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luigirovatti's avatar

Could you tell me the best solution for a big loss of my computer ebook files?

Asked by luigirovatti (2100points) 1 month ago

I organize my ebooks in two places: my Kindle and my laptop. Now, in my kindle, they’re saved as azw3, in my laptop as PDF. Now, I deleted by mistake some books in PDF in my laptop. In total, more or less 70. Now, I still have the azw3 in my kindle, but converting the books in PDF will take time. So, is there a more faster solution?

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luigirovatti's avatar

I was thinking even to make a combined file of all the books made by every writer, writing on the file the name of the author, and ordering them by name.

ragingloli's avatar

Are they still in your recycle bin?
If not, if it was not too long ago, you can try to use an undelete program to restore the files.

luigirovatti's avatar

You know, I didn’t think about that. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :)

luigirovatti's avatar

Just to ask: 12 days are enough?

luigirovatti's avatar

I meant, if the files were deleted 12 days ago, is it enough time to recover them?

ragingloli's avatar

depends on how often you save and delete files.
when you “delete” a file, and if it is not moved to the “recycle bin”, it is not actually deleted, but its entry in the file allocation table is deleted, meaning the file still exists, the system just does not know where it is anymore.
the longer a file stays “deleted” like this, the more likely it becomes that the data belonging to it is overwritten by another file.

Zaku's avatar

(I have my recycle bin set to NOT delete the files until/unless I empty it manually.)

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