Win XP System Restore question...

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    I accidentally deleted an MPG file no more than two hours ago. Two of them that equalled 650MB's in size. They've both been on my computer for at least a week. Is there any chance I might be able to recover them if I did a system restore, or does that only restore stuff like registry files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Arthur Legardo

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    I don't thing the restore facilty works in that way, it's really meant for drivers and essential Windows XP files. You may want to try and download a undelete utility from the 'net for what you want to do.
     
  3. Travis Hedger

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    Yea, system restore is basically if you crash the system, or if something in Windows broke. Actually it works VERY well I have found.

    What you need is something like an unerase program. Norton's has one, but I have never used it.
     
  4. Curtis Koenig

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    Here is some basic system restore information from the MS Knowledge Base:
    The System Restore Utility May Be Suspended on a System Drive Even Though There Is Enough Disk Space
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q299904
    How System Restore Functions When You Delete Hard Links
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q286164
    This is from the built in help files in the OS:
    Restoring your computer does not affect or change your personal data files. For information about backing up personal data files, see Backing up files and folders.
     

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