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HD Formatted, Possible to retrive data?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by zeo, May 9, 2003.

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  1. zeo

    zeo Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    A close friend of mine had his entire Degree course Project saved on his home computer. His brother accidently formatted his drive by inserting the WindowsXP disc into his hd and clicking erase all data on drive...!!!!

    He didnt have any backup of the data on disc,
    Were wondering if there is any possible way to retrive the data from his HD after full format.

    His willing to pay any amount of money to retrive this, does anyone know if there are any programs or any way to retrive his project?

    He does have a partial print out of his project, but this copy is months old, and large sections and are missing from it.

    plz is there anyway at all?
     
  2. TOGG

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    zeo,

    Unless the HD has been overwritten data can be recovered from it. See this article;http://computer.org/security/v1n1/garfinkel.htm

    Page 4 contains details of some recovery tools which could help and one ,by Norton, seems quite cheap.

    Obviously, your friend could pay a specialist company to do this for him but that will definitely be expensive.
     
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