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What is the BEST file recovery/unerase program, yet FREE or close to it?

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What is the BEST file recovery/unerase program, yet FREE or close to it?
I want to recover deleted files?
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 50 total points
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Hello Caiapfas =)

Have a Look at these utilities sorted by CrazyOne :-)


FREE TOOLS

PC INSPECTOR
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm 
File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. The current version 3.x replaces the previous version 2.x, which is now over 6 years old.

Restoration
http://hccweb1.bai.ne.jp/~hcj58401/REST2514.EXE
For 9x/NT/2K/XP. Restore deleted files that are no longer in the Recycle Bin!

Tool to check and undelete partition
Works with the following partitions:
- FAT12 FAT16 FAT32
- Linux
- Linux SWAP (version 1 and 2)
- NTFS (Windows NT)
- BeFS (BeOS)
- UFS (BSD)
- Netware
- RaiserFS
http://www.cgsecurity.org//testdisk.html

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:LucF
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Hi Caiapfas,

From CrazyOnes list: (http:Q_20827883.html)

Free: PC-Inspector, worked a lot of times
Not free: GetDataBack <= I just love this piece of software
Recovery Companies: Ontrack

Greetings,

LucF
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by:Ryan_81
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The Two Free recovery programs I use:

Deleted File Analysis
http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp
Only works with Win2k/NT/XP

PC Inspector
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/
FAT/NTFS

Both have worked well for me.

Ryan
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by:parkerig
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Hi,
Wasn't going to reply to this as a number of EE's already have offerred great advice.
But then I saw you were wanting the BEST.

Last year we had a staff member delete a 2 gig file and I found out about it days later.
Usual unerase methods failed but we really needed the file so we piad for the Data recovery product from

http://www.data-recovery-software.net/

It wasn't cheap at $179. USD but it certainly worked and gets my BEST rating *****

Ian Parker
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by:shahrial
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I had been using Ontrack EasyRecovery DataRecovery version 6
or you can try other Ontrack quality products.

It can recover from deleted files, deleted format (deleted volume) recovery.
Word and Zip format repairs.
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by:Ryan_81
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In response to Ian Parker, I'd have to agree with him, as it wasn't a question about commercial tools, i left those out, but I use the commercial R-Studio products and they are in my opinion the best I have used... however not free.

Ryan
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by:shahrial
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Oppsss...didn't see the
> yet free or close to it...
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by:Caiapfas
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is it true that some or better at getting files back than others? or all the same at that, just more options/features?
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by:parkerig
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Hi,
There are definately different "qualities" are data retriever.
I will leave the free ones to other EE's as we used the data recovery suite from http://www.data-recovery-software.net/ as none of the free ones where able to help. It really boils done to how much you are prepared to pay for retreiving the file that has been deleted

Cheers
Ian

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Last year we had a staff member delete a 2 gig file and I found out about it days later.
Usual unerase methods failed but we really needed the file so we piad for the Data recovery product from

http://www.data-recovery-software.net/

It wasn't cheap at $179. USD but it certainly worked and gets my BEST rating *****

Ian Parker
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by:turn123
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Caiapfas, Please respond to the comments from the Experts.
See:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi49 Thank you, turn123 (s)
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