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 Post subject: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 17th, 2008, 7:45 
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Some weeks ago i tryed to resize a partition with partition magic 8.5, on w2k3 standard on a faulty drive. As a result, the partition obtained a new filesystem, raw, and all my data seems lost at that time, and almost no recovery program could read my partition. So i tried to modify information in the new unrecognazible partition with some hex editors, then i used some program on the hiren's boot cd, and finaly i used chkdsk :D. As i result, the partition is back with the ntfs filesystem, and recovery programs seems to work.

But what i'm trying to find is a software/hardware tool that can recover my files with the original file name and directory structure. I've tryed around 10 different recovery programs and the closest program to my needs was diskinternals partition recovery who succed to recover some directory names :|

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 17th, 2008, 10:30 
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I imagine there are a number of programs that may have worked, but after doing what you've done, I suspect you'll be lucky to get what you've recovered. That's one of the reasons why I always say to make an image.


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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 17th, 2008, 11:45 
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Everything you did without having knowledge about the data structure. And you already messedddd...

Every software (u tried) works with algorithm, verify user area to recover data, Completely depends on logic, no software can recover if out of logic.
but u did not leave anything to do... a lot of data may lost, header lost due to run of chkdsk.

Image and have a try, though u lost how deep u dont know yourself and your statement does not clear about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 19th, 2008, 13:16 
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After i lost the partition, i've tryed some recovery programs, give up and play with hex editors-> tried to copy some partition info from one partition to the faulty partition -> faulty partition is back with the original filesystem but -> chkdsk apears and deleted all my files -> faulty partition is empty -> tried some recovery programs in exactly that order:
active partition recovery - failed to recover files with original names and directory structure
undelete server edition 5.0.127 - failed ...
filerecovery professional v3.5 - failed ...
file restore professional 3.1 - ...
d.a.r.t. undelete - ...
file rescue plus 4.0.0.15 - ...
recover my files v3.9.8.6053 - ...
pc inspector file recovery - ...
pc inspector smart recovery - ...
r-undelete 3.5 - ...
data doctor recovery ntfs - ...
winundelete v3.20 - ...
Nucleus Kernel for Fat and Ntfs v4.03 - ...
r-studio 4.5 - ...
undelete plus 2.97 - ...
recover files 2.1 - ...
quick recovery (fat and ntfs (professional)) - ...
recover files 2.02 - ...
restorer2000 pro 3.3 - ...
handy recovery 4.0 - ...
pcsecure delete v1.0 - ...
file recover 6.2 - ...
recover data for fat & ntfs - ...
recover deleted files - ...
undelete for windows v2.2 - ...
media investigator - ...
diy datarecovery.nl iundetele [ntfs] 3 - ...
mediarecover - ...
reviver - ...
undeletemyfiles - ...
raise data recovery for ntfs 2.0.1 - ...
diskinternals partition recovery 2.0 - did manage to recover some directory structure but no files with the original name
diskinternals uneraser 3.0 - ...

is there any program that i might miss?!

... means that - failed to recover files with original names and directory structure
or
- failed to recover any kind of file or did not have the recovery function

all i want is not to recover all my data,but to find a program (or piece of hardware) that can recover my files with the original directory structure and file names

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 19th, 2008, 16:08 
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Few months ago, a bullshit said, they can recover data after low level format and they can recover it from the low level layer- something like that........... those lines were posted by someone, i cant remember exactly...
1. Why your software cant recover data say to Developer...
2. I would like to say like BlackST... this is not help desk of your submitted software company.
3. A survey showed 15% of non recoverable job due to miss operation of Non professional like you.
4. Software and Hardware are not magic. everything does have logic i stated before. without logic nothing could happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 20th, 2008, 3:36 
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Unless if you can find some time travel software, you're screwed. The damage is self-inflicted, and appears permanent. The King's men never did find any hardware or software that could put Humpty Dumpty back together again.


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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 20th, 2008, 10:08 
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shahij wrote:
Few months ago, a bullshit said, they can recover data after low level format and they can recover it from the low level layer- something like that........... those lines were posted by someone, i cant remember exactly...
1. Why your software cant recover data say to Developer...
2. I would like to say like BlackST... this is not help desk of your submitted software company.
3. A survey showed 15% of non recoverable job due to miss operation of Non professional like you.
4. Software and Hardware are not magic. everything does have logic i stated before. without logic nothing could happen.



GOOD ANSWER Friend..
NICE :)

I alwasy ask my client to know what they exactly do to their Harddrive if they try to recover by themself. But in fact mostly of them do not understand and make thing worse and worse caused by human error that they do not realizes at all. They just thing if they use correct s/w they will get their data. and mostly of their QUESTION is Which Software they must to USE. WHICH one is the best one.
No S/w will be the best one..

The BEst one is How we understand the problem included Logical data and Physically Problem..

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 22nd, 2008, 3:50 
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shahij wrote:
Few months ago, a bullshit said, they can recover data after low level format and they can recover it from the low level layer- something like that........... those lines were posted by someone, i cant remember exactly...
1. Why your software cant recover data say to Developer...
2. I would like to say like BlackST... this is not help desk of your submitted software company.
3. A survey showed 15% of non recoverable job due to miss operation of Non professional like you.
4. Software and Hardware are not magic. everything does have logic i stated before. without logic nothing could happen.

1. i'm trying different programs to find what program coul help me better in the future. If you could give me more suggestion on that list i will thank you ... if not ... why to bother?
2. and who stops you to say it?! you can't give suggestions to my problem but you keep sending me to the help desk ... as if i bought some software to recover my data ... no, i used trials and demo :)
3. i'm not here to find statistic that every recovery firm has ;)
4. it's not magic, but seems to be secret :)! why don't you say so?!

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: September 22nd, 2008, 8:26 
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Every software can recover data you mentioned. But without logic if does not exist in your mind that no software will work.

My friend is sick. He took a lot of medicine. why my friend had not been ... my friend died. which medicine could help my friend to alive again? Can you answer this "ELEMENT"?

you did the same case...
Data Recovery Vs Sick
Now elaborate you will understand.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 2:33 
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How can we recover a raw hard drive with the structure filename. The hard drive was working when I unpluged it from the computer. When I tried to open it again, it asked me if I want to format it.

Is there a reliable method to recover all the data with their proper structure (folder and filename)? I have tried EaseUS but did not work the way I want it.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 5:06 
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Try R-Studio then.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 8:09 
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Agreed try R-Studio

As long as your file allocation table (FAT) or master file table (MFT) is not over written or corrupted then it is possible to recover the files with folder name structure. Otherwise a RAW recovery where you lose the file names & folder structure but at least you would have the data. All this of cause is as long as the drive has no other faults & you accept the risks of DIY?


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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 10:27 
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DMDE, RStudio, TestDisk

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 10:32 
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I would also use testdisk to check the boot sectors are ok

Run testdisk_win
press enter
select drive
press enter
select advanced & press enter
press enter

do both boot sectors say ok?
if not then select rebuild bs & press enter
select write
quite testdisk
disconnect drive & then reattach

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 4:30 
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I was also recommended to use getdataback for FAT. Would that work?


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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 6:44 
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Yes, it would.

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 6:46 
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But Loki's suggestion could also fix the drive and have it working again (if you're lucky).

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 7:17 
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If I were you I would slow down and have a rethink!

In your first post you mention a 'faulty drive'.

So what do you mean by faulty?

Have you even checked the surface media with Mhdd or Victoria or similar?

There is some good advice in this thread but if you are considering to follow it and apply it to the original drive then that could end up being a big mistake.

So first make your clone image, preferably to a second drive.
Then follow Loki's instructions and maybe you will be lucky.
If you try to do this to the original drive and it has bad sectors then you might end up with even more problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 7:23 
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dick wrote:
If I were you I would slow down and have a rethink!

In your first post you mention a 'faulty drive'.

So what do you mean by faulty?

Have you even checked the surface media with Mhdd or Victoria or similar?

There is some good advice in this thread but if you are considering to follow it and apply it to the original drive then that could end up being a big mistake.

So first make your clone image, preferably to a second drive.
Then follow Loki's instructions and maybe you will be lucky.
If you try to do this to the original drive and it has bad sectors then you might end up with even more problems.


The op mentioned faulty back in 2008 but miz013 who posted & brought up this old thread again yesterday is who we are replying to didn't

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 Post subject: Re: Recover data with file names & directory structure
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Hi Loki, yes you are right. Thanks for pointing it out!

For miz013 my advice is exactly the same!
So start by initiating some simple checks using Mhdd or Victoria.


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