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By chadweber ·
I've heard a bit about recovering or reconstructing files after they have been deleted, or after a hard drive has been formatted. This topic seems quite interesting to me, but I can't seem to find too much information on it. All I have found so far were links to companies that offer products that do it automatically. I'm more interested in the basics on how to do this manually. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Data Recovery/Reconstruct ...

You will need software that can read the 1's and 0's directly on the drive surface. Recover It All Professional Version 4.1 and R-Studio are examples of some of the programs that is used. I think it retails for around a hundred dollars (US) or so.

I think this article would provide you with some of the information that you are seeking:
http://avatarsoft.com/articles/hard-disk-file-recovery--the-mechanics-of-hard-disk-file-recovery.htm

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by OTL In reply to Data Recovery/Reconstruct ...

2 very basic manual programs used to come with MSDos. DEBUG.EXE and HEXEDIT.EXE both go to the bit level on whatever you want to edit.

CAUTION ! Both have the ability to toast a HD (make it unbootable!)

Old DOS books will actually give you insite into editing directories and recovering files (provided they have not been overwriten by the swap file)

BTW - works great! can copy HD root directory to floppy ! Creates 20 Meg to 240 Gig - 3.5 floppy !

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