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Data recovery on FAT partition

By davids
May 10, 2006
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  1. Hi, I have a western digital drive using the FAT32 file system, there has been a problem with it, I think maybe the allocation table has been corrupted or something (just guessing) and now all that is visible on the drive is lost file fragments (millions of them).

    I have run "R-undelete" (http://www.r-undelete.com/) and it is able to find actual files - so I guess they are still there, however, there seems to be too many files for R-undelete to cope with because it keeps crashing out.

    To get to the point, can anyone recommend a good undelete program that I can download (and not too expensive) or any other ideas on how to recover the files??
  2. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I suggest you use data recovery software such as EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover files.

    Download demo version: http://www.easeus.com/download.htm

    You can use "AdvancedRecovery" to scan your corrupted partition. After the scan is complete, the lost file will be displayed in Data Recovery Wizard, you can select them and recover them.
  3. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 269

    If it is as fragmented as you say i would just reformat and fresh install.
  4. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 177

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy
    I would much prefer to do that, but the drive belongs to someone else and they are hoping to rescue their data.

    lukeyu
    Thanks for the link, I have ran that program and it looks as though it has recovered most of the files.

    Il let you know the outcome when I pay for the program...
  5. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Thanks alot lukeyu, that program worked a treat. it actually found 127gb of data on the 127gb drive! And it seems to have recovered pretty much everything i needed.
  6. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Thank you Davids. I am very glad that my suggestion can help you.
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