Recycle Bin

  Micro-Man 15:43 20 Sep 04
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I was asked to help someone who had accidently deleted an essential file to the recycle bin so that his computer would not boot. I too have done this on one of the computers I use for hardware tests.
Is there a way to restore recycle bin files from a boot disc? (not specific to any particular version of windows)
Ended up having to restore windows from the restore disc sadly.

  Micro-Man 10:29 21 Sep 04

Incidently, my friends computer runs XP with NTFS formatting

  JonnyTub 11:43 21 Sep 04

you'd normally (or at least i would) use the installation cd (not a restore disk) to repair the installation, that way your files are left intact.

  Micro-Man 13:07 21 Sep 04

Sadly he only had a restore disc, the rest being saved on a hidden partition on his hard disc I assume. However if it is just one file that's been accidently deleted, then there must be a simple way to restore the contents of the recycle bin from a boot disc.

  Eamonncw 21:42 22 Sep 04

I`m definitely not an expert, but have you tried
System Restore, who knows, it might work.

  JonnyTub 00:39 23 Sep 04

if the files are still in the recycle bin then simply click on them and choose restore files.

  JonnyTub 00:41 23 Sep 04

"click on them should read RIGHT click on them"

  Micro-Man 13:14 23 Sep 04

Sorry folks, but when my friend did this, the computer would not boot and I could not see what he'd deleted hence my curosity as to whether you can restore the recycle bin from a boot disc.

  JonnyTub 13:18 23 Sep 04

you could have used the windows disk to repair the installation rather than reinstall it, that way the files would have been saved.

  JonnyTub 13:19 23 Sep 04

provided it is a "windows disk" and not a restore disk as you mention. Or you could borrow one, there's nothing illegal about it so long as your not installing from it.

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