How to recover a deleted profile

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How to recover a deleted profile

#1 Post by pathfinder » 09 Apr 2013 22:33

This is a simple question, is it possible to recover one of my Profiles that I deleted by mistake?

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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#2 Post by n4gix » 09 Apr 2013 23:25

Check your $Recycle Bin and see if the folder is recoverable. It should be.
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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#3 Post by pathfinder » 09 Apr 2013 23:40

n4gix wrote:Check your $Recycle Bin and see if the folder is recoverable. It should be.
I will check that out right now, thanks for the heads up.

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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#4 Post by n4gix » 09 Apr 2013 23:43

<fingers-crossed mode: ON>
:?:
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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#5 Post by pathfinder » 09 Apr 2013 23:44

n4gix wrote:Check your $Recycle Bin and see if the folder is recoverable. It should be.
ok, next question how do I find the Recycle bin in the game

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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#6 Post by n4gix » 09 Apr 2013 23:45

pathfinder wrote:
n4gix wrote:Check your $Recycle Bin and see if the folder is recoverable. It should be.
ok, next question how do I find the Recycle bin in the game
Not in the game... Open Windows Explorer, and look in the left-pane for the folder named $Recycle Bin.
Click on that folder and then look for your deleted Profile folder. If you find it, select it and right-click to "Restore" from the menu.
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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#7 Post by Unco » 10 Apr 2013 06:08

Wouldn't this only work if he deleted the folder from Windows Explorer?

What if he deleted the "profile" from within the game gui?

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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#8 Post by Atak_Snajpera » 10 Apr 2013 10:02

maybe common 'undelete' software could recover deleted file...

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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#9 Post by n4gix » 10 Apr 2013 16:02

Unco wrote:Wouldn't this only work if he deleted the folder from Windows Explorer?

What if he deleted the "profile" from within the game gui?
Knowing that Windows doesn't really "delete" folders or files, but simply moves their indexed pointers to the $Recycle Bin for later possible recovery, it should still work. The actual folder/file deletion is handled by the operating system.

Until and unless the user deliberately chooses to use the "Empty Recycle Bin" function, the actual bits of the data remain intact on the hard drive.
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Re: How to recover a deleted profile

#10 Post by Komat » 10 Apr 2013 17:26

n4gix wrote: Knowing that Windows doesn't really "delete" folders or files, but simply moves their indexed pointers to the $Recycle Bin for later possible recovery, it should still work. The actual folder/file deletion is handled by the operating system.
No. The program needs to have explicit support to take advantage of the recycle bin. Otherwise it just deletes the file. ETS2 does not support recycle bin.

On the other hand some versions of Windows keep previous versions of some files so it might be possible to find older version of the profile http://www.howtogeek.com/56891/use-wind ... our-files/.

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