How would you handle this?

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#1 Posted by manjam2 (108 posts) -

Hi Guys.

Here is my issue:

I recently downloaded Ubuntu onto my computer, but I messed up a big step and deleted all my backed up family pictures (Don't ask how). I'm not sure if I can recover them or not, but I'm certainly trying my darndest. Now my mother (Bless her heart) is a very nice person, but one thing she gets upset about easily is whenever we lose pictures or whenever somebody doesn't back them up.

Here is why I am talking to you guys:

I'm not sure how to tell her we lost all of our family photos. I've tried to conjure up some brilliant scheme to get myself in less trouble, but I didn't come up with anything.

SO PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO TELL HER!

If you want to troll a little bit and post outrageous answers, you can. But I'd like a few people to try and help with the issue.

CHEERS!

#2 Posted by konvikt_17 (22344 posts) -

how much does she know about computers?

if she doesnt know anything, blame the computer.

if she knows enough about computers, your out of luck.

#3 Posted by konvikt_17 (22344 posts) -

but if they got actually deleted, for good, then there is nothing you can do to recover them.

might as well come clean.

#4 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

Use this. Recover those so you don't have to tell her anything....

There are other software out there that can help you recover delete files if the application is too difficult....

#5 Posted by konvikt_17 (22344 posts) -

disregard my second post.

tocool has found a workaround.

#6 Posted by manjam2 (108 posts) -

She doesn't know too much. But she'll get angry at me or my dad for not having them printed out or backed up. So that won't work.

I'll try the program realy quick. If it works, You'll forever be in my debt.

#7 Posted by manjam2 (108 posts) -

I'd hate to come clean, but I may have to if this doesn't work out.

#8 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

I'd hate to come clean, but I may have to if this doesn't work out.

manjam2

Unless you went and install a bunch of other stuff your that computer after you deleted those photos, it should work. Things that get emptied out in the recycle bin don't entirely disappear. They stay on the drive til other data over writes it. So use that file recovery software to bring those pictures back...

The hard part about using file recovery software though is finding out what directory those deleted files are in. It usually scans the entire computer so finding out which directory the deleted files are in can be tricky...

#9 Posted by manjam2 (108 posts) -

Is it compatible with linux?

#10 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

Is it compatible with linux?

manjam2

.....:x I don't know, I don't have linux. I'll check to see if there's one for Linux....

#11 Posted by manjam2 (108 posts) -

Sorry mate. I don't mean to be too much of a bother

#12 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

Sorry mate. I don't mean to be too much of a bother

manjam2
Are you an expert with Linux?....
#13 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

If you are somewhat computer literate, you try foillowing these instructions...

#14 Posted by tocool340 (20660 posts) -

Or try this and see if it works for you...

#15 Posted by lonewolfman10 (528 posts) -

Or try this and see if it works for you...

tocool340

I would use that