View Full Version : Recovering source file

dj philthy
05-07-2008, 12:48 AM
Is there any way to recover the source file if the delete source option was not checked?

05-07-2008, 03:41 AM
If it was not checked it would not have been deleted, unless you overwrote it with the file you were converting to.

dj philthy
05-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Yea I knew that and like an idiot I overwrited the source. DAMN! Is there software out there that i can use somewhat clean the clarity up a little bit at leats?

05-07-2008, 03:21 PM
You might recover 1/4 of the files using an undelete program, it will be slow work to do so.

dj philthy
05-07-2008, 08:03 PM
What if my recycle bin has been emptied...then you cant recover at all can you?

05-07-2008, 08:11 PM
The file didn't go to the recycle bin, that is why spoon suggested an undelete program, but it is an iffy chance and would probably be a waste of time.

05-07-2008, 08:15 PM
there are numerous undelete programs that can attempt to recover deleted files (even out of the recycle).


How well they work is entirely dependent on how much overwriting you've done on the drive.

While painful, I would never trust undeleted files, at least ones that don't have a CRC check (like flac).

Your likely better off re-ripping from cd (assuming they weren't downloaded from somewhere on the internet).