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bubbybrat
22-07-2008, 12:28 AM
Ok so I did it again.

I formatted a HDD.

I backed up all my files... well I thought I had.

Half way through the formating process I realised I hadnt saved any of my email addresses. So heres the problem...

Whats the best and easiest program to use to recover or restore or get back the entire contents of the hdd?

Bantu
22-07-2008, 07:11 AM
There are no GOOD free recovery programs. Your chances of getting it all back are very slim if you have partially formatted although not impossible.

Tiramisu from Ontrack might do the job. Also
Check GRC their Spinrite might do the job

Recovery software I have used in the past takes hours to run. Overnight plus more depending on the level set and the HDD size.

gary67
22-07-2008, 07:22 AM
DId you finish the format or cancel it?

drcspy
22-07-2008, 09:03 AM
There are no GOOD free recovery programs.

what rubbish........

DataRecovery.exe
file_recovery.exe
freeundelete.exe
pci_us_smartrecovery.exe
REST2514.EXE
zero assumption.exe

........................................

Cicero
22-07-2008, 09:10 AM
That reminds me to get a new wab out.

pctek
22-07-2008, 09:55 AM
what rubbish........
.

There are some OK free ones. But lots of them claim all sorts of marvells but fail on retreiving everything.

Cicero
22-07-2008, 09:58 AM
There are some OK winning lottery numbers,but it is helpful to know what they are!.

bubbybrat
24-07-2008, 09:58 PM
DId you finish the format or cancel it?

I turned the pc off.....effecively cancelling it