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DATA recovery software (Is this off topic?)

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Spidey1978, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Spidey1978

    Spidey1978 New Member

    Morning folks,

    Can anyone recommend any good data recovery software? I made the mistake of not backing up the hard drive on my laptop and it is down corrupted beyond belief, won’t even load up windows. I have an enclosure for 2.5” IDE drives that I can connect it to my desktop through USB but even on that I can’t access the hard drive. There’s nothing of vital importance on there but I would like to get at least some stuff back so if anyone knows of a good hard disk recovery program I’d much appreciate the info.


  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Provided the HDD is still ok, there are two programs that I've found useful:

    1. GetbackNTFS (for the NTFS filesystem), however there is getbackFAT (for the FAT filesystem) &
    2. PC Inspector File recovery.

    We managed to get data back even after deleting 2 partions, recreating a new partion (from the 2), formating the drive and installing Windows Server 2008 from GetbackNTFS.

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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Hi Joe,

    I have 2 results with Spinrite.

    Good luck.

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