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Recover Data From System File: Raw

by tungstenbaby / December 3, 2008 1:08 AM PST

My external hard drive encountered a ?Read and Write? problem and after that it became inaccessible. The File System for this external hard drive is now ?RAW?. I used ?GetDataBack? and ?PC Inspector File Recovery? programs, but none can get me anything. I used Easy Recovery program under RAW Recovery and it recovered many files They are in :DIR0.PST, DIR1.FLC, DIR2.HQX, DIR38.PDF, DIR65.JPG, etc.

The Recovery from both Raw Recovery and Advance Recovery mode are the same.
All the recovery data are ?in Pieces?. I have stored individual back up programs in this external hard drive (instead of burning it into disk), such as Nero, Winzip or PDF books, etc. All of this info is now scatter amount these recovered Dir folders. For example, my PDF book on Photoshop or other medical books have all of their Chapters in the book scattered into individual PDF file instead of ONE PDF file in the folder ?DIR38.PDF?.. When I click on a Winzip file it won?t open because part of the Winzip content is located in other Dir folder and I don?t know how to find all these pieces together so that Winzip can open it. What good is Raw File Recovery in Easy Recovery program if I can not use the info it recovered. Is there a way for me to collect (to find) the individual pieces of my back up program together so that I can burn it to disk.

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'What good is Raw File Recovery in Easy Recovery program...?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 3, 2008 5:04 AM PST

Have you asked the creator of the Easy Recovery program? Go to the source. Sorry, but since I always have backups of our files, I've only used the program for a couple of simple tasks to recovery one or two files at a time..

Hope this helps.


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'What good is Raw File Recovery in Easy Recovery program...?
by tungstenbaby / December 3, 2008 6:13 AM PST

The first time I called Easy Recovery live chat line after I ran the Raw File recovery, the help perosn told me to try Advance Recovery. After I tried Advance Recovery (recoved the same DIR foldes (files, I tried contacting the live chat again but the live chat operater was unavilable the hold day.

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File recovery software help
by flockhart_calista / February 2, 2009 7:46 PM PST

You can try Stellar Phoenix file recovery software.It provides Raw file recovery solution.This software is very easy to use and provides good file recovery solution.This software demo version is free in which you can see the preview of your recoverable file.
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