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Solved: recovering deleted files

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Kevlar19, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. Kevlar19

    Kevlar19 Thread Starter

    Jul 6, 2006
    I recently started volunteering at a veterans outreach center. The "I.T." guy before me wiped out one of their hard drives which contained their client list with over 700 names on it. I tried using Pandora Recovery with no luck. Has anyone had any luck with other software. This PC is running Windows XP
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Some people have had success with a free program called PC Inspector.

    If the guy used an actual wiping utility like DBAN, that data is most likely gone beyond recovery by any software.
  3. amadeus-salvador


    Oct 9, 2007
    If you need to rebuild the database and can't recover the data, see if there are any printouts of the directory, scan them, run them through and OCR to text to save you from re-keying all the information, then move them over whatever database program you want, or spreadsheet. I would suggest also having them subscribe to an online backup service Mozy (free) or Carbonite to prevent this type of data loss in the future.
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