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Retrieve data from and external hard drive

Post by torran on Tue May 10, 2011 12:43 pm

I've just lost all of my back up files, photo's etc on my external hard drive. I don't know how this happened.
I know information can be retrieved from computers after you remove everything from the computer.
Is it possible to get the data back for my external hard drive? If I can how do I go about it?

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Re: Retrieve data from and external hard drive

Post by Jan2011 on Tue May 10, 2011 12:53 pm

There are programs that will try to recover files that have been deleted. I don't know of any free ones. There are also vendors that specialize in this service. They are quite expensive.

Before going that route, let me ask:

- Does the hard drive show up in My Computer?
- If so, does it show up as formatted?
- If so then can you see other files on that external hard drive?
- If so, then it's a possibility that your files have simply been marked as hidden.

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Re: Retrieve data from and external hard drive

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue May 10, 2011 3:45 pm

If you need a file recovery program, try Recuva, it's free:

http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html


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Re: Retrieve data from and external hard drive

Post by Buttons on Tue May 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Recuva is one great program.;)

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Re: Retrieve data from and external hard drive

Post by HeroLee on Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:20 am

Hi Torran,
Have you ever get your data back off the drive? Dose data recovery software work?

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