Good File Recovery Tool

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  1. Arcanez

    Arcanez Registered Member

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    hey there does anybody know a good file recovery tool that is able to recover folders not only single files? I tried a bunch of recovery software but the good ones or at least those that seemed to be quiet decent required registration and a license that you have to buy. I was able to install those programms but was not able to recover any file until I spend money on it....what a garbage.

    is there a software that is top notch or known well like for browser typical answers would probably be firefox, chrome etc...

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Try maybe TestDisk or Recuva
     
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    Not sure why the folder is important, it is only a place holder for the files that are within. Files are critical to recover.
     
  5. Arcanez

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    because the software spits out like thousands of files randomly not sorted in folders. It's just a mess of files then....
     
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    You could use Capacity to deal with this.
     
  8. AlexC

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    Seems pretty cool when backing up a lot of data!
     
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    I think so too :). I created a thread about it awhile ago.
     
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    For free I like Recuva. It does let you view recovered files as a folder tree.
     
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    The best one, IMHO, is Active@FileRecovery from Lsoft.net
     
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    Orphaned Files in an NTFS File System
     
  13. HAN

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    I've never seen any recovery software that is capable of recovering things so well that folder structure is retained. In my limited experience, they all look for usable files, not folders. (Would a typical folder structure even exist on free space?)

    Anyway, the best one I've used is free... PhotoRec http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
     
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