Lost all my September Pictures Undelete HELP Please

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ShudderBug
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Lost all my September Pictures Undelete HELP Please
Nov 30, 2005

I was reorganizing my files to free up some room of my main hard drive and deleted all my 20D files because I thought I had them backed up to a separate internal hard drive and to an external portable drive.

I copied to the external from the second hard drive at some point and somehow missed all my September files.

When I ran the delete of my whole 20D file on my main hard drive, it was too large for the recycle bin so I deleted all. The files are folders with just the pictures from the camera so no individual file is larger than 64 mb. I don't want to buy recovery software if I can't use it and can't try it because I am operating Windows XP and don't know how my drive is partitioned.

I looked at this:

http://www.r-undelete.com/

and a thread here first:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=13626057

but I don't know how my files are partitioned. The first link mentions FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS.

Is there something else I can do? This is not a crash. My C:\ drive is ok and I haven't written any new files to it yet, although I don't know where certain functions are likely to place little things I've done since like write here.

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