A&P Data Recovery V. formatted drive :wtc:

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  1. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    So about a week ago my little cousin (18yrs old btw) like a complete blithering idiot was browsing I'm assuming online and clicked a whole bunch of BS links. A couple hours later when i arrive home my PC is infested with trojans malware spyware, you name it. :wtc: I've been battling it for a couple days now and i realized ok well all my IMPORTANT files are in the D:drive so let me format the C:drive where the malware is located and move on with it. I figured i'd lose some files but not the majority of my RAW files and lightroom saves/edits. but i was WRONG :wtc: for some reason all the files associated with "My pictures" directory in the D:drive went bye bye :sad2:

    My question is this, I've used a couple free data recovery software progs and i found the majority of my raw files. I've come to almost a decision to click the buy link on: Recover My Files. I've used the trial version and it finds a pretty substantial amount of important files, although to fully recover them i'd need to purchase it for 59.99$

    Heres a link to a review: http://data-recovery-software-review.toptenreviews.com/recover-my-files-review.html

    I was just wodnering if anyone has had this kind of experience before that can lend a helping hand :wtc: i would REALLY REALLY appreciate it because its 4yrs of shots, that's like my life :hs:...
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I hope you beat your cousin's ass. I caught a few of the kids at christmas messing around with my computer, beat their ass and threw them down the stairs crying to their parents! :o
     
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    Oh, and good luck :hs:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    DOWNLOAD "GET DATA BACK" for NTFS or FAT32 (depending on what OS you're running).

    http://www.runtime.org/

    i've tried quite a few recovery programs, and this one always seemed to work the best.

    takes a long time to run, but you should be able to get at least some of your stuff back.

    it's free to try, and will tell you exactly WHAT it can restore.
     
  6. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    :mamoru: I wish, that little faggot. I am furious, but his parents are deadbeats they wouldn't pay for my loss or give two shits about it.

    Thanks anyways
     
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    I dont think this is the right forum for this type of help but if I were you I would take a look at Spin Rite.

    and then remember to backup your Raw files that you want to save in a better manner, like an external drive or even DVD-R's I am not critisizing you for not doing it already as I learned the hard way also (internal hard drive took a shit on me)
     
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    I've had very good success with GetDataBack. Don't write anymore to the drive or install any programs. The GUI is not the most user friendly. If you have questions post them up.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    oh yeah, spinrite is good too
     
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    damn folks jumped on this shit like woah!
     
  11. oliver

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    I actually ran a scan of my pc using that program and it showed me alot of stuff actually, but when i used recover my files it showed the results in a much more organized way. For example in RMF it showed me results by format: TIFF, JPG, PSD etc.

    :o You went ahead and purchased the full prog and it worked for you? or youre basing this off the demo?
     
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    Well I had installed mozilla and the trial data recovery progs only :o

    The link up top i posted showed the top 10 reviews for data recovery software and RMF was #2 as opposed to GDB which was number 6 or something :o
     
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    They are rated on how much they spend to be on that site.

    Spend more money get higher up...
     
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    Why if you dont mind me asking do you suggest that version?

    Oh and thanks for the heads up on that review site, it seemed fishy :squint: i cant seem to find any real reviews on it, only on amazon but it may be the company posting fake reviews for all i know
     
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    silly questions:wiggle:

    cause there is a cereal inside that zip
     
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    :doh: Thanks so much :love:
     
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    Am i doing any further damage to the drive running all of these diff softwares scanning for lost files?
     
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    I am eager to hear if this worked for you
     
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    I'm at work now, so i wont know for at least another day or so. The actual scans of the drives i hear can take up to 20~hrs :eek3:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i actually purchased GDB, and it worked great. i've used it a few times, actually.
     
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    Thanks for your help, bro. :coold: I appreciate it muchos grandes
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    pull that harddrive out of your computer now to prevent the old data from getting over-written. get your computer up and running, hook up the drive as a secondary and run the data recovery apps.
     

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