View Full Version : Data Recovery

09-25-2006, 12:07 AM
I wanted to know what you guys use. I use a program called GetDataBack for FAT (Version2.31). It's pretty nice, I like it. It will recover formatted and deleted data, it's pretty easy.

09-25-2006, 03:03 AM
i have a question i had a hard drive that went down i saved it. is there anyway to recover the data off it? and if so cheaply.

Mystic Videl
09-25-2006, 04:06 AM
I use the one from www.grc.com

09-25-2006, 07:30 AM
Looks sexy :)

Mystic Videl
09-25-2006, 08:38 AM
It's damn sexy. GRC ftw.

09-25-2006, 09:59 AM
how can you recover something thats been deleted? if you can then it was never deleted and its still taking up room on your hardrive is it not?

09-25-2006, 12:56 PM
I've used Recover My Files, it's decent, but you might like it better.

09-25-2006, 01:41 PM
when you "delete" something from windows you simply remove the pointer, windows doesnt reconize it as existing, its still there until its overwritten by something else

09-25-2006, 02:05 PM
That's basically it, but what happens is, windows doesn't overwrite every single sector that the file occupied with null bytes because that would slow deletions a lot. It would be easier to simply stop refrencing those sectors as being used by anything, and later, when more files are added those sectors will eventually be overwritten by the new files.

The idea with undeleters is to recover the file before a new file overwrites it. This is why it is much more likely to recover a file right after you deleted it, as opposed to after you finish defragmenting your hard drive.

09-25-2006, 02:44 PM
It's damn sexy. GRC ftw.

gimme ftw

09-25-2006, 08:22 PM
I use the one from www.grc.com (http://www.grc.com)
SpinRite? That was originally coded in the 1980's but it still works... (PCMagazine did an issue about utilites and spinrite was there.