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Title: recovery THANKS MIKE !!
Post by: ko on July 17, 2011, 02:50 PM
hi guy's soooo i am about to put a new hard drive in my laptop  i run acronis to make a bootable image of what ive got, problem is it wiped everything except itself of my external hard drive. leave it to me to lose data running backup... good thing it was mostly just movies i care about .i guess my question is there a way to recover them?? thanx kurt


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: DD on July 17, 2011, 06:36 PM
I have run pc inspecter file recovery with some success in recovering erased files.
http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?language=2 (http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?language=2)


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: ko on July 17, 2011, 06:52 PM
thanx DD looks like this one is for picture type files ? i lost avi movie files on an external hard drive


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: DD on July 17, 2011, 06:54 PM
 I have used it to find all kinds of files, plus its free


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: ko on July 17, 2011, 07:24 PM
downloading now thanks i will let you know. fingers crossed


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: zippy8 on July 20, 2011, 08:59 AM
I keep an up to date (ish) copy of Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) on a locked USB drive and it's earned me more than a few beers from grateful people whose data (of all varieties) it has magicked back to life. Pity I don't drink really ;)

Don't expect miracles but don't be surprised either. I got a near full 500Gb drive back to life after one too many unsafe removals left it saying it was flat empty. It took a while...

Mike.


Title: Re: recovery
Post by: ko on July 20, 2011, 05:04 PM
thanks mike i will give this a try the other software did not seem to work for me.. i was just told DONT TOUCH NUTHIN as my acronis backup is on the drive which i need for the new harddrive in my laptop.. so i will try it once i am safely back together (fingers crossed) BTW HP tech is a b____ch


Title: Re: recovery THANKS MIKE !!
Post by: ko on July 25, 2011, 09:24 AM
thanks all. recuva is super simple and did an amazing job  Recuva (http://Recuva)


Title: Re: recovery THANKS MIKE !!
Post by: mikenchico on July 25, 2011, 12:23 PM
Great review then. No really, my sister had just contacted me about having blown it on her camera card, she had pulled some pictures over to the computer

and thought she only had those few highlited when she hit delete   ::)

everything gone   ???    :'(

I had tried another program once with no luck so I didn't know where to steer her. Plus I love portable app's, it now resides on the flash drive I carry in my pocket every day too.

I asked her why they weren't already backed up on her computer? Well she's lost so many drives to virus's she was just storing them on the flash card ...  :-X



Title: Re: recovery THANKS MIKE !!
Post by: ko on July 25, 2011, 03:48 PM
it happens. the files i lost were my backup. i lost them running a clone of my harddrive with acronis (checked the wrong box not its fault). they were just a bunch of movies but mom will probably like some of them if i ever get around to making these things called dvd's out of them lol recuva is truly simple, easy, and effective. at least for me


Title: Re: recovery THANKS MIKE !!
Post by: Danno419 on August 02, 2011, 11:39 AM
i had a program a few years ago called "recover my files" - worked great for me.
Pretty sure it could find all files types too.