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    A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    This is for my home PC

    I had to reformat my C: drive - long story but basically the registry was currupt.

    Anyhow - I lost all my emails, favourites etc (Yes I know but the backup was currupt too! )

    Do any of you know of a way to recover data from a reformatted drive? Preferably free

    Most of my programs are on a different drive and I'm trying to save time by not having to reinstall all the ones that used a link to the C: drive.

    A shot in the dark I know - but I thought I'd ask

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    Re: A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    Are you at work or off?
    Your best is attaching the drive to another pc
    do you have the Ultimate boot cd UBCD (free downlaod bootble cd)
    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
    you should have a copy of it as part of your pc first aid kit
    this contains several pieces of software that can recover formatted drives

    this site has a good read up on recovering data (i have a print out for reference) http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1139

    also try testdisk
    i have util at home if you need it

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    Re: A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    when i first started here i could not boot up a laptop so i got the restore cd and restored it (without backing up nay files!!!)
    what saved my life this

    http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

    even after a few reformats!!

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    Re: A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    Thanks I'll have a look - I've got to be careful I don't restore the original problem which was a borked registry. Somehow refused to open any .exe files and changed shortcuts etc to a .lnk . I couldn't edit the registry even after finding a way to open regedit

    Very difficult to restore something when no .exe files open

    It's my home PC, so I'll have a play when I get a chance

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    Re: A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    i was very lucky with the incident above, had i been in commerce i would not be on their books anymore.

    Did you goto BETT?

    are you off for the week?

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    Re: A stab in the Dark - Recovering Data

    Not free but GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org is brilliant, has never failed me so far.



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