"Doctor, can you save my files?"

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  1. SG1

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    Welp...

    ...in another most excellent adventure. derring-do, pilot error & profound stupidity and/or being tired...

    I just erased 1.34GB of stuff via the Shift-DEL method, and thus, I bypassed the Recycle Bin. Um, before I proceed is there any app that may find/reclaim that stuff? Or, at least, the backup program's DIR that was stored in same DIR where items to be backed up resided?

    If there is an app that may help, is it an app that you must have installed, prior to The Big Bang-Ooops? Do I write this off to the "live & learn, SOL" category and move on?

    Was backing up debris on 2nd drive/to same drive, to make room for routine backups. Thought if backup app zipped (most all of that DIR to a zip file) I could then DEL all else there as I've come to have faith in backup prog. of choice.

    Apparently then when I selected what to DEL., I clicked one too many folders, and the rest as they say, is...

    Thanks for ideas,
     
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  3. Firebytes

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    Another free option would be Recuva. There is a portable version you can install on and run from a flash drive so as not to overwrite any of the files you already deleted.

    Here is a link to the main page: http://www.recuva.com/

    Here is a link to the portable version: http://www.recuva.com/download/builds
     
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  6. BlueZannetti

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    That was actually the main reason I mentioned Restoration, it is a standalone application and can be readily run off a memory stick, which can be a rather important consideration in this type of case.

    Blue
     
  7. Firebytes

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    Sorry, I didn't realize that Restoration was a portable app also. I was just trying to offer options. Good to know we were on the same page though.:D
     
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    I have just had great success with File Scavenger and at $49 is cheaper than most.

    The best thing to do is to demo all of them and see which is most likely to succeed. Of course make sure you do not write to that partition.
     
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