how to recover lost files?

July 6, 2011 at 22:52:48
Specs: Windows xp
i lost my excel file which was on desktop! that file was not deleted anymore!
I switched off my computer after 3 days I lost the file.
Someone can help?

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July 7, 2011 at 01:37:07
1. check your trash,
2. run a search on local C: drive for this file,
3. file might be with a hidden attribute,

if it all that does not bring any results you might try running a scan on your local hard drive with this software: Seagate File Recovery - it's going to be free for just one file (trial).

If you cant recover the file yourself seek professional help. There are many companies that specialise in recovering data from hard drives.

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July 7, 2011 at 08:25:50
There's also Recuva (Free);

Excellent tool.

It's a good day when you learn something

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July 7, 2011 at 08:37:04
depending on how you switched off your computer you may have a corrupted file system.

You would start by going to a command prompt and running chkdsk
if it says at the end to run the /f parameter do so by running chkdsk /f and answer yes to the question. shut down and restart for check disk to run

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July 7, 2011 at 23:03:17
Yes, i agree with my above fellows.
If you still face the problem you can try Stellar file recovery software.It recovers lost, deleted or corrupted Microsoft documents from all possible storage media. The software supports more than 185 file types.

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