March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

Recovering deleted material

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Recovering deleted material

Post by golaman » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:53 pm

I accidently deleted a file from my memory stick. Anyone know of free software to retrieve it?
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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by klossner » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:04 pm

This one looks promising:
undelete.exe

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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by hairytoeman » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:26 pm

May be too late, or you may already know, but do not copy anything else to your memory stick until you have recovered your data. If nothing else has been copied across, the data should remain, it just is not referenced in the file index. The undelete software will 'look past' the index to find part or whole files. If you copy data to the memory stick, you run the risk that it will overwrite where your old files were stored and they will never be recoverable.
Hope that helps someone.

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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by golaman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:40 am

Nothing saved since the delete. Working on the undelete recommended. It lists all that is on the stick and stuff that has been deleted in the past but not the folder I want to recover. Posted on their forum so fingers are crossed.
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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by donnacha » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:19 am

I have sent you a link to some software that might help you retrieve your file.
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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by dogwhisperers » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:21 am

you could try going back to the PC you were working on and looking in the recycling bin

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Re: Recovering deleted material

Post by golaman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:24 pm

All is recovered and a big thanks to all, especially donnacha, for the successful solution. I am heading for the mountains tomorrow to get my head cleared after this disaster!! Again many many thanks.
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