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  1. why do you ban people for saying "bump"

    I can't remember the original username or the thread that was bumped, but Username5340958 (who is also banned) posted 'Just got banned by mta for saying "bump"'. I wouldn't say that bumping is a banning offence here, maybe a mild admonition and the bump deleted.
  2. why do you ban people for saying "bump"

    Because it's an empty post, it's annoying, it clutters the forum and the poster thinks that the thread is more important than all the others. Bad manners in other words. If a thread gets no response, then that's just how it is. Like here https://communitybuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/2632/why-do-internet-forums-tend-to-prohibit-responding-to-inactive-threads
  3. Cannot recover file as it has no filename

    If you've run the Wizard switch to Advanced Mode. Highlight the file then look at the Info pane on the right. The cluster numbers will be listed in decimal. This is an onerous task with little chance of recovering data.
  4. Cannot recover file as it has no filename

    These a/v's are getting too big for their boots. You could run a hex editor such as HxDen and using Recuva's cluster number work out the start sector, go there and have a look at the following sectors to see if there's anything actually there apart from zeroes. You could use the start and end sectors and copy all 80 gb elsewhere but there will be some head-scratching maths involved. If the header is zeroed then the chances of any application apart from wordpad opening what you've recovered is very slight. You could also try a data recovery specialist.
  5. 'Check All' Checkboxes

    I'm a little confused about what you are suggesting. Do you want a Check All for Windows (and ditto fpr Applications) that would check/uncheck everything under that, or for the individual sections under Windows? Your first paragraph seems to imply the former, and the second paragraph the latter. The last paragraph sort of shoots the whole idea in the foot. If you want to check all within in subsection just right click on the heading and select check/uncheck all. I think that the current install setup, where a default selection is checked, is better, and safer, than checking everything.
  6. Cannot recover file as it has no filename

    I've never seen a file found with any scan not have a name, so I din't know what's happening there. There's no way to rename a file during recovery. What's the message when you try to recover it? Is it a file that you just 'found', or is it a file you know about? After all you would probably know if you had lost an 80gb file, but if you didn't know you had one then it probably isn't worth worrying about. PS I think I might have had some no-name files right at the end of a deep scan, but they were of no significance so I ignored them.
  7. No, if you recover any amount of data back to the source disk you run the risk of overwriting what you're trying to recover. (You can do it, but you may well make the situation worse, and there's no going back.)
  8. Only by rerunning the recovery with Advanced Mode Option/Actions Restore Folder Structure checked.
  9. Cc: Real Estate

    Isn't that the opposite of what the OP wants?
  10. Recuva will copy whatever is in the clusters whose addresses are in the file's MFT record. So if the deleted file previously occupied say 50 clusters, and 5 clusters in the middle have been overwritten, Recuva will copy all 50 clusters, including the overwritten data, whatever that is. It's not really insecure as the user is already on the machine so he or she just has to look at the live files. A deep scan doesn't have overwritten clusters, as there's no way of knowing what was in a 'free' cluster previously.

    Matt, it's not the sort of thing you would say to a stranger in the street, without repercussions. And signing up under a different username is sneaky too.

    Ok, you've made your point, and have been making it since November. Please stop posting repetitious and boring multiple posts on this theme. Users are quite capable of deciding whether or not to use Piriforms' products.
  13. file recovery & corruption repair

    If they have been overwritten then there's little chance of recovery. You could try a deep scan, but the odds aren't great.
  14. file recovery & corruption repair

    If you mean is does the paid Recuva fix corruption then no. I don't know how the corruption was caused and if I did I doubt that there's a simple fix. Is it file deletion on FAT32?
  15. file recovery & corruption repair

    No, Recuva will copy what is there, byte by byte, no more or less. It's very difficult to advise how to proceed without knowing anything about the file or system or corription, except that it won't be easy.
  16. There are no logs with Recuva (writing to a device when attempting a recovery is a no-no), and there is no directory info with the recovered files. You should rerun the scan, go into Advanced Mode, open Options/Actions, check Restore Folder Structure towards the bottom, and then run the recovery. You say you can't run the scan again - why?
  17. Using CCleaner to wipe Ipad

    Sometimes I sit in a corner and quietly weep. If you had read posts two and three at any time within the last three years you would have had your answer. This must be a spam setup.
  18. Ccleaner License Requirements

    Have a look at https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/end-user-license-agreement I think you want section 2.1.2, and I think the answer is no.
  19. Blank Recovery Location Dialog Box

    No idea, as it hasn't happened to me, but look at https://forum.piriform.com/topic/27316-unable-to-choose-recover-drivefolder/ https://forum.piriform.com/topic/45953-no-folders-shown-when-i-click-the-recover-button/ I forgot to say look at MrRon's post in the first link. And what happens if you press Make New Folder?
  20. Just scroll to the right of that box to see the error messages. You're trying to recover files found with a normal scan, those found with a deep scan have no file names. The error message might say that 'This file is overwritten by xxxx' which can occur on flash drives. Next time make sure the files being recovered are the same as we can see in the underlying pane (which isn't the case here) and don't hide the info with the error box.
  21. You already thanked him over five years ago. This is a most peculiar post.
  22. Recuva not deleting files

    What's the file system? Normal or deep Recuva scan? What's the error message when you try a Recuva overwrite?
  23. Cleaning and deleting

    I'm a bit wary of this piece of thread necromancy, but here goes: If you're talking about the FAT, as in FAT32, then the FAT entries are zeroed on file deletion, so there's no need or even sense in 'cleaning the FAT'. Deleted file names are held in the various directories/folders in the system and are more difficult to remove. If you mean NTFS then run a Drive Wipe to clear the MFT.
  24. File recovery is a copy and paste operation, the source files remain on the device unaltered. You can't cut and paste deleted files with Recuva. What 'file shredder' did you use?