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Shadow Explorer - Recover Deleted Files


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Just found this piece of free software that allows you to recover older versions of files from system restore points.

So if you delete an important file by accident, providing a restore point was created before it was deleted, you may be able to recover it.


From the website:


"From time to time, Windows Vista / 7 / 8 creates point-in-time copies of your files. This allows you to retrieve older versions from files you accidentally deleted or altered. This service is turned on by default on all versions of Windows Vista/7, but Microsoft grants access to these copies only in Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions. This is where ShadowExplorer comes into play. For more information on Shadow Copy, visit Microsofts website."




or here




I think the best advice though is to BACKUP!!

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seems safe from my quick research.






so what are you using that brought up that message anyway bob, maybe you have some malware on your pc or the software your using gives lots of false positives. :shrug:



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It's a trusted and recomended piece of software, came across it on 7 forums after struggling to use Recuva to get some very valuable photos off a friends PC. Where Recuva failed this worked!

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