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Data recovery Software?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Sandmaster500, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. Sandmaster500

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,116

    Location: Leeds/Oxford

    Hi, got a Maxtor which windows has "deleted" all the files off as they were corrupted (i think) which i guess means is like a quick format (ie beggining and end saying data between these points is deleted?)
    Was wondering if there is any free software to un-delete the data?

    Don't know if that makes total sense...

    What can i do?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sandmaster500

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,116

    Location: Leeds/Oxford

    Please could someone give me some starting point?

    Going to have to format and test this thing before i RMA it but would like to get some of the data off it if i can.
     
  3. skankmaster

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 May 2004

    Posts: 439

    Try R-Studio

    It can recover files off formatted drives.
    You can dl the evaluation of it which allows small file recovery. If you see big files you want to recover, you just buy a licence. No doubt there are other good pieces of sw out there doing similar things, but this one works fine.
     
  4. Sandmaster500

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,116

    Location: Leeds/Oxford

    Thanks, thats exactly the kind of thing i was looking for. Going to try the demo and may buy it if it is able to find the data :)

    What other things similar are there?
     
  5. Torch [P4]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,123

    Location: Elgin

    R Studio managed to recover 85% of my fubarred raid 0 set, well worth the £20 purchase imho !!!!
     
  6. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,994

    Location: Midlands

    Final Data v2.0

    worked for me.
     
  7. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 938

    Location: North Wales

    get data back is good also :) forgot the url but google it.
     
  8. TriedandTested

    Capodecina

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    Location: Neptune

  9. Sandmaster500

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,116

    Location: Leeds/Oxford

    Thanks very much :)

    Going to give them both a go on the drive and hoefully will be able to see if i can get something off, then i'll decide if its worth me getting one of them.

    thanks very much for the help, will let you know how i get on.
     
  10. kchakkar

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 328

    Location: UK

    Active@Undelete version 5.1 is great. Just recovered files from my hard drive which windows converted to a dynamic disk. If was a foreign disk under disk management and I could not read the files on it. I had to convert it to a basic disk thus losing my data. I then formated it and now recovered my data.