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Old 02-03-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default data recovery program suggestions

During a recent reformat, I accidentally lost some photos I thought I had backed up. Can any recommend a good program that I can use to get those back?

I found one that was good, but it charged a hefty amount for 1 gb worth of recovery. I don't need near that amount.


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Old 02-04-2005, 02:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the cheapest you're going to find is called "GetDataBack" from

It comes in FAT32 and NTFS formats. Check to see what you drive is formatted in before ordering.

It's about $70, but it's saved me on several occasions and does a really good job, so long as you haven't made too many changes to your hard drive recently. Any time you add files or software, you run the risk of over-writing recoverable data. You should also plan on having a separate drive to recover the data to.

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Old 02-04-2005, 03:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for that from me as well, i have a friend that is in a similar predicament to dakranii
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I use ERD Commander, works great.
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used File Scavenger to recover a whole bunch of pictures that were erased by a virus (or something to that effect) and it recovered all of them without any probs.

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Old 02-05-2005, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the best is probably EasyRecovery Pro from Ontrack, but some others are Recover4All pro, Acronis Recovery Expert Deluxe,

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