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OOPS - moved zip files, can't recover

By Tedster ยท 6 replies
Jun 30, 2005
  1. I moved zip files to another drive without realizing it ( I thought I was just copying). The destination drive was formatted.

    Now my zip disk is empty. How can I recover the files? Nothing has been written to the zip drive.
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,029   +384

    Perhaps you can find an undelete utility and try their trial version.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What format was the original drive? There are zillions of FAT undelete programs out there.

    For NTFS there are two free tools that I know of: PC Inspector File Recovery and Restoration by Brian Kato
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    I've tried a few, but they don't see anything. I assumed when you move files, Windows jsut deletes the original files from the source.
    thanks though
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    the original source was fat32 on a zip 100 disk
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    ok, now I'm getting another problem, the zip drive is only reading SOME of my zip disks.
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    Ok. I unlocked the zip drive and the file inspector program is working!

    thanks.
     
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