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post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, what file recovery software do you use?
I need one that can recover files from deleted partitions and formatted drives, I've tried Recover my files but it throws out errors when I try to actually recover them, and I've also tried digital recovery but that didn't work either.

Any others you can recommend?

Thanks
post #2 of 6
I've had no luck with file recovery software for consumers. I think your better bet is to take it to someone who spent big money on real recovery software or hardware. What they charge you probably won't come close to the cost of trying various different programs.
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Fair enough, thanks
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Recuva (free program from Piriform - the makers of CCleaner) works well for me. That's what gets my vote, unless that's what you meant by "Recover". In that case, I'd just start trying things off this list

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filere...y-programs.htm

Hope you get your stuff back!
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I've used Restorer 2000 Pro for almost a decade, does it's job well. No idea if it's sold anymore.

For free alternatives, TestDisk is good. If the drive doesn't have serious physical problems, and hasn't been overwritten, you can probably get your data back.

Don't bother with data recovery services unless you need them to get data off a physically broken drive.
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post #6 of 6
+1 for Recuva, and then TestDisk.

TestDisk is now on SystemRescueCD as well, along with tools like Gparted, memtestx86, etc. - very handy to have them all in one place.
     
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