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Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

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    Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    No. It's not my question. The following question was posted on Microsoft Technet :-

    "so i am going to court over some photos. i had deleted them, and then defragmented my hard drive.
    i use wondows vista and i was wondering, if their is any way to bring these files back as they could keep me out of jail.
    please help reply to my email "


    He didn't get a reply???

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    Hi Norm,

    See Recuva and Shadow Explorer here: Free Software List for Vista

    Recuva will only work if the files are not overwritten and installing the program may do that. Putting the HD into another comp with the software installed is the safest.

    Shadow Explorer will work if there is a restore point that contains the folder.

    If neither one of them works, then sending the HD to someone who does this sort of thing may be the only other option.

    Gary

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    Quote Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
    No. It's not my question. The following question was posted on Microsoft Technet :-



    "so i am going to court over some photos. i had deleted them, and then defragmented my hard drive.
    i use wondows vista and i was wondering, if their is any way to bring these files back as they could keep me out of jail.



    please help reply to my email "



    He didn't get a reply???
    Hmmm I would love to know what the pics were

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    Hi all,

    the interesting bit in the post is

    any way to bring these files back as they could keep me out of jail.
    not the normal way you hear with computer photo evidence

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    He's probably in jail now, Nobody replied and I didn't want to join their forum to post.

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    More importantly, you normally go to jail for *having* illicit photos on your computer. Not for *not* having them.

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    More importantly, you normally go to jail for *having* illicit photos on your computer. Not for *not* having them.

    Maybe he is just thick lol

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    Quote Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
    No. It's not my question. The following question was posted on Microsoft Technet :-



    "so i am going to court over some photos. i had deleted them, and then defragmented my hard drive.
    i use wondows vista and i was wondering, if their is any way to bring these files back as they could keep me out of jail.



    please help reply to my email "



    He didn't get a reply???
    Hi Norm,

    If he has the Vista Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise edition, then he might be able to use Previous Versions to restore the photo files.

    Must be some photos.

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    I think the "defragmented my drive" bit has done him in. He could maybe recover them forensically but that's pretty expensive.

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    Re: Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

    I've found that Active File Recovery works really really well. I love this little tool. Active@ File Recovery Software & Web Service. Data Recovery for Windows XP 2003 2000 98 ... There's a suite you can get that also has a partition recovery tool, but so far (and I've only tried to recover files off of 5 or 6 drives, successfully) I've only needed the file recovery tool.

    As long as the files haven't been overwritten, and there aren't any problems with the disk physically, this bad boy will find them and recover them. It has earned me many smooches on the cheek... of course accompanied by the requisite, "omg! i luv u!!! ur the best may i have your children!!!".

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