Recuva, Restoration type programs

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  1. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    Have been playing with Recuva and Restoration to remove deleted file refs from
    my hard drives. The problem is that Restoration just takes too long. Right now I have 167 deleted files on C: and 4 on D: Using Restoration it would take 5 hours to clean C: and more tha 24 hours to clean D:

    is there a program that can just clean the file refs and no took the empty space ?
     
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    RESTORATION does a great job at cleaning already deleted files but i agree it can take on my units anywhere from a couple hours to all night long to complete. I second a faster way or program to do the same job myself.

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    Easter the way that I used Restoration was to use Acronis Disk Director to reduce my 1 TB data drive to 100 gb. Then used Restoration to delete about 55,000 old deleted entries. Finally expanded back to 1 TB. Still took far too long and any not sure if it is worth the trouble. If I could "clean" a drive in say 30 mins then I would do it but all night ? not sure I can be bothered.
     
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    Have to agree although i still on some units follow my same old routine. The only way you can avoid such build up i would assume might be the use of a Virtual System like Returnil or other where on reboot everything restores to ground zero again.
     
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