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    Re: HELP!!!!

    Check your Recycle Bin on the Desktop.

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    Re: HELP!!!!

    You think I haven't done that?
    That was the first think I did.
    then used find in Explorer
    Now I could see the last time I used the file in DOS but don't know how I could retrieve it.

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    I honestly don't know what you might have done, but I would expect your Recycle Bin to be its final resting place if you deleted it in Windows.
    If you deleted in Windows and the deletion was specified as not going to the Bin, you are going to need something like <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.undelete.com>Undelete</A> but it will depend on how much you have used your hard disk since the deletion. The file, although possibly still there, will be marked as empty space and could be written over at any time.

    If you deleted it in DOS, Undelete may work - I'm not sure.
    If you deleted over a Network, again Undelete may work - again I'm not sure.

    I wouldn't hold your breath.

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    its in a network. I haven't used the hard disk to do anything except look for the file and post this question.
    <img src=/S/weep.gif border=0 alt=weep width=21 height=16>

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    File deleted

    I use Windows NT 4 and have deleted a file by mistake called Instructions. I tried finding it using Find in Explorer but it cannot find that file. Is there anyway I could find that file?? eg via DOS commands
    PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!! <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    If the drive you deleted the file from is on another computer, your Recycle Bin doesn't get a look in.
    It's gone.
    Your only chance is a 3rd party utilty such as Undelete - but you are NOT going to be able to run that locally to work on a remote computer (be it Server or PC).
    I suggest you get onto the Administrator for the computer in question ASAP.

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Oh well, I'll just have to repeat 2 days work.
    I think Im gonna start from the scratch again
    <img src=/S/weep.gif border=0 alt=weep width=21 height=16> <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>
    Thanx Leif

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Princess, if it's on a network drive in NT, you might have a chance with Salvage Files (depending, as noted, on whether it's been overwritten). Go to the directory in question and right click on its name. Choose Salvage files and look down the list to see if it's there; if so, click on the name and choose Salvage file, at the bottom.

    Good luck!
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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Salvage is a Netware utility, is it not?

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    There isn't anything called salvage files there.
    Its alright Beryl.
    I'll do it from scratch.
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    Re: File deleted in NT

    I don't know - is it? I've worked two places using NT4 and both had Salvage Files ...
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    Re: File deleted in NT

    All evidence I can find points toward it being a Novell product.

    (I must admit you had me worried for a minute, thinking I'd missed out on something for years <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Whats being a Novell product?
    I remember using DOS to recover files back in college but I can't remember how though.
    You could recover the last version saved on the system but how <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
    Anyhow better go start the documentation from start <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Salvage is a Novell (Netware) product - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.novell.com/documentation/lg/nw312/docui/index.html#../utlrfenu/data/fm27551.html>more information here if you want it</A>.

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    Re: File deleted in NT

    Umm - thinking it was an NT function and nobody had suggested it had me worried too!

    On checking the menu, it is one of three or four functions with the Novell red 'N' against it, so I suspect you're right.

    Sorry, Princess!
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