(Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
Backed up files from my laptop, did a clean install of windows and then deleted the "windows.old" folder. Looked around for a specific folder in my backup, can't find it... I turned off my laptop and currently using my phone to google stuff. I've get a few questions:
1)bit obvious but I want to check, is copying the entire desktop folder through c/user/me/desktop (can't remember if that's the actual directory) the same as actually going to your desktop and copying the files?
2) what is a good free file recovery program (that ideally allows batch recovery but most importantly is not limited like free trial versions).
In the past Ive downloaded numerous different programs, all either failed to do what I want or could but were limited some how because they turned out to be free trials. I.e. I've installed useless programs and increased the chances of the deleted files being not recoverable...
I've heard a user suggest a program called recuva and was wondering if other users could either confirm it actually does what it should or recommend a better program?