Saturday, January 7, 2012

How can I recover files from my formatted external hard drive?

The software that has accomplished best results for me even after reformatting and a new instal, is linked to below.  It is paid software though.  You can download the free trial and it will be able to show you what it can recover.  Then it is up to you if you want to buy it or not:

http://www.file-recovery.net/

If you want a free option wich provides good results most times, you can try the one in the next link.  You have to use command to use it:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki...

Tutorial for TestDisk:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki...


The easiest one to use would be Recuva, but I am not sure if you could recover anything after a formatting.  You could try though:

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

You can download the portable version of recuva if you like:

http://www.piriform.com/recuva...
s. EasyRecovery Professional Standard
Edition 6.20.11
http://www.softpedia.com/get/S...


diskdigger
http://diskdigger.org/