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scully
06-19-08, 10:11 PM
i have several hard disks here i need to retrieve data from
they have been formatted, some with deleted files etc - they are
readable from windows

i am looking for a reliable data recovery software package
scul

Stephen Howard
06-20-08, 05:09 AM
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008 03:11:05 GMT, scully <scul@peerless.com> wrote:

>i have several hard disks here i need to retrieve data from
>they have been formatted, some with deleted files etc - they are
>readable from windows
>
>i am looking for a reliable data recovery software package
>scul

I've used a freeware prog called Undelete Plus to do this very job
with much success - and the Ultimate Book Disc contains a number of
such tools, including one that can recover partitions that have been
re-formatted. I would advise using something like Acronis or Paragon
to copy the discs first if the data is irreplaceable.

Regards,



--
Stephen Howard - Woodwind repairs & period restorations
www.shwoodwind.co.uk
Emails to: showard{whoisat}shwoodwind{dot}co{dot}uk

nemo_outis
06-20-08, 10:32 AM
scully <scul@peerless.com> wrote in
news:5r7m54d849m0lh7433gf4c40e8t5hickks@4ax.com:

> i have several hard disks here i need to retrieve data from
> they have been formatted, some with deleted files etc - they are
> readable from windows
>
> i am looking for a reliable data recovery software package
> scul

I have used a number of recovery tools in the past (I -literally! - have
every mainstream recovery tool). The best IMHO is the relatively unknown
"File Scavenger."
http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

I also like the Disk Internals programs, particularly for RAID recovery.
"Recover My files" is also pretty good.

Remember not to write to the disks you are trying to recover (easier said
than done if they are NTFS). The best approach (especially if the disk is
not physically damaged) is to make a sector-by-sector image and work with
that.

Regards,

Jim Watt
06-21-08, 06:06 AM
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:32:35 GMT, "nemo_outis" <abc@xyz.com> wrote:

>scully <scul@peerless.com> wrote in
>news:5r7m54d849m0lh7433gf4c40e8t5hickks@4ax.com:
>
>> i have several hard disks here i need to retrieve data from
>> they have been formatted, some with deleted files etc - they are
>> readable from windows
>>
>> i am looking for a reliable data recovery software package
>> scul

I also have used "Recover My files" and I bought some
software from Ontrack which worked well.

A lot depends on what is wrong with the disks and
whatever it takes a very long time.
--
Jim Watt
http://www.gibnet.com