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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    When I downloaded Walk The Line a few days ago (which rawks btw) I got two copies to start with, just to see which would start the quickest.

    So one got good speeds and I closed the other, and deleted what I thought was its folder, but due to not paying attention I started deleting my stuff folder which has all the telly progs and movies in, about three quarters of it all was deleted before I realised and hit cancel. All the recent BSG’s, Shields and 24’s have gone, along with pure pwnage, My Name Is Earl and South Park.

    All my Asian films (not pr0n) have gone too


    Tried about three different recovery programmes but they all return nothing, or at least none of the above, just a bunch of useless bollocks It must have been a "too big for recycle bin" job or something.

    (Got PP, Due South, Earl and South Park backed up, but so much has been lost )

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    My external hd crashed the other day, I lost lots of stuff too. had 150 gigs of files on that drive.

    Been able to recover what's really important using this (take a look here).

    I searched the physical drive, ran an excessive search after both lost and deleted files and a lot of it turned up. Just make sure you use the ntfs version if you had an ntfs partition, and the FAT version if you had a fat 32 partition.

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    It was that car person's fault wasn't it?
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    yes, i believe it was


    thnx SnnY

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    Well thank goodness you back everything up to DVD every once in a while...

    No, wait..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder
    yes, i believe it was


    thnx SnnY
    Thank me if it works for you


    Btw, just deleting stuff shouldn't take it off your hd, physically speaking.

    It's just that the file table doesn't know it's there. Assuming you don't have some sort of program that overwrites things a few times when you delete them.

    Be careful with any drives you've accidentally deleted stuff off, tho'. If you defrag them, or move files onto them, any recoveries will be made a lot harder, 'cos the new stuff/the stuff the defragging moves around will get written on top of bits of the old.


    Oh yeah, and if you can get a hold of 3.01, instead of 2.25, or whatever's in that torrent, go for that, 'cos it pwns.
    Last edited by Snee; 02-16-2006 at 04:38 PM.

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    it says not to instal it on the HD you want to search, ive only got the one HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder
    it says not to instal it on the HD you want to search, ive only got the one HD
    That's probably because the mroe you write and delete from that drive the less chance it has of finding the stuf you want.

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    That is a problem

    Can you borrow loobi's 'puter, maybe?

    If you've got different partitions, it should be ok, just don't install on the same partition you had the files on.
    Last edited by Snee; 02-16-2006 at 04:52 PM.

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    meh, this is getting to be too much work, think i'll just leave it


    ...there's an old 10gig HD in my desk drawer, but as I said, meh


    edit: just the one partition atm, got rid of two a few weeks back
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