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Undeleting files

Discussion in 'Software' started by zxspectrum, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    OK, long story short, a friend is seeing someone who is on the com most of the time and then will delete all of his tracks for the sites hes been on, which is making the girl suspect something is either going on or he may be doing something worse

    So, undeleting software, can this be used even if C Cleaner has been used ??? Or is undeleting software that good??? and does anyone have any special reccomendations for this type of software

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  2. Fergal1982

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    Or, he doesnt appreciate nosy cows sticking their beak into his business. Let me guess, she's the type of person who would steam open his mail, and read his texts?

    Undeleting software isnt really free, so you are looking at paying it, but in general, even thrice-overwritten data can be retrieved with the right expenditure. For your purposes you are likely just looking for a standard level application that might help. I'm sure either Phoenix or Zeb will have a good idea about the best tools for this sort of thing.
     
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  3. pete.grant

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    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    ...From the same people who make CCleaner. I have used it in the past and found it to be very good for a free app.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    To be honest mate - I wouldn't go there.
    Unless you fancy her and want to take a shot yourself... :biggrin

    If someone deletes something from their personal computer, I don't think anyone, not wives, nosey girlfriends or girlfriend's mates have any business trying to recover it.

    If the rest of their relationship is OK, then does it really matter if he's watching a bit of pron or flirting a bit on facebook? If they've got the sort of relationship where that sort of thing is a real problem, then they're not going to last long anyway and the truth will out in some other way - preferably one that doesn't involve you.

    Unless you're James Bond, no good has ever come from trying to find out things that you might not want to know.

    If you discover he's been a bit naughty - end of relationship and they'll both see it as your fault. Believe me, I've been there. Worse still, they patch things back up then they both hate you as the person who tried to split them up even though it was nothing to do with you.

    On the other hand, if he hasn't been naughty - maybe he's been shopping online for engagement rings and romantic wedding destinations - you aren't going to be able to cover up what you've done. He'll either spot that someone's been messing with his PC, or she'll blab. Again, end of relationship, all your fault.

    Stay well out of it mate. 8)
     
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  5. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Im only going of what ive been told, so i dont know what the girl looks like,lol. I think its ringing alrm bells as the blokes doing it so often and late at night etc, if i was him id just say im looking at porn???

    Ill try that one you suggested,. cheers

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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Here here. If she's a scouse bird tell her to do what any of our girls would do and front him about it, but ultimately Jonny has already given you personally the best advice which is stay out of it IMO.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Might explain why he's looking at pron all night... :biggrin
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I do like a bit of pron, hardcore pron . . . . :lol:
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Lots of trust in that relationship... :biggrin
     
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  10. MLP

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    Hi

    I've used Pandora Recovery at work, when students have accidentely, or in anger, deleted important stuff from memory sticks etc.

    However, just to echo what others have said, it sounds like a dodgy situation to get into. If you find something, there'll be tears and tantrums, which you'll end up getting some of the flack.

    Best of luck with that one.

    Maria
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    It sounds to me like he is deleting his browsing history and not files he has downloaded onto his hard drive, so file recovery software wouldn't help anyway.

    It is perfectly legitimate to cover your browsing tracks so that your girlfriend or whoever can't see what you have been looking at.

    Making assumptions as to why a person might want privacy is unwarranted.

    Stay well out of this one 8)
     
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