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Windows 7: Failed HDD: Can this drive be reclaimed??

27 Jan 2012   #71

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

first, the user was overjoyed - had totally given up on his stuff. got back very close to 100% of his stuff, with just a handful of videos that were damaged and need repair. he's doing these on his macbook and at last check had not had time to sit with it much. i did find a really reputable tool for him to use for that effort so ... fingers-crossed..

the one feature I wish the iCare guys would borrow from Piriform's Recuva is the ability to specifically search by major filetype: video, Music, docs. it greatly shortens the scan time. I looked all through the few options in icare and did not see any such animal. on the other hand, the 'deep scan' ability of iCare was a monster! definitely the right tool to recover "as much as possible"

appreciate your help again. I learned a lot from the effort that will come in handy.

btw in similar but reverse vein - I took a tip from 'techalert' and tried out the forensic 'Eraser' secure delete program. highly effective, good options - really a pro-grade product for freebee. I like it better than any I have tried for selective secure-erase

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
How did things go recovering the video files? Were you able to get the user's video back? Post back if you need any further help. :)

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27 Jan 2012   #72

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

That's really great news. Top notch work on your part. Glad you were able to give the user a chance at recovering everything. Thanks for the information on the eraser software, as well. I'm sure that will come in handy.
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