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Recover SD Driver Data and Windows 8 OS


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#1 sande102

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

Somehow my windows became “locked” on my SD drive.  Afterwards I did a disk clean command, not fully understanding the implications of the command.  I also did another silly thing and reformatted the disk.  So now I have a completely wiped disk…. I have tons of music recording software/wav recordings that I would like to recover.  These apps can be particular about reinstalling.  Rearranging the data could result in a failure to recall and read the saved info.  I had arranged my entire SD drive perfectly and to my liking.  

 

Anyway, my question is…. Can I go back to my previous setup and OS exactly how it was before the wipe??? If so, what software would be suggested? I’ve used some of the freeware/demos to get everything back. Problem is, most of the files, data is arranged alphabetically.  I just want to go exactly back to before…. Please help me out here!!!!! 

 

It should be noted that none of the my drive was backed up with an image or anything to my knowledge.  At least I do not recall intentionally backing up.  However, there should be restore points by default that were created by Windows….. Could that be a possible solution or avenue I could go down??? Thanks ahead!

 



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

The disk is erased. All of the data is lost.

 

A forensic specialist may be able to pull the disk to pieces and recover some of the information, but that is going to cost big $$$

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:34 PM

The disk is erased. All of the data is lost.

 

A forensic specialist may be able to pull the disk to pieces and recover some of the information, but that is going to cost big $$$

 

Sorry

well I can retrieve much of the data from Data recovery programs I've sampled.  But I have yet to come across one that formats the drive EXACTLY how it was before..... I really wouldn't mind paying to have the job done, if my request is possible or close to it.... I mean we aren't talking more than $100/$150 right????



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:32 AM

Because you cleaned and reformatted the computer, you lost the partition table and MFT. You will not get the drive back to it's original state. If you can get the data back using a recovery program, I would do that and count yourself lucky.
 

 

In NTFS, all file, directory and metafile data—file name, creation date, access permissions (by the use of access control lists), and size—are stored as metadata in the Master File Table (MFT). This abstract approach allowed easy addition of file system features during Windows NT's development—an example is the addition of fields for indexing used by the Active Directory software. This also enables fast file search software such as Everything or Ultrasearch to locate named local files and folders included in the MFT very fast, without requiring any other index.

 


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

 

Because you cleaned and reformatted the computer, you lost the partition table and MFT. You will not get the drive back to it's original state. If you can get the data back using a recovery program, I would do that and count yourself lucky.
 

 

In NTFS, all file, directory and metafile data—file name, creation date, access permissions (by the use of access control lists), and size—are stored as metadata in the Master File Table (MFT). This abstract approach allowed easy addition of file system features during Windows NT's development—an example is the addition of fields for indexing used by the Active Directory software. This also enables fast file search software such as Everything or Ultrasearch to locate named local files and folders included in the MFT very fast, without requiring any other index.

 

Yeah, I've been afraid of that.... LESSON LEARNED-BACK IT ON UP.... ALWAYS!! Anyway, I've sampled various recovery programs. The one I seem to have the most luck with was file scavenger.  I don't mind paying for it since some of the freeware doesn't seem to be as effective.  But r there any others out there that u may suggest??? ANyone? I would rather pay for one that will work better.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 03:01 PM

A person on the Forum had good luck with Easeus Data Recovery. A BC Advisor noted that Active@FileRecovery was another good recovery software.

 

PhotoRec is open source and free but is a little harder to work with. Any file recovered has a Generic Name with the correct extension so you would need to open it to determine what is was. You also need to select which extensions you want before recovery because it will recover everything including dll files in real time so the recovery drive should have at least as much space as the data you are recovering. Here is a video on it's use. You would be downloading the WIndows version which is basically the same interface.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

A person on the Forum had good luck with Easeus Data Recovery. A BC Advisor noted that Active@FileRecovery was another good recovery software.

 

PhotoRec is open source and free but is a little harder to work with. Any file recovered has a Generic Name with the correct extension so you would need to open it to determine what is was. You also need to select which extensions you want before recovery because it will recover everything including dll files in real time so the recovery drive should have at least as much space as the data you are recovering. Here is a video on it's use. You would be downloading the WIndows version which is basically the same interface.

Thanks bud..... I'll give me a shot



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:05 PM

In fact,the lost data is really lost,many methods can help restore lost /deleted data.If you have backup,you can recover data from backup files.Or you can recover data use some professional tool to do it.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

 

The disk is erased. All of the data is lost.

 

A forensic specialist may be able to pull the disk to pieces and recover some of the information, but that is going to cost big $$$

 

Sorry

well I can retrieve much of the data from Data recovery programs I've sampled.  But I have yet to come across one that formats the drive EXACTLY how it was before..... I really wouldn't mind paying to have the job done, if my request is possible or close to it.... I mean we aren't talking more than $100/$150 right????

 

More than likely ten times you figures!


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

I have personally used Eseus Data recovery several times successfully.
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