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  # 953766 17-Dec-2013 14:59
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tchart: Im currently running GetDataBack on the formatted disk and its finding files (still scanning so I dont know what shape they are in ie file names retained etc)


If it's finding file entries, that's a positive sign that stuff hasn't been overwritten.

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  # 953790 17-Dec-2013 15:36
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KevinL: Highly likely you will be able to get your data back. Recovery places are expensive. You can try using TestDisk first:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

NTFS - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Undelete_files_from_NTFS_with_TestDisk
FAT32 - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_FAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWbSM-630E


+1 on the use of testdisk first over every other utility as a first port of call.

 
 
 
 




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  # 954033 18-Dec-2013 08:01
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jonb: You may have more luck trying to recover the data from the old laptop drive


You sir are a freaking genius! I'm recovering the files I deleted off the laptop as we speak.

The formatted backup drive however is still having some issues. GetDataBack found lots of files but the "recovery tree" dialog doesn't show anything. I may have used the wrong version of the tool though (there are FAT and NTFS versions). I am going to try the TestDisk utility mentioned in this thread too.



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  # 954063 18-Dec-2013 08:58
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KevinL: Highly likely you will be able to get your data back. Recovery places are expensive. You can try using TestDisk first:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

NTFS - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Undelete_files_from_NTFS_with_TestDisk
FAT32 - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_FAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWbSM-630E


Wow, +1 for this. Recovering files as we speak. Much faster than GetDataBack (which scanned for over 4 hours). TestDisk started writing files to another disk after a few minutes!

Folder and file names and munged but hey I cant complain as its better than losing everything!

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  # 954124 18-Dec-2013 10:30
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I have had good success with Glary UnDelete the few times I have deleted a file and then had the 'oh noes' moment. However it was on a disk that wasn't being written to, recovery was immediate and the disk had not been formatted.

I shall look into Test Disk since you have had good luck with

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  # 954147 18-Dec-2013 11:02
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I have used Active Undelete before with huge success

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