Recover Deleted Files from Vista user Folders

Windows Vista features many fundamental changes and the “User folders” are one among them. The XP-style Documents And Settings folder is replaced by the Users folder. The user folders are located in the root of the system drive (It is usually located in the C :\) Each user account in Windows Vista has its own profile folder which consists of 11 folders to store different type of data.

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The 11 folders included in the user profile are contacts, desktop, documents, downloads, favorites, links, music, pictures, saved games, searches and videos. However, in Windows Vista, Microsoft includes the ability to move user-specific data like Favorites, Contacts, Music, Pictures and others with simple drag and drop operation. Follow the link to recover Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders are most likely to contain large amounts of data. Files accidentally/intentionally deleted from any of the user folders mentioned above can be easily recovered with Undelete File Recovery Software. This tool can also recover files emptied from recycle bin and also retrieve files accidentally deleted from laptop HDD using Shift + Del keys or using any other file management utilities. This Recovery Tool can recover  data from lost partitions provided it is used before the files are permanently overwritten by new data. This software can also restore files from dead hard drive in an easy way. Read more about dead HDD recovery using this tool. The software is also executable in Windows 7 & other versions like Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows server 2003, etc. Go to the site to gain more info about this.

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Tutorial on how to recover deleted files from user folders with Undelete File Recovery Software:


Step 1: Start Undelete File Recovery Software either from program files or by double clicking on desktop shortcut. Undelete File Recovery Software main application window is opened as shown in figure a.

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Figure a: Main window

Step 2: Select the logical drive which has deleted data and click “Next”. As you click Next button, the application scans the selected drive for deleted data and lists all the found files and folders in a tree format under Root folder as shown in Figure b.

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Figure b: Found Files and Folders

After the tree for found files and folders is found click on Show Deleted button, to view only deleted files. The application will now show all the deleted files with a red cross on it. This will help narrow down the files and make it much easier to find the delete file.

Step 3:The next and final step is to restore your found files and folders to a safe location. Click the file you wish to recover and click the “Save” button. As you click save button, a window to select destination location to restore recovered data is displayed as shown in Figure c.

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Figure c: Select destination location

Select the destination location and specify the file types you wish to ignore (file filter) while saving. Check if you want the data to be restored in compressed form and click OK. As you click OK button, the program starts saving the data to selected destination location.

Once saving is complete a message pops up intimating the same. All the data will be restored in a new folder by name “UndeleteX” in selected destination location. You can now access your recovered data as before.

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