Retrieve deleted data

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  1. Helldweller

    Helldweller I can feel the envy in you

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    I formatted my hard drive a while back and had forgotten about some work I had on there, and hadn't backed it up on disc before formatting. I've heard there are programs that can retrieve deleted data from the hard drive. Does anyone have any advice as to how I could get it back, or of any apps that could assist me in doing so? Thanks!
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    buy GetDataBack for NTFS/Fat32
     
  3. Afterimage

    Afterimage Guest

    OnTrack Easy Recovery is a great program to use. Somebody on here recommended it many months ago and it was able to recover a bunch of stuff on my HD that was corrupted somehow.
     
  4. C_Blyth

    C_Blyth Guest

    you will be ok so long as you haven't already writen over the area where the data was saved...if you have done this then well...your screwed!!!
     
  5. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker fagulous

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    i thought formatting the drive completely got rid of everything?
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    nope. It's almost impossible to get rid of everything. Physical damage is the only way.
     
  7. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Formatting just takes all of your drive and marks everything as free space so that new data can be written. If/when the new data is written to the part of the drive that your old data was then it is gone. Disk utilities from manufacturers allow you to do low-level formats that completely wipe the hard drive of everything but they take a while :)
     
  8. C_Blyth

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    the best way to make sure that your data is perfectly destroyed it to give your HDD a good old whack with your trusty mallett!!!
     
  9. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    unless u can phsically damage each platter then that is useless.

    grinding each platter into dust > *
     

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