Can anyone recommend a good data recovery software to buy

Posted on 2004-08-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Can anyone recommend a good data recovery software for me to buy
Question by:Jvaudo
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Hello Jvaudo =)

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Recover and Restore Deleted Files:

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OR Take a look at this comprehensive list of file/data recovery programs and services, sorted by CrazyOne :)


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Are you trying to do forensics, recover files locally or remotely, and are you looking to be able to run from a floppy, cd or network share? You need to specify how and why you are trying to recover files for proper recommendation.

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ontrack data recovery is good. also consider this tool that can quickly pickup the most recent files
right from the drive while your still using it as long as you have another partition

theirs a free version and a trial version, i have tried and recommend for newbies
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If you want to recover lost partitions you can use Acronis Partition Expert 2003 form

Want recover recent deleted or accidentally lost files  I recommend to use Ontrack Easy Recovery.
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I am trying to recover my (mydocuments Folder) among other things. What I have done is install a parrallel copy of Win XP.  I was told that by doing this that it has overwritten (delete) all of my old info.  
There for am looking for recovery software.
please help

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Also, for recovering data from damaged sectors you just can't go past Steve Gibson's SpitRite

(also a VERY interesting site - with loads of free tools and great info - very clever fellow!)
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I seriously doubt whether the data is missing...  Do a search for your files using *.doc and see if they come up...

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I used Stellar Phoenix recovery software, and had good results.  You can use the trial version to see if you can see your files, and the paid version to actually copy them to other HD.  So it's somewhat low risk.  I talked to a recovery place and the prices started at $500 which was too high for me, for my home stuff.  

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