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which is the best data recovery software for harddrive

  1. #11


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    You can specify and add file types to easeus.

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    Easeus or Recuva should work, they are both reliable and easy to use.
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  3. #13


    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I use Recuva myself, and find it to be very good, if slow on a deep scan.

    Another very handy program is 'NTFS Undelete', it's small and fast.

    'SoftPerfect File Recovery' is very small, and does not need to be installed. It
    works well on FAT32 thumb-drives and the like.

    I've had successes with all of these, and can recommend them.
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  4. #14


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    I've been using "Get Data Back" and "Recover My Files" with succes in the past.

    Get Data Back ==> Data Recovery - Data Recovery Software - RAID Recovery - NAS Data Recovery

    Recover My Files ==> Data Recovery Software to Undelete Files; Disk recovery; Recover Deleted Files


    I especially liked "Get Data Back". That program really saved my life when the FAT tables of my HDD corrupted....


    Good luck with the recovery!
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    I'd suggest using a different approach. (To the OP -- I know this might be a bit late for your particular issue -- but for NEX TIME !!).

    Windows 8 has the "History" feature -- where it maintains changes to data so you can recover from the history log.

    The other IMO 100% reliable solution is to take REGULAR BACKUPS and KEEP DECENT ARCHIVES ON SEPARATE MEDIA.

    For any CRITICAL data created between running your normal backup jobs just save it immediately to another media such as a USB stick -- cheap 32 GB sticks are available ==perfectly adequate for this purpose.

    I NEVER change a presentation or a spread sheet without first backing up the original to a USB stick.

    Simple rules like this will save a lot of grief even if you have WHOLE DISKS that become defective.

    I always maintain TWO copies of backup as well -- HDD is CHEAP these days --you can use SLOW CHEAP HDD's for backup since you are only using these as a data store and they don't (in fact shouldn't be) online after you've taken the backups.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there



    The other IMO 100% reliable solution is to take REGULAR BACKUPS and KEEP DECENT ARCHIVES ON SEPARATE MEDIA.

    For any CRITICAL data created between running your normal backup jobs just save it immediately to another media such as a USB stick -- cheap 32 GB sticks are available ==perfectly adequate for this purpose.
    I totally agree - backups have saved my life on more than one occasion.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I always maintain TWO copies of backup as well -- HDD is CHEAP these days --you can use SLOW CHEAP HDD's for backup since you are only using these as a data store and they don't (in fact shouldn't be) online after you've taken the backups.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It is so easy now to backup files automatically.
    Programs such as SyncBackPro have features so you can set backups to run automatically using profiles which run automatically when you insert a USB drive.

    - Set an incremental profile to backup 'My Documents' when you insert a backup USB disc called 'Backup1'
    - Set an incremental profile to backup 'My Documents' + 'My Pictures' when you insert a backup USB disc called 'Backup2'

    Now each time a file in those directories is changed (or at a regular interval such as daily) just pop in the first USB drive and the backup runs automatically, remove it put in the second and viola both backups done no effort.

    What could be simpler - and can be a life saver.
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  7. #17


    Wynnum Australia
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    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    TestDisk

    ... and if you have bad sectors etc. as well, then this here: ...

    HDD Regenerator 2011

    They are both great tools and helped me a lot in the past, even if the drives was only recognised but not normal accessible anymore.

    Last edited by TONSCHUH; 07 Jan 2013 at 06:35.
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  8. #18


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    Win 7


    You can also try Kernel for Windows Data Recovery I had some good results with this software in the past.
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  9. #19


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Don't know which is best. But, See post #30 of this thread. Apparently, TestDisk did a great job while running ubuntu on a flash drive. His need for data recovery was very severe. Testdisk was mentioned earlier above.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Easus, Macrium and a host of others have problems when using UEFI Secure Boot systems.

    Acronis 2013 works fine with UEFI secure boot --- just switch off the secure boot protection in the BIOS (secure boot), enter the 4 digit code and then you can boot Acronis from USB / DVD etc.

    After backup / restore re-enable the boot protection in the BIOS (enable secure boot) -- the key (4 digit) will be shown on the BIOS screen.

    UEFI secure boot prevents "Legacy OS'es" such as W7/XP/Any flavour of Linux" from booting - so you need to temporarily disable the secure boot protection.

    Only "Signed OS'es" such as W8 will boot from a Secure boot enabled UEFI BIOS.

    Laptops such as the newer HP Envy series all have UEFI secure boot these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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