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Can anyone recommend good recovery software?

By Harry_J_Allstar
Sep 12, 2005
  1. Loading SP2 for Windows XP deleted loads of my files. I'm looking for good recovery software - I've paid for a download but the files it recovers are unreable. Can anyone help?

    Thanks for your consideration with this, its much appreciated.
     
  2. TechieDude

    TechieDude TS Rookie

  3. Harry_J_Allstar

    Harry_J_Allstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've now tried two recovery software programs and all they recover is unreadbale files - is that the end of the road or is there something else I can try?
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    try PC inspector smart recovery.... it's free
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    IF your recovery software depends upon the UNDELETE technique - - I think you're wasting your time & $$$. Undelete depends upon free space not being reuse for temp files AND assumes you have not downloaded to install other
    software. As soon as you allow new files ... free space is no longer valid and the data recovered will be corrupted.

    Sorry.
     
  6. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 104

    i was using Getdataback for NTFS

    but be sure u have not overwrited excisting files/folders

    its unrecoverable if so
     
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