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A computer is a great tool in many ways, not least because on a small memory chip or a small hard drive we can accommodate information that would require a very small stone quarry in the Stone Age provided this was stored on stone tablets, of course. facebook you can have the best options for the same.

Preventive: backup

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The disadvantage of having so much on so little is of course that when something first goes wrong, and then there is a lot that goes wrong with that too. In a more rural environment, one speaks of not having all the eggs in a basket, in the data world, the keyword is backup or backup. You’ve heard it before.

Deleted or not?

When a file is deleted in “normal mode” or by formatting the hard disk, the file will not be deleted. It may sound a little strange, but the case is that the data is still on the disk after deletion. In reality, it is the file system which has control over where all the files are located that removes its link to the site where the file is located and considers it as “free space.” In short: the file is there, but the operating system does not “see” it.

That means two things. The first is that all hope is not out even if you suddenly sit there with a blank disk. The second is that by writing to using the hard disk or partition the missing files are on then, there is a certain chance that the files will be overwritten. Therefore, you should usually try to save the lost files before using the media they are stored on again.

Save your files

Check the trash. If you have not emptied it, the case is quite simple. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, right-click the deleted file and select restore. This solution only applies if you have deleted from the local hard drive. If you have deleted data from network drives or from external media such as memory cards, the trash can usually not be used to recover data.

Deleted pictures an upcoming classic

Digital cameras are commonplace, and many have hundreds or thousands of images lying on a relatively secure hard drive. Previously, one might put the pictures in an album and put the negatives in a safe in case of fire. Now there are many more hazards: viruses, magnetic fields, static electricity, lightning strikes, theft of computer equipment family albums were never as popular to steal, a bad hard drive or memory card or simply a reckless user.

Windows XP – System Recovery

If your problem is system or program files in Windows XP, you have the option of accessing the System Recovery tool if you have not turned it off and “returning” to an earlier time. But this solution is not effective when it comes to files that do not have anything to do with Windows and the installed programs. For example, deleted files in My Documents cannot be restored using this feature.

Over time, there have been some third-party partition and file recovery programs, as there is no good tool in Windows that can handle that job. Previously, these were often both expensive and of varying quality, but nowadays there are also good free options and of course still poor quality options.

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