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Data Recovery

by defurni / March 1, 2011 1:18 AM PST

I have a 1TB HDD that apparently was accidentally formatted, or started to be. Using EASEUS data recovery, as well as ADR's Recover My Files, I can see the files in the directory tree, but none of the files has any data, i.e., when I look at the actual Hex data, it's all 00's on all but like, two .txt files. Does anyone know if that makes sense? if the data ABOUT the files is still there, that means it was not a complete zeroing-out format, so shouldn't the data itself still be there?

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Recovery
by Jevez / March 1, 2011 5:20 AM PST
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You can always recover your data, the data remains on your HD the link to it is just removed, try using Get Data Back it's free (http://www.runtime.org/) It's an easy and usefull tool i used it many times.
But aware that recovering a lot of data like 1TB can take houres to days...

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DATA RECOVERY (http://www.runtime.org/) A VIRUS
by lalipa / August 22, 2011 5:51 AM PDT
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I NEED TO DO DATA RECOVERY FROM MY NTFS BAD HD, SO AS YOU SUGGESTED TRIED TO DOWNLOAD http://www.runtime.org/ the free software and my computer AVG detects it as spyware/adware threat and I have to remove, dismiss any further. Please suggest if it is really a virus...?

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Are you asking about GetDataBack ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:55 AM PDT

Since said software is going to make calls to APIs that work at very low levels of the OS it is a safe bet that antivirus and other scanners will red flag this and other data recovery softwares.

I see no reason to panic yet. But is it time for the PC era to end? I mean that your question is a good one but is it time to move on to systems that are locked down and welded shut so folk don't have to learn more about this?
Bob

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No virus
by Jevez / August 22, 2011 9:38 AM PDT

you can just disable your AVG and run the application it's safe, just don't forget to enable it when you're done

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