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Student of Computational Linguistics B.Sc. at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Programmer at a small backup software company (Visual C++, Python, some VB6 and PHP)


Jul
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accepted Unlocker howto?! doesn't do anything
Jul
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awarded  Notable Question
Jun
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comment My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols
@Synetech I think this is a bug in Windows. The API should be protected against accidental misuse.
Jun
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revised My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols
added 219 characters in body
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Feb
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
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Oct
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comment Can files deleted with rm -rf be recovered?
@lena: Where you put the files doesn't matter, as they will simply be spread out over any free space there is. So your new downloads might as well have destroyed your lost data. You can't be sure until you try a data recovery. "Normal" deleted file recovery will probably work though. I'm a Windows user so I can't point you to specific programs, but you should just give the solutions mentioned in the other answers a shot.
Oct
13
comment Can files deleted with rm -rf be recovered?
@lena: so what's most important is that you STOP USING YOUR COMPUTER for anything else than file recovery! Do not edit files, download files, install programs, don't do anything which will affect the contents of your hard drive. Install the recovery program to a different hard drive. And during recovery, of course, you will need a second hard drive or USB key to store the recovered files on.
Oct
13
comment Can files deleted with rm -rf be recovered?
@lena: They don't "go" anywhere, the contents of the file will still reside in the same space that the file occupied the whole time before, but what matters is that the records where which file is stored are lost, and your operating system needs these records for normal operation (i.e. listing files in the Finder.) But because the contents are still there on your hard disk (albeit in a space now marked as "free" in the filesystem), some specialized searching programs can scan your whole hard drive for file structures and recover such files IF they aren't already overwritten.
Oct
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Sep
10
comment How to uncompress a 9GB file in Windows FAT32
@Kashif: Convert does NOT format your partition! Your data will be kept and transferred into the new format. I have already done this several times.
Sep
3
comment My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols
Seems as if it really was this. Accepted.
Sep
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accepted My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols
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