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How to recover my business files from a formatted removable drive?

    Question


  • I need to recover my business files from my formatted drive accidentally. I know I am stupid. I am using Windows XP. It is a Toshiba 500GB external hard drive.

    Is there anyone that can help me to restore my files back? The inner files are really important to me. Help, please!


    Sunday, April 07, 2013 5:33 AM

Answers

  • Well! If you really know little about data recovery stuff, I think I could help.

    Actually, after you Google “data recovery tools” on the internet, you could see plenty of data recovery tools available online. Some of them are free, some of them are not. You should put much more attention to this point and make a wise decision according to your won needs.

    Here are some freeware for you:

    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    http://www.formatrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-after-formatting.html

    Here are some paid tools for you:

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-data-recovery-file-undelete-utility.htm

    You should read these articles to know more information about data recovery stuff and select a right one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_recovery_software


    • Edited by Tammoo Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steptilloo7 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:05 AM
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:58 AM

All replies

  • Have you get back your data?

    Actually, data on a hard drive is only erased permanently when the status of the bits are changed. The formatting doesn’t do that. It is just the space used to save these files that is marked as “free space” for the new data. That’s to say, these files are still there. That’s why we could get these files back. However, this situation would not exist forever. Once you save new file there, the original files also are rewritten and gone forever.

    Therefore, in your case, you are supposed not to save anything new on this drive and download data recovery software to get back these files. Just search “data recovery tools” over the internet.

    Monday, April 08, 2013 5:31 AM
  • Have you get back your data?

    Actually, data on a hard drive is only erased permanently when the status of the bits are changed. The formatting doesn’t do that. It is just the space used to save these files that is marked as “free space” for the new data. That’s to say, these files are still there. That’s why we could get these files back. However, this situation would not exist forever. Once you save new file there, the original files also are rewritten and gone forever.

    Therefore, in your case, you are supposed not to save anything new on this drive and download data recovery software to get back these files. Just search “data recovery tools” over the internet.

    Yes! You mean that I still could get back my data by using a data recovery tool, right? Do you have any suggestion for me?

    I am totally a computer noob. Thank you in advance.

    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:48 AM
  • Well! If you really know little about data recovery stuff, I think I could help.

    Actually, after you Google “data recovery tools” on the internet, you could see plenty of data recovery tools available online. Some of them are free, some of them are not. You should put much more attention to this point and make a wise decision according to your won needs.

    Here are some freeware for you:

    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    http://www.formatrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-after-formatting.html

    Here are some paid tools for you:

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-data-recovery-file-undelete-utility.htm

    You should read these articles to know more information about data recovery stuff and select a right one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_recovery_software


    • Edited by Tammoo Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steptilloo7 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:05 AM
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:58 AM
  • Well! If you really know little about data recovery stuff, I think I could help.

    Actually, after you Google “data recovery tools” on the internet, you could see plenty of data recovery tools available online. Some of them are free, some of them are not. You should put much more attention to this point and make a wise decision according to your won needs.

    Here are some freeware for you:

    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    http://www.formatrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-after-formatting.html

    Here are some paid tools for you:

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-data-recovery-file-undelete-utility.htm

    You should read these articles to know more information about data recovery stuff and select a right one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_recovery_software


    Thank you for your prompt replies. I will try your recommended tools latter. Thank you very much!!!!!


    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:01 AM
  • Thank you for your nice help. I have restored my needed files back by using the second freeware recommended by you.

    Thanks God! Thank you very, very much!!!!

    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:03 AM
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    I already use this application......awesome tool.......
    Thursday, January 09, 2014 6:22 AM
  • If you don't have any backup of your important data, then you should take a help of any professional  data recovery  can help you . while , now  do you get your problem solved? I know a recovery software named power data recovery . you can try it to see whether  it can help U . Good luck try:- http://www.pcrecoverytools.com/


    • Edited by EdaLutz Friday, June 20, 2014 9:55 AM
    Friday, June 20, 2014 9:55 AM