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Retrieving deleted data

Retrieving deleted data

Retrieving deleted data

I have a Btrieve table that has had all the records deleted out of it.  I have a copy of that table immediately after the records were deleted so no new data has been written to that table.  I can see the records within the table using a hex editor.  I have the DDF's to tell me the field layouts.

Is there a tool out there that will allow me to extract the data out?  I'm tempted to write one just for this occasion but I don't want to re-invent the wheel.


RE: Retrieving deleted data

I've never seen any method other than restoring from backup to recover deleted records.  

Custom VB and Btrieve development.
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RE: Retrieving deleted data

That's the conclusion I'm coming to as well.  I'll try writing something then.  Each record in the table has a field that I know the value of so I can search for that and count bytes back to the start of the record and export the data into a format that the BUTIL can load.

Wish me luck!


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