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    Recover deleted files

    Can any body please suggest a good recovery software for accidently deleted files from windows XP( recycle bin is empty). possibly a free one or cheap one or a trial.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    In our network enviroment we redirect the Desktop/My Documents to the server. The server is W2k3 and is running Volume Shadow Copies. Assuming the XP machines have the client installed (deployed easily via AD) then one can simply right click on the folder and use the 'previous versions' tab to locate the most recent version of the deleted file and recover it.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Cheap recovery software comes at a price it is only good at certain recoveries unless you spend a little money on good software like Ontrack file recovery pro (which i highly recomend), but here is a freeware one you might like:
    http://www.pcinspector.de/ let me know if you have any joy with it.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Like Geoff said VSS is the best bet, but for floppies, usbs etc. I use Bad Copy Pro which is cheap and does a good job of retrieving most things...

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Drive resuce, has got some members of staff out of quite a few holes, once all the job descriptions used to be held on a series of foppy disks, then the disks went bad,

    drive resuce complelty free: http://www.woundedmoon.org/win32/driverescue19d.html

    also works well on all hard drives and operating systems.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    I had a couple of free little programs for recovering deleted stuff, with varying degrees or success.
    Unfortunately I can't remember what they were called and I seem to have lost the memory stick it was on!
    Have a quick look around google for undelete software, there's lots of little free ones to have a look at.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    TestDisk is really good and GPL - works a lot better than PCInspector in my recent experience.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    I saw one the other day that someone linked to a website for something else for tools that run of a USB drive. Further down the page there was a recovery tool which worked ! Must have read it at home though as the file isnt here. Will look later.

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    Got it

    http://www.snapfiles.com/features/ed_usb_software.html

    Near the bottom of the page called restoration.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Netman yes i also use bad copy pro which is very good with usb and floppies but i have found for HDs nothing seems to touch ontrack recovery pro which is awesome if a little slow. Had to use it the other day when recovering a data from a drive which was giving IO errors which windows would not recognise so coupled the drive up to my workstation with usb to IDE converter and set ontrack away and 2 days after, 5.2Gb data recovered. Could have gone on to recover the whole drive but got the data required.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Quote Originally Posted by danIT
    Drive resuce, has got some members of staff out of quite a few holes, once all the job descriptions used to be held on a series of foppy disks, then the disks went bad,

    drive resuce complelty free: http://www.woundedmoon.org/win32/driverescue19d.html

    also works well on all hard drives and operating systems.
    Had to use this today, it worked extremely well, about 90% of deleted files recovered sucessfully. Thanks for posting this.

    I also tried the Restoration program ChrisH mentioned. It does do the job but has no-where near the ease of use as Drive Rescue. I couldn't find any way of selecting more then one file at a time, meaning I would have had to manually save about 200 files.

    I didn't try any of the others so can't comment.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Thanks for letting us know how you got on . Most people get their advice and dont report back .

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Davory and Winhex are pretty fine data recovery programs and are pretty cheap considering the amount of functionality that you get with them. I've used them in school and in a commercial environment and the information they can recover is awesome.

    We also use a little free program called flopshow which has managed to get back around 95% of files from floppy disks that have been kicking around in a bag with smelly socks and muddy football boots.

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Hi, many data recovery software can help you, please see:

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    Re: Recover deleted files

    Undelete is ment to be a good piece of software although I havnt used it!!!

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