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Good morning, I have an urgent problem and I am asking for help...
I accidentally deleted a very valuable file from inside a 7-zip archive. It was my only copy of this file! I thought there was an undelete function but I can't find this in any of the menus.
I tried Control + z but it didn't work. I ran Piriform Recuva, but that didn't find the file either. I looked in the Recycle Bin, but it's not in there.
Please, is there any way to recover this file?
You can try to use software for deleted files in NTFS.
In 7-Zip 9.20 there is such feature.
Run 7-Zip File Manager with admin rights.
Open root folder (most top folder)
Open \. folder
Open your drive
Look to [Deleted] folder and try to find that archive (version of archive before change) there.
Igor, thank you for your reply. I have version 9.25 alpha. Should I install 9.20 instead?
I have followed your instructions but I think my file has been erased beyond recovery. I opened 7-Zip using admin rights but I don't see the root folder anymore. It disappeared when I deleted the file inside it. Unless you know a way to recover a file that was deleted from within the root folder, I fear that my file may be lost. I now appear to have an empty zip file with no content.
I carried out a deep scan using Piriform Recuva but my lost file wasn't listed.
Thank you for your help, I appreciate you must be very busy...
1) you need 7-Zip 9.20 to see [Deleted] folder.
2) you can go root folder, if you press "Backspace" key (or "UP" button) several times.
3) also you can try to open in 9.20 with admin rights: