Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Anyone loses data from time to time, even if we do not want to. It just happened. You can lose data from a hard drive, from a diskette or from a removable media (portable hard drive, pen drive, etc, memory card, etc). You can lose or delete the files, by mistake.
Well here is a quite easy solution for recovering deleted or lost files. The name of the software is GetDataBack. It has two versions: for FAT and NTFS. You have to use the appropriate version for the file structure of the device.
Here are several links for downloading each version of the software:
-for FAT: ntfs.software.informer.com/2.3/">http://getdataback-for-ntfs.software.informer.com/2.3/(version 2.31)
http://getdataback-for-fat.en.softonic.com/ (version 3.64)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/GetDataBack-For-FAT.shtml (version 4)
-for NTFS: http://getdataback-for-fat.software.informer.com/2.3/(version 2.31)
ntfs-3.64_1570404.html">http://download.chip.eu/ro/GetDataBack-for-ntfs-3.64_1570404.html (version 3.64)
ntfs.shtml">http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/GetDataBack-for-ntfs.shtml (version 4)
After downloading the application you are ready to recover files from static or removable devices. If you chose to recover files from a removable device plug the device before starting the program. The first screen that appears looks like this:
The picture shows all the storage devices from your computer. To continue the recovery process press Next. The window will look like this:
In this window you have to choose the device you want to recover files from. Select the logical drive; in the right panel there will appear details about the specific device.
The window from the following step looks like this:
In this window you can select to search the entire drive or just a part from it.Also you can choose the file systemof the device, a template, and an older saved recovery.
After clicking next the software will analyze your device, and you will see in another window the sectors from the device. If you see a complete row of 0 then the recovery from your device will not be possible. The window will look like this:
After the analysis of the device a windows will appear and you have to select the File System. In the right panel you will see the details of the File System.Select the file system from the left panel and press Next.
There will be an extra window creating the log file and the list of the files from the device. The program will try to restore the structure of the folders and sub folders. The window will scroll the list of all the files and folders from the device.
In the next windows you will see the file and folder structure and the files from your device. Select the files you need and then select COPY them to a location on your hard drive. The window looks like this:
Of course you can copy all the content of the device. There will be an extra window that will show you the progress of the process. You maybe asked different things about the process(replacing files, or skipping some files, etc).
The window shows the path for the future documents and the folders from which the software will copy.PLEASE read the CAUTION: NEVER specify a directory on the drive you are going to recover!!!
Select OK and the copying process will begin. The time of the copying process depends on the size of the files you are recovering. It could take a few seconds, several minutes, or a couple of hours.
When the copying process will be complete that extra window will disappear. To see the files you just recovered, go to the location you copied them. If you forgot to copy something you can copy after the first process, because the main window will not shut down.
The process for NTFS file system is the same. The steps are the same. And again at the end the window will not shut down so you can copy other files after the first process.
You can easily recover data from any device. Just be careful at the file system of the device and do not forget the location you copied them.
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