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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 07:08 AM
jsfingers
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Hi all…

So I decided to boot up my XF this A.M. to do some editing of my songs which I had stored on my USB Flash.  I have three different folders on my USB flash titled: Set1, Set 2 and Set 3.  While editing a Song on Set 1, I accidentally over-wrote Set 2 with Set 1’s info. I tried to hit the cancel when I realized the disaster I had just performed.....So Set 2 had been replaced by Set 1. 

I was doing some research and came across some thing Data Recovery. Is this stuff legit, does it really work with overwritten files?  Can Set 2 be saved?

Thanks in advanced,

Fingers

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 07:47 AM
sciuriware
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If only you do not change a thing on that drive there are chances.

Try this:

http://www.stellarinfo.com/deleted-file-recovery.htm

;JOOP!

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 08:35 AM
jsfingers
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I will try it, thx so much!

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 09:19 AM
jsfingers
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No avail...Thanks anyway.

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 10:43 AM
Grandpa Mike
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune.  A note for future use…

I will frequently have multiple versions of the same song.  I save each version using a different file name.  That way, nothing gets overwritten.

I may decide a week after I have made a change that I liked the previous version better.  Instead of backing out the changes I made, I just use the previous version file.

The file naming convention you use can be simple or complex but it needs to have intelligence that works for your situation built in.

It could be something as simple as:

Project 1 Song 1 Ver 1
Project 1 Song 1 Ver 2

Good luck.

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 11:24 AM
meatballfulton
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I always keep a backup of the USB drive on my computer...something to consider in the future.

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 02:51 PM
sciuriware
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I combined these two advices:

I save my Song files on the computer as NAME###### while # is the date.
There might be a reason to go back in time.

;JOOP!

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Hi,
Sciuriware,
That’s great advice, perhaps.
Trying System Restore function in Windows, allowing your computer to Go Back to a specified date in it’s calendar.
Sciuriware, has your computer failed where you have used the function to bring it back?
I’m not sure that would restore music files that have been altered or overwritten. It’s worth a try, but I don’t know that will bring them back. How could you prove it?
By saving some files, that you have already safe elsewhere, and use the System Restore to see if works, next week, or a month from now.
It’s great advice , in theory, but unproven by you, yet. Correct?

Chas

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 09:34 PM
VikasSharma
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Windows System Restore feature does not restore user data - only the system files. Always keep a backup of your important data. I use a similar naming convention as suggested by sciuriware but I keep the date part in front and the name part after that - e.g. YYYYMMDD-NN-NAME where NN is a serial number. This makes it easy to sort by date even if the file has not been time-stamped on a computer by modifying it.

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Posted on: January 29, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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There must be no confusion here:
you can’t recover data on a USB stick by the system restore functions of the computer.
However, you can recover lost files on the computer disk by using tools like
Norton Ghost.
That’s what I do (on Mac there is “TimeMachine").

And yes, I once had to “go back in time” on my computer.

Something else:
in my career I have lost - and SEEN go lost - so much data on
computers and media, that I became more and more prudent.
Currently disks are so large that you can use the “eternal” backup:
all your past, present and future Motif-files will fit on a disk.
I’ve had severe problems with CD’s, DVD’s and tapes,
even with professional hardware, that I keep my backup’s on large USB disks.

Of course nothing is 100% secure; you can at least take measures.

;JOOP!

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Posted on: June 29, 2017 @ 01:49 AM
Michael_Todd
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Try Pandora Recovery (Disk Drill) https://www.pandorarecovery.com/flash-drive-data-recovery.html that lets you scan the drive and list all the recoverable data in tree like structure for preview. I am sure it will list all your data for recovery. Super simple to use, and I’ve had some great success with it.

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