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justashooter
January 08, 2015, 15:28
i was pushing some old TV shows around on a couple of terrabyte drives i have of this stuff when i accidentally deleted 300 gigs on a 1TB toshiba. i have tried Wise Recovery as a free download from cnet, but it locks up less than 5 minutes in. i suppose this is because it can't handle the volume. is there any other way that is not too complicated or expensive to recover this stuff? the file was too big to go to the recycle bin, so deleted strait off the drive folder index.

thanks

TNAndy
January 08, 2015, 16:46
i was pushing some old TV shows around on a couple of terrabyte drives i have of this stuff when i accidentally deleted 300 gigs on a 1TB toshiba. i have tried Wise Recovery as a free download from cnet, but it locks up less than 5 minutes in. i suppose this is because it can't handle the volume. is there any other way that is not too complicated or expensive to recover this stuff? the file was too big to go to the recycle bin, so deleted strait off the drive folder index.

thanks

Years ago Norton utilities had an unerase program. It worked pretty well for text files, less well for document files. I don't know if it would ever work right for sound or video. You could certainly try. There's still an UnErase Wizard in Norton utilities. The 2014 version is $30 online from Norton.com. You might be able to find it cheaper, but I didn't shop around.

Whatever you do, don't write any new files onto the disk with the deleted files. In fact, I suggest you turn that computer off until you are able to retrieve your data. Is there any way you could install Norton on a hard drive other than the one with your videos on it? The space where your files were is marked "free", and any new files (including Norton) would literally obliterate your accidentally deleted videos. Such things as reading email might write stuff to your disk.

Good luck.

justashooter
January 08, 2015, 16:51
yeah, understood that overwriting them will make them unrecoverable. the drive thye are on is a remote 1 TB toshiba that wal mart sells for about $70, just a storage device

hueyville
January 08, 2015, 23:55
I have a darn fine recovery program for video on the computer that completely fried a month ago. Will see if I can find original disk as used it specifically to recover a drive had spooled a lot of our home video onto. Why cant I remember the name... As said, dont write a single byte to drive till after recovery is done. When get out of this bed from latest surgery will try to figure it out.

jdmcomp
January 09, 2015, 09:54
Glary Utilities, the free version.

Beryl
January 09, 2015, 10:28
No porn comments? Amazing....

stimpsonjcat
January 09, 2015, 11:35
I'd boot from my latest Linux ISO CD and then run DDrescue or Safecopy.

But you are in windoze land...so I cannot help you.

Course you COULD DL a linux version, burn the ISO disk, and do the above. It wouldn't affect your PC any.

TNAndy
January 09, 2015, 13:42
I'd boot from my latest Linux ISO CD and then run DDrescue or Safecopy.

But you are in windoze land...so I cannot help you.

Course you COULD DL a linux version, burn the ISO disk, and do the above. It wouldn't affect your PC any.

I thought most Linux versions, at least the late-model ones, could read windoze partitions and formats. I didn't want to steer him toward a Linux recovery disk because I figured he had enough complications in his life already. For instance, he'd have to understand the Linux file structure enough to be able to drill down to where the hard drive partitions are mounted.

But you're right. Booting from the DVD reader does not affect anything on the hard disk.

stimpsonjcat
January 10, 2015, 20:39
I thought most Linux versions, at least the late-model ones, could read windoze partitions and formats. I didn't want to steer him toward a Linux recovery disk because I figured he had enough complications in his life already. For instance, he'd have to understand the Linux file structure enough to be able to drill down to where the hard drive partitions are mounted.

But you're right. Booting from the DVD reader does not affect anything on the hard disk.

The linux recovery options are impressive, but yes, they do require some learning curve. I admit I use these moments to tempt folks into the light.

kotengu
January 10, 2015, 21:58
I admit I use these moments to tempt folks into the light.

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sevlex
January 13, 2015, 16:43
Try this:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/214998/Recuva.html