Recuva recovery software state maximum path length error

I decided to use Recuva to recover a drive that decided not to display the complete terabyte worth of data.  It displayed maximum path length error after 24 hours of data recovery was processed.  I'm not sure how to sift through the data or if there's an easy way to prevent that error from popping up after clicking recover.
Also, I'm worried that it won't recover with the proper file folder structure.  Any suggestions on easy to use data recovery that does a great job is very welcomed.  Thanks!
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snoopaloopAsked:
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rindiCommented:
First of all, why even consider recovering the data using software? You should rather just use your backups to restore the data from there. It is much faster and more reliable.

Otherwise, the best recovery tool available is getdataback:

http://runtime.org

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Se what it found and uncheck some log data from user profile, those which have long paths. There is the longest path problem hidden.
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
backups are no good.  Does get data back retain the folder patch structure?
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nobusCommented:
the best data recovery software by far i have seen is GetDataBack : http://www.runtime.org/
try it!
it will shwo what it can recover - you only pay if you want to save the data
rindiCommented:
Normally it does retain the folder structure.
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
I'm using the Seagate recovery tool at this point and will post the results soon.
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
Seagate software said to send in the drive before damaging any further.  We shipped it yesterday.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Do you know the peice of their service? Usually sending drive to a data recovery service is considered to be a last hope.
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
Seatools for windows.  THey said they recovered the hard drive but a drive was shipped with data scattered across hundreds of folders.  It's a nightmare.
nobusCommented:
that's why i recommend GDB
it cost a few $ but is the best for data recovery
you can run it for free - and SEE what it recovers
you only pay for being able to store the data
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
I think I missed that comment.  I'm not sure why I didn't try that option.  The hard drive is officially gone forever.  Seagate returned the scattered recovery not the original hard drive.
snoopaloopAuthor Commented:
This suggestion offers a recovery in it original file structure if it works.  Most options do not.  Thanks!
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