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recovering files

by jimmyry / October 24, 2008 9:33 PM PDT

ok. I bought a new hard drive and a guy installed it into my computer toghether with the old one. I transferred my works from the old one to the new one and I wanted to delete the old one in order to remove it. I used this dban http://www.softspecialist.com/DBAN-4755/DBAN.htm but, due to a mistake it deleted my new hard drive. I still have the old works on my first one but meanwhile some new files were saved on the second.
So i can easily recover my old files but don't know how to get back the files that were only on my new drive. Do you know some kind of file recoverer that can do it?

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Good luck
by Bob__B / October 25, 2008 1:50 AM PDT
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If you've run dban on a hd I doubt there is much you can do from a user level to recover data.

If this data is really/really important you could send the hd to a data recovery house.

No guarantees.
Big bucks.....maybe 1000's

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You are about out of luck.
by HermXIV / October 25, 2008 3:26 AM PDT
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As mentioned you could send it to a recovery house. From where you stand there is not a whole lot you can do. Dban is pretty good at making files hard to recover.

And next time when trying to delete the OLD hard drive make sure that you choose the correct drive to delete. If the new harddrive was installed as a slave to your old one then the old one is likely C:\ unless the person who installed it set the new one up as your master hard drive and used the old one as a temporary slave so that you could back it up. If he did that then the old hard drive is likely D:\

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thanks
by jimmyry / October 27, 2008 6:01 PM PDT

Thanks. It was a lot of work in those files so I will try at a recovery house and see what happens.

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