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How to recover lost files?


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#1 miapghfhg

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:30 AM

Last night when I was planning to continue to write my paper for the final semester of my sophomore year, I found that my paper was gone and I tried to find it everywhere but I got no trace of my paper. I tried to recall what I did to my Dell Laptop, then I remembered that the day before yesterday I deleted some useless files and documents from the hard disk for releasing more space and speeding up my PC. And I emptied the recycle bin immediately. I was so helpless and got no idea how to deal with it.  I don’t really want to start to rewrite from the very beginning again. Is there any way to do free hard disk data recovery? Is it possible to do hard disk data recovery? Who can help me? If you know some good hdd recovery software, please reply me. Thank you!

 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:39 AM

Try these Note that these are free and not much powerful

 

http://www.nchsoftware.com/data-recovery/

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filerecovery/tp/free-file-recovery-programs.htm

 

If they don't work you will have to buy some software 

 

Hope this helps you  


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:57 AM

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Try Recuva 



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:29 AM

@ quietman7 -

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hi Hi miapghfhg,

Did you able to recover your lost files /folders etc....or required any more helps.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

Look at the first post...miapghfhg Banned Spammer
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:52 AM

Use Recuva or TestDisk software if you want to recover data for free. Both are good software and easy to use. To know about steps to follow while using Recuva one can read the post http://www.softwaredemons.com/free-tool-to-recover-deleted-data-recuva/



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

That link also includes a link for downloading Stellar Windows Data Recovery which is not free.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:38 PM

hi quietman7

 

I agree with you that Stellar's Software is not free., but also want to discuss you that this software is a award winning software & provides much more options than the free version. It guarantees upto 100% Data Recovery.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

I have tried various free (and not free) recovery packages from that list with differing levels of success.

 

The most successful recovery I have had to date has been with Icare Data Recovery Professional which was able to recover all of my files, in usable format, with the original filenames, and contained within their original directory structures.

 

In the past I had success with Easeus DRW  Pro which recovered a lot of files - unfortunately some were corrupted/unreadable, and most if not all did not retain their original filesnames/directory structures. I used it again in the above instance with similar results until discovering the Icare product.

 

Numerous of the Freebie products were less effective than the above - but worth a try - they are free.

 

One thing I did find with some of these products is that they would identify in advance which files they 'could' recover, but when the files were recovered some could not be opened and seemed to be corrupted - usually Office Documents/PDFs/AVIs. You may want to take this into account if considering paying for a product that offers try-before-you-buy and see if they offer a money back guarantee if you can't open the recovered files.

 

Usual caveat applies - Your mileage may vary - just my experience and I can declare that I have no vested interest in any of these (or indeed any other) software products.

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:16 PM

Over the last 14 years, I've tried most of the freeware and several for pay products including a couple of generations of OnTrack's recovery software. What has worked best for me is GetDataBack. The trial version won't recover your files, but it will show you the recoverable files and the built in viewers will let you examine most content, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the recoverable data is worth the cost of the program. As with all data recovery software you should always install the software on a different drive, then connect the drive with the lost data. Never run the recovery software from the drive with the lost data.

 

Some of the better known free recovery programs such as PC Inspector and Recuva have not worked well for me. However, I've gotta say that Convar's Smart Recovery (designed to recover data from flash media) works great!


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:37 AM

I suggest some freeware and shareware.

 

1:Completely Free.

http://bplandatarecovery.com/

2:Not free but very good.

Diskgetor

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Free edition but not complete.

Speed is most fast.

http://formatdriverecovery.com/

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Limited free

Easeus

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Recuva

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R-undelete

 

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