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So its been awhile since I did data recovery on a formatted hard drive. What happened is the customer has external drive plyugged in and before windows disconnected it, he pulled the plug, and now his data was gone.

That's the story at least it looks to me like he formatted it. Anyways its got his wifes photos and videos and she passed away a long time ago, so I decided to try for him for free.

So is there any good free software that can scan and extract these for me? I use to have a program for this but have not done it in a long time.

Sata HDD 500Gb

Thanks for any help guys. thumb.gif
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post #2 of 5
Try asking on the website Majorgeeks, lots of free software listed on the site.
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Try Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva. I usually use on track easy recovery but it's not a free option.
 
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On disks like RIP (Recovery is Possible) and PartedMagic they is a program called Photorec. It is command line utility but I have used it on several occasions to recovery files and photos.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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Have him pay for R-studio and run it. Messing with it, and just trying to wing it can cause permanent data loss.
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