data recovery software?

nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
basically, at work i have a user who stored all her important data onto her local HDD instead of our nas. has any one come across good free data recovery software that works?

ive heard linux fire is gd?
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Try a forum search, this topic came up about 4-6 weeks ago and their were a lot of good suggestions.

    Here you go, just found it:
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15382
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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thnx for the link,

    does anyone else have other suggestions? anything u can boot from cd etc?
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  • TheShadowTheShadow Member Posts: 1,057 ■■■■■■□□□□
    All of it is expensive. Most people cosider this to be the best

    http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecoveryprofessional/

    McAfee has one with a name so close that I don't know why they have not been sued. There must be so arrangement that is not obvious

    http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=107

    Haven't seen this one in action but a friend was happy with the results

    http://www.software-recovery.com/data-recovery-software.htm
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  • Danman32Danman32 Member Posts: 1,243
    Of course all of that depends on the drive being able to initialize. If it is clicking and the bios doesn't recognize it, only a datacenter is going to recover the data. And that is very pricey. Someone I know had that problem and checked, $1800 average.
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    my god! some of that stuff is pricey!

    like any company they dont mind investing in I.T aslong as its free ;)

    all joking aside that is way too pricey! some of those qoutes are ridiculous

    is there any free linux distro's?
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,255 Admin
    I use File Scavenger 3 for recovering deleted files and data from formatted disks. It's only $49US.

    http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

    For repairing data on a defective or corrupt hard disk, I use SpinRite 6 ($89US).

    http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    nel wrote:
    my god! some of that stuff is pricey!


    What's their data worth?
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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    well they claim it is critical but i am doubtful as they have said they can live without the data to avoid the cost!
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    Then let it go icon_twisted.gif



    just getting tired of 'you have to recovery my data, but I"m not paying you for your time nor will I pay for you to use a utility to let you use less time.....so, if it's not important to them then educate them on a better backup system /rant
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