Recover deleted files from a HDD

Hello Experts,

Does anyone know of a service who can retrieve deleted files from a hard drive. I am looking for a company who specialize in this.

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Install GetDataBack on your computer.

Attach the hard drive as a slave (through a USB caddy would be ideal) and see if GetDataBack can read the disk and identify the deleted files.

If it can then pay the full price for full functionality and recover your files.
It is usually best you search for one (you can use google for that) which is closest to where you live. That way mail costs will usually be lower, or you can even bring the disk to them. Also first make sure that they give you an estimate for the costs. Some also won't charge you unless they actually recover data.

The best I know is Gillware, but it could be too far away....
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If the data has been overwritten then no service will help you. You will just loose your money for nothing. As suggested above install GetDataBack and scan for deleted data.
Note, if data was deleted on system drive then do not start even Windows from it. Connect it as second HDD to another PC and install GetDataBack onto that PC. Then scan your slaved drive and see what GDB finds.
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Use photorec
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
The #1 rule of data recovery is STOP !!

Do NOTHING to the drive you need to recover data from.   As noxcho noted above, do NOT boot to the drive;  do not do ANYTHING that may write to the drive; etc.

If you want to use a professional recovery company, Gillware (link above)  is an excellent choice.    If you have ANY reservations about doing it yourself, just send the drive off to them.    They have a "no recovery, no fee" policy -- but plan to pay, as they're VERY good :-)

If you want to try it yourself, GetDataBack is indeed an excellent choice.     Install it on another PC;  attach the drive you need to recover files from to a spare SATA port on that PC; and let it scan the drive.    You'll need spare space on that computer (NOT on the drive you're working with) to store any recovered data ... and you'll have to buy a license to actually recover the files (GetDataBack will show you what it CAN recover for free;  but will only actually recover those files with a paid license).
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