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Hello again,

No matter which undelete programme I try, not one of them will ever find a deleted file.

I copy a file to a directory on C: or D:, delete it and then empty the Recycle Bin. Whatever application I care to use, the file, which is very unlikely to have been overwritten, can not be found. No trace of it ever.

The undelete applications are on drive Z: so that running the undeleter should have no effect on drive C: or D: where the deletion has been done.

Is there something wrong with my discs, or is it the security app ? It worked in XP !

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(Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015)
 

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Install the recovery software on the C: drive, the drive that has the OS on it.


Is your hard drive encrypted?
 

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Install the recovery software on the C: drive, the drive that has the OS on it.
OK I'll try that, although the choice of drive to scan is always given regardless of where it's run from.


Is your hard drive encrypted?
No. Although the free space is overwritten regularly. However, as the test deletions and attempted recovery are made without any intervening cleansing, and within a minute of the test deletion, that should not make any difference

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If Recvua is installed on the C drive and you select a Deep Scan, what are the reads of the program?
 

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If Recvua is installed on the C drive and you select a Deep Scan, what are the reads of the program?
Copied header.txt from C:\Download to C:\Temp; deleted header.txt from C:\Temp at the command prompt.

After three hours of deep scanning, Recuva found 120,000+ files, but not
the test deletion :eek:(( Blank screen. "File not found" after giving it the filename of the deleted file.

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Copied header.txt from C:\Download to C:\Temp; deleted header.txt from C:\Temp at the command prompt.

After three hours of deep scanning, Recuva found 120,000+ files, but not
the test deletion :eek:(( Blank screen. "File not found" after giving it the filename of the deleted file.
I tried yet another undelete application. Same result: Sorry your file was not found.

I also tried the same method of simulating a file recovery on my other machine, an older one with Windows 7 Pro (this one's Home Premium) and it worked perfectly. So it isn't my method, it's the machine.

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I tried yet another undelete application. Same result: Sorry your file was not found.

I also tried the same method of simulating a file recovery on my other machine, an older one with Windows 7 Pro (this one's Home Premium) and it worked perfectly. So it isn't my method, it's the machine.
No it isn't ! I successfully recovered a test deletion from the second NTFS volume drive D:/

So it's the C:/ drive that's the problem.

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