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    hello everyone;
    in one of my best exercises (of my enrrollmemt in the school of human stupidity), i deleted a file to the recycle bin, and few days later i cleaned that bin.
    now, i realize of the mistake made, and "kinda recall" someone mentioning to me that the erasure is not complete (unless there is some over-writing) and there is a way (some utility?) to recover the (supposed) unrecoverable data.
    am i recalling correctly?
    any help?
    thanks a lot in advance.

    daniel rozenberg.

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    Windows changes the directory entry for deleted files, it doesn't actually delete the file.

    There are a number of un-delete utilities you can use to attempt recovery - none are guaranteed to work. Backup, on the other hand, is guaranteed to work.

    cheers, Paul

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    I have had some success with Recuva, but this is unlikely to work if you have been using the problem drive since you deleted the file.

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    gentlemen;
    thank you very much for your replies.
    i'll try recuva.

    best regards,

    danielr2.

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    You can recover accidentally deleted files from your backup. You do make a backup? - If not why not - do it NOW.

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