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  1. If you have an external/portable drive, or even another internally installed drive that has the capacity to restore the videos try restoring onto it. Do not try to restore onto the exact same drive where the files were deleted, since that has a significantly higher chance of overwriting what you wish to restore. I don't think your work will stop there though, you're likely in for a chore and you may or will have videos that won't play after being restored, and you may need to use a tool like the free Avidemux to re-save/re-mux them (or some other video tool) to see if they'll play in your media player. Restoring is always a long shot which is the reason it's critical to always have backup copies, preferably three known good backup copies (since any disk drive will eventually fail) of everything important to you which may seem like paranoid overkill but with accidental mishaps and malware it can be a life-saver.
  2. There is always a risk, and especially so if the hard disk has been in use since the accidental delete happened.
  3. Might be a combination of using the registry cleaner and some weirdness that is in Win10 from time to time, and they did just have the updates Tuesday - perhaps just a coincidence. Restarting a computer is always the first thing to try, sometimes a session can just be buggy and Windows (any version) can be very finicky and weird sometimes. With Win10 in particular I've seen it have odd or buggy behavior with external USB drives as if they were never initialized or formatted (how a brand new SSD arrives) like there was nothing on them and rebooting and using the drive in the same USB port won't fix it, however what will fix it is to unplug the drive and plug it into a different USB port and Win10 all of a sudden correctly sees the drive.
  4. If you hibernate/sleep your system it won't save the Recuva scan results and you'll have to start over from scratch.
  5. You could go this route: 1. Download and install either Revo Uninstaller Free, or Geek Uninstaller Free. 2. Download the official Norton Remove tool. 3. Uninstall the Norton product with one of the free uninstaller programs mentioned in step 1. Either one will do and both more-or-less do the exact same thing by removing extra leftovers that the standard uninstaller ignores and leaves behind. 4. Reboot the system even if not asked to do so. 5. Run the official Norton Remove tool. 6. Optional: Manually hunt through the system looking for additional Norton leftovers in Program Files, ProgramData, and AppData folders. 7. Reboot the system again, and you're done.
  6. When defragmenting modern hard drives try to find out by looking at their documentation/specifications usually in PDF documents on the manufacturer websites such as Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital what exactly is the drive technology, i.e.; CMR, PMR, or SMR. Also see (if relevant to your situation): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingled_magnetic_recording If you're trying to maintain any drive that uses SMR (which were sold unlabeled to consumers) they can have a serious performance penalty since they'll perform their own internal maintenance that the end-user has no control over, and trying to defragment such a drive could take a very long time.
  7. You can have CCleaner automatically clean those files by inputting an Include: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/including-files-and-folders-for-cleaning Edit: Note that this will only work if you're using Custom Clean, located in: Options > Settings
  8. It doesn't clean inside the Program Files or ProgramData folder. It only removes the unpacked setup files after running setup.exe which will get unpacked into: C:\NVIDIA
  9. I don't know anything about Mac OS having never used it. Perhaps try to get malware removal help on a Mac forum, or go directly to Apple to find help resources.
  10. HTTP = Less secure HTTPS = Highly secure More reading here: https://www.guru99.com/difference-http-vs-https.html
  11. Win10 has issues with external/portable SSDs, safely remove them and plug them in a few minutes later and it doesn't remember having just optimized the SSD with Trim minutes earlier. They should fix or implement remembering that, and preferably keep the last date and time for the device/hardware ID optimization in the registry - or since they're so damned insistent on creating locked System Volume Information on every disk type they could store it in that locked folder.
  12. One workaround for older OSes (I'm not sure if it's Win8.1 specifically, although it has been recommended for Win7) is to instead download and install the Slim builds going forward (something to do with how the installer works now): https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds Also check your antivirus logs, not too long ago a couple of antivirus' wouldn't allow a new version due to false positives.
  13. You could try re-saving the file with Avidemux (open source/GPL) without re-encoding/transcoding it to losslessly restore it -- but you're going to have to know the specifics of how the file was saved originally, i.e.; video codec, and audio codec, and what the file extension is. Doing that would write a header in the video so that playback software and hardware would know what it is and how to play it but that's of course assuming the video file is actually recoverable and intact, it might not be. Here's the link to Avidemux Portable, it doesn't install anything so if it doesn't work you can delete it without it leaving anything behind on your PC.
  14. I'll just wait 30-60 days then play loaded gun roulette with it. I doubt it will be offered to my Acer laptop, none of the major upgrades ever have been.
  15. For something that can always be resident and waiting such as with Smart Clean (and its previous incarnations) it's actually following the behavior of any other program that can remain resident and do an unattended automatted background task by being in the SysTray (AV, firewall, IP blocker, etc.,).
  16. Pro version isn't going to clean it any better! Possibly they need to update CCleaner to clean it as per usual they will always be playing catch up especially when it comes to Chrome/Chromium-based browsers.
  17. Perhaps look for help on the official Amazon Forum: https://www.amazonforum.com https://www.amazonforum.com/s/global-search/restore files data --------------- Supposedly "there is a way with paid for software" going by results in this search (I haven't tried it, so I don't know the results): https://duckduckgo.com/?q=recover+files+from+fire+tablet --------------- One thing I do know since my mother has umpteen different Amazon Fire Tablets is you can re-download your files (pictures, etc.,) if you synced/backed them up on Amazon cloud servers (I haven't a clue if it does that automatically on it's own accord, or if it was something you had to be doing manually all along so good luck) -- anyways that's what I remember my mother doing when she bought her new Fire Tablet, she just had it re-downloaded/sync everything which it was able to do automatically.
  18. The way the forum is configured you can't to my knowledge.
  19. It's been able to clean Edge Chromium going back several versions.
  20. With it misbehaving on two completely different installs of Win10 I wonder if it has something to do with how it's configured to run in Task Scheduler.
  21. I never liked the fact that Flash was baked into Win10 with no ability to uninstall it either via the UI, or via a PowerShell script like how we can get rid of allot of other unwanted stuff.
  22. It would've had Windows Defender by default, and enabled.
  23. Someone should tell them about Windows® 3.1.
  24. Sometimes upgrading Windows may break something, or the CCleaner settings could just be corrupt. If you haven't done so yet you may need to do a clean/fresh install of CCleaner which details: 1. Uninstall CCleaner. 2. Restart Windows. 3. Install CCleaner.
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