Rovering an Overwritten

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  1. jaywalk85

    jaywalk85 New Member

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    So,

    My mom calls me tonight in tears. She has apparently overwritten an important file which she keeps on her jump drive. It's a spreadsheet that she can't recreate.

    Do you guys know of any of recovering the file? She saved it using openoffice, she has not backups, and openoffice was not configured for automatic backups.

    CLIFFS : POSSIBLE TO RECOVER OVERWRITTEN FILE ON JUMPDRIVE?

    Edit: That's overwritten "file", by the way.

    Etit: Also, thats "recovering." What is wrong with me..... haha, rovering an overwritten. I at least hope other people enjoy that.
     
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  2. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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    For a regular disk drive there are tools galore, don't really know about the flash/jump drives.

    There are services that claim they can do it, but they are expensive.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Most flash drives are formatted in FAT16/32 format, so an old DOS program called UNDELETE (google it) should be able to recover deleted files. As for recovering files that have been modified, that unfortunately is much harder and I don't know how it's done, especially with flash memory. (flash memory doesn't really hold "shadows" of prior data patterns like magnetic storage does.)
     

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