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Discussion in 'Storage' started by Radical_Edward, Dec 8, 2011.

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    Okay, so we had a customer at work make the mistake of reinstalling her OS over her old install.

    WinUndelete could not see the data, but another program we have, PC Inspectors File Recovery can. The issue is, it can only copy items you click, not whole folders, and when you copy more than one image,etc at once, it crashes and you have to start the lengthy scanning process again.

    I'm looking for recommendations on programs that search the "unused" space on a HDD, where data is to be overwritten by other data.

    Help?
     
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    Anyone have any software recommendations? Preferably free ones?

    My google fu is weak on this subject. :shadedshu
     
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    getdataback ntfs is the best option i know
     
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    I'm giving Recuva a shot. Mussels posted a thread about data recovery and that was on the top of the list. I'll give that one a shot next if Reuva doesn't cut it. Thanks Wizz.

    It'd be nice if this thread was unlocked, cleaned up, and sticky'd in this section. Just saying. ;)
     
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144395

    click the top spoiler and then look down to recovery.

    All of the suggestions in the old threads were consolidated into that one.
     
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    Ah. Well I've had good luck with Recuva with getting back data so far.
     
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    My best rec (don't know if it's covered) is GRC's Spinrite. It's slow, but EXTREMELY effective. I've recovered mailboxes, documents, numerous different drive failures. Highly recommended.
     

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