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September 6, 2005 12:57:17 AM

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I deleteted a limited user from my computer and I had files saved under my
administration username. The computer then took away the administration
username I had saved files under there and now it says all users. My files
are gone, how do I get them back?
September 6, 2005 3:33:39 AM

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Hi Eva,

Make sure not to use the disk in question. Just booting in and moving
around in windows can destroy files because of swap disk activity.

Create a book disk form another computer or attach your drive to
another computer to run recovery software. You might need to buy
another hard drive to copy your files over if you have a lot.

A lot of people claim good results with NTFS Reader (and it's free) so
you might want to start there. Here's some screen shots of various
freeware data recovery apps:

http://free-backup.info/data-recovery-software.htm

Good luck!
September 6, 2005 4:25:39 AM

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In news:1EC2F146-6146-4D38-ABC0-FB8984157CD8@microsoft.com,
Eva <Eva@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I deleteted a limited user from my computer and I had files saved
> under my administration username. The computer then took away the
> administration username I had saved files under there and now it says
> all users. My files are gone, how do I get them back?

Assuming you don't want to pay for expensive restoration (with limited
chance of success) you might try something here that fits your needs:

Data Recovery Tools:
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/system/fwdatarecovery...

Other than downloading and installing the above that's all I'd recommend
doing with your drive until you've scanned and [hopefully] recovered your
deleted files.

Galen
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"You know that a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his
trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will
come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

Sherlock Holmes
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