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by jsunem / November 16, 2006 3:18 PM PST

I have an external HD formatted in Fat32 that through a program error lost its partition. I know the files are still there, but the computer can't read them. I used Norton System Utilities 2003 and it was able to salvage the partition table, but Windows still can't read the partition where my data is staored, it lists no format and wants me to format it. I'm afraid that in so doing I'll lose any chance of file recovery. On the other hand, several programs offer file recovery even if the drive was formatted. Is there any hope for a guy who is looking for a free or very cheap solution?



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by Willy / November 16, 2006 8:30 PM PST
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Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and buy/pay for service or special s/w. There isn't a cheap fix, if so expect poor results for complex problem. I haven't come across anything of what you need, I suggest you google for any possible trialware/demoware for maybe a free trial and/or fix. here's a start link: http://www.r-tt.com/

USe keywords; data recovery or repair HD, etc. along those lines.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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by Fida.M.Y / December 3, 2006 5:19 PM PST
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I indeed agree with Milly. There is no suitable tool for free to work out your problem. Google can help you find the way of your trouble, such as inputing "data recovery software". Then there are many results you can choose. With the demo version of these software, you can decide which product you like. I found most of them are good, such as www.easeus.com

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Noteable recovery software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2006 12:35 AM PST
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But first I must comment (I really must.) If a person won't spend 99 bucks for recovery software then they just revealed their data is worth less than 99 bucks.

Look up ZERO ASSUMPTION RECOVERY and see what it finds.

-> I can't stress enough how important that you stop using FAT32 on USB drives. It's not damage resistant and reports like yours are plentiful.


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by ras7sar / December 5, 2006 10:29 AM PST
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You can try Partition Table Doctor "Rebuild Partition Table" function or Data Recovery Wizard "Advanced Recovery" funciton to get your data back. I often use these two programs for my data recover work in the past.

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