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    RECYCLE BIN Bues...missing AUDIO files!

    well...

    here's a good one.

    prior to defragging my recording studio pc's audio drive...I went into my DAW (cakewalk SONAR XI), to a function known as '
    Clean
    Audio Folder'...called up each one of the folders where SONAR audio data is stored...found the (supposedly) un-needed audio files & deleted them.

    ten minutes later...I opened one of those projects; & some audio is now missing.

    first, I ran a
    search
    from that SONAR dialog...machine finds nothing.

    then I went to
    RECYCLE
    BIN...nothing there either.

    went back & opened the project in question & highlighted every missing audio file the dialog asked about; and saved their titles in a notepad file. (& then ran an actual windows 7 search for some...nothing was found).

    so...

    1) are these GONE 4 GOOD...forever...???

    2) if I take out that drive & take it to my local pc
    repairshop (who do file recovery
    very, very well)...will they find them...???

    3) shouldn't they have been
    listed in the RECYCLE BIN...???...(the audio drive was listed as one of the indexing locations).

    need these files...any ideas...???

    thanx,



    mark4man
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    Last edited by mark4man; 2012-05-01 at 20:58.

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    Some programs do not use the recycle bin. When you delete something it is gone for good. You have to look at the program "Help" or try a support forum to find out how it functions.

    Someone who does file recovery MAY be able to recover some of the files. If you are going to try that it would be best to stop using the drive.

    Joe

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    There are many well known ways and means of recovering deleted files that may or may not be file system/operating system specific.

    Your starting place should be in the tech support for Sonar. You will need to know how this "clean" application works to delete files.
    Obviously it circumvents the recycle bin, but they can and should be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to recovering something.

    As Joe says, stop using the drive immediatly. The last thing you'll want to do now is allow anymore writes to the drive.


    There will be no guaranties from anyone anywhere that you will get anything or everything back.

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    used an app called GetDataBack; & one called ZAR...they found about half of the missing files. they were in one of the RECYCLE folders discovered, in & under their own heirarchy.

    the others...(which disappeared the exact same way)...have no clue, as nothing was written to drive from immediately after realizing the data was missing. at least I got back some.

    thanx,



    mark4man
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    To recover lost, inaccessible and permanently deleted files of ant type from Windows partitions, there are several free tools available but they don’t provide guarantee to success in every case. Kernel for Windows is a robust third party software that efficiently retrieves lost, deleted, damaged and inaccessible data from Windows partitions having FAT & NTFS file systems.

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