Data recovery software needed !!

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Data recovery software needed !!

Post by Haggis » Wed Oct 08, 2003 5:51 pm

Erm, I had a minor brain fart earlier and accidentally fdisked my backup drive just prior to reinstalling XP on my C: drive. :oops:

So I am now scouring the web looking for recovery software. I can find plenty of demo's that let me see the stuff on my FUBAR'd drive but they only allow you to recover files under 64Kb :?
So now before I part with my hard earned $ I thought I would ask you guys if you know any programs.

I still can't believe I did it.. :oops:

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Post by modman » Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:57 pm

I feel your pain. I recently deleted some files by accident.

This didn't work for me but you might have better luck: PC Inspector File Recovery

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Post by Haggis » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:31 pm

Thanks modman. I'm trying it right now. Seems to have trouble with NTFS though. :?

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Post by madlee » Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:38 pm

this isn't free, but you may find it somewhere..

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:16 am

Whatever else you do, don't use that drive AT ALL until you run your recovery software on it.

I use "GetDataBack for NTFS" and it works great but I don't think it's free. :(

Here's a pretty good article about Hard Drive Data Recovery. It also has some freeware apps listed in it, along with directions on how to use them.

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Post by HadroLepton » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:29 am

here is a list of about every data recovery tool there are. ... 46525.html
(yuck they have a new interface and now the page looks like crap)
(look for "Accepted Answer from CrazyOne")

i can recommend getdataback as i have used it once succesfully. it is not free.

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Post by Henrik » Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:00 am

I once succesfully used iRecover ( It seems they have a new version out, judging by the 'added date'. I don't know anything about this presumed new version but the old one worked just fine. Good luck!

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Post by Tigr » Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:07 am

I used the Restorer2000. I had to pay for it to use it fully (file size restriction in the download demo). This program was worth it though.

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Post by JarsOfFart » Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:56 pm

I used OnTrack EasyRecovery DataRecovery. I had an IBM 60GXP that died and it was still able to recover most of my data. The drive wouldn't even format, but I was able to get the data off the drive. It's rather expensive though, 200 dollars.

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Post by Haggis » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:29 pm

Sorry for taking so long to reply to your suggestions guys :)

I managed to get the use of Restorer 2000 and recover my files..woohoo
Thanks again for all your help and suggestions.

Haggis :D

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