Question Last ditch effort - restore deleted home video from SSD

Dec 9, 2019
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Hello:
In Oct, I deleted about 6 mp4s from my Windows 10 Surface laptop (SSD). All were on the C: drive in the same folder. I have tried numerous restore tools - Stellar (found zero mp4s), Recuva (didn't find my specific mp4s), Magoshare (didn't find any mp4s in the source folder, every file I tried restoring appeared corrupted). Of course, backups is the right answer, but I thought I would see if there is anything else that could be potentially done.

Thanks in advance!
 

getochkn

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2 months ago, it's gone. Especially being on the C drive. Those bits of info where the movies were stored have probably been overwritten hundreds of times now. I don't think any recovery could save them.
 
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Thanks all for the feedback. Oddly enough, I was able to see some older (some as old as this past summer) Word docs and some other files and a few MP4s that looked recognizable in the tool listing, but nothing that was recoverable from a video perspective.
 

USAFRet

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Seeing documents in a recovery software and being able to recover them are 2 totally different things. I've thought I was able to recover files because software saw it, then I got nothing in the end.
Right.
What is seen is the file name, not the actual file. Or maybe just fragments of the file, which is useless with a mp4.
 

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