accidental ghost image
Well i have really done it this time
managed to ghost disk to disk the hard disk of member of management team's
home pc but in wrong direction so have lost all their photos and personal stuff.
tried R-studio ntfs but nothing please if anyone has any ideas i would be forever in your debt.
Otherwise a one way ticket to South America might be on the cards.
Ooop! Your bad not my Bad! Try a program called "Recover my Files" by a company called "Get Data Back" it may take a while though as it searches sector by sector! It depends what part of the HDD the files were on, if the image of the OS has gone over the top you may have trouble, if not you may get the stuff back easily.
You may want to try some of the following free tool that are on Hirens Boot CD (its a life saver that CD it has the works)
Photorec would get my vote; had a similar situation and this helped immensely.
PhotoRec - CGSecurity
PS. Have been there, feel for you mate!
I've found Recuva and Restoration useful in the past, and I'm pretty sure BartPE etc have a number of tools. If the prog you used hasn't found anything you're probably out of luck, but it can't hurt to try.
I never do drive to drive anymore , always client to server just so this can never happen. Made the mistake of imaging the wrong way once and never wanted a repeat!!!!
Anyway, Stellar ntfs recovery (got to pay for it) but it is good and the trial will let you see what you can get back before you pay. Good bit of software, but not the cheapest!!
Cheaper than a one way ticket to america though, good choice not to do mexico though id say!:sick:
Have used Ontrack recovery program in the past, not free though. Can you not blame it on the other technician? Someone else? Perhaps you could even break the hard drive and claim it blew up on you? :)
Good luck, not nice when you get into this sort of situation.
Have a look at using these two portable items, i would suggest using the first one:
http://www.bishopbarrington.net/othe...very tool .zip
Then the NTFS one of these:
http://www.bishopbarrington.net/othe...data back .zip
They have been checked ok
let me know how you get on ok.
I have used both of them before but the first one did the job for me on a formatted hard drive.
Good Hunting :) :) ;)
Was a very quick ghost wasn't it?
Also another reason why am stopping doing favours for people, the amount of teachers houses I have been to, fix, upgrade, install computers, wireless etc.
You cannot mention to recommend Hirens boot cd for use on this forum, since it is an ilegal disk compilation of pirate software (It is excellent thou!).
I would pop another drive in to install the OS for now.
Then I would try whatever recovery software I had to try and recover the files and save them to DVD.
Once you are happy nothing else can be recovered you can reimage the OS onto is origional drive, and copy his files back and then let him have your backup you recovered.
Since you have overwriten the disk partition, I doubt much will be left and dont envy your position at all.
Not what you want to hear right now ... but for the record whenever im imaging stuff like this I allways backup to FILE. This usually ensures you are backing up in the right direction, since you recognise the path and contents of the destination and you dont actually damage the destination should it allready contains files, which can be moved and stored later for use if needed.
I always feared doing that until someone advised me to fdisk the receiving drive before booting into ghost. That way, it's not possible to do things in the wrong direction.
aye i started doing that
Originally Posted by Ignatius
we've all been there with ghost and done it the wrong way luckily for me i just ghosted a corrupt windows over my nice fresh one annoying but nothing more
Did any of the software help? Or are you now on the run?