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Windows Thread, File Recovery Programs in Technical; Originally Posted by NikChillin I'm in the p@@ at the mo, accidentally overwrote someones externel HDD with a ghost image ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin View Post
    I'm in the p@@ at the mo, accidentally overwrote someones externel HDD with a ghost image and am now trying to recover the files. 12 years worth! Getting access denied message when trying to delete the ghost files so I can salvage what is left. I have scanned the drive with PC recover and found some files but it keeps hanging in the process. Any advice would be appreciated prior to my execution!
    The lesson to be learnt here is ALWAYS remove any other hard drives from the system before you restore a Ghost image. If they are not physically connected then you can accidentally restore to the wrong drive.

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    Surely the real lesson is "Do not keep just the one copy of your work because if the device that it's stored on fails, you'll be in the cacky".

    +1 for GetDataBack. It just works™. Usually.

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    I need to recover an entire drive ... it was the backup of my workstation D drive. My workstation failed recently and I needed to get some files off the backup drive (an ex laptop drive in a USB caddy) which subsequently went belly up. I can get at the original D drive and, whilst I can get most of the files back with Recuva, what I end up with is all 33,000 files in one folder. Is there a tool that will recover the files and the original folder structure?

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    Get Data Back gets a folder structure but it is a paid for product

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    active file recovery I would recommend, its saved us here a couple of times

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    Handy Recovery ... or if you can afford the £125 license! get R-Studio!

    Also have a look at the Hirens BootCD's there maybe some tools on there that may help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    I've had great results in the past run Runtime Software's "Get Data Back", especially with USB drives
    We use this too, and it works pretty well for us. We manage to recover a good proportion of damaged and deleted files from broken and formatted drives. There might very well be better products out there, but I think you could do a lot wose than this.
    Last edited by mistersparky; 1st June 2012 at 02:22 PM.

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