data recovery

Hi,

I accidentally deleted a foder contains 190 GB of files size in my external hard drive. Any idea on how restore it or do you have any good free third party software recommendation? thanks in advance.
JessIT2013Asked:
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strivoliCommented:
No Recycle Bin?
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aamirweb-comCommented:
you can find these software for data recovery:
1. TotalRecovery
2. GetDataBack                 (this used mostly)
3. FileSalvage
4. Easy Recovery Software (this used mostly)
5. Norton Utilities
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Amanda LeighIndependent ConsultantCommented:
Hi

First thing to do, stop using the drive immediately. If it's a internal drive disconnect its power lead, if USB disconnect it.  The longer the drive is operation the less likely it will be to recover the data.

As you no double know, a file delete operation wipes only the header which tells the operating system that that space is now free.  There are many data recover applications available, some quite cheap others monstrously expensive.  You need to ask yourself how valuable your data is and how much you are willing to spend.

Don't forget that even the action of data recovery operations can make future data recovery operations much more difficult, even impossible.

Having said that I have had great success with a free and open source application called TestDisk.    

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Undelete_files_from_NTFS_with_TestDisk

Could be worth a try.
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nobusCommented:
connect the drive to recover from as 2nd drive to a working PC
here my list of recovery software :
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm      pc Inspector -FREE -
      http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/standard            FREE  -  Recuva
      http://www.stellarinfo.com/                              Stellar
http://www.runtime.org/                              GetDataBack
http://www.ontrack.com/                              Ontrack
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/                              RecoverMyFiles
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
I have had good experience with Restoration:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Make sure you have a second hard drive where you can copy the restored files to. Do not try to restore to the same drive (you will overwrite sectors you are trying to restore)
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JessIT2013Author Commented:
Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried recuva though and it's a good recovery software but the problem was I overwritten the data that I lost. It says the data is not recoverable. It is a bad moved by me. Anyway, thanks a lot.
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