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Good Data Recovery Software?

By mpaisley88
Apr 2, 2008
  1. anybody know some good data recovery software?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Depends on what you mean by "data recovery", if you just want to copy some files from a ruined Windows install, then any Linux live-CD should work.

    Anyway, try the links, kimsland posted.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Stellar Phoenix Demo version will scan, analyze and show you the data from your crashed/inaccessible hard drive. You need Stellar Phoenix full version to recover the data from inaccessible drive. The demo copy gives you a much fairer idea about chances of data recovery from your hard disk before deciding upon the purchase.
     
  5. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    I haven't tried the demo myself, but if the only thing it gives you is a list of files, then that's probably not any better than knowing nothing. Sure the filenames can be intact, but what about the data?

    Edit: If it does show parts of the data it found, then never mind.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Probably I should have said, don't use it.

    The others above (my post) can be freely used, and even recover in trial mode !
    The ZAR program allows 4 Folders deep in trial mode, full recovery.
     
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