Recover Moved File Only (Not a deleted one I can do that) - Windows XP RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We replace a computer of our in the office with a new one and I had a few files to remove from the old on and put on the new one. I used a USB stick to move the files onto and then put it into the new PC and moved them from the stick to the documents folder.

    All of the files seem to be OK except the most important one an Excel spreadsheet, it opens with an errror and there is no data there.

    I thought it would be easy enough to use something like FreeUndelete to recover it from my USB stick but that show loads of files but not the one I want or any of the other files that I moved.

    I have looked at this with severl recovery tools and none are able to list my Moved files. I fired up the old PC with tyhe same results so far

    Am I missing something as I thought during a move the OS just performs a copy - delete function in one step

    Please advise if you have come across this problem before and have found a solution





    Monday, August 23, 2010 2:51 PM


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