Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] lost image recovery
From: at (Douglas M.Sharp)
Date: Sun Jan 30 15:39:20 2005
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Thanks for the comments Didier, I was just very surprised that the solution 
found by these software people was implemented unusually simply and clearly.
I gathered that what happens is what you wrote, but I wasn't quite sure of it
after trying to explain it to my (non-technically minded) wife. I just 
her your mail and she got it straight away - thanks again.

Didier Ludwig wrote:
> Douglas
> There are many different tools to recover "deleted" files, they mostly 
> work the same way. This one is indeed easy to use, and I can recommend 
> it, too.
> As you maybe know, "delete" does not really mean "delete" in most 
> programs and operating systems; it just means the file is deblocked and 
> set to "overwritable" - but the file stays where it was; and that's what 
> these tools are recovering.
> You should better not trust too much and believe you can always recover 
> your files and so you dont need to be careful when deleting. Because if 
> you have bad luck, the next files you save after "deleting" are placed 
> just over the deblocked file... Following Murphy's law, this happens at 
> least in 50% of all cases :-) and once it's overwritten, only very 
> advanced hackers and maybe some secret services might help you further.
> Didier
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