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Whats a good hard disk file recovery program?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tb303, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    One of my hard disks is playing up big time and im trying to get everything off it before it goes totally.

    Any good software (preferably free) that can help with this? Ive tried a few things but they seem to be more for restoring deleted files than the issues im having (very slow read rate and hangs "msdos error")
     
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    switch_2012 Power Member

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    try 'Recover My Files'
     
  3. dragon_

    dragon_ Newbie

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    Try Recuva. Free and powerful with good user experience.
    It's from the same company who produced CCleaner.
     
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    switch_2012 Power Member

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    PM me your email mate - 'll send you a copy with a serial when i go home...
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

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    you can try getdataback, it's not free though

    alternatively you can run chkdsk from command prompt
     
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  6. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    Clonezilla?
    It is not intended for this purpose but it copies you HDD. In full....
     
  7. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    great. thanks for all the suggestions ive got a few to try tomorrow now.
    thanks again and fingers crossed :)
     
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    dunhill Power Member

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    Recuva is the best for me.. :)
     
  9. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    One more suggestion: Get a Linux live CD and run your computer from that.
    The more you use the HDD the faster it will fail. A live CD like Mint, Ubuntu, Puppy or any other will not need a HDD so you don't cause additional damage while saving your data.

    Good luck. :)
     
  10. Zapdos

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    I use GetDataBack for NTFS
    It can recover alot from even 5 formats ago.
     
  11. kimomalcolmx

    kimomalcolmx Regular Member

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    I would also go with a live cd, Hirens or Gparted work well
     
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    Speaking of hard disks...

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