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Best software for Data recovery from formatted drive

I have a hard drive from a  computer that someone accidentally performed a system recovery on, the system recovery formatted the hard drive then re installed Windows, unfortunately there were a lot of photos and documents on the drive which hadn't been backed up. Can anyone recommend a good bit of software, either free or reasonably priced, that will recover the data with it's file names so the data doesn't have to be sifted through file by file after recovery. Thanks
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Thanks I will try these suggestions and get back to you asap
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Good suggestions but I'm looking for something that will recover the data so it can be used straight away without being sifted through and having to re-name it all, I had some data recovered a year ago and it came back as it was originally, it was still in the correct folders, documents, pictures etc but I don't know what the software was called, I don't mind paying for it as long as it's not £100's
Getdataback should be able to recover that data just as it was before this happened, but as I mentioned you need to register it. The trial will show you what the recovered file names and folders will look like. But if the problem isn't too big it should be OK.

What I don't understand now is why you have gotten into the same problem as you already ran into before. It should never be necessary to use recovery tools when you have a good backup concept, the last such incident should have had it's effects...
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Hi Rindi I have had time to try Getdataback now and it couldn't find any of the folders or files that were there before the format, I have tried both ntfs and fat settings with the hard drive removed from the computer and plugged into a different Windows 7 machine running a trial of getdataback. BTW it's not my computer and there is no backup. Thanks anyway
If getdataback can't recover your files the way want, no other tool will. You might have some luck if you send the disk to a data recovery agency, but that won't be cheap. I'm afraid the data is gone.
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I am considering buying some recovery software from rapid-recovery has anyone used this before and had good results?
No. I wouldn't buy anything else than getdataback. It is the best tool available for this, and if it doesn't recover the data the way you need it then I'm afraid no other tool will. Your best option is to send the disk to a data recovery agency.
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Has anybody else got a solution to this?
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Tried the suggested free and trial software but it couldn't find the data we were looking for,  the cost of using a data recovery company was so high (£100's) that the customer decided to replace the hard drive with a new one and keep the old one in storage until such time as a cost effective way of recovering the data became available, as yet none of the data has been recovered.
I gave valid options that answer the Question. I also mentioned that lots of the data isn't recoverable as it was overwritten by the Windows installation. So some things just can't be done.

Apart from that I can't imagine recovery agencies to get much cheaper, the recovery takes a lot of time and man hours, and also specialized equipment. They want to earn something too. Also waiting for software that is better than what is currently available is unrealistic, as there are some things software alone just won't be able to do. So in my point of view storing the disk away won't help recovering it's data....

Then also it's the users own fault if he forgot to make his backups, or thought that wasn't necessary. Backups are one of the most essential tasks when you have data on PC's. I hope he has learned his lesson!
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Hi Rindi, unfortunately although your suggestions were good ones, (apart from (in my opinion) to pay someone else to do it as the question was to name a good piece of software that would do the job), they didn't solve the problem and as yet the data is still un-recovered. I think  that the user has now "learned his lesson" however, he might be right that new software may become available in the future that can fix this problem, after all the Police have forensic software that can recover data which has been over-written several times. I didn't award points because nobody came up with a fix, if I have to award points in this case then I will have to share them evenly between everyone who contributed.
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Good suggestion
So why do you accept the answer you did? Were you able to recover all your data the way you wanted using that tool?
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I can't believe that you would do this when I have awarded my points to who I think deserved them the most, you really need to think about this a bit more carefully next time.

Shazoor's suggestion did not work with this particular problem but I have found it to be successful for another problem and I wouldn't have tried it if Shazoor had not suggested to me, so Shazoor deserves points, none of Rindi's suggestions worked so Rindi does not get any points, suggesting that I awarded the points to Shazoor to upset Rindi is ridiculous and comments like that should be reserved for the school playground

I will be closing my account with Experts Exchange asap and cancelling my direct debit.

If I said to my customers "I'm sorry I couldn't do your job for you but I tried quite hard so here's your bill anyway" do you think I'd deserve to be paid?

It's obviously true what they say "those that shout the loudest get the most", Rindi may have got the points that he was so desperate for but in the process he has lost you a paying customer and for this reason I will not be recommending you to others either.

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you must learn that you cannot get it right every time and accept that some people know things that you don't, your solutions did not work so be gracious enough to accept defeat, I have enjoyed using Experts Exchange until now so I hope you enjoy your points as they may have cost Experts Exchange a lot of money in lost future payments.
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I don't think this merits wasting any more time on it as you are obviously on rindi's side for some reason, but I will just add that having used Google to find "best data recovery software" it would seem that rindi's "opinion" doesn't seem to carry much weight on the websites that I visited, also, even though I thought I'd made it clear in the beginning that it wasn't my drive rindi assumed that it was and gave me a quick lecture on the benefit of backups. In conclusion I don't think rindi deserves the points for the reasons that I have already given you and could spend his time better finding real solutions to people's problems rather than chasing people for points to climb the charts. I'm disappointed that your customers opinions aren't respected as much as they should be here on Experts Exchange, I'm sure rindi will have pursued points he didn't deserve before but he will never get any more points from me and in my opinion his attitude will drive more customers from your website than he will attract to it. It's interesting too that shahzoor hasn't made a big fuss about having points taken off him and given to rindi unfairly, when after all shahzoor is the loser here. Please will you close this question now.