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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of a tool that can recover deleted items from a server 2008 recycle bin that has been 'emptied', but then place the data back into the recycle bin so I can recover the files directly back to where they were deleted from. I would use 'previous versions' but cannot for various reasons.


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    The way deleting files works is when you delete the file, Windows removes the reference from the index but doesn't actually go and zero out the data. So the data is still there but Windows has no idea where. The space where the data resides is shown as free space and Windows can and will use it to write new data.

    So to recover it, you'll have to use a utility that scans the free space for files. Like Undelete or TestDisk
    Also you'll need to do the recovery as soon as possible as the more time goes by the higher the chance the the location where the files were has been over written.

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