Having problems in recovering my files

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It was my first time using a rocket dock and I didn't know that the folders placed inside it, were just a shortcut of the folders placed on my desktop. I deleted all my desktop folders not knowing that it will also be deleted inside the rocket dock. What's worse is that I deleted it permanently, using tune-up utilities.

I tried downloading different recovery software, hoping to recover all my files but none of them could solve any of it. Is it still possible to recover it?

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Having problems in recovering my files

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Sorry, but you won't be able to recover any of the files you deleted. Even if you use partition recovery tools, it won't help either. Here is why. When you delete a file or a directory, it will go to the recycle bin. All stuff that's found inside the bin can still be restored to its original location.

Although it was deleted and went to the recycle bin, its data is still present in the hard drive. But when you emptied the recycle bin, all the files and folders will be permanently deleted. And the space they occupied in the hard drive will now be vacant when you installed those recovery tools on your computer

It will occupy the vacant spaces that were once used by the files you deleted. When you tried to run the recovery tools, hoping to recover those accidentally deleted files, it will search for the signatures of the files on all of the vacant spaces in the whole drive. But since you had a new installation of the recovery tool, the once vacant spaces will now be occupied by the recovery tool.

The signatures of the files that were residing in it before are now replaced by the files of the recovery tool. Once they are overwritten, they can never be recovered again.

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Having problems in recovering my files

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When you delete a file, the file itself is still in the drive. The only thing that you lost is the address where that data is stored in.

There's still hope that you can recover your lost files if you minimized the use of your computer immediately after you accidentally deleted your files. Windows writes a lot of files on your hard drive during operation. The more you use your computer, the more data Windows writes over your old data and the chance of recovering those old data decreases.

Have you tried this Mini tool Power Data Recovery

It's one of those free tools for recovering data. But you shouldn't install it on the same drive as where the lost data is. This means you will have to remove your hard drive and connect it as a slave on another computer and install the recovery software on that other computer.

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