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    Data recovery?

    Hello,

    if you have a fat32 win98 machine and it gets wiped, and then windows 2000 goes on with an NTFS format wiping everything that is on the hard drive - like important documents etc - is it possible to recover the deleted files?

    or is it gone like the dodos?

    ops: (not me that wiped it, but now my job to restore if possible while said person who wiped it is on holiday!)

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    If the windows install hasn't overwritten the sectors containing the important files, then maybe you'll be able to get them back through some recover software.

    Otherwise it's an expensive affair...
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    I'm trying a program called GetDataBack but so far it's only seen the NTFS partition.



    ah, I was using getdataback for ntfs, so i'm using the one for fat now - so i'll see how it goes
    Last edited by joshwa; 01-06-2004 at 04:14 PM.

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    ouch - sounds like an OnTrack job to me !!
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    Looks like you might have to kiss it all goodbye, unless you wanna be out big-bucks sending your drive some data recovery specialists.

    A side note - I once convinced a friend to type and execute 'attrib -shr' (i think) and then 'rm *.*' in his unix account on the DEC stations way back in uni. I thought it was dead funny, but he wasnt amused - lost everything (I mean everything) and had to go to system admin to get a new account setup - ROFL

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    i've got it back! getdataback for fat - found all the fat32 files, and i've managed to restore 77mb of my documents (not sure how much is missing), but it's better than nothing yay!

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