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    Data recovery software for re-formatted hard disk

    Hi Guys.

    One of my colleagues recently re-formatted an Windows XP Computer without saving the data on it.

    So my question is: What "Data recovery software is in the market" for retrieving data of an re-formatted hard disk.

    Your responce would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    FatP

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    Recover4all is sitting in my disk bag.

    I have not used it in a while so cannot comment further.

    You should be using a CD / DVD based package, certainly NOT something that you have to install (or you may over-write the files you are trying to recover!)

    (Just tried the disk on my PC, no install required - standalone exe).

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    Was it a full format or a 'quick' format?
    You can try with Recuva for free: Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File Recovery - Home and see what you can get back first. After that you have products such as Ontrack Easy Recovery: File Recovery Software - File Repair - Easy Recovery - Ontrack Data Recovery
    But it all boils down to how you formatted, and how much you have put back on the disk.

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    I would of also suggested Recuva, it's also open source.

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    We have found that R Studio File Recovery and Data Recovery Software. Hard Drive recovery utility has saved a lot of tears, and is well worth the $79.99 we paid for it. Although, there does now appear to be a demo version, that claims to work.

    It does, however, take several hour to scan through your disk, sector by sector, before giving you various options on how various different versions of the same file, that it has varying amounts of, although it usually has a 100% version in there.

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    rStudio is the 1st port of call for a DR engineer before trying other things.

    I assume (and hope) you have this HDD as a slave or USB attached to a different system and will be recovering to either the system's drive or a 3rd HDD.

    It may be stating the obvious but I've seen plenty of drives from people who've recovered their data back onto the drive they're in the process of recovering.

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    Iv heard a few good things about Recuva but never tried it myself.

    I have played around with FileScavenger3 and it worked pretty much. Was able to recover almost all files back.

    File Scavenger Data Recovery - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

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    I've had VERY good luck with GetDataBack. I once recovered data from a HDD that had been formatted three months earlier!

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    Ontrack is another good one.

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    Big Thumbs up for Getdataback for NTFS/FAT by runtime software

    Data Recovery Software - Hard Drive Recovery - RAID Data Recovery

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    Another thumbs up for OnTrack Easy Recovery

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    Recover data after reformatting

    For recovering formatted data, easeus data recovery wizard impressed me most. I once formatted my seagate drive by mistake and this software got my data back and saved my time to re-work again. You can find it on google.

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    @fatp:

    Another thumbs up for OnTrack Easy Recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    I would of also suggested Recuva, it's also open source.
    no its not...

    It's freeware, but its not open source - by the guys who make ccleaner



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