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    Hi.

    I hope someone can help me. I deleted some photos back in August after copying them to two separate cds. I looked at the cds the other day and the photos are not on the discs. I now cannot find the deleted files. The recycle bin is only showing me deleted files back to October. Does anyone know if I can access my deleted photos. It has really upset me that I have lost them! :cry: :cry: :cry: Please help me!!

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    Depending on how important the files are to you, you may be able to recover them or have a company that is in the business attempt to recover them for you. Another alternative is to try some of the free software file recovery software available. See link below.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Free+...e=utf8&oe=utf8

    I just reread your post, since you deleted these files 3 months ago it may not be possible to recover them. What happens is when you delete files they aren't really gone from the hard drive just moved and renamed and hidden. After a little time the files are overwritten with any new data added. I guess some of the free software might be worth a try though. Please don't get your hopes up too high though because even if the software can locate the files there is a very good chance the files may be corrupted and not recoverable.

    Below is some excellent information on this subject.

    http://www.geekgirls.com/windows_recycle_bin.htm
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    Try PCInspector available here for free http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm . Not only check your deleted files, but also try it on the CDs. We've had some luck with this program .. good luck ... keep us posted.