(Closed) HELP! All my files are gone! Data recovery experience anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Go to your nearest pc store – a local place, not a big chain, and preferably one that gets good reviews (check google maps and yelp). That’s what my FI did and he got most of his stuff back.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

What kind of stuff did you loose?

I accidentally deleted about 600 photos of my DSLR CF card (by formatting my camera w/ the card in it). I was so devastated, but did some googling and and downloaded software for about $40 from http://www.cardrecovery.com. It worked great and I was able to get back all but about 6 photos. It was able to scan the card some how and downloaded all the images to my computer.

I checked their website and they have a recovery software for hard drives (here: http://www.winundelete.com/?rid=cardrecovery).

 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

Oh and I forgot!

Why I went with them is because you can download a free trial of their software and it’ll do a scan and list the missing files it finds. After that, you can pay for the software and have it recover the fils.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

@Ms Scarlet:Oh no! I wish I had more advice for you!

Maybe try this one: http://www.recovermyfiles.com/? I personally haven’t used it, but the site says it recovers over 300 file types, including AI, PSD, & PDF files.

It’s a little pricey, at about $70, though.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

Sheesh! $700! Holy cow! I once had a flash drive break with a hugh project that I needed and I got quoted $700. . . to fix a flash drive. . . I ended up getting an extension and sitting down for 14 hours straight to recreate weeks worth of work! So I totally feel for you!

Well, I wish you luck! And I really hope it works out!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

In my experiences, Doc files are always easier to retrieve. Mostly because Word doesn’t actually truly delete files. Basically, when you hit delete, the computer tells Word that it can save a new document over the old one. That’s why they always tell you that if you need o recover stuff, you can do so as long as you haven’t saved anything new.

Again, good luck! Let me know how it all works out!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I had a terrible experience with Geek Squad, but I would have a pro do it because I am terrible with computers haha! Is there a small computer store there that can help you out?

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