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Software recovery

I have a hard drive that deleted some very important files and i have been looking for some software recovery programs but i do not wish to pay 60$ for these programs, is their any free recovery programs that work well?

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testdisk, recuva

google around and find more.

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Re: important files

They can't be VERY important if they are worth less than $60. Just a little bit important.

Kees

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I see the usual names

But the most important step is to stop using the HDD. I unplug the HDD for recovery on another PC since installing a recovery app can overwrite the file I wanted to recover.

Installing a recovery app to a drive you want to recover files is a newbie mistake. Now you know.

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re:Software recovery

Sadly not. They all charge plenty because data recovery is expensive.
Maybe worth a try though is this software
http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm
that can show you preview of your lost files before buying the software.
Note : do not any data to the problem drive before recover , your data may be overwritten and cannot be recovered.

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