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Solved: Recover data from External HDD

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  1. Jones-TJ

    Jones-TJ Thread Starter

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    Hi All,
    I accidentally formatted my Seagate Ext. HDD!!!! As you know my life & more is on the drive... all stored safely on this 'offsite' back up drive!' There is another back up on DVD but that doesn't have all the info, so it will help but not by much! I don't want to take the drive to a technician, they charge way to much, for something that can be done on my own computer - I have Windows 7 and a Toshiba laptop.

    I have looked at some data recovery sites and recommendations; am undecided, what is the best software to use for the Seagate FreeAgent HDD?

    My question: Is there any ultra-reliable free or low cost software that can retrieve my data this HDD??



    Thanks;
    TJ
     
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    TESTDISK

    But whatever you use you should do a bitwise copy of that disk first.
     
  5. lana1123

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    Another useful method for you: first connect external HDD to computer and then use remo recover t orecover files on your hdd. According to its developer, it can recover videos, pictures, folders and other file types. The deep scan can let you recover more files. Also if you need to recover important office doc, you can try another special tool to retrieve the lost/deleted excel file, word doc, ppt, etc. It works really very well. You can try them.
     
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