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Where do big files go when they cant fit in the recycling bin?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Melvis, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Melvis

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    Hi guys, i have a quick question for a lady who just deleted a ton of photos from her laptop by mistake. Now the files was to big to go to the recycling bin, so my question is where do the files go if they can not fit in the recycling bin? Are they deleted or are they moved somewhere else?

    OS is Windows 7

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    they are deleted the same way as if they had been emptied from the recycle bin
     
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    Bugger, i thought as much.

    I hope a restore to a later state will recover the files for her.
     
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    Melvis do you mean using a previously made disk image or Windows System Restore? The lastmentioned won't help.
     
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    There are utilities for recovering deleted data
     
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    nether, i mean restoring to a previous time/state this might then bring back the deleted files. Like going back in time.

    Yes indeed there is, just takes along ass time, ive done it before.
     
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    I've recovered whole partitions without taking very long.... WTF were you using?
     
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    I cant even remember it was yrs ago, it took a few hrs or 2hrs to recover the whole HDD, it was the hrs after wards going through 50000 files to find the ones they wanted.
     
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    Melvis, if you last used a recovery program a few years ago, then you'll be pleasantly surprised at what they're like now. Recuva (Piriform's recovery program and my personal favourite) is quite fast, and HDD's have improved quite a bit over the last few years, which results in the scans being faster.
    You can sort the files by size, date modified and type (.jpg, .txt, etc.) before they're recovered, which will save a lot of time sorting through them. Especially if you know what you're looking for (for example, you can just recover all pictures, or all music, etc.)

    It does take a while still, but it depends if the lost data is worth the wait... In my case it always has been.
     
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    idk about recuva, but i have used other apps that also allow to choose the folder to recover inside
    of, meaning you don't have to start at the root of the drive and search everything, you can go to
    the user folder, or the documents folder, or the pics folder.

    also, what you refer to as returning to a previous state IS windows system restore, unless you
    have an extra piece of software installed to do that.
     
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    Yea Recuva does have that ability. You can also restore files in their original folder structure, which helped me once when trying to sort >10,000 files into their right folders!!
     
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    wow didnt know there were programs to recover deleted files?
     
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    Have a read up - chances are you've needed the program before, but didn't know it existed.
    Features page of Recuva
     
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    Ahh ok that sounds good then, ill have to look into the program you suggested. I do remember the one i used did (i think) put into categories but it was basic and it was my GF HDD that i stuffed up haha and it had 5yrs worth of crap on there, omg there was alot to go through :ohwell:

    Ahh ok i might be getting confused, i wanted to state it wasn't the Factory Restore, just a restore to a later date.
     
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    Just pray you didn't write something after that deletion.
     
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    Tinycat

    :laugh: Tinycat..........................? :ohwell:
     
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    yeah, for recovery sooner is better and you cant expect it would 100%, left 2% from 100% for failed recovery :D
     
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    And "you" don't have to do it either. Operating systems and running applications are constantly writing and disposing of temporary data and file systems like to keep all data condensed on the platters to improve read/write performance. Basically, recovering deleted data fully is only possible on drives where there is little writing activity (like a user volume). Once any part of a file has been even partially overwritten, there is little chance of recovering it.
     
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