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Thread: This might be a lifesaver. Worth a try anyway.




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    Sorry I didn't know about this when Mama3chick needed it.

    Here's a freeware program to recover those accidently deleted/lost due to system failure files.
    Does not work on damaged drives or on NTFS formatted drives.
    NTFS support is promised soon.
    Compatible with Windows95, 98, NT, 2000 and FAT-formatted XP.

    http://home.arcor.de/christian_grau/rescue/index.html

    I DL'ed the rescue disk.zip version and placed it on a floppy to use for emergency.
    Then I deleted 9 jpg's and was able to locate them all on my drive.
    6 out of 9 files were recovered successfully - not bad considering it's free.
    Possibly might do even better if one were to tweak the options/read the help files. Maybe?

    All things considered, a 66% success rate isn't bad for that price!
    Could sure save a lot of time in an emergency.

    (NOTE: yes, this is a near duplicate of a previous post by myself. However I thought it could be valuable information to someone someday, download it now just in case that someone might be you.)
    A small amount of insurance for the price of a floppy: party ha
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    norton disk doctor works well & so does lost & found

    both must be run from dos boot disk - ndd is much easier - been able to bring whole HD's back and get every file (all the important ones) - they also work on NTFS, & floppies

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    Mmm yeah, I was just wanting to let people know there was a free tool available, that might be somewhat effective.

    As in to say - what's that Norton proggy cost??

    Although admittedly, I presume this is a classic case of; You get what you pay for. Free always has had some unexplainable attraction for me. :D
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    I think they are both around the $100 AUS mark - if its important enough its worth buying it

    I know with Lost and found u check to see if it finds the files before u pay for it

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