Deleted all my Outlook PST files, I can’t recover them?

Microsoft Outlook
After making a full scan today, I choosed "disinfect" for my .pst file, because I don't wanted to "delete" them. That was a huge misunderstanding, since it seems to me, that ad-aware deleted and shredded those files, instead of "disinfecting" them.
I want to recover my .pst outlook files, but I can't, even with Piriform Recuva. I miss all my business emails, contacts, calendars, acount settings etc. from those files that were at those locations:
C:UsersMy userDocumentsOutlook Filesmyfirstemail.pst
C:UsersMy userDocumentsOutlook Filesmysecondemail.pst
E:UsersMy userDocumentsOutlook Filesmythirdemail.pst
Those huge files are not in the quarantine nor in the wastebin, I checked many times, they are realy deleted and shredded. Please help me on the recovery of those files or give me at least some advice.

Software/Hardware used:
Microsoft Outlook 2013, Recuva

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I have some bad news for you.  As when I used to work on the help desk and received many of those phone calls from frantic customers, once you delete those files, they are gone.  Your only possible reprieve is if you have a restore point on your system that you could go back to and, crossing fingers, restore your system to that date.  BUT!!!! before you do that, make a copy of all of your present data because anything that you have created after that restore date will no longer be there. 

Once you are done, go out and purchase an external hard drive, or a second internal one, and copying all of your data there and do backups so that this will not happen again.

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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    I don't think even the paid data retrieval service will helpful in this case. Check with your admin if there is an automated backup service running on cloud.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    If you are working in an organization there should be a backup policy. Just check with your Exchange administration about it.
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