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Old 07-26-2009, 04:14 PM
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Default Recuva, Restoration. Does it work?

A costumer called me that he accidently deleted some files from a USB, by formatting the drive, so I look't at it, I open up 'Recuva' and 'Restoration' but they found nothing,
so I told him maybe there was really nothing on that drive, so I toke out my own USB flash drive 2 gig that had 4 PDF files, and did a format, an tried to recover it with "Recuva" and "Restoration"
Recuva found a file that I deleted about 4 months ago, nothing else!! So my question is,
is this the best that I can find, anybody has a tested program that works? (Free is better)

(I have not tested these programs on a hard drive yet)
I want to call him back,
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:19 PM
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Getdataback is a good one.

My favorite for it is Ontrack though.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:50 PM
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I've really enjoyed working with Recuva, and have had lots of success with it.

I read this on lifehacker a while ago, check it out, 5 best recovery tools.

http://lifehacker.com/5237503/five-b...recovery-tools

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:44 PM
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thank you all
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:21 PM
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I have used Photorec successfully on damaged USB drives and camera media cards:
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:28 PM
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I just had a bout with a damaged XD card. Unfortunately for me, Recuva did not work for me. Actually, I think the XD card was too damaged for Recuva to do anything.

I also tried it on a hard drive...I found some ridiculous pics that I never had. I don't know man but I'm off to something else.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:32 AM
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You're telling us that it recovered pictures you never had? I honestly highly doubt that.

I don't use Recuva, but I can't imagine them planting recovered files. Also this would probably be something exposed by now as it would have to be the same image, I am sure some techs on here would notice their clients having the same image for some reason.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:09 PM
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thank you Bryce i will try Photorec today.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:36 AM
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You're telling us that it recovered pictures you never had? I honestly highly doubt that.

I don't use Recuva, but I can't imagine them planting recovered files. Also this would probably be something exposed by now as it would have to be the same image, I am sure some techs on here would notice their clients having the same image for some reason.
I most certainly am telling you that. I never said anything about them planting any recovered files. Exactly what I said was what I meant. I launched the program and it pulled up a bunch of templates and other pics I had never seen.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:50 AM
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Never seen does not mean never had.

The images had to have come from somewhere.
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