Recovered deleted file but can't read it...machine gibberish

December 22, 2011 at 11:37:30
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 2.40 Ghz AMD
Recovered deleted file-how do I check file permissions? File written in Word 2002 and deleted. When I recover it (with Recova) it opens in Windows Default - gibberish. It suugests checking the File permissions???How can I do that so I can revover my file in Word 2002?

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January 10, 2012 at 12:41:42
I posted this problem just before Christmas but so far it has comfounded all you brianiacs. LOL. I'm still having the same problem trying to read my deleted files using Recova. I keep getting an error message telling me to check the file permissions - I have no idea how to do that.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Paul D.

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January 10, 2012 at 14:07:08
I'm on Win 7, but try this:

Select your file and right click
At the bottom of the popup select Properties
Then select the Security Tab
Then select the Advance button down the bottom
Then select the Permissions Tab
You should have Three lines for the file permission:
User Name

They should all be set to ALLOW

If they are not then click the Change Permissions button
and edit the lines.


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January 12, 2012 at 07:41:40
Thanks for the reply, Mike. Unfortunately, when I right click on a file and click on Properties the only tab there is General so there is no way of changing the Permissions. Any other ideas?


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January 12, 2012 at 11:55:53
What do you mean by it opens in Windows Default ?

Try using Notepad or Wordpad, both should be under Start/Programs/Accessories


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