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Windows 7: External HDD with all pictures corrupted. Help with recovering.

25 Aug 2010   #11
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Data recovery services really do cost a LOT -- from hundreds to thousands of dollars!!

As a first step, I would recomment you go to the runtime software site, download their free version of GetBackData for NTFS, install it, hook up your external drive, and run it.

The free version will not actually recover anything -- so it's safe to use -- but it will give you a solid feel for how well it finds your files and what your chances are at recovering them. The purchased version is a LOT cheaper than sending your drive to a data recovery service.


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25 Aug 2010   #12
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I'm thinking about trying Recuva but where would I send the drive to get it done professionally and how much would it cost?

Getbackdata looks like a good option... but I'm kinda freaked at the idea of trying this...

Just had a brainwave. The pictures were on a deleted partition.. I could always try and recover the old partition itself! And then leave the External alone and as a last resort
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25 Aug 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Forget the professional service. That will cost you an arm and a leg. Try Recuve - it can't hurt. Getbackdata I do not know. What is this story on the deleted partition. Where was this partition and how did it get deleted? And what is in the space of the deleted partition now.
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25 Aug 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Here is one solution. The free version will let you know what can be recovered.
The pay version will recover but the pay version costs $70.

Recover deleted, lost partitions or hard drives. Hard Disk Partition Recovery software.
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25 Aug 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Another solution which will cost $100 to restore a NTFS partition.

NTFS Recovery, Recover deleted file, undelete files with DiskInternals
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25 Aug 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Still another, I have used this product before back in the XP days. The latest version is supposed to be, according to Acronis, Win 7 compatible. They alsohave a try before you buy.

I was well-pleased with this product back in the XP days.

Data partition or hard disk recovery software: recover lost or deleted partitions with our partition restore software
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25 Aug 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And still another-the purchased version is $40.00.

This product has been highly recommended in the past.

Active@ Partition Recovery. Recover Deleted Partition. Undelete NTFS & FAT partitions.
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25 Aug 2010   #18
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Which do I use?
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25 Aug 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

First try Recuva. If that doesn't work then probably I'd go with Easeus.
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25 Aug 2010   #20
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ok thanks.
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 External HDD with all pictures corrupted. Help with recovering.




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