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How to recover corrupt files


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jylau125

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Hi,

I accidently deleted a folder full of music, pictures, and documents. I used a program called Tune Up Utilities to recover those deleted files. Unfortunately, almost all of the files came back corrupt. Is there any way I can recover or fix those files. These files are very important and I am an absolute idiot for deleting them. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

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Tigger93

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You could try a System Restore.

Go to Start > All Programs > Acessories > System Tools > System Restore

You should back-up anything important before you do this though.

You should set it back to the day or day before you lost the things you lost.
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System Restore is for programs, program files, and settings. I don't think that will restore pictures, music, or documents at all. When you restored them with Tune Up Utilities, you should have restored them to a flash drive or an extra hard drive. I don't think they are recoverable :tazz:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 14 December 2005 - 10:56 AM.

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Thanks for the replies. I guess that's too bad for me then. :tazz:
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The reason why you should restore a deleted object to a flash drive or an external hard drive is because the original data could be overwritten and you can lose part of it.

However...I've heard of professional companies that can use a tunneling electron microscope (or something like that) to recover overwritten data, even physically damaged data. Unfortunately, these companies charge around $1000 to do this. :tazz:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 15 December 2005 - 08:45 AM.

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unfortunately i deleted these files from my external hard drive. when I recovered the files I recovered them to the original drive, which was the external. but it is too late now. Thanks anywas.
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