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how to unerase files from diskettes?

 
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Somewhen in 1991 I used Norton Utilities under DOS for this. Now Norton Utilities under Windows, or any multitasking OS, do not have access to hard disk but only to trash bin.
I tried to use the old NU under DOS but during saving unerased file the DOS hangs up.
I do not think that it is because of NU, because I cannot run anything from the old DOS programs.
I have AMD processor, 256 MB RAM, 80GB HD and it seems to me it is confusing DOS which was created for 3-6 orders less volumes.
Anybody knows what can I purchase/get free for unerasing, at our days?
[ October 09, 2002: Message edited by: G Vanin ]
 
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Norton should still be able to unerase floppies. Unless the floppy has been written to since the erasure occurred. That's because the actual "erase" is done by flipping a bit on the disk's directory entry to make it invisible and returning the FAT info to the free FAT pool. NU would simply flip the bit back.
You can boot a "DOS" NU by simply inserting your Norton CD and booting from CD, but the Norton Trash bin should have a menu option to locate recoverable files without dropping out of Windows.
 
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Thanks Tim. I forgot to mark "Email notification" and did not notice the thread had been answered.
I shall try at home.
I use System Commander and I am not sure how can I reboot from CD.
 
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Well, it did not work.
It is important because I have lost all in my life, it is hard disk and I try, at least, to recover what were at diskettes
I have Norton System Works 5.0 (with Norton Utilities and Unerase Wizard inside). No, Norton Trash Bin doesn’t determine anything on diskette. And how could it be, I wonder, since Windows’ Recycle Bin is just a repository for “deleted” files, that are really not deleted but moved and stored there. The idea of multi-tasking Oses is to restrict any applications from direct access to disks.
Booting from CD gives me 3 options:
Microsoft Windows98 Startup Menu
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1)Norton Antivirus: Emergency Disk Programs
After choosing:
Creating Emergency Disk or Emergency Virus Repair
2)Normal Boot (it is to Windows98)
After choosing:
“Remove the CD containing Norton Antivirus from your CD-ROM drive, then press Ctrl+alt+Del to restart your computer”. Hmmm, very helpful
3)View more information
<b>Please tell me what kind of Software do you use that detects deleted files on diskettes. </b>
 
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