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  1. #1
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    I need Data Recovery Recommendation

    I need to recover some data from a disk that was reformatted. I need advice on what program to use that you can personally vouch for.

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    Re: I need Data Recovery Recommendation

    r-studio makes a good recovery program.

    first thing's first though, do not install anything to that drive, don't do anything to it at all! write no data to it.

    install the recovery software to another drive.

    you'll also want another spare drive to recover data to. don't recover data to the drive with the lost data, it'll only muck things up and cause you to permanently lose data. trust me, i've learned this the hard way!

    so get another spare drive the same size or larger than the one with the missing data. might be able to get by with a smaller drive depending on how much data was on the drive.

    r-studio is a bit expensive, 80 bucks for the version that will likely suit you best, but if the data is important i would not hesitate.

    r-studio is the only recovery app i've used that worked and it worked well. that's the reason i recommend it.
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    Re: I need Data Recovery Recommendation

    I second that. Get R-studio. It saved me many times and, in my experience, it "DOES" work better than anything else out there for recovering unreadable data.

    It's worth the investment as even my memory cards for the camera and pocket PC get corrupted often, and it works on them too.
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    Re: I need Data Recovery Recommendation

    I'll vouch for r-studio too but you may have some joy with Recuva, a nice little free app that has succeeded at times where r-studio wasn't available for me.

  5. #5
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    Re: I need Data Recovery Recommendation

    I tried R-Studio demo. The file names are lost so I had to look at every single file found and there's thousands of them. Unfortunately, the demo has a file size limit so I can't fully test if it found the files I am looking for.

    Recuva was useless. I don't think it works for reformatted partitions only files you deleted.

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