data recovery software programs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sy64004, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. sy64004

    sy64004 OSNN Addict

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    Can any body help. I bought a new HD, formated it and copied 16 gig of stuff to it. I then put the HD in a different system as the primarary HD and installed XP, during the install I was told that I would have to delete the partition and start again I did this and so the 16 gig of stuff has gone.

    I've tried Getdataback for NTFS and it hasn't found anything. Can anyone PLEASE help me out?
     
  2. LeeJend

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    There are data recovery tools available. They run $50-100 and there is no guarantee they will work. I don't have the name of the one that came up as best last time this issue came up on this computer. I'll post again when I get home.

    In the mean time run "data recovery" on google to find some of the programs.
     
  3. joko_xp

    joko_xp OSNN Junior Addict

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    Getdataback is one of the best ones, so if it didnt find anything,
    eighter you dont know how to use it(?), or the most probably
    you overwrighted the data with no chance of recovering.
    GoodLuck.
     
  4. sy64004

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    in the lost files folder I have a lot of BMP files that are 1 gig and more. Is there any way of looking into these files to see if it is my data and extracting it from the BMP files??

    I've found the create image file but I don't have 16 gig spare on a different drive and I'm nort sure if this would help anyway.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  5. LeeJend

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    from the getdataback site they have disk explorer and some other tools to let you look at data on the disk.

    Check the FAQ for getdataback. They have instructions for what to do if the first attempt doesn't work.

    EasyRecovery
    File Scavenger

    Are other options
     
  6. joko_xp

    joko_xp OSNN Junior Addict

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    1gb bmp's = use a spare drive, but this sounds like the data is realy ...
    extracting it from bmp - no chance.
    which gdb ver. are you using? (try the latest).
    what kind of data are we talking about?
     
  7. joko_xp

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    maybe winzip (older versions?) had an option of saving the bmp code as an archive.
     
  8. sy64004

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    The data is a mixture of exe, avi, jpeg, zip, etc.

    I have installed GDB on my old system disk (20gb with abut 15% free) and I scanned my new drive (160gig) and this is when I got the big bmp files.