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Needs to recover mp3's after formatting HDD??

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December 22, 2005 2:02:51 PM

A friend formatted his 120GB IDE HDD that contained mp3's. Does any one know of any data recovery tools software that can be used to recover the mp3 files? Thank you.
December 22, 2005 2:43:00 PM

I have used a software program before called "Recover My Files" and it worked really well, just don't write ANYTHING to the drive!
All your recovered files will be truncated names like "mp300001.mp3"...
There is another program that will rename all the mp3's based on the ID3 Tags, but I can't remember what is is off-hand
January 27, 2006 1:17:53 AM

Following on from that, there's tool available called MusicBrainz that very good for writing ID3 tags and renaming the files accordingly. You can set the naming paterns etc.

You can find more info on it here: http://musicbrainz.org/
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January 27, 2006 4:35:43 AM

Yo

I have an excellent app, it's called Ontrack easy recovery.
It sees all files on the drive exactly as they were, and will recover it to another drive. Just install onto PC, pop in drive, do a format recovery.

This program is so great, I have recovered files from a drive that I thought was dead. I had to plug in the drive when already booted into windows, otherwise my PC wouldn't boot. Did a disaster recovery, and It found all my files on the drive.

I copied all files onto new drive, did windows repair, and it's like nothing ever happened to it.

Only thing, when you format drive, reinstall windows, then you will only be able to recover the files that haven't been overwritten.


Hope this helps

me
January 29, 2006 12:54:43 PM

try TestDisk
February 12, 2006 5:03:49 AM

Hello,

EASEUS DataRecoveryWizard utility can help. Speaking about me, it is
easily able to recover deleted, lost file and unformat drive,
The tool helped me once. So I really recommended the recover tool.
July 24, 2009 1:32:36 AM

Quote:
Hello,

EASEUS DataRecoveryWizard utility can help. Speaking about me, it is
easily able to recover deleted, lost file and unformat drive,
The tool helped me once. So I really recommended the recover tool.

Thanks for your suggestion, terrytree!
I have tried the data recovery software that you recommend and I want list a more detailed steps instruction to help other people.http://www.easeus.com/resource/recover-mp3-files.htm
December 31, 2009 1:19:00 AM

Try with Active File Recovery, works for me in 80GB, 120GB and 500GB.
August 30, 2010 12:47:19 PM

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