Recover deleted folders.

Dear All,
I was doing cut and paste a folder which contain 28 GB data and while in the process of moving some error came and I could not find any file on the destination folder. I need to recover those folders. I tried many recovery software but no on able to recover completely. Even if some software did it but what it does is merge all file into one folder. I need to recover according to folder tree. Please if someone know about any software, please provide the link.
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ibu1System AdministratorAsked:
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Which software did you use? we use for our office the following software, they are really good

List of others:
Active File Recovery
Active Partition Recovery
Art Plus Digital Photo Recovery
DiskInternals Partition Recovery
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional
File Scavenger recovery
Handy Recovery
Iolo Search and Recover
Magic Recovery Professional
OnTrack Easy Recovery Professional
PC Inspector File Recovery
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Pen Drive data recovery
Photo Recovery Genius
Power Data Recovery
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Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS
Seagate FILE RECOVERY for Windows
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The first thing you have to do when needing to recover data, is to immediately stop using the disk on which the data to be recovered is on. If you don't stop using it, chances are high that the area used by that data gets overwritten either by the OS (windows writes to the disk all the time), or you by installing the recovery software etc.

So first take the disk out of the PC and attach it as a 2nd disk to another PC. Then scan that disk using getdataback. It is by far the best recovery utility available, if it doesn't find your files other products won't find them either. Most products, as you mentioned above, also won't give you the original directory structure, but getdataback usually does (but not always). If it sees your files, register it so you can copy them to some other location.

If your disk is an SD card or USB stick, then getdataback won't work. For that you'll have to use testdisk/photorec. But this software isn't easy to use but free, read the help files on the products' homepage. It also probably won't be able to recover the original directory structure.
ibu1System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi Rindi,
As this is the production server, is it OK to run while the disk is mounted and the shared folder are in use?
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No. All recovery options have to be done with the original OS not running. The data on a server that has a lot of read write access is even more likely to get overwritten. But on the other hand I'm sure you have backups, so why don't you just restore the data from your backups? That would be a lot easier, doesn't require down time, and is faster.
ibu1System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,
Actually I did some more copy on the drive where the files were deleted. I am able to recover some after using the software EaseUS Data recovery professional.
ibu1System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I will never forget to stop the read and write process onthe deleted hard disk as said by Rindi.
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