recover files that have been lost by quick formatting, FDISK, FAT damage, MBR damage or directory destruction. It recovers data from FAT12/16/32, NTFS, and EXT2, EXT3.

BadCopy Pro
http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/
BadCopy Pro is a leading data recovery tool for floppy disk, CD-ROM, CD-R/W and other storage media. It can effectively recover and rescue corrupted or lost data from damaged, unreadable or defective disks. Various damage situations and all file types are supported.

Directory Snoop
http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm
Directory Snoop is a low-level forensic utility that can recover erased files in an emergency, wipe sensitive data, and search for hidden data at the cluster level. Step through your File Allocation Table (FAT) and map individual clusters back to the file that owns them. Purge orphaned (and possibly sensitive) file names right out of the directory structure. $29 shareware for Windows 95 through XP (NTFS drives not supported).

BinaryBiz
http://www.binarybiz.....ndelete winxp
Using patent-pending technology, VirtualLab™ recovers data from most types of rotating media.. recover deleted files, damaged partitions corrupted volumes and even from formatted disks. VirtualLab will perform an exhaustive scan of the drive to locate partitions and the data that was within them. The found data is presented in an explorer-like view of files and directories that you then copy it to a safe location like another hard drive, network volume, Zip® or even a FTP directory. Even if Windows is not able to mount or "see" the drive, there's a great chance VirtualLab can still recover your data. Download VirtualLab and try it free.

FORENSIC TOOLS

DriveSpy
http://www.digitalintel.com
200­$250 DOS/Windows Inspects slack space and deleted file metadata.

EnCase
http://www.guidancesoftware.com
$2,495 Windows Features sophisticated drive imaging and preview modes, error checking, and validation, along with searching, browsing, time line, and registry viewer. Graphical user interface. Includes hash analysis for classifying known files.

Forensic Toolkit
http://www.accessdata.com
$595 Windows Graphic search and preview of forensic information, including searches for JPEG images and Internet text.

ILook
http://www.ilook-forensics.org
N/A Windows Handles dozens of file systems. Explorer interface to deleted files. Generates hashes of files. Filtering functionality. This tool only available to the US government and law enforcement agencies.

The Coroner's Toolkit
http://www.porcupine...ensicsl/tct.htm Free Unix A collection of programs used for performing post-mortem forensic analysis of Unix disks after a break-in.

TASK
http://atstake.com/research/tools/task Free Unix Operates on disk images created with dd. Handles FAT, FAT32, toolkit. Analyzes deleted files and slack space, and includes time-line NTFS, Novel, Unix, and other disk formats. Built on Coroner's Toolkit.
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