I just did a little looking online. I
found information relating to using cmd in XP but in the small amount of
searching I did, nothing that discussed Windows 10. But I don't see
why this would have changed. The del command in XP doesn't send files
to the recycle bin. it just deletes them. I read parts of one or
two discussions about how to have files sent to the recycle bin when using
cmd but they were for XP, and other old versions of Windows. What is
discussed may apply to Windows 10 but I don't know.
Evidently it isn't the use of a batch file that
causes this behavior, as I thought, but use of the del command either
manually entered or in a batch file, if nothing is done to change this
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda in safe mode
If I understand your message, you want to use
the recycle bin. This has nothing to do with safe mode. The
recycle bin is where files are sent when deleted in the ordinary way.
If they are there, you can open the recycle bin and you will see them.
You can restore them from the recycle bin. If you want to do something
else, we can discuss that. If you have system Restore on and you have
restore points, I would expect that you can do the same thing in Windows 10
as in Windows 7. System Restore, by default, backs up all your
files. The feature is called Shadow Copy but in Windows 7, if you use
it, it is called previous versions and it is in the properties of the drive,
or of a folder or file.
If the files aren't available in the recycle
bin and they aren't in Shadow Copy, you would have to use some sort of
undelete program and I don't know which ones work well or if they work as
well as desired.
I suspect, however, though I don't know this,
that when you delete files using a batch file, they aren't sent to the
recycle bin. I'm not sure why I think that, but I believe that is the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:34 PM
Subject: [nvda] nvda in safe mode
I had an accident yesterday when a batch file appears
have deleted all the files in my c:\users\martin directory
maybe the exception of a few. A del *.* that was
clean out a single folder deleted everything because it
supposed to start in 1 specific directory but instead launched
my whole file tree starting at c:\users\martin.
I can log in just fine but if I run the cmd command
powershell, I start out in c:\windows\system32 so a file that
the system my path was one of the casualties.
I know that deleting a
file sends it to the recycle bin
so if I can recover those files that
were deleted yesterday,
things should be good again but with even minor
are all ways served with a touch of nasty
If I go to c:\users\martin, the directory is there
with all the subdirectories but they are either all empty
close to it.
I have opened the recycle bin but haven't found
buttons that start the process of recovering the files that
have gone there.
Since I normally work in unix, I have used this
system primarily for it's browsers and to program two-way
whose programming software is only found under Windows so
is about 60 GB out of close to 1 TB that is
Apparently, the best way to recover these files is in
mode so my question is Does NVDA or narrator start in Safe
If there is a way to tell the system to rebuild the lost
of my home directory, this would do also as most of what was
is stuff that came with the installation as there were a
replaceable files in Downloads and everything else was
self-generated or can be rebuilt fairly easily.
This is no excuse but
that is partly why I didn't have a
backup system going yet but was going
to set one up very soon.
After this mishap, it will be sooner.
am running Windows10 1809 with a build number
In Safe Mode, one can even use the command
line to grab
files out of c:\$Recycle.Bin but when logged in as me, which
the admin account, one can see $Recycle.Bin but listing it
"File not found" error for the whole directory.
It's amazing what
stupid things we can do when a bit
tired and in a