I deleted a previous Back up plan directly at the HD (without using the "FreeAgents Tools" - I did it thtrough the Windows Explorer (Windows XP). Winodws Explorer shows I have tons of space in the external drive, but when I try to copy my files to the HD, FreeAgent Tools shows my previous back up plan is still there and there's not enough space in the folder.
I also tried formatting the disk but Windows doesn't let me - it gives me a message saying there are other programs accessing the disk (although I closed all other softwares (including the ones running in the background). What do I do?
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Delete your needed files off from your USB hard drive without backups left? What a pity! But, don't worry! In your case, without drive data backups, you also can try to take them all back with data recovery software.
Just follow this video to get your needed stuffs back step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqb0uxpq2mQ
Just back up everything needed well in the future.
Hi, Even I faced the same problem. I have deleted some of the PDF file from my pen drive and luckily I could get all the files from it. I used Yodot File Recovery software and with the assistance of this software I was able to get all the PDF files. Download free trial version of the software if you want to know how to recover a PDF file. It recovers not only PDF file but also all the files present in the drive.
You can often successfully recover deleted files from a PC, it all depends on what has happened since the files were deleted. When you delete files the data itself isn't deleted, just the index entry that tells the system where the data for those files is located. The area containing the deleted data is also now marked as free space so it is available for any new files to be written there instead.
If and when that happens, then it is too late to recover your deleted files so it is very, very important to not save any new files or data to the device concerned.
One of the easiest ways to see if you can recover deleted files is to try some good file recovery software. One I used to use is this data recovery program which you can download from site below http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
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FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help. Supported file systems: NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media.
FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help. Supported file systems: NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media. hope this helps