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post #1 of 5 Old 01-26-2006, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok, I have two partitions on my 120GB hard drive.
Let's call them A and B.
The operating system resides on partition A and all my downloaded files are located on partition B.
I have used Norton Ghost to make an image of partition A. That way whenever I want to reinstall the operating system I just restore the image to partition A. Partition B containing my backup files stays intact !
Today I inadvertently restored my image to partition B !!! As you can guess I lost all my backed up files !
Is there a program that will allow me to recover all the files that were on partition B (even if they were overridden by the image that was restored to it by mistake) ?
I've tried "Recover My Files v2.91" but it doesn't seem to work.

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umm i dont think so.. But,Im not sure i think you can turn back to a previous date using windows restore, i forget where you go to find it but ill look and post how if i find it
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look for powerquest lost and found....its a sector based data recovery software...unfortunately u might have to pay for it....will scout around for something else free and let u know...

or u can try this one..but i have never personally used it b4...lost n found yes i have used and it works all the way until the last moment of format....meaning as long as u havent done a complete or low level format it can recover files....

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/download.htm
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lost n found yes i have used and it works all the way until the last moment of format....meaning as long as u havent done a complete or low level format it can recover files....
Even if the files were overwritten with the restored image ?
What's the exact name of the program pls ? Is it lost n found ?
** Edit it's PowerQuest Lost & Found (got it... thanks I'll try it).

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2006, 01:42 PM
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i believe so...like i said i had done this once b4...i lost some files b4 by doing a quick format and reinstallation of windows....then i had to recover everything back using the powerquest lost and found software...of course u dont get 100% recovery mate...
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