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bigdan

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Hi,

I erased a few xml files a week ago that I really need now. How would I recover them? I managed to get a few through a trial download, but they're not getting recovered properly. Perhaps they're dependent on some other file?

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I've had a good experience with this free utility:

http://www.officerec...m/freeundelete/

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If that doesn't work try this: tune Up utilities
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I've downloaded a number of programs, recommended here and by other people. So far none of them have worked. They've all located the missing xml file (my msn chat log), but when I undelete them I get this strange message:




The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.


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An invalid character was found in text content. Error processing resource 'file:///A:/surj_roops3877769168.xml'.




Is there anything I should do about this message? Or if I see this message after using a couple of the programs, would that mean none of them programs out there can recover it properly, or are some more effective than others?

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Sometimes you just cannot recover some stuff. Also sometimes what you do recover is corrupted after being deleted. You may want to keep trying other programs. I used free undelete to recover 89 gigs worth of stuff that just disappeared off of someone's hard drive one day. We don't know why. Most of the stuff was sound files and different types of audio, since this guy is a dj and has alot of radio commercials and stuff on his pc. I would say that about 10% of what we recovered was not working correctly. It would play, but there would be static, random breaks, and glitches in the files.

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OK cool. Since it's msn chat logs Im trying to recover would it have something to do with opening it in a certain directory or what not? I know somestimes xml files are dependent on each other.
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Possible. Place ALL of those XML chatlogs you find in 1 directory. (I think it only uses /<path>/<path>/<name> Not the actual disk name.
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