restoring deleted files

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I understand that it is possible to interrogate a hard disk to see files
that have been deleted - and cleared form the deleted box - in other words
they remain 'hidden' after deletion.

Although I understand you cant do it at home where can I find a specialist
company to do this? Location N London UK

(The information is required as part of court evidence)
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Just to set the record straight, you *can* do it at home, yourself.

    This is free.

    Restoration Version 2.5.14 Author: Brian Kato
    http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

    Description
    [[Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while
    holding down the Shift key by mistake. Conversely, this program has another
    function that makes it almost impossible to restore all deleted files. You
    can use it after deletion of confidential documents, embarrassing files and
    so on.]]

    However, there are more powerful programs that can do this if you want to
    pay more money.

    Use http://www.google.com/ and search for file or data recovery.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:de0093$kkv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk,
    Jo <mysancerre@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I understand that it is possible to interrogate a hard disk to see files
    > that have been deleted - and cleared form the deleted box - in other words
    > they remain 'hidden' after deletion.
    >
    > Although I understand you cant do it at home where can I find a specialist
    > company to do this? Location N London UK
    >
    > (The information is required as part of court evidence)
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Also, to successfully be able to recover most deleted files, you need to not
    have used the hard drive since your complete clear out of the recycle bin.
    The long you wait to try to recover the file(s), the more chances that you
    will not be able to. XP (just like the old DOS) does not truely erase the
    files from the hard drive. It just remove the filename and pointer. Then,
    there is a possibility that the file will be overwritten with another file
    in the future.


    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:OV1Dv01oFHA.2472@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Just to set the record straight, you *can* do it at home, yourself.
    >
    > This is free.
    >
    > Restoration Version 2.5.14 Author: Brian Kato
    > http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html
    >
    > Description
    > [[Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while
    > holding down the Shift key by mistake. Conversely, this program has
    > another
    > function that makes it almost impossible to restore all deleted files.
    > You
    > can use it after deletion of confidential documents, embarrassing files
    > and
    > so on.]]
    >
    > However, there are more powerful programs that can do this if you want to
    > pay more money.
    >
    > Use http://www.google.com/ and search for file or data recovery.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:de0093$kkv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk,
    > Jo <mysancerre@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> I understand that it is possible to interrogate a hard disk to see files
    >> that have been deleted - and cleared form the deleted box - in other
    >> words
    >> they remain 'hidden' after deletion.
    >>
    >> Although I understand you cant do it at home where can I find a
    >> specialist
    >> company to do this? Location N London UK
    >>
    >> (The information is required as part of court evidence)
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    This can be done (but it's best to recover onto another hard disk) using
    GetDataBack from -

    www.runtime.org/

    It costs just under £50 from my recollection.

    A specialist could cost you an arm and a leg - and then some!

    Regards.

    Bill Ridgeway
    Computer Solutions

    "Jo" <mysancerre@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:de0093$kkv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >I understand that it is possible to interrogate a hard disk to see files
    > that have been deleted - and cleared form the deleted box - in other words
    > they remain 'hidden' after deletion.
    >
    > Although I understand you cant do it at home where can I find a specialist
    > company to do this? Location N London UK
    >
    > (The information is required as part of court evidence)
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Not cheap but very good.
    http://www.drivesavers.com/


    "Jo" <mysancerre@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:de0093$kkv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >I understand that it is possible to interrogate a hard disk to see files
    > that have been deleted - and cleared form the deleted box - in other words
    > they remain 'hidden' after deletion.
    >
    > Although I understand you cant do it at home where can I find a specialist
    > company to do this? Location N London UK
    >
    > (The information is required as part of court evidence)
    >
    >
    >
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