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Data Recovery

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    A mate of mine hdd crashed and was not booting up.
    So he decided to reformat and install XP, what he actually done was to format and reinstall over his secondary HDD where he had kept his family photos and other extremely valuable data

    Are there software out there that can recover his data back, as i'm here thinking that the os install may of overwritten his data.

    I haven't tried any yet, looking for some possibilities first, so i can research as to what each different software can do.

    Advise required please.

  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Can't remember which one it was but Modey (Dom) & I actually recovered a finance database from a HDD after we (as in I) re-partitioned, formatted and installed a new OS on it. It was called NTFSrecovery, did a search and a few programs from different vendors popped up, see here, here & here.

    Maybe if Modey comes online he'll remember that fateful day and the exact tool that saved my bacon :biggrin

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  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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  4. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    Easy recovery, works for Kat!!

    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884

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