Recovering data

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ernesto17
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Don't know if this is the right section. I have deleted by mistake a folder from a Lacie external hard drive. Any ideas for sofware, etc, that I can use to recover it? I did a search of the back messages, but there was nothing that seemed to apply.
My life does not depend on it, but it would save me some time if I could recover it.

Michael.Bradshaw
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i used this on my drobo when i lost a ton of data for an unknown reason.

http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue_pc.php

It's $99 but I think it was totally worth it because it got every single file back. Not sure whether you want to pay that much but I would have paid a lot more to get the data back.

It boots off it's own cd so you can even use it if the system drive has gone up the left.

EVGA sr-2/ 2x x5850 win7 x64. Editing in Ppro CS5 Shooting on Sony Z7, nex-VG10

PP
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Joined: Jan 30 2004

Have you tried looking in the recycle bin, it could still be there unless it was too big.

Peter

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ernesto17
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Joined: Dec 7 2004

Many thanks to those that answered.
Michael, I will get that software, it could be the solution. And I am sure that it won't be the last time that I delete something I want to keep (although it hadn't happened for a while...).
And to PP: at least in my system, when the files are in an external drive, it just deletes them, it does not give me the option of sending them to the recycle bin. Is there anyway one can make it to send them to the recycle bin?

Z Cheema
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Joined: Nov 17 2003

Deleted files on external; drives still go to the bin, I have done many clean ups and the external drive gains space after doing it .

There are some free downloads here to get deleted files (after the bin delete)
http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?Language=1

ernesto17
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Joined: Dec 7 2004

Apologies to PP and to Z Cheema, I was wrong, the deleted files will go to the bin. I think that the folder (directory) I deleted was too big for the bin, that's why it did not end up there.
And many thanks for the link to the site with free software.

Z Cheema
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Joined: Nov 17 2003

If a file is bigger then 2Gb then a permanent delete dialog box gives you an option to proceed or cancel.

If the deleted items are as they were in Windows 3.1, then the file is marked as deleted and the space available, but is still there.