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Are There Programs That Recovers Deleted/formatted Files?


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#1 yorocco7

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:01 PM

I recently messed up my 250HD. I won't bore you with all the details. I ran a program called "Partition Table
Doctor 3.0
". I got it. I ran it and it seemed to find the missing "H" drive. I wasn't real sure what I was doing
(it was 4am & I was pissed off) I ran a thing called "fixboot". It looked like it was searching for
cluster & other things on my HD. After 3 hours it was still running. I quit it and rebooted. I could
see the H drive now. But no files were in it. Its a 250gig HD & it says I have 232 free space. But no
files are in there. I hope I didn't format the drive. The program definitely DID NOT SAY/Warn me of any
data loss. So I'm not sure if all the data (about 130gig cry-cry-cry) is gone forever or not.
-Any thoughts?
-Anyway to retrieve data?
I saw a lot of programs on CNet that claim to retrieve data form formatted HD.
-Can anyone recommend a program or solution?
Thanks!
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:14 PM

PC Inspector should do the trick

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:29 PM

Hey Fozzie! Thanks! I actually found a program called handy recovery 3. It seems to be working quite well. Its finding all kinds of files on my HD. Its been running about 2 hours now. Have you used PC inspector? Would you recommend me using it too after Handy has finished? What would have caused my HD to dissappear? ...Crap Handy rec. just crashed. I'm now using PC inspector. Its hard to tell if its working. There is no "hour glass like with Handy. Is there any status bar or something? I'm glad that at least I can see some of my files again. Thanks!
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:57 PM

TestDisk is a good program for recovering deleted/corrupted partitions, and is free.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

GetDataBack is a very good program for recovering deleted files, it isn't free but it does a very good job. You can download a trial and see what data it can recover, and then pay to apply for a key to get full functionality.
http://www.runtime.org/

Edited by arcman, 19 March 2007 - 06:57 PM.

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