best data recovery software?

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I have to try to get data from a hardrive that insists it needs to be reformat

    I'm gonna try stellar phoenix unless someone tells me they have a better program to give a go

    here's what happened, maybe someone has a better idea;

    cleaning out my closet I found one of my old laptop hardrives

    I brought that to work to mount and get files, the computer saw the hardrive, opened some folders

    I closed the thing down to do later when I had some time but when I got back and re-mounted windows told me the hardrive needed a reformat and couldn't mount

    so there I go, now I want to try to get what's in there, any other ideas besides recovery hardware?
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    runtime getback - dont know if its any good still
     
  3. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Tried recuva? its free at least.
    There is also another free one but I cant remember it (try a google)
     
  4. chastity

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    GetDataBack is the that I've used that seems to work the best. Don't remember the limits of in trial but you can always try that and see if ti works and if so get the full version
     
  5. markhdd

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  7. Johnny

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    Bartpe ..
     
  8. Xie

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    If the drive is damaged I always use ddrescue (it's FREE and open source). :)
     
  9. cesta

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    You can also try EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. :suprised:

    It recovered my formatted Hitachi drive. Scan with the demo first to see if it can find your formatted files.
     
  10. magic ghost

    magic ghost OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi guys,

    I found a data recovery software for beta (free), which compatible with latest Windows 7, it can recover files even if you deleted the files from Recycle Bin, formatted the partition, the partition lost, partition became RAW, partition cannot be accessed, etc. I have tried it, works like a charm. It ends at Feb 2010, download it quickly from http://majorgeeks.com/EASEUS_Data_Recovery_Wizard_d6336.html
     
  11. jimy

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    I have downloaded EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard 4.8 Beta and tried it, it works well. But it ends at Feb 2010, I would like that EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard 4.8 Beta is free forever.
     
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  12. jimy

    jimy OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Good news,

    $69.95 EASEUS Data Recovey Wizard 4.3.6 is free now,

    I have tried it and the download link still works.

    download link
     
  13. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    GetdataBack FTW.
     
  14. Xie

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    What's with all the EASEUS SPAM, would keep me from ever checking it out. :(
     
  15. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    its a cheap clone of acronis diskdirector
     
  16. Bman

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    Agreed! +1
     
  17. Kathy_Larochelle

    Kathy_Larochelle OSNN One Post Wonder

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    [FONT=&quot]My supposedly top of the range hard drive crashed suddenly, I was totally unprepared and stood to lose the majority of 15 years writing stored on it. i tried to use recovery software but it doesn't work. And I found that Rapid saved all my info. They recovered it for under £300 and I got it back within three weeks. I am very happy with their service. :)
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  18. Xie

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    Did you learn a lesson about backing up? :)


    * If your not a bot as I suspect :(
     
  19. Johnny

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    This thread is full of spam ..