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Recovering Data After Reinstalling Windows


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#1 SLR

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:12 PM

I have a pentium 4 machine running Windows XP professional. I reinstalled windows in the partition C. I forgot to save some of my word documents. I know all of my data in the partition C was deleted but is there a way I can recover my documents.

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#2 JU$T1N

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:45 PM

Any data that could be recovered from the Hard Drive would have to be at a professional level

You are going to have to weigh your options.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:51 PM

There are some free software programs available that can recover these files, maybe. The first thing is to STOP using the computer in question. Turn it off and don't turn it back on. Remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a slave drive. Install the file recovery software on the other computer and attempt to recover the files. I just went through this last week and was not successfull. See THIS.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:33 PM

You may find some useful information in the following article in which Fred Langa discusses hex file editors that are used to recover deleted and overwritten files.

Langa Letter: Deep-Geek File And Disk Tools
http://www.informationweek.com/windows/sho...79102805&pgno=2

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:05 PM

There are some free software programs available that can recover these files, maybe. The first thing is to STOP using the computer in question. Turn it off and don't turn it back on. Remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a slave drive. Install the file recovery software on the other computer and attempt to recover the files. I just went through this last week and was not successfull. See THIS.



Dang... you weren't able to salvage those files? What was the name of the program you used to pull those files off the drive??

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:24 AM

Recovering files depends on whether or not they have been overwritten and then how many times.

It also depends on fragmentation.

There are commercial recovery experts that can recover much of what was on the disc unless it was overwitten specifically to prevent that, but they are VERY expensive.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 09:28 PM

I think you can try EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard "Advanced Recovery" or "Raw Recovery" function. This program has succeed with me. I hope it can help you solve your problem.




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