Recovering 'deleted' files

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  1. ganons
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    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    I restored a Windows 7 image on my laptop which I made last year. I backed up all files but I apparently missed a folder with about 7 MS excel files.

    Now is there a software i can use to recover these files?
     
  2. porkiewpyne

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    The only one I can think of is Piriform's Recuva. Not sure how well it will perform though. I had mixed results the last time. Though I suppose it's better than nothing.
     
  3. Rydian

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  4. ganons
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    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    Thanks guys.

    I tried Recuva, it showed the files but they have been overwritten i.e. windows defender files and vlc etc

    I tried testdisk and it didnt list the files I was after.

    I take it there is no pint in looking for other software to do the job because recuva has shown it has been overwritten?
     
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Yeah if the files have been overwritten, it'd likely be too much time/effort/money to try to get them back.
     
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