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File recovery program?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by antiHero, 8 Sep 2008.

  1. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Hi everybody

    I had to reinstall a Laptop at work and forgot to take a backup of the Desktop files. I am now looking for a recovery program that can find the files even after format & reinstall if its even possible.
    Does anyone know a good program for that? Freeware preferred!

    Thanks
    antiHero
     
  2. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    I've only ever used GetDataBack - which is quite expensive, so I can't vouch for any other program.
    There are certainly plenty of free file/data recovery programs available though, but rather than list a few individual ones you could try, just check them out for yourself ;)
     
  3. bullseye969

    bullseye969 New Member

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    GetDataBack saved my life literally last week when I forgot to back up my pictures when doing a reinstall <3
     
  4. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I have been looking around on google myself but wanted to check if anyone here has a recommendation or something.
     
  5. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    +1 for the expensive GetDataBack...
    also check out lifehacker (the site) - i think they did a top 5 on that kind of stuff the other day...
     
  7. spoon.uk

    spoon.uk Frag Me Bitch!

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    Easy Recovery 6 always works for me :)

    But if you formatted and reinstalled OS on the same partition it might be a problem.
     
  8. monkeybone

    monkeybone New Member

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    I use Active @ Undelete at work and it works like a charm and it isn't too expensive. It can be found at http://www.active-undelete.com/ and it costs 39.99 US for a home user license.

    For a free solution, you can try http://undelete-plus.com/. I have used it and it is similar to the paid version above except it's free.

    As a suggestion, install/run the software from a memory key and recover your files to the memory key to avoid overwriting your files. I do this for any systems I need to recover and haven't had any problems.

    Monkeybone
     

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