Help! Data recovery

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  1. Axlerod

    Axlerod Grammar Police

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    I made the biggest newb mistake... I had forgotten I moved a folder to my main drive, Windows corrupted itself and I reformatted.

    I did a quick format in NTFS and re-installed... can you guys recommend the best program I should buy (or download) to recover the data?
     
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    would help to know what the files were. Most data recovery progs search for "known" patterns. For example, jpgs are a common data-recovery request, and I have tools that do well at recovering them because they search for patterns that look like jpgs.
     
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    'getdataback' is a good prog I used. The data is safe as long as you have not re-written to that sector fo the disk...giveit a try.
     
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    getdataback is the shit!

    i have recovered data successfully many of times!
     
  5. Axlerod

    Axlerod Grammar Police

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    Thanks guys, I'll try that one.

    The files are of all types... stuff I've had for the last 10 years! Photos of family a friends, schoolwork, misc programs... everything I thought was worth keeping :wtc:
     
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    IBbestwaytobackupdatathread
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    UBmakingnosense
     
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  9. deusexaethera

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    Nah, better to use a portable hard drive. Only medical-grade magneto-optical disks could match a hard drive for regular-use reliability. Not to mention, it costs about the same to make a portable hard drive as it costs to buy a DVD-RAM drive AND a stack of DVD-RAMs big enough to hold the same quantity of data.
     
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    I've ran the numbers, and for the backup needs of most business that I've consulted for, the DVD-RAM setup has been the better choice. A disc for every day of the week, for example. Using a HDD setup, that'd require at least 5 drives.
     
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    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    It shouldn't matter what file types it is. If the disk isn't corrupt and you haven't written over the same area again, getdataback should be able to recover all of it.
     

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