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By dilkarajasss ·
How do i recover a file after i have formatted my hard drive and reinstall windows...i have a very important meeting document that i lost becuase i forgot to save it..it is saved on the desktop but i reformatted...any way i can get it back? please help..plllleeeeasse...thanks in advance

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by TheChas In reply to Recover a File

No inexpensive way to recover the file.

Since you formatted and installed Windows, there is a very good chance that the sector that the file was stored in has been written over.

Some of the more expensive file recovery services "might" be able to recover the data. But, it will be VERY expensive!

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by Nilt In reply to Recover a File

I've personally used this app for clients before and ended up buying a tech license. It's able to recover files even after a format. The real beauty of it is you can download and scan for recoverable data *before* you pay for it to actually recover them.

http://www.stellarinfo.com/disk-recovery.htm

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Recover a File

While it might be possible you need to know that you Never use the Drive that had the Data Stored to save to when running any Recovery programs as the chance of overwriting them is just TOO GREAT. You should always slave the drive in question and then follow the Data recovery directions of the software that you are using and these vary depending on the Brand Typs of software used.

Now that being said the Stelar product may work if you haven't overwriten the data and if you have you'll need to get into the Real Forensics to recover the data which is not cheap or easy to do. for some ides try having a loot at the X Ways site which goes into detail on HD Forensics.

http://tinyurl.com/n5gqk

If this doesn't work or you are unable to use the software as it wasn't designed for the beginner at Data Recovery they can dismantle the HDD and read indivual Layers of written data but this is Horrendiously Expensive and I've only ever seen it used by Govenment Departments to convict Criminals of the worst kind.

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by maxxx In reply to Recover a File

Try Quetek Consulting in Houston, Texas

www.quetek.com

Software download is free in the first instance, and your trial version, without tech support, may do the trick. If not, it's less than US$200 for the full version, and online tech support is available.

We recovered a destroyed RAID5 set COMPLETELY using this software.

It's important to run the software from a location other than the drive your lost data is on (easy-you can fit the app on a floppy) and have another location to save the reovered file to (perhaps a USB key or drive)

Please see the notes about FAT file systems on the Quetek site. Basically it's more difficult if your computer is using this file system.

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by ServerJockey In reply to Recover a File

I have used this software many times successfully and it was well worth the money!

http://www.recovermyfiles.com

Good Luck!

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by msarhodes In reply to Recover a File

Stellar Phoenix FAT & NTFS has saved my rear 2 times. Like the first person said you can try it and if you see the file it will be recoverable. I did the same thing formated and reinstalled on the wrong drive...oops....it was worth my $100

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