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#1 MelissaPleases

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:11 PM

I have a friend (online friend, so this may take a bit of time to resolve), who asked me in an email this evening about data recovery tools. It seems that she accidentally deleted some school files, and desperately needs to recover them if possible. I know absolutely nothing about this topic, so I told her that I'd ask here.

I know nothing about her system at this point, I'm waiting for a reply from her about her OS and hardware.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good data recovery tool that would be very user friendly? This girl has little, if any, real technical expertise, so I'm interested in something that's fairly intuitive to use.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:43 PM

RECUVA is one that come`s highly recommended here.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 06:32 AM

Thank you - I'll pass this on to her.

Also, if this doesn't work, and this info is needed, this is what she's running for a laptop:

Dell Latitude E6410

System:

windows XP 2002, professional, service pack 3

Computer:

Intel Core i5 CPU
M520 @ 2.4 Ghz
1.17 Ghz, 3.42 Gb RAM

Edited by MelissaPleases, 15 December 2010 - 06:41 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:33 AM

When it comes to data recovery the make and model of the PC is not really critical. Only the OS.

I made the assumption <_< we were dealing with Windows. :whistle:

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

That's generally a fairly safe assumption... :hysterical:

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 06:45 PM

The less the drive gets written to the better the chances of data recovery so tell her to use the system as little as possible and not to install or change anything.

Recuva is a good program. I have used it before fairly sucessfully
It will list every file that is recoverable and the chances of sucess so it will help if she knows the file names.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:07 AM

I just had an email from her saying that she got all of the files back, though a couple of them were only partial files. Still, she had enough to rebuild with what she recovered. Thank you so much! This is just not an area that I'm really familiar with - any data files that I have, I save in three locations, so I've never had need for data recovery tools.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:10 PM

lol. this was me and yes, i have little to no real technical expertise. :/

thanks!

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:12 AM

Yay! Welcome to BC, RG! If you ever have any issues with your 'puter, this is THE place to come for help.

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