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Windows 7: Data recovery software?

16 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Data recovery software?

Does anyone know any good data recovery software that is free?

My sisters external drive failed, and when i plug it directly into my PC i ran check disk, and i fixed the drive and put all her files in a hidden folder in a .chk format.

I found a software, that recovered some stuff, but it was far to slow and was just looking for JPG files when all she really need is her .docx files

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16 Feb 2015   #2

win 7 64 bit


you could try this. or can try this one but don't think it is free. but i heard its one of the better ones.
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16 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Run PhotoRec in TestDisk TestDisk - CGSecurity

PhotoRec Step By Step - CGSecurity

When it comes to File Format selection, select docx and any other formats you want to recover.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.
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16 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32bit

You can also use this: Active File Recovery - Download
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17 Feb 2015   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

So I ended up using recuva, and recover the .docx files will get the JPEG later.

It seems that some .doc file didn't quite transfer correctly/are still corrupt.

Are they long gone or is there something else I could try and do.
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