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Windows 7: Windows 7 Easy Transfer problem

13 Jan 2010   #11
snowball

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

It turns out that my Toshiba 1tb external drive (purchased in May 09) has died!
Also my IT friend only managed to recover 5.5gb of the 40 odd gb that was on my internal drive. He thinks that he may be able to transfer the Easy Transfer data from my external (failed) drive to another one (fingures crossed).

If he has already run a recovery program on my formatted internal drive is it possible to run these programs more than once or even use a different one?

If so I have found quite a few online sites offering free trial downloads before purchasing. Is this worth trying or would I make things worse?

Cheers,

Andy.


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13 Jan 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Personally, I use Diskdigger for a free recovery program. I have also used Kernel Data Recovery (paid) with excellent results. If you choose to go paid, you can download a trial first, and that will show you what can be recovered.

Generally speaking, the more the disk is written to, the less chance there is for recovery. Most recovery programs do not write to the disk at all, just read. So yes, you can run multiple recovery programs.
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13 Jan 2010   #13
snowball

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Free software! My favourite Would Diskdigger be Windows 7 compatible?
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13 Jan 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snowball View Post
Free software! My favourite Would Diskdigger be Windows 7 compatible?
Yes, it is. DmitryBrant.com DiskDigger
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13 Jan 2010   #15
snowball

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thanks again Jonathan, If my friend doesn't have any luck then it's definitely worth a try.
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