recover data from reformatted disk

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  1. Guest

    I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?
     
    , May 12, 2005
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  2. °Mike° Guest

    In <>,
    took 3 lines to utter:

    >I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    >undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?


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    °Mike°, May 12, 2005
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  3. pcbutts1 Guest

    If you installed the OS after the format then you probably will not be able
    to recover anything because it has been overwritten.

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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    > undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?
    >
     
    pcbutts1, May 12, 2005
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  4. old jon Guest

    Well done Mike. That`ll keep him busy for ages. ..J

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In <>,
    > took 3 lines to utter:
    >
    >>I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    >>undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?

    >
    > Free
    > ----
    > PC Inspector
    > http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
    >
    > Restoration
    > http://www.collina.us/files/REST2514.htm
    > http://www.webattack.com/download/dlrestoration.html
    >
    > TestDisk
    > http://www.cgsecurity.org//testdisk.html
    >
    > Emergency Undelete
    > http://www.c2000.com/software/software.htm
    > http://www.c2000.com/software/download.htm
    >
    > Handy Recovery
    > http://www.handyrecovery.com/index.shtml
    >
    >
    >
    > Commercial or Shareware
    > -----------------------
    > GetDataBack for FAT
    > GetDataBack for NTFS
    > http://www.runtime.org/
    >
    > EasyRecovery DataRecovery
    > http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecoverydatarecovery/
    >
    > File Rescue Plus
    > http://www.file-rescue.com/
    >
    > Norton Utilities/SystemWorks
    > http://www.symantec.com/nu/nu_9x/features.html
    > http://www.symantec.com/sabu/sysworks/basic/
    >
    > Restorer 2000
    > http://www.bitmart.net/r2k.shtml
    >
    > Data Recovery
    > http://www.dtidata.com/
    > Fast File Undelete
    > http://www.dtidata.com/products_ff_undelete.asp
    >
    > Undelete
    > http://www.quantumsoft.co.uk/undelete.stm
    >
    > File Recover 2000
    > http://www.filerecover.com/
    >
    > R-Tools
    > http://www.r-tt.com/
    >
    > File Restore
    > http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/filerestore.asp
    >
    > Disk Commander
    > http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/diskcommander.asp
    >
    > DFSee
    > http://www.dfsee.com/
    >
    > MRecover
    > http://kristenonline.com/lain/cih/mrecintro.htm
    >
    > Back2Life
    > http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/57588.html
    >
    > Hard Drive Mechanic
    > http://www.highergroundsoftware.com/6.html
    > http://www.highergroundsoftware.com/downloads2.htm
    >
    > Filerecovery for Windows
    > http://www.lc-tech.com/filerecovery.asp
    >
    > Undelete
    > http://www.executive.com/consumer/undelete/undelete.asp
    >
    > Fast File Recovery
    > http://savemyfiles.com/fastfile.htm
    >
    > File Scavenger
    > http://www.quetek.com/prod01.htm
    >
    > Active UNERASER
    > http://www.uneraser.com/undelete.htm
    >
    > Undelete 3.0
    > http://www.pcconnection.com/scripts/productdetail.asp?product_id=309884
    >
    > FinalData Data Recovery
    > http://www1.finaldata.com/
    >
    > BadCopy Pro
    > http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/
    >
    > Directory Snoop
    > http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm
    >
    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    old jon, May 12, 2005
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  5. °Mike° Guest

    Hopefully, not that long.

    In <H_Oge.2126$>,
    old jon took 116 lines to utter:

    >Well done Mike. That`ll keep him busy for ages. ..J
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> In <>,
    >> took 3 lines to utter:
    >>
    >>>I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    >>>undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?

    >>
    >> Free


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    °Mike°, May 12, 2005
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  6. Ron Martell Guest

    wrote:

    >I accidently reformatted a drive during windows setup. Can I use any
    >undelete programs to recover my data and which would you recommend?


    Be prepared for trouble. The following items will be lost:

    1. The file names for all files in the root directory of the drive.
    Files will have to be identified by their size and/or content, and
    renamed.

    2. The folder names for all of the folders in the root directory. The
    contents, including subfolders, will all be okay and that information
    should allow you to determine the correct name for at least most of
    the folders.

    Additionally, any badly fragmented files will be difficult if not
    impossible to recover because the file allocation table entries will
    have been zeroed out.

    Good luck


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    Ron Martell, May 13, 2005
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