Video in USB hard-drive

February 20, 2011 at 07:25:42
Specs: Windows XP
I "cut and paste" some video(GPP3 format) into portable usb harddrive 4months ago from my DV. Unfortunately, I accidentally left the usb drive in the bus.

As I have already used the DV many times in the past 4 months, the data in the DV can no longer be recovered.

Now, I have some questions:

a. If I just directly cut & paste the video from DV to USB drive (I did not save in c: and D: drive), can I retrieve the video file from my computer (Windows xp version)now?

b. If I watched the video 3days ago in my computer, is there any possibility to retrieve the video file from my computer?

I am grateful for your help.

Cheers.


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#1
February 20, 2011 at 20:49:59
What is DV ?
Do you mean a DVD disk ?

"Unfortunately, I accidentally left the usb drive in the bus."

So the subject usb drive has been lost forever ?

"a. If I just directly cut & paste the video from DV to USB drive (I did not save in c: and D: drive), can I retrieve the video file from my computer (Windows xp version)now?"

When did you, or will you, do that ?
Back then or now ?

If you copied it from a DVD disk to the USB drive it was never on the hard drive, unless you played the video on the hard drive.

"b. If I watched the video 3days ago in my computer, is there any possibility to retrieve the video file from my computer?"

Extremely unlikely, unless you have not used the computer at all since then, if a copy of the file was even stored at all on the same hard drive partition the Windows folder is installed on. The Windows page file has probably over-written the data area where the video file was.


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#2
February 21, 2011 at 23:21:04
Thank you tubesandwires.

I direct cut and pasted the video (3GPP) from my DV Camera into USB harddisc, but not saved in C: and D: drive. I extremely regret I have done such a stupid thing!

I want to ask more question.

Can I retrieve my video file through the file of "ntuser.dat" or "object.data" (or other else)?

As I am a newbie, would anyone who are familiar with computer knowledge offer your kind help?

Thanks again.


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#3
February 22, 2011 at 04:28:19
Is there any other assistance in my case?

Grateful for any reply.

Thx


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#4
February 22, 2011 at 08:00:02
If the original video file is no longer on wherever data is stored on the camera (camcorder ? ), then it cannot be recovered, unless you have not used the camera since, in which case you may be able to use an un-delete program of some sort to retrieve the data from the camera's data storage device.
Specifically, links to some programs that may be able to do that -
see response 2:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

"Can I retrieve my video file through the file of "ntuser.dat" or "object.data" (or other else)?"

When you cut and pasted the data from the camera's data storage to the flash drive, that may have been done entirely via the ram (direct memory access) in which case there was no data related to the video file at all on the hard drive, or there may have been a temporary file made on the hard drive on the Windows partition, but if you've been using the same Windows partition for days since, temporary files are usually deleted while booting or restarting the computer the next time, and although you can often recover deleted files if you try to recover them immediately, that file has probably had it's data space the file occupied overwritten by the Windows swap file or by some other data long ago.


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