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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cainbdc1, Feb 21, 2003.

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  1. cainbdc1

    cainbdc1 Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2002
    I had to format my C drive and there were files on there that I wanted but forgot to copy them. Is there a way to retrieve them because system restore won't work after you install XP again
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    Once you have formatted your drive you haveto all intents and purposes lost all files on it.

    there are forensic investigation utilities that might recover part or all of the files, but they are not available to the public and only to law enforcement bodies. It is debateable whether they will work, depending on the effectiveness of the format
  3. darkan9el


    Feb 21, 2003
    Hi if you have not done anything else to the HDD you could try using Recover4all pro.
    This program can be run from a floppy disk

    I had a client who formatted a smart card, thinking she had removed the data from it only to find she hadn't.
    I recovered 98% of the data from the card, not bad for a formatted smartcard. I have also used this program on Hdds and floppy disks.

    Hope this helps :D

    Best regards Lee
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