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    best recovery software!?

    Imagine your harddrive failed, you re-format it - then you realise you had valuable data on it.

    What is the first piece of recovery software you would turn to?

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    linux live disc and testdisk. Or hiren boot disk with disk commander. But I've only used that kind of stuff for failed disks, not reformatted disks.

    edit: try this guide http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/

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    I've used this before on failed disk's: http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

    I've also had limited success on formatted disks but in general the less writing you do to a disk once it's died the greater your chances of recovering the data.

    Cheers
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    Could try PC Inspector File Recovery, you can find it on WIKI Essential Software list.

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    If money is no object, would suggest Ontrack EasyRecovery.
    http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/f...very-software/
    Bit steep but I guess it sepends how much the data is worth to you?

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    Test Disk is really good and free

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    I have used test disk before as well. Seemed a bit strange the process you go through but worked fine.

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