Hard disc file recovery problem

  Cameraman 11:57 02 Sep 2007

Having replaced a faulty 80GB hard drive from my cousin’s computer I have been trying to recover lost files for him (No he didn’t back them up) using “Media Recovery” but all the 50.000 files recovered are all small 2kish thumbnails not the files in their original form . Is there any software which will recover his lost files or are they lost for ever

Any advice would be much appreciated

  martjc 12:03 02 Sep 2007

...chance of recovery with this...click here

  Cameraman 12:16 02 Sep 2007

Many thanks I will try this software

  Cameraman 13:04 02 Sep 2007

As I can only connect the faulty drive in an external housing though a USB connection to my computer I found I could only access internal drives with this software - help

  stylehurst 13:32 02 Sep 2007

Have a look at a program called Drive Rescue; not had occasion to use it myself but it might help.
Don't have link to hand so use Google

  Cameraman 14:31 02 Sep 2007

Thanks. I had already tried Drive Rescue but the same problem , I am beginning to think the only way that might work is to install the drive as a slave and then use (File Recovery) as that program seems to cover more types of file. thanks for the help

  rawprawn 14:53 02 Sep 2007

Restoration will scan an external drive
click here

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