A couple of weeks ago, the hard disk on my old laptop failed. However luckily enough (or so I thought), I had made a backup of my files on an external hard drive a few months before, so thought it would be easy to retrieve all my files barring recent ones after the backup.
I had recently bought a new laptop, so plugged the drive in and found the folder directory where my files were. Before I copied it, I decided to rename the folder so I could identify it better. Then just as I renamed it the PC lost the connection to the drive, and then instantly reconnected (the cable must have been dodgy). I went back to my files and the folder was missing, all my documents, music, photos etc, nowhere to be seen.
I have downloaded various data recovery programs, and most of them find all my files, however they want me to pay £60+ to recover my own files!! I tried a completely free one, and it didnt seem to find anything.
Can you recommend a free data recovery tool which you can guarantee will find all my files in the correct directory, or better still a way to do this in windows or using command prompt?