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Old 02-24-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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What is the best tool I can get to recover lost data?
I am usually found in situations where customers need data recovery and
I wish to have the best program for doing that efficiently and secure. Thanks
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Try Recuva.
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Recuva is a great free tool for recovering accidentally deleted files, but is not great at recovering data from a failing or failed HDD.
TestDisk is a totally free Data Recovery tool, but not easy to use.
I have had the best luck with GetDataBack or EaseUs Data Recovery
Both of these tools are free to download and to scan, but will cost a little money to restore your lost data.
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Thank you for a quick response, how will it cost some money to restore lost data?
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The paid programs allow you do download the software and install it, it then will allow you to scan your drive to find lost data or partitions, then it will report what it has found. But it will not let you restore any of the previous lost files to another drive, unless you pay for it. If it doesn't find anything and the drive has really died, you do not have to pay anything for scanning.
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Thanks for the info, I will explore all programs.
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internal hard drive is not detected in the bios and/or windows, will this programs help?
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No, the HDD must be detected in the Bios and Disk Management. If the Bios doesn't detect the HDD then no software will be able to detect it either.
If the data is critical, you can send it off to a Very, Very Expensive Data Recovery specialists who can open the drive in a Clean Room to recover the data. Most people can't afford this option.
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I was able to read the drive,It is found in the bios and windows !! Testdisk is a great tool.
The only problem now is that some folders can not be read.
Also testdisk is displaying this message: Read error at 4322/201/39 Iba=69445631
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Are you sure disk isn't damaged? If you know how, try in DOS.
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If a drive is failing because of Bad Sectors on it (ie) Read error at... Then the files that are on that sector or cluster will be unreadable and corrupted. Just try to recover as many files as you can and restore them to a Drive of the same size or larger, and replace the failing drive.
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