Installed Recuva on the same drive I am trying to recover files from. Am I screwed?

admin 06 Apr , 2021 0 Comments data recovery

Hi everyone. So I accidentally deleted a folder with some important school files stored on my desktop about 30 minutes ago. I downloaded and installed Recuva on the C drive (same drive in which the files were originally stored), and started the deep scan recovery process. It’s only about 15% percent done right now, but I was reading some articles and they mention not recovering to the same drive that the files were deleted from. Are the files being overwritten as I type this? or will Recuva ask where I want to recover them once the scan is done, which will then allow me to select a different drive? Did I screw myself over by doing this? Should I stop the scan and reinstall Recuva on a different drive? Any help will be very much appreciated!

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