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Author Topic: Best (free) program to recover files?  (Read 5097 times)

wreckedcarzz

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Best (free) program to recover files?
« on: October 26, 2007, 01:28:50 AM »
Hello everyone,

Looking for a really good file recovery program. I just deleted about 2 weeks of confusing work via CCleaner's Recycle Bin Tray Menu extension, and Recuva (made by the same people who make CCleaner) can't find it. I used to know a good stand-alone EXE program for doing this, but I can't think of it right now.

I have CCleaner set to just basic delete files, and I know that they are still physically on the disk, so I need to get the files back before they get overwritten. :o :'( :(

Any suggestions/programs that work?

EDIT: Got the files :), I thankfully had (by chance) backed them up onto the root of the drive earlier today. Still, a good file recovery tool would be good to know for everyone just in case stuff like this happens.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 26, 2007, 01:33:09 AM by wreckedcarzz »

PhilB66

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Re: Best (free) program to recover files?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 01:51:21 AM »
There are a few programs that come to mind:

- ADRC Data Recovery Tools
- Avira UnErase Personal
- Restoration
- Undelete Plus

Is it one of them?

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Re: Best (free) program to recover files?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 02:26:37 AM »
i don't know what 'Davory' http://www.x-ways.net/davory/ does that is different to the rest but when i needed to recover a large quantity of jpg files none of the other recovery programs i tried found them - which i find quite bizarre and a little alarming.

which other programs did i try? i can't remember it was a few years back but you can appreciate that it was ALL the free and trial programs i could find at the time.

Davory isn't free but it's worth it for whatever it does. the UI isn't flashy either.


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Re: Best (free) program to recover files?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 06:30:19 AM »
Hi all,

I regularly use the freeware "PC INSPECTORâ„¢ File Recovery 4.x" http://www.pcinspect...fault.htm?Language=1

If it's not overwritten, it can be restored. Additionally, there is a software to restore pics etc. from flashcards. Works like a charm, too.

In case of harddisk crashs (real bad), I use ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery)
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
With this shareware you can even access harddisk data when FATs are destroyed. Note, you often have only one pass before destroying the disk.

Have fun

Tom D.
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Re: Best (free) program to recover files?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 08:16:57 AM »
Dunno about free apps (you get what you pay for?), but GetDataBack/NTFS is what's given me the best results in the past. Terribly slow, though, scanning as well as recovering.
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