recover data from reformatted disk

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by feedmecereal, May 12, 2005.

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    feedmecereal Guest

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

    PC Inspector



    Emergency Undelete

    Handy Recovery

    Commercial or Shareware
    GetDataBack for FAT
    GetDataBack for NTFS

    EasyRecovery DataRecovery

    File Rescue Plus

    Norton Utilities/SystemWorks

    Restorer 2000

    Data Recovery
    Fast File Undelete


    File Recover 2000


    File Restore

    Disk Commander




    Hard Drive Mechanic

    Filerecovery for Windows


    Fast File Recovery

    File Scavenger

    Active UNERASER

    Undelete 3.0

    FinalData Data Recovery

    BadCopy Pro

    Directory Snoop
    °Mike°, May 12, 2005
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    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.
    pcbutts1, May 12, 2005
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    old jon Guest

    Well done Mike. That`ll keep him busy for ages. ..J
    old jon, May 12, 2005
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    °Mike° Guest

    Hopefully, not that long.

    °Mike°, May 12, 2005
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    Ron Martell Guest

    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

    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

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service

    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
    Ron Martell, May 13, 2005
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