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So I just deleted a folder off of my jump drive, thinking there was nothing in it I needed. As I see the list of files going buh-bye, I notice there are some photos I scanned for my wife.

Does anyone know where Windows XP Pro might have dumped those before they're RALLY gone?
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I'm pretty sure that unless you configure the drive to send deleted items to the computer's recycle bin, then they are permanently gone.

But I could be wrong, I'm basing this entirely off of a similar experience and subsequent research almost 2 years ago.



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Yep, anything that is deleted off a flash drive just gets deleted without going to the recycle bin. However, there are free recovery tools you can download that may be able to recover it. Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the tool I used in the same circumstance.
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    Originally posted by Caliban
    Yep, anything that is deleted off a flash drive just gets deleted without going to the recycle bin. However, there are free recovery tools you can download that may be able to recover it. Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the tool I used in the same circumstance.

Well, if you recall the name, please let me know. So far the only tool I've found (Data Doctor Recovery) allows you to see that your data exists, but doesn't allow you to recover it in the freeware version.

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I would pay to recover it if the data is worth it. Otherwise, it's not really that important, is it?






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Try This (FreeUnDelete).

I've never used it, don't know anything about it, etc. but it might help you out.



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If you are just trying to get the photos back, I've had good luck with the free version of Zero Assumption Recovery (z-a-recovery.com) when I've accidentally deleted photos from both a Sony memory stick and from my flash drive. The only thing I've found it won't recover is video, but that sounds like it shouldn't be an issue.

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Thanks for all the help. The product that came up most often in Google searches was a freeware demo (USB drive Data Recovery 2.0.1.5). It appeared to work fine, except that it only shows you the files it has found, it doesn't let you recover them without paying for it. I understand they want to sell the product, but I wouldn't buy it without trying it first.

I finally found a freeware program called DataRecovery.exe (http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/dr.html). It worked fine, and quickly, recovering 12 of the 14 photos. I tried ZAR, but it "succeeded" in recovering files that were still resident on the drive, didn't recover the two files that datarecovery couldn't get, and was fairly slow.

Thanks again!
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In theory, you could've used the shell:// url scheme for that, but most browsers have blocked that due to security concerns. I would probably run an apache server with php scripts to perform similar functions, for example PHP Ping.
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