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Initialized HDD

Discussion in 'Backup and Recovery' started by Pesi, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Pesi

    Pesi Registered Members

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    A few days ago, I was trying to extract some data from a HDD. Unfortunately, I mistakenly clicked on "initialized disk" when it prompted me, so it wiped the HDD.

    So I did some recovery with EaseUS and it found about 2,700 files, or 93GB worth of files (the HDD in question has a capacity of 230GB, and about 200GB was packed with data). So I tried Recuva and it only recovered half of that amount.

    While I'm not completely tech-illiterate :))) but I don't know much about data recovery. I was hoping to get some advice on whether all hopes is lost or is there some alternative software (preferably free, but willing to pay for a license to use something that works) for DR that I should consider?
     
  2. Seth Anthony

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    Both EaseUS and Recuva are excellent DR programs.

    With Recuva, did you use the deep scan and what files did you select to search for?
     
  3. DSTM (Dougie)

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    No FREE Data Recovery software,that I am aware of will recover ALL files.
    And I have tried most.
    I now have the paid version of EaseUS Data recovery, and have recovered all files off the Hard Drive,
    when I accidentally deleted all my photos, and this program recovered every one, for me.
     
  4. Pesi

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    Yep, tried it with deep scan. I had it search for all type of files.

    Ah, that's good to know. I had a free scan with EaseUS which looked promising, it recovered about 100GB worth of data, but to restore it I had to buy a paid version. I was reluctant at first until I know whether it's worth it or not. Thanks!
     

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