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Recovering Data

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#1 Monty007


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:49 AM

Hi everyone, I was wondering which program/s you use to recover data off a corrupt or formatted hard drives. Say you had photos you needed to get back or what about general files, say doc. files, do you use the same program or is one program better for certain files than another? Ive used Recover my Files in the past with vering results.
Would be interested to read your opinions.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

i just used active@file recovery 7.1(also known as file recovery pro 7.1) and it found every last file i lost.(about 100gbs!)
took about 7 hours but that was a lot of files.photos apps music text, an just about every type of file i know!

Edited by jgweed, 02 February 2007 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:09 AM

do you use the same program or is one program better for certain files than another?

It's always been my experience that certain recovery software is stronger in different areas, depending on what it was designed to do. It's not just a file type issue, but also the type of media it was stored on (i.e. flash drives, Cards, etc.). Mixed results is pretty common, especially with the freeware stuff.
Some freeware I've used in the past:

SoftPerfect File Recovery
PC Inspector File Recovery and Smart Recovery

......... and various others. Got a version of Spinrite laying around here somewhere too. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:35 PM

I use whatever it is that came with "System Mechanic Pro 6". It doesn't always get everything but does a pretty good job.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:28 AM

My favorite is GetDataBack from www.runtime.org. It's expensive ($80 US) but it gets the job done. It seems to be just as powerful as PCInspector - but it's easier for me to use.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:44 PM

i use active@undelete its seems to get my deleted files back, anything is possible to get back off a harddrive aslong as you have not placed something bigger over it's place were your deleted file(s) was otherwise it will corrupt the data in the sector you are trying to recover!
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:02 PM

urgh.. thanks a lot, this was useful..
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:07 PM

Well I'm quite sure that you'll find appropriate program here.

Edited by Kevin_D, 11 March 2007 - 08:08 PM.

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