Solved some photos i cannot view how can i view and save them

May 18, 2012 at 00:25:58
Specs: Windows 7
i retrieved some photos and videos from hard drive after it got deleted from recycle bin but now after retival i cant view some pics and videos

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May 18, 2012 at 04:47:30
Are they jpeg, gif, bmp, avi, mp4, etc? Which programs are you using to try to open them?

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May 18, 2012 at 11:04:47
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Programs that find deleted files usually show you what the chances are of that file being recovered 100% successfully is. If that doesn't say excellent or similar, it's likely the recovered file won't work properly because part of it has been overwritten by other data.

When files are deleted, Windows inserts a character into the file allocation table for the file that indicates to Windows that the space the file was using is available for any other data. The rest of the file is still intact until it has been overwritten by other data. The longer you wait after a file has been deleted, the more likely the space it occupied has been overwritten with other data.
Even if you don't add any data yourself, the Windows page (swap) file, or the temporary files Windows is constantly making, may overwrite the data in the deleted file's space.

If the deleted files were on the same partition as Windows itself was installed on, you have the best chance of recovering the most files successfully if you stop using that Windows installation completely. E.g. boot the computer from a CD or DVD that has an operating system on it that can read all the files on the drive, or remove the hard drive and connect it to another computer that's running Windows and don't attempt to boot that computer from your hard drive.

Some of files that were recovered probably had parts of them that were overwritten by other data. The recovered file probably cannot work properly in that case. Programs that find deleted files also find files that you intended to delete and probably no longer want.


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