Sunday, January 18, 2009

Irretrievable Files

Posted by Alei at 1/18/2009

Does this ever happen to you? At times my fingers work faster than my mind. As I was sprucing up my files saved in my USB, I accidentally deleted a folder containing important files. It was too late when I clicked “cancel” button. Dang it! Nothing was left but the empty folder. In most cases, deleted files can be restored through the recycle bin. However, files in the USB are not sent in the recycle bin. What a misfortune. Mind over matter, I composed myself, searched the Internet for possible ways to retrieve my files. I have downloaded two programs namely Fast File Undelete and Smart Undelete. Both scans the system and shows the list of files deleted and creates information regarding the files’ status. I almost jump to my feet when I saw the filenames of my deleted files. But, to my surprise and dismay, it cannot be retrieved without purchasing the software. I was hopeless, I just have to charge it to experience.

A lesson learned, not all things can be undone. It should live by these healthy computer habits:
  • Back up my important files to avoid instances like this
  • Control my impulsive-clicking-finger every time I execute an action
  • And lastly, double selected check files before deleting

photo from raymond

5 comments on "Irretrievable Files"

mystique on Fri Jan 23, 08:42:00 AM 2009 said...

hey riel!

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Stepterix on Sat Jan 24, 05:03:00 AM 2009 said...

Some time ago I wrote a tutorial on recovering deleted files. It should work for USB sticks too.

keanusuke on Sat Jan 24, 08:14:00 AM 2009 said...

no comment, nice blog, and I.......U

Pastilan on Mon Jan 26, 11:09:00 AM 2009 said...

Use RecoverMyFiles, of course you have to buy it but try using in searching it and you'll surely find a full version of it, just for a try. After you recover you files you can decide about buying it or uninstalling it (but at least you have recovered your files). Even if you reformat your drive it is still possible to recover old deleted files :)

Kyle Lester on Sun Feb 01, 12:51:00 PM 2009 said...

sa torrent ka sana ng download ng software na yun baka may serial number pang kasama.hehe..nice blog


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