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08-09-2005, 20:23
I was doing a disk cleanup and I accidently deleted almost all of my music files along with my windows media player. Is there a way I can restore them?


08-09-2005, 20:38

08-09-2005, 20:39

08-10-2005, 08:11
Originally posted by theHULK9281
I was doing a disk cleanup and I accidently deleted almost all of my music files along with my windows media player. Is there a way I can restore them?

windows media player:

08-10-2005, 08:38
Thanks for the help guys. But, I don't know how to find the files on the disk investigator you recommended, DC. So, I looked at other recovery programs and "handy recovery 2.0" shows them all. Unfortunately though, I can only recover 1 file a day because it's only a 30 day trial. :(

08-10-2005, 13:22

08-12-2005, 03:57
from the little card thing that goes into the digital camera. I sort of pasted together a compilation of different potential sw options I found as I hunted about. Some of the following may NOT apply - or may be targeted toward recovering files deleted from a 'card' vs. a HD, but you might take a look at those I kept pasted notes on as well as look at the root sites related to the sw apps I noted.

For example, one of the apps has a couple of 'companion apps' which deal w/retrieval of different types of files - so again, you might want to look into what else is listed at the main page for the sites included in the below URLs. There may be some 'backup' apps included in my notes which I wanted to keep the names of handy, too, so just disregard what's non-applicable to your situation.

The current version 4.x replaces the previous version 3.x, which is now over 6 years old.

Here are some of the new features in PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x
• Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged
• Recovers files with the original time and date stamp
• Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives
• Recovers files, even when a header entry is no longer available.

Competition products cannot recover such files. The "Special Recovery Function" supports the following disk formats:


PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x is so-called original site was in German, so the "so-called" reference is just a symantical thing FREEWARE. This means that the software does not cost you a single penny.
All you have to do is go to our download area to download the latest version of PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x.
SectorSpy v2.1

Examine all text data on a hard drive or diskette, at the sector level! Use SectorSpyXP/98 forensically to find and retrieve incriminating evidence! Append text information evidence to a text file. SectorSpyXP/98 will not write any information to the media, avoiding contamination! You can override this with a key. Retrieve lost text information that has been deleted and removed from the recycle bin, like e-mails, Word documents, notepad and WordPad documents, Excel spreadsheets, database text data, and any text data that has been written to the hard drive, and not yet overwritten by the operating system! Search for a list of keywords! Navigate the sectors with the mouse or keyboard! Supports the following file systems: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, and diskettes. SectorSpyXP/98 is 100% free. Pass it around. Runs on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP operating systems.
Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
This program is great for recovering files from scratched CD's or defective floppy/hard disks. Normally when your computer is unable to copy a file from a damaged disk it will abort and delete the portition of the file it has copied. This program however will continue to copy the file right to the end. Any data that is not recoverable after many retries is replaced with blanks. This will allow you to truely recover every byte of information that is available for recovery
SyncBack No-install version.
SyncBack is a powerful freeware program that helps you backup and synchronise your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive. Ease of Use Some of SyncBack's many features include integration with the Windows Task Scheduler, detailed and easy to read log files in HTML format (that can be automatically emailed), simulated backups, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, and more. Includes an extensive context-sensitive help file.,fid,22917,00.asp
DIY DataRecovery DataBack v1.0
Recover accidentally deleted files, even after reformatting. April, 2002

GetDataBack v2.25
Accidentally deleted a file? Recover lost data on your PC or network.
shareware, April 2004

Deleted File Analysis Utility
Scan your hard drive to list deleted files that may still be recoverable. Free, 12/2002

Restorer v1.1
Undelete files and recover data from formatted or corrupted drives.
shareware, Jan 2003

File Scavenger
Accidentally delete an important file? Recover it with this tool. trial, Feb, 2004,collid,1295,00.asp
Restoration v2.5.14
Recover deleted files--or delete them for good--with this small program. FREE April, 2005
Download of TuneUp Utilities 2004

Download the 30 day trial version of TuneUp Utilities 2004 and start the installation by opening the downloaded file