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    Default Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    I am desperate for help recovering a dbf file from a previous date. My WindowsXP System Restore isn't working but I did purchase a program that recovers deleted files, which the file I need did come show up but can't recover it because it wasn't deleted. I really messed up and deleted a years worth of records and am unable to re-enter in the time frame I have.

    This is not a business. I built this database program for my farm and need it for my taxes.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you,
    Linda L.

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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    Linda;
    Did you actually delete the records or simply "mark" them for deletion?

    Duncan

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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    I wish but no the database was packed.
    Linda

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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    Linda

    You need to look for a utility that has an unzap (dbase, dbf, foxpro) rather than an undelete feature. You also need to not use the system that has the file/table on it until it is fixed.


    dsalvage is one. There are others also. You should boot the system off a cd or floppy and run the recovery software from there rather than from the drive holding the file to recover.

    If you have continued to work on the system, you run into a greater risk of over-writing the area that you want to recover.
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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    "You also need to not use the system that has the file/table on it until it is fixed."
    Do you mean when I save the file? To save it to a different drive?
    My program is on Drive C: but my files are on Drive F:.

    With the other recovery program, I copied the file to a different drive. Will this other software repair it from there?

    Thank you,
    Linda L.

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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    Yes the program will recover a file on a different drive.

    You don't want any additional file activity on that drive until the file is repaired. Making new files, adding to other files may over write the area of the disk that you are trying to recover.
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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    "DBF Recovery" is shareware, will that work? The others I looked at are way out of my price range.

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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    Sorry, I have no experience with DBF Recovery.


    But we'll be interested in the results that you have..
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    Default Re: Alpha4v8 File Recovery

    HI,
    Although I am not faimiliar with DBF recovery software I have used many other forms of recovery software. One thing to note--just because one software does not recover your data (or even find it!) does not mean others cannot. I have 5 different softwares for normal data (not just for DBF) and have had many times when only 1 or 2 actually get my data back at any given time...and what worked last time won't the next. They all use different ways to see and/or retrieve the data.

    So---if what you are using does not work definitely try another. Many have trial or demo downloads that at least you will know if they work or not in their ability to find or fix your lost data.


    Mike

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