Recover Data even after Format

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Sounds too good to be true ! But i guess you won't know until you try ? I have no plans to format anything right now, but i'm sure a number of us would be more than a little bit interested, if someone tried it & were able to recover something/s ;)

    Some DL links not working ? But this one does -http://www.diskgetor.com
     
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    Just one of many software that can retrieve data of a formatted disk. Try with Recuva freeware
     
  3. BG

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    I have a drive I need to format and will give this a run. Should be interesting to see how well it works.
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    @ BG

    Look forward :)
     
  5. BG

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    Ok ... hooked a WD 74g raptor to a Win7 box (usb connection).

    Formatted the drive ntfs NOT using quick format.

    This raptor had a complete install of Win7 64bit on it.

    Installed DiskGeter and tried the recover format option (2nd option on list).

    Took abt 55 min scan and came back with nothing. Said no data found.

    I know several programs can recover from a quick format but guess it's harder on a full format.
     
  6. blacknight

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    I think same. There are sophisticated programs to retrieve data from hard disk overwritten with many passes, but they are very expensive and used by specialists.
     
  7. TheKid7

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    Some of the Linux Live Distros have TestDisk:

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    Parted Magic has both TestDisk and PhotoRec.
     
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    @ BG

    Hi, thanks for that :thumb: Looks like it was "too good to be true" afterall !
     
  10. SafetyFirst

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    Can you name some of these?
     
  11. NGRhodes

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    If you format with XP be aware that a full format wipes directory information and checks for bad sectors, it does not zero any data out.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941961

    Cheers, Nick
     
  12. MerleOne

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    I would recommend R-Studio from R-TT, seems the one of most powerful to me.
     
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