Recovering remaining parts of partially overwritten files

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by frollo39, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. frollo39

    frollo39 Guest

    Many apps can (or try to) recover erased folders or files. But when they are partially overwritten, all the softwares i tried have the approach of "all or nothing". I will like to recover the good parts remaining, is it possible ?
    Is there something rather simple to use (not like a Hex editor) for that ?
    Share your experiences.. It would be appreciated !
    Thanks a lot
  2. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Jun 30, 2004
    Garden State, USA
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2004
  3. frollo39

    frollo39 Guest

    Thanks GlobalForce for these links.
    I'll take a deeper look at it.
    Looks like it not so easy :)
  4. nod32_9

    nod32_9 Guest

    There are many ways to retrieve deleted data. Unfortunately, the software that I use does not come with a FREE trial. If the data is worth recovering, then I would send the HD to a data recovery specialist.
  5. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    At my computer
  6. frollo39

    frollo39 Guest

    Thank you all.
    BTW I don't mind paying for something good (but easy to use !)
    Even software without trial...
  7. nod32_9

    nod32_9 Guest

    Each time you load something to the HD, you run the risk of writing data over the stuffs that you want to recover. Don't try to save $ on this job or you will have to PAY a lot more to retrieve the data.
  8. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Here, There and Everywhere
    NOD is quite correct. If this is really important info, STOP using your computer until it can be imaged. The image preserves the state of your drive as it is RIGHT NOW and can be used for an attempt at professional recovery of your files. However, quite honestly, If the first and last clusters of a file have been overwritten you will have a very hard time (anyone will) in recovering that file. Modern deletion techniques have far outpaced recovery methods. Modern drives are much more difficult to recover files from due to the file system's ability to allocate information in smaller blocks, among other things.

    Good luck to you!

  9. mccarob

    mccarob Registered Member

    Nov 23, 2004

    I use a nifty little program called EasyRecovery Professional. EasyRecovery Professional Home Page. It does wonders, and is fairly simple to use. We have even used it here at work when someone accidently formated an HD (Format was a full NTFS format). We were able to recover all their files.

    However it offers more protection then just then.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck
  10. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
  11. nod32_9

    nod32_9 Guest

    Search GOOG for DAVORY. This program may do the job if you can't afford a data recovery specialist.
  12. frollo39

    frollo39 Guest

    Thanks again
    I'll try some of them and see if it fits my needs.
    See you later...
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