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Deleted file on homegroup

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    Deleted file on homegroup


    One of the partners I work with deleted the main database backend file from his computer. Its not showing up on any recycle bin. Is there a way to recover it? Im using windows 8, file history was not enabled. Previous versions tab doesnt even show. Right now I'm using Recuva, its in the process of recovering but it will take 5 hours using the deep scan. What should I do?

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    You need to setup a backup regimen so this can't happen again.

    Try installing Shadow Explorer and see if it can find a copy for you.
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    Shadowexplorer did not help. Would you happen to know where I should run the scan on the computer that deleted the file? Shouldnt that have a cluster? I'm unable to find it on my server where the file was stored.
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    Hello Chargersrool,

    Does you have any backups to recover it from?

    Did you create any system images that would contain the files? If so, you could manually extract the files from it?

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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    on his computer yes but thing is the database was on the server computer.
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    If you don't have backups of the server you should immediately stop anything from writing to the server. I like to create an image of the drive and work from it. I've had very good success with Restorer Ultimate Data Recovery for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/2012/8.1 I've also had good luck with Recuva but not with large file sizes. Also PhotoRec - Digital Picture and File Recovery has worked well in the past for me.
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    Will photorec recover files permanently deleted? i dont have an extra image of the drive, just a backup from a month ago...
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    Yes all 3 I mentioned can... if the files haven't been overwritten. I create the image or clone the drive prior to doing the recovery so I am not risking more damage to the file system.
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    What I'm concerned about is that it wont be able to recover the file because it was deleted on a different computer but the file was on the server. Would the cluster be on the computer is was deleted on or the computer that deleted the file?
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    The cluster would still be on the computer it was saved on.
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