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Need Suggestions For Free Disk Imaging Software

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#1 mindnova


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:18 PM

I have tried a few recovery programs and I can see my data. Of course now they want payment before leting me retrieve it. Thats only fair. But anyway I would like to place a image on a external backup drive so that I can put my drive back in my computer and reinstall everything.

So what drive imaging software can I use. Or should I use a combo to image and recover to keep it simple. The recovery software I used was file scavenger, and they reccommended making a image and stated that there was a lot of free imaging software out there.

I have all the cables and will later attempt to retrieve data from a old compaq computer. Also my son-in-law has a failed laptop so I want to see what I can do with it. So paying for a really good combo within reason is expected and since I'm disabled maybe this will keep me from watching too much darn tv. It's kinda cool learning this stuff since I never heard of most of this until I was in my 40's and why should all the kids have all the fun.

Thanks for everyones help,


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:50 PM

In the All other Applications forum there is a sub-forum at the top of the page called Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps, these are all applications that have been tested by the staff and are free.

PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x is one of these applications, you can download it here.

Acronis True Image has been bundled with Seagate's Disk Wizard for Maxtor and Seagate hdd owners. It can be downloaded here.

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