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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:32 PM

Data recovery software

A friend just reformatted HD and then remembered the baby pictures...... I've heard Recuva works good. Any other recommendations?

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whyzayker Nov 2012 OP
kellylorry Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
PROsoft Nov 2012 #3
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
hunter Nov 2012 #4
CK_John Nov 2012 #6
rodyroon Dec 2012 #7
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #8
naimeocie Dec 2012 #9
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #10
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #11
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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:07 AM

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:09 AM

2. Welcome to DU!

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:39 PM

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:46 PM

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:34 PM

4. Recuva is free for home use.

http://www.piriform.com

There's a couple of good open source solutions too.

If you feel you must pay someone, pay your local computer person for their expertise.

Don't ever buy software from sketchy sources. You never know what it will do to your computer, or what they might do with your credit card number.


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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:30 PM

6. Just used recuva and it worked great, it recovers files while Find and Mount.

recovers partitions.

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:50 AM

7. RE:

Hi,

You can Use Kernel for Windows Data Recovery software and recover deleted or lost files, folders from Windows partitions.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM

8. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:29 AM

9. pst repair

We do face this problem frequently, I have lost my wedding photographs one time. But, I manage to recover almost everything I've ever lost by using testdisk & PhotoRec. I have lots of business information in my laptop. I use amrev outlook PST recovery tool to get back my corrupted files, emails and important reports.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:02 PM

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:19 PM

11. testdisk/photorec from any linux live cd does the trick

 

though it might be awkward to learn/use if one isn't used to linux command line. i have an external drive with it preinstalled in ubuntu but any live cd/usb should work. how-to in a couple easy steps:

1) boot into linux live cd on the computer with the lost data
2) make sure you're internet connection is ok
3) open a terminal; install 'testdisk' (using aptitude, pacman, rpm, etc); type 'man testdisk' and read the docs!!
4) find your drive device (type 'ls /dev/sd*' and/or 'lsblk'); it will be one of /dev/sdX where 'X' is a letter
5) type 'sudo testdisk /dev/sdX' and follow the instructions to recover lost partition or lost files

if testdisk doesn't work, then resort to 'photorec' (it was installed at the same time as testdisk in step 3 above) to find and copy every file of specified type. usage is pretty much the same as for testdisk but read the man page!! testdisk if it works will preserve the original file structure and names, whereas photorec will give you a mountain of files to plow through one by one.

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