"megfred" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I recently deleted pictures from my trash accidentally. Is there really no
> hope of recovery?
If you keep using the machine, no.
Best bet is to shut down the machine immedidately, remove the drive, attach
it as a secondary disk to a system that has System Restore OFF and data
recovery sofrtware installed, and plenty of drive space.
Then, try recovering the data. Do not ever try to recover to the drive
you're recovering from.