Question

Can these be restored?

I've deleted a folder with alot of stuff in it is it still possible to recover them after I've Re-installed windows twice?

Answers

Extremely doubtful, especially if you've used the pc a lot as well.

Windows doesn't zero out the data but when its deleted its marked so that the space can be used again. At that point its random chance if the file(s) get overwritten, with the amount of file IO involved in a windows install there is a good chance that they are gone completely. If you want to find out grab a piece of software from perfectsoft which is a free file recovery util.

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