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CAN YOU SUGGEST GOOD FILE RECOVERY SOFTWARE


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#1 desperateforhelp

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

I posted yesterday regarding what I thought might be the autorun.inf virus. Sadly I didn't get any response, but given that there is no sign of autorun on the corrupted external drive, I have come to the conclusion that the drive may no longer be infected, but I need to somehow reconstruct the folders.

I have 205 GB of used space showing in properties but I can't see any of it. Can anyone please suggest a safe and reliable prog to rebuild the folders and file system and help me see my files again? Happy to pay for it. Have run everthing you can think of on the drive - malwarebytes, avg, kaspersky etc. No nasties reported but no files either.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:40 PM

I have had success with this one:

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:00 AM

Fantastic - many thanks. I will let you know how I get on.

Edited by desperateforhelp, 19 April 2010 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:52 PM

OK here's the report. I ran two recovery progs - one called EaseUS DRW and the other recuva (which you recommended). I have to say that EaseUS was amazing and recovered almost all of the missing 205GB. The demo prog allows you to see what can be recovered and only then pay if you wish to proceed and restore the damaged or hidden files.

Recuva on the other hand was unable to see much of the damaged drive and the choice of files available for recovery were very limited. To be fair, this may have been due to the settings (I had opted for a deep scan) but suprisingly it only took half an hour or so.

Verdict - if you need your files, pay the $60 odd and go with EaseUS.




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