how to recover files deleted by "Cutting" in windows 7-Pro
I just did the silliest thing a few minutes ago!
I had a folder on my Win7 pro machine that had all my work (C# code in Visual Studio) for a couple of days. I wanted to move the draft to a more organized place. I cut all the files, deleted the source directory on my desktop and BAMMMM!!!! All my files were gone! I windows could not paste them, (because it cannot find the source) and "Undo"ing the rename did not help! :(
Since the files were on C:\ I bet its really hard to recover them, if all possible. Is there a trick somewhere in the windows? I am reluctant to use a recovery software as suggested here (which by the way is not exactly the same problem) (they are not free and the last time I used one, it took almost a day, I can re-write my code in probably few hours!)
After an hour, I decided to re-write my code but, @Stephen pointed out a really good thing to try.
Also, @FrankThomas, suggested a few recovery programs. I tried EaseUS, which recovered a lot of files! maybe if I would let it run for the rest of the day, it would recover my code, but it would mean that basically I had to stop working for the rest of the day.
IF SomeThing Like This Happened To you:
Try windows restore option first, by clicking in the folder, choosing properties and navigating to "Previous Versions" tab. If you are lucky, you can recover your stuff using that.
If it did not help, turn off your pc, move your HDD to another computer and then use recovery program on the other PC, or download a portable version of the file, put it on a USB disc and try recovering your stuff.