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Recover Data from Hard Drive

By mathewpretel ·
I was wondering if anybody knows of a good software for data recoverying from a Hard Drive that was formated.

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by ospreyint In reply to Recover Data from Hard Dr ...

Ontrack Recovery is a good software to use. Or you can send your harddrive to Softbyte Inc a company based in New York ( softbyteinc.com )which has very economical rates to help you recover information.

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by wlbowers In reply to

Ask your self how much your data is worth.

Everytime you access that drive you risk overwriting data.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Recover Data from Hard Dr ...

While On track is one of the best it's also one of the more expensive ones as well. If you have only formated the drive and wish to recover data quickly there is always X Ways Davory it's about 42 Euros a lot cheaper than the On track option. They also have a product called Win Hex but if you are not right into HEX I wouldn't recommend it as it is not for the beginner in HEX programing.

You can get a trial copy which will recover the first 200 K of any file at


where you can download and try it out to see if it suits your needs.

One very important thing to remember with any Data Recovery is to always leave the affected drive alone and never write to it as you will be overwriting other files you need to keep the affected drive separate and save any recovered data to another drive and have the OS on something else as well.

If you have just formated the drive Davory will recovery all of your files but will not make the drive bootable again. On Track Professional will do the same job a lot quicker and allow you to make the drive bootable as well but at over 1K for the product it isn't something that you buy for a one use thing.


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by triangle In reply to Recover Data from Hard Dr ...


I suppose Active@ undelete tool can really help. It worked great for me and never failed before. Undelete (DOS) can also be of a great usage.



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