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Any recommended Bootable disk recovery software?

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  • Hard Drives
  • Data Recovery
  • Software
  • Partition
  • Backup
  • Linux
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Last response: in Storage
July 20, 2010 12:11:08 AM

Hello,
I've installed linux over a windows partition but missed some files on the backup. Can anyone recommend any software that might be able to rescue the old data?
Any advice would be much appreciated.

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July 20, 2010 1:25:12 AM

Depends on how you installed Linux, did you install side by side, or the guided function which uses the entire disk?
July 20, 2010 8:45:34 AM

I used the entire disk... :/ 
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July 20, 2010 10:10:42 AM

I'm sorry but you will not be able to recover the data.
Unless you would like to play a-lot of money to have someone scrub the disk for
data fragments.
July 20, 2010 2:43:18 PM

actually get data back can retrieve data after 4 reformats.. so I think it may be possible to get your data back that way. you will have to sift through all the data to find what you are looking for. I own a computer repair company and that is hte software I use.however it is not a boot disc. you would have to install windows on a dif hard drive and set that one as a slave.. ( not boot to it) then run the software and pick what you need
July 21, 2010 4:43:13 AM

Cheers I'll give that a shot. I've rescued stuff after reformatting with same file system but not with a new os on top... should be interesting.
Fingers crossed
July 21, 2010 12:34:55 PM

i have had customers reinstall windows 3 or 4 times trying to fix things themselves only to write over the data. and i was still able to recover most of it.. they look at me like a GOD lol