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Old 02-25-10, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a good file recovery program

I currently doing some file recovery for a friend. I'm already using HandyRecovery 4, and it finds the files fine, but when it restores them, nothing is readable/viewable (i.e. word docs, photos, mp3's). The program I'm using hasn't been updated in a couple of years. I'm also using it in Windows 7 to restore files from a hard drive that was used under WinXP - if that makes any difference.

So anyone know of a program (under $50) that’s better at restoring files than HandyRecovery?

Oh... and the hard drive I'm restoring from only had the MBR screwed up, everything else was untouched (no over-writing). I just did a quick format, so the drive could be scanned.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-25-10, 11:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for a good file recovery program

I've had good results with getdataback.
They have 2 versions, FAT and NTFS, depending on how the drive was formated.

they cost respectively $70 and $80, but offer a free trial if you want to see what they find.
Well worth it in my experience.
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Old 02-25-10, 02:21 PM   #3
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I've had good results with getdataback.
They have 2 versions, FAT and NTFS, depending on how the drive was formated.

they cost respectively $70 and $80, but offer a free trial if you want to see what they find.
Well worth it in my experience.

Thanks for info
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Old 02-25-10, 06:03 PM   #4
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Great free util, already saved my ass a couple of times:

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Old 02-26-10, 11:50 AM   #5
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I currently doing some file recovery for a friend. I'm already using HandyRecovery 4, and it finds the files fine, but when it restores them, nothing is readable/viewable (i.e. word docs, photos, mp3's). The program I'm using hasn't been updated in a couple of years. I'm also using it in Windows 7 to restore files from a hard drive that was used under WinXP - if that makes any difference.

So anyone know of a program (under $50) thatís better at restoring files than HandyRecovery?

Oh... and the hard drive I'm restoring from only had the MBR screwed up, everything else was untouched (no over-writing). I just did a quick format, so the drive could be scanned.

Thanks in advance.
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