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THFC

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Hi all,

I have a strange request and would appreciate any advice possible!

Basically, A word document which is quite important was deleted from my computer, I was wondering if there is anything I can do to restore it? the item has been deleted from the norton protected bin and has been gone for about 2 hrs now, I hope it is retrievable, I can't believe someone can be so stupid! :tazz: :)

Thanks,

THFC

Edited by THFC, 30 January 2006 - 11:31 AM.

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gerryf

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if you can, shutdown the computer, pull the harddrive, and insert in another machine.

Use an uninstall program
(here's a freebie)
http://www.pcinspect.../uk/welcome.htm

on the drive from the other machine.

The more you use the current machine, the less likely it is you will be able to recover it.
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Thanks for the reply, are there any easier ways?

Thanks again,
THFC

Edited by THFC, 30 January 2006 - 12:58 PM.

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if you use norton systemworks you should have a program called unerase wizard which will find files deleted from the recycle bin
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easier way, sure, you can install an unerase wizard and pray the program does not overwrite the parts of the file....

You said this was important--the best chance you have is to do it the hard way--every minute you work on your omputer, every time you start it up, you are writing to the harddrive and reducing your chances of recovering the file
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