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Gone and deleted a VERY large file - not accidentally but misguidedly - that was too big for the recycle bin on my PC. Now need to retrieve it and restore it.

Is this possible in ANY way??? Otherwise I need to restart a long job all over again . . . . . .
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First thing. Shut your PC down. The data will still be there but there is a danger that it starts to get overwritten.

Then you could try testdisk. I have used this to fix a broken partition on a failing hard drive to recover data. It says it can recover files but I have not done that.

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I would us a Linux LiveCD or bootable USB stick to get an OS running without firing up your Windows OS to avoid danger of your file being overwritten.
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