Retrieving deleted files

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi there. Is there any way to retrieve a deleted file ? I lost something extremely important while cleaning up my drives. My computer has been restarted since i emptied the trash.



Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks for any help.



super

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    [quote]Originally posted by super:

    <strong>Hi there. Is there any way to retrieve a deleted file ? I lost something extremely important while cleaning up my drives. My computer has been restarted since i emptied the trash.



    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.



    Thanks for any help.



    super</strong><hr></blockquote>



    A disk utility like Norton Disk Doctor should be able to do it. It can only recover a file that hasn't been written over though. So if you don't have a program like this right now, refrain from writing large files (or many small ones) to your computer until you get it in order to increase your chances of a recovery.



    good luck.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    allinoneallinone Posts: 279member
    [quote]Originally posted by super:

    <strong>Hi there. Is there any way to retrieve a deleted file ? I lost something extremely important while cleaning up my drives. My computer has been restarted since i emptied the trash.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Norton Disk Doctor is for repairing disks. What you want is Norton Unerase. They are both part of Norton Utilities.



    Norton Unerase is no substitute for a good back up strategy.



    Even if you run Unerase immediately after you delete a file there is a good possibility that your deleted file will be unrecoverable.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    supersuper Posts: 82member
    It's un-recoverable
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