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Software recommendation needed, to recover almost all the files on a hard drive.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Glace, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. Glace

    Glace Thread Starter

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    My 500 GB NTFS hard drive running windows vista DELETED all it's files except some of the most basic windows ones that where in use at the time.

    This happened because I put the wrong setting into a program I was running, I now cannot boot up in vista, and I'm running Ubuntu from another hard drive in the same computer.

    I have not used the HDD since this happened to avoid overwriting the deleted files, and I'm looking for a way to get to get all those 450 GB worth of files back!

    Do you know of any software (freeware if possible) that can help me?
     
  2. hrlow2

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    Try FreeUnDelete or Recuva.
     
  3. Glace

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    I cannot use either of those because like I said, I cannot boot off the damaged hard drive, the one running vista.
     
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    I've seen this costware work when others wouldn't ... http://www.runtime.org/
    The trial will read the HD .. but you have to purchase it to fetch the data.

    Not sure if any of these work in Ubuntu ..
    How about installing Vista in the Ubuntu HD .. then reading the other drive ??
     
  6. Glace

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    Yeah after installing windows on my other drive i was able to recover it all with a prog called 'freeundelete'. thanks for the help.
     
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