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Is it possible to bring back deleted folders?

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#1
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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garysgold

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#2
Hi Norm,

See Recuva and Shadow Explorer here: http://www.vistax64.com/software/115872-free-software-list-vista.html

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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#3
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 :eek:
 

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#4
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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#5
He's probably in jail now, Nobody replied and I didn't want to join their forum to post.
 

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

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#7
More importantly, you normally go to jail for *having* illicit photos on your computer. Not for *not* having them.

Maybe he is just thick:rolleyes: lol
 

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#8
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. :zip:

Shawn
 

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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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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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Thanks to all for the advice. I've emailed Mr Frank (the gentleman with the problem) and we may hear from him.
 

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