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phaolo: In theory you shouldn't even boot from the disk containing the "deleted" files.
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Difficult if you only have one HDD...
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JMich: From what I recall, it depends on the free space (and fragmentation) you had before the deletion of the files. Considering most of the recovery programs are small though, I'd say the chances are slim, but not non-existent.
That's what I thought, so if you were particularly unlucky the recovery program could happen to delete the one vital file that you really wanted to recover...

*makes note to do a backup later*
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anothername: It does that!? oO
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JMich: Under very very specific conditions.
1) The game must not be installed in a subdirectory
2) When deleting, you don't tell it to keep your saves and files.

Since 2 means it (whether Galaxy or uninstaller) deletes the game's directory, and 1 means that the game's directory also has other stuff in it, it is possible (though currently unlikely) that uninstalling a game will delete other files as well. But the default behavior for installation directories should prevent 1 from happening.
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Lord_Kane: Its never done that to me, are you sure your hard drive is working correctly?
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JMich: See reply to anothername. It is possible, but not likely.
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jamyskis: If the OP lost their games on F: though, it stands to reason that there is a primary C: drive, to which the recovery program could be downloaded. It wouldn't touch the sectors with the deleted games.
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JMich: Generic answer to adalia, not specific to this case.
Recuva did it's scan and, due to the fact that many files are unrecoverable, I'm going to take the loss and re-download and/or reinstall from disk.

Thanks for the prompt responses.
Since 2 means it (whether Galaxy or uninstaller) deletes the game's directory, and 1 means that the game's directory also has other stuff in it, it is possible (though currently unlikely) that uninstalling a game will delete other files as well.
This is exactly what happened and was very likely... it deleted other folder and files. I've installed the latest client and will test to see whether the safeguards mentioned are in place.

Thanks,
diznanl
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JMich: Under very very specific conditions.
1) The game must not be installed in a subdirectory
2) When deleting, you don't tell it to keep your saves and files.

Since 2 means it (whether Galaxy or uninstaller) deletes the game's directory, and 1 means that the game's directory also has other stuff in it, it is possible (though currently unlikely) that uninstalling a game will delete other files as well. But the default behavior for installation directories should prevent 1 from happening.

See reply to anothername. It is possible, but not likely.

Generic answer to adalia, not specific to this case.
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diznanl: Recuva did it's scan and, due to the fact that many files are unrecoverable, I'm going to take the loss and re-download and/or reinstall from disk.

Thanks for the prompt responses.

Since 2 means it (whether Galaxy or uninstaller) deletes the game's directory, and 1 means that the game's directory also has other stuff in it, it is possible (though currently unlikely) that uninstalling a game will delete other files as well.
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diznanl: This is exactly what happened and was very likely... it deleted other folder and files. I've installed the latest client and will test to see whether the safeguards mentioned are in place.

Thanks,
diznanl
Good luck bro!