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Document Files Erased


I can't believe that i was so stupid to erase some of my document files, and then i like to have a "clean" recycle bin - so i think i erased and recycled almost half of the document files which hold all my research, document files and other very important and irreplaceable data. I've heard that data isn't really "gone" even if it's been erased. Is this true? And can someone please give me some direction as to how to resurrect my data?

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Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-07 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Now this is what i really don't understand. I go the folder's properties, uncheck the read-only box (it's not checked, but solid color), hit 'apply' and 'ok, " i get a window and it's running through all the files. But when i go back to the folder's properties, the box is filled in again. The read-only box for the files is unchecked, but i still can't delete then.

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I even added a "no need to keep" subfolder. I can copy the . Eml files i no longer want to that folder, but not move them, which is what i want to do (to clean out the folder).

What should i do?


Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Do i need to have sync on in xpmode? It is set to sync on log off now. If i need sync i need to get the settings right because i get error messages when i log off that the tsclient couldn't connect (or something to that effect) and sync couldn't be completed.


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Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I tried using this option and the same occurs, outlook new message opens up with the icon shortcut. I try right-clicking /open with/ and browse and ( this is where i think i went wrong!) I browse and select microsoft office/office12/and select the outlook icon for the outlook application, click save. Then the window of 'open with' choose the program you want to use to open this file: and i select microsoft office outlook, the 'ok" with the same result - - - an new outlook message with the shortcut appears and i am back in that same loop with a file i cannot open.

I only have hundred of these . Eml files that i now cannot access. Please someone help me with the solution to what (i am sure) is an easy, but unknown resolution to my issue!


Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .