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I use a program called 'Eventghost'. I always save my configuration in this program and the exported format is .XML. I formatted my HDD but forgot to backup my configuration file. I used the deep scan in the free edition of Recuva and was able to find my .xml file. However, the file seems corrupt or broken or something because 'Eventghost' won t open it. I included the file in this post. On the Evenghost forum they say that the file is not a .XML file and that it is gobbledegook but I am 100% sure this is the correct file. Can the 'corrupted' / 'broken' .XML file be fixed in some way?

Here is the link to the topic I posted on the official Eventghost community (you can also find the .xml file there):

http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5958&p=29169&sid=edae4fdc3641a43ff45aa2a83d75ee30#p29169
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Yeah that's definitely corrupt. How did you format your hard drive? Quick format or a proper format (takes longer).

Try testdisk. An example of how to use this program is here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Undelete_files_from_NTFS_with_TestDisk

It's possible you've already written over the file or partially written over it, in which case there is basically no getting it back.
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quick format.
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quick format.

Alright well give testdisk a go and let me know how you go with it.
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Quick format just rebuilds the partition structure right? Leaving all the data intact I also would recommend testdisk. I had a WinPE bootkey with that as well as other nifty tools, which had saved my ass multiple times.
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Quick format just rebuilds the partition structure right? Leaving all the data intact I also would recommend testdisk. I had a WinPE bootkey with that as well as other nifty tools, which had saved my ass multiple times.

exactly right. I have used testdisk multiple times. Most of the time though, recovering data seems to be luck of the draw.
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