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Best data recovery softwares out there?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

For any device which does not display any info at all when connected to a pc such as internal or external hard drive, flash drive or SD card, what are the best softwares or options available to recover data which I myself can use please?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

There are two options available to you which are very easy.

 

1. Linux Llve disk. This is just a live version of Linux on a bootable DVD. I like the Mint distro, other popular ones are Ubuntu and Debian. Boot from disk and just copy the files over on to your working HDD

 

2. Recuva. Is a tool designed for recovering deleted partitions and files, it can also recover non visible files like in your instance. It runs under Windows. This will take significantly longer than a live disk, and detect all of the deleted items on the disc, as well as the hidden items that you are looking for. Big administration job.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

Do any of those two software work for "external" devices in particular? If so, how would those work, would you need to attach the problem external device to a working pc and use those two you mentioned on a working pc?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

yes they both work on external devices.... exactly how you guessed so.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Ok, will try them out, thanks!



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

Wait a minute, I already have Puppy Linux Boot CD and Knoppix, are any of those what you're referring to please?



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

yes, both of those will work.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

So how would those work, since they have their own OS, does this mean you run one of these linux disk on a pc which does not boot to windows and you will see the HDD's files from within the linux OS? If yes then how would you be able to copy files to an external?



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

Yes you will be able to see the windows files...

 

You will also be able to see any HDD's, internal and external.

 

Copy and paste... It really is that simple.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

Alright, I will try it out tomorrow, get back to you, thanks.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

Yes you will be able to see the windows files...

 

You will also be able to see any HDD's, internal and external.

 

Yes, I am able to see both HDD and external drives contents, thanks!


 

Yes you will be able to see the windows files...

 

You will also be able to see any HDD's, internal and external.

 

 

Yes, using Knoppix I am able to see both HDD and external drives contents, thanks!



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

so nice you said it twice...

 

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