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#1 LymanRd

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:17 AM

Hi. Looking for someone who knows the programs on the UBCD. My son, in an effort to help, said yes to a reformatting of my system after a blue screen crash. Before I finish running & pay for a data recovery software I was advised on this site to determine if Windows had created a backup directory. UBCD was suggested- either that or another method if someone knows. I'll need fairly specific instructions as directories is an area I have little experience in.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:44 AM

It has more that one tool to try

http://www.ubcd4win.com/contents.htm

Recovery Tools

DBXtract 4.5 Repairs PST files for Outlook express
Disk Investigator 1.31 Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files
Fab's AutoBackup 1.2 Backup and restore personal settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks
File Recovery 4.0 Data recovery for damaged files and erased partitions
Floppy Repair 1.0 Eliminates bad sectors of Floppy disk surface, does not hide bad sectors in the file system, as Scandisk like utilities, it really restores them
Free Undelete 1.0 Data recovery program for deleted files
Handy Recovery 1.0 Designed to restore files accidentally deleted from hard disks and floppy drives
Recovery Manager 1.5 Backup & Restore, Duplicate, Recover files accidentally deleted or from corrupted media, and Format Digital Flash Media
Recuva 1.10.223 File recovery program
Restoration 2.5.14 File Recovery, restore files that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin
UnChk 3 Recover CHK files
Swiss Knife 3.21 Useful tool to create, delete, and format partitions
Unstop Copier 1.9 Recovers files from disks with physical damage

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#3 LymanRd

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:40 PM

To better understand what caused me to ask for help with the UBCD, here's the link to my other topic:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/188920/unwanted-compaq-system-restore/

Can you suggest and provide some basic instruction for the best tool on the UBCD for: 1) finding a possible Windows directory back-up, and/or 2) data recovery software for my reformatted drive.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

I believe the application John was referring to is Disk Investigator 1.31
I've never had to use that app. I sometimes use a Live Linux CD, but most of the time I take the drive out and put it in another machine or a USB enclosure. I know there are a few people here that use that disk. You'll just have to wait and see if they respond
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