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Topic # 58014 4-Mar-2010 13:47
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Well like most good geeks, I searched 1st, the 2 posts I found were either out dated or for a mac. Also a wake up call for doing things late at night after a long day at work. I clicked before reading GRRRR.
Right so I have delete a file, too large for recycle bin, in fact the file is the "image" back up of my laptop stored on my home PC should I ever need to do a restore. I create an image every few months, rename them by date, so I have a recovery point. I went to delete the most recent image as I had got that "security essentials" virus (another story ) But I deleted the wrong image file. I have search the net and there are LOTS of file recovery programs, I am willing to part with the $$ but want one that works so..... recommendations and maybe personal experiance. 
Setup, windows7 ultimate 32bit, file store on a seperate drive (750Gb)  D: (data only )  file is a windows backup image approx 2.2Gb in size. No work has been done on the PC since deleted.

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  Reply # 304411 4-Mar-2010 14:09
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I used Recuva to recover photos on SD card. Its free and worked well.
Good luck.

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  Reply # 304478 4-Mar-2010 17:00
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Not free but never failed for me Runtime Software's GetDataBack products


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  Reply # 304516 4-Mar-2010 19:13
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pci file recovery is generally pretty decent, and is free :)

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  Reply # 304615 4-Mar-2010 22:54
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allan: Not free but never failed for me Runtime Software's GetDataBack products

Used this before as well, worked a treat for me.

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  Reply # 305613 9-Mar-2010 09:39
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I havnt found anything better than this for recovering data. Does sector by sector scan, can recover alot of stuff even from horribly corrupted partitions (like MFT and backup both getting bad secotrs).

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