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Difference between free trial version and pay version of FileRescue


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#1 Shanomar

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

Hey-
My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago. Computer store said they couldn't recover anything off the hard drive. My neighbor is a computer guy and let me borrow an external device to "read" my hard drive. He suggested using FileRescue to recover the info on the crashed drive. FileRescue has a free trial version and a pay version. What's the difference? Should I just bite the bullet and pay for the full version? I'm really just interested in recovering some pictures and excel spreadsheets. Please advise...
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:51 AM

It depends on the extent of the hard drive failure. If the system does not recognise the drive you may not be able to recover anything at all.

Typically, the trial version will show you what can be recovered but may not do so or with limited results
Try Recuva its free and pretty good
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:36 PM

Tried Recuva - it wasn't pulling anything off of the hard-drive. Now what? Am I just SOL??
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

You can try booting with a Linux Live CD to see if the drive can be read. (Installation is not necessary).
If so, you may be able to copy off your files to a flash drive.

There are many distros, Ubuntu is popular:

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

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