recover deleted video

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by misterroy, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. misterroy

    misterroy Guest

    My hard disk was almost fill, I did a search for big files and the
    results showed there was two copies of each of my big files, 1Gb and
    more so I deleted one of each. Then I noticed each time I deleted one
    file, two went. I tried two file recovery programs, but no luck, (the
    files were too big for delete bin).

    Any ideas how to get them back?

    roy
     
    misterroy, Jun 17, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    The problem with File recovery is You will find files and bits of files
    going back to the birth of the hard drive And they may be in more than one
    part depending on the size of your file clusters.

    I had a small file from Karensware but It does not seam to be on the web
    site any more. This fond files that had been reformatted over aswell as the
    ones that had been defragged tons of times though not the one I was looking
    for
     
    Trev, Jun 20, 2006
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    John Russell Guest

    You need proper File Recovery Software which looks at the hard drive block
    by block and rebuilds the directory listing. These are not cheap because
    most people are desperate when they need it and the companies know it. The
    usually allow you to download a trial just to see what files can be found.
    If the files you want can be found then you buy the full version which can
    recover them.

    IF you've been using your PC since you did it there is every chance
    something will have been written to what the PC thinks is free space.
     
    John Russell, Jun 20, 2006
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  4. And although it finds lots of promising-looking file names, it
    actually recovers a depressingly small proportion of complete files.
     
    Laurence Payne, Jun 20, 2006
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    But it IS free space, accidental free space may be but free space all
    the same!

    As you said, the biggest problem here will be the fact that the space
    (gained by the file 'deletion') will almost certainly have been
    written to - making the previous file un recoverable or usable even
    if it was partially recovered.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Jun 20, 2006
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  6. misterroy

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    To put that into context, *anything can* be recovered if a whole or
    part remains, those remains might not be usable but they can still
    shed light on the files 'content'. The only way to securely make data
    totally unrecoverable is to make the hard disc it's self un-usable.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Jun 20, 2006
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    Jukka Aho Guest

    Actually, there's quite a good freeware file recovery program for
    Windows ("PC Inspector File Recovery") I've succesfully used in similar
    situations:

    <http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm>
     
    Jukka Aho, Jun 20, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    We had this discussion on the land rover group a few weeks ago, and the
    outcome was that the file shredding programs cost money and there was no
    easy way for the casual user to determine if the data was truly destroyed.

    The OP, who had computers he wanted to sell, but which had sensitive medical
    data on the drives, replaced the HDDs with new ones and took the old ones to
    the firing range for target practice.
     
    G Hardy, Jun 22, 2006
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