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Need to find lost text somewhere on hard drive

Posted on 2009-07-06
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The old hard drive is attached as drive E:   The client is looking for an AOL email that contains a few key words.

What software can search deleted or undeleted space so that we have a chance of finding it.  I tried a 4 year old copy of O&O unerase, but that didn't find anything.

By connecting the old drive as E, and not the boot drive, I hope to reduce the amount of information that would have been overwritten.


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I have used the disk editors on UBCD to do this before.
As long as it is saved as plain text on the drive, the SEARCH fuction should find it if it is there.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080119223442/http://www.expertsrt.com/articles/coral/Warstory.shtml
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It depends on how they setup there aol email.
if they are using the aol mail client it is stored on the server.
if they are using outlook or some other email client to download the email you might find it

aol uses imap and pop depending on how someone sets it up.

CT.
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If the data is in fact still on the disk, then WinHex will probably find it. (WinHex started out as a simple hex editor - but it can do much more, including data recovery.)
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