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Help with UNDELETE software


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#1 8-bit

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 05:30 AM

Can anyone give me some pointers/help on using undelete/restore software? I just dont really understand the results they throw up or what I do with the result they do show.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:23 AM

I have heard good things about this program:

http://www.r-undelete.com/File_Undelete_Download.shtml

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 03:52 AM

Have you ever used it. I've tried various program,I think even this one but I never really understand how they work. They never seem to be able to find things Ive just deleted. I've deleted things then tried to find them just to test the program.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 11:33 AM

Basically if you delete a file, and no other information is written to the drive, these programs have a good chance of recovering the files. On the other hand if you delete a file, and then more data is written to the drive there is a chance that a portion of the original information will be overwritten.

Recovering files is a time issue...need to do it fast.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 03:02 PM

Hi,

Among file recovery tools the best one I suppose is Active@ undelete and Uneraser(DOS). They posses IMHO the best restore methods as they never failed me before.
http://www.active-undelete.com/
http://www.uneraser.com/

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 06:11 PM

I just recovered from using a batch of these. And, they are very confusing.

What they do is recover the data in the format that it's written in - which may not resemble anything that you're familiar with. The key is to scanning through them to see what you recognize. It's a long, trying process - but if your informatio was recovered, it'll be in there somewhere.

Having tried most of the above programs, I'd suspect that Active Undelete is probably the easiest to use. But along with that ease comes a loss of flexibility (IMO).

I chose to go with these 2 programs to recover my stuff:

PC Inspector File Recovery (a free program) Link: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

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GetDataBack(2 versions - one for NTFS and one for FAT) - $80 each, $110 for both. Link: http://www.runtime.org/

While these programs are more complex than Active Undelete - they offered me the flexibility to recover exactly what I chose to recover.

One warning tho' - recover as much as you can with your first try - and then save it somewhere so that you can easily get at it when you need it later!
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