file recovery

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wonderworm2000, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. wonderworm2000

    wonderworm2000 OSNN Addict

  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

    if you want to recover anything from that computer, it must have been stored on the hard drive at some point in time...

    hotmail/yahoo: you might find something in temporary internet files, but that's a longshot.
    outlook express: it keeps emails in files with the DBX extension. i believe they are in Application Data in a user's home directory.
    chat conversations: unless they were logged to a file, you're out of luck.
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    if you work in law enforcment, then it's no problem to contact the ISP and ask for the addy in questions email log, they have to backup everything by law, as you already know.
    as for the chat log, if it's been deleted, then your high tech crime unit will be able to recover deleted data.

    kinda makes me wonder why you would be asking on a internet tech site when you have so many resources in the police department at your disposal.
  4. wonderworm2000

    wonderworm2000 OSNN Addict

    I was asking for assistance not a smart ass and you obviously don't know much about law enforcement. Probably watching to much tv as we always say.