Anyone had luck with Data Recovery Software?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by berryracer, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    So I formatted my external 1 TB Seagate HDD by mistake...

    This was the first time for me to put Recuva for the test..

    It restored all my data but:

    1) The foledr structure was lost, all the data was restored to the root of the parition so I had like more than a million files, MP3s, videos, dll files, etc, all scattered around and it made it impossible to go through each one of them. Furthermore, there are some software folders so I wouldnt know which DLL goes under which folder, like the Office 2010 installation files

    2) not all data was readable, some of them were corrupted, although I haven't written over anything

    is there any other GOOD software out there that really works?

    I find it surprising how some companies can restore data successfully even though the HDD was formatted many times but Recuva sucks

    I dont mind paying a small fee but dont want something that would break the bank as I would rarely use this app only in such cases where I made a clumsy mistake

    Thanks
     
  2. RJK3

    RJK3 Registered Member

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    For file recovery, Photorec finds much more than Recuva's deep scan when tested on the same flash media IME. I wouldn't expect to get the directory structure with a free file recovery tool.

    Did you try recovering the partition?
     
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    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Yes I tried recovering the entire partition...

    IF you're saying you cant recover the directory structure...then what do you guys do when you recover the entire partition? Spends months just copying every file selectively? :(
     
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    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I just realized I have a copy of EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional v5.5.1 which I got for Free when I purchased some app

    Lemme see how this goes
     
  5. RJK3

    RJK3 Registered Member

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    No I mean recover the partition with partition software like Testdisk. Recovering partitions is not really something I've had to do often. I've not had to do it because of a formatted drive, so maybe I'm being really thick with the suggestion. Still... worth a try if the drive hasn't been written to.

    Yes I've got the setup file sitting on my drive too. Let us know how it goes :) I've not used it, as ironically the last time I used an EASEUS partition manager - I had to fix the corrupted partition with Testdisk.
     
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  6. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    From my extensive experience with this software,I highly recommend it.
     
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