Deleted my TREC files to free up space on my computer and now my projects won't load! Please help!

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Hello everyone, I decided to free up disk space since I couldn't render a video due to the lack of it. My Camtasia folder was taking up a lot of space, so I decided to delete my TREC files thinking it'd be no problemo. Then, I went to check my project and now all of the files are missing, please help! I really would like to recover my footage as I won't be able to get it back. I worked long and hard on these projects for them to turn out like this. Please help me, I am devastated and lost almost all of my projects, and thank you! 

If this helps, I am using a Windows computer and currently have Camtasia 9 installed.
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Steven Ramsingh

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  • frustrated, sad, upset, dead inside, terrible, want to break down and cry, devastated

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croninjoshua

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the .trec files were the video files. If you deleted the videos, then yes, if you attempt to open a saved project that used that video, it will not show up.  sorry bud. Best look through your recycle bin
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Steven Ramsingh

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If possible, can someone recommend a file recovery program that will detect permanently deleted TREC files, I deleted them accidentally on June 16th, which was only 2 days ago!
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croninjoshua

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Recuva is an excellent file recovery program. It's developed by Piriform.  Best to do a simple google search though. Different software offer different results. best of luck :)
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as a best practice, if you ever expect to need to work with your project at a later time, it is always a good idea to export as zip [on file menu] after you have completed editing, and produced the project; that will collect all project files into a single zip archive; move the zip to a safe storage location, like an external HD; then, you can safely delete originally media files
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What Kayakman said!  I always do this and the odd times I forget to do it, I regret it in the long wrong.