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How to retrieve formatted data?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sepala, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. sepala

    sepala Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    One of my friends has formatted his machine but now he has realized that he has done that with some important data. Now we are seeking for a software which can take the relevant formatted data back. What is the software we can use?. He is on windows xp. Please help.
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    Useful guide and suggested software here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-scan-reformatted-hard-drive-to-recover-files/

    Also in case you didn't know "
    The first absolute rule you need to know is – do not write to the hard drive if you are planning on recovering data off it. When you write to a hard drive the system drivers randomly write data to the disk. So, when you write to a drive there is a good chance you are overwriting any data on it that you could have possibly restored.
    This means do not try to boot from the drive, or if it is an external USB drive do not store any new files on it. Next, you can start thinking of recovery by picking one of the below mentioned options."


    Hope this helps?


    Richard
     
  3. sepala

    sepala Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply Richard. Will reply after checking the links
     
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