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I'm fairly thrifty with computers and technology, so now my great aunt who happens to be a nurse had her grandson - my cousin - delete some files that she needed for work, I immediately told her to stop using the machine so that the files arn't written over by something else, and it was deleted through windows so I know for a fact it's easily recoverable, but I need a program or utilite that is free..any suggestions? She is bringing the computer from her house which is like 1 1/2 hours away, so I don't really want to send her home without her files, so some fast help would be great. :)
 

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What utility suites do you have? Some of them have data recovery built in. Symantec Systemworks probably does, System Mechanic Pro has it, PC Inspector File Recovery is freeware, and you will find many others with a Google search.
 

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I do have partition magic though, so perhaps there is something built in that I will look. Thanks for the reply both of you, and I never though to check out download.com. Thanks again.
 

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One of the easiest and best.

Download Restoration (save it to a floppy not your hard drive). Run it from the floppy. Read the Readme.txt file. When you open it, make sure it is set to the correct drive (C:\ is default). Click the Search Deleted Files Button. It takes just a little time for that. Then when Do you want to scan vacant clusters? comes up, click Yes. This takes a longer time. Don't touch anything until it finishes. Then look for your files among the list. If they don't show up - they are gone.

ftp://ftp.externet.hu/pub/mirror/sac/utildisk/rest2514.exe

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