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Old 10-11-2006, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone recommend a good, free software program to do this?? I have an old harddrive that might have some important data on it that I would like to try to recover.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm confused. Did you format it already? If not, just slave it into another box and get what you need.
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it has already been formatted some time ago and I want to unformat it to try to recover some old files on it.
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search for hard drive recovery

there's programs out there for this or you can ship it off to a company if you can spend$$$
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might as well give this up or pay some $$$$$
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