data recovery (format)

  P_Ghost5 09:55 06 Jun 2004

Hey all
Can anyone tell me what i can do to recover info after a format??
I know there is software available just don't know where to get it...
Any help/suggestions please

  jimv7 09:57 06 Jun 2004

Type 'Data recovery' into google search.

  VoG II 09:59 06 Jun 2004

Try Drive Rescue click here

You will need to run this off a different disk - e.g. a floppy.

  P_Ghost5 10:05 06 Jun 2004

Thank you for your response, i have already looked through it, however i am looking for advice on which to use and where to find it...
Preferably free download

  P_Ghost5 12:20 06 Jun 2004

Thank you very much.
I will have to play around with it but it does pick up deleted data. Will also have to try it on the formatted machine (which now has windows on again). Only bad thing i see is that it does not keep the directory structure but the stuff is there at least.
;-) thanx again

  rawprawn 12:21 06 Jun 2004
  bremner 13:12 06 Jun 2004

The real question is what type of format has been done.

If it was a quick format then all the actual data will have remained intact.

If it was a full format then you may well have lost all the data.

You will see in Vog's link Drive Rescue only recovers data from a quick format.

  P_Ghost5 13:05 10 Jun 2004

Thank you again for the replies
My friend came over with ontrack easy recovery.
This is a brilliant program! there is however always a "but" We can't seem to find the ooutlook mail folder, it only picks up a single pst file which is too small to be the one we wanted. If anyone can help me here i will kiss ur feet... ;-p
it is a matter of life and death

  P_Ghost5 13:08 10 Jun 2004

Sorry little rude of me. It was a fdisk and full format. with a reload of winme. Got most the stuff back but alas the email is a huge problem. ried numerous small downloadable programs but 0

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