Reformatted computer, found files with GHS & GHO,how to recover?
I reformatted my computer, i saved all my files in Local Disk (D:), a former computer technician said it won't be deleted or harmed any way while it was reformatted.
my files are still there but with .GHO and .GHS extensions.. and i can't open it. I know that I needed a Norton Ghost to open it, can a trial version recover those files? How? If not, is there any other way to recover my files?
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Re: Reformatted computer, found files with GHS &...
Yes! You are right! Nowadays, the
formatting process will not actually erase everything contained on a PC hard
drive immediately as we think. The deleted files are still there and become
invisible. So, just act carefully to get these contained files back:
1. Stop using this PC right now in case
that any new file on it may overwrite your wanted files.
2. Download a PC data recovery freeware to retrieve all your lost files back.
In fact, there are plenty of data recovery
programs available online. But, not all of them can work as efficiently as you
think. So, you should pay attention to select a proper one for your data.
If you still have no idea, you can firstly
try a PC data recovery freeware online that can work much more efficiently than
some paid ones: http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/data-recovery-for-pc.html
4. Save or back up all the restored data on
another drive in case of any data loss.
Next time, you should be much more careful
about your data and always back up everything important well.
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I have to ask, why would you connect a Computer hard drive to a television?
Remove the hard from the television and connect it to a computer. The hard drive hasn't been reformatted, because you can see the folders. If it reformatted it would be blank. With the hard drive in a hard drive enclosure and connected to a computer, you can try and read the data and find out why the filenames were altered and bring them back. I am guessing the file associations have been lost, or the file extension has been altered. There is also Undelete software you can use as well as diagnostic software.
reformat that drive again first and important is to set your partition active to the drive letter exact to what it was before it must be FAT or NTFS with the same active partyitionscheme as before use the getbackdata to recover an image of the output to a clean harddisk with some larger data storage external on your computer for the data output.
If not formatted you cannot get the images from it important how it was formatted is the most important thing reformatting will not destroy the data but will match the program how to handle the data to recover , beware never do not set the output to the same drive where you recover the data from .
IF you used linux photorec or dd rescue or other several tools are there to use,
Do your files open when you hook it up to the USB in your computer? If so copy and save them there then try reformatting the player's drive.
If you can't copy the files to your computer, go to http://tinyurl.com/y5p85or, (click on "proceed to site") and pick a file recovery app. Use that to recover your music files to your computer, then try reformatting your mp3 player. If it reformats and works OK you're lucky --if not at least you will have copied your music.
The Buffalo Ministation hard drive comes with a default FAT32 file system. This file system is used for compatibility with Windows, MAC OS X, LINUX, etc. The file system does not allow files to exceed 4GB. To save larger files, the disc must be reformatted. For Windows, it should be reformatted to NTFS.
Ghost saved the drive information in an image file. Whatever you named your backup you would see *.gho, *001.gho, *002.gho. That is your whole hard drive in a spanned image file. Ghost Explorer is what you need to open and view these images and you would be able to extract files as your would from a zip file. There are no restore points as you would think using Windows Restore. Only the raw hard drive information as it appears on your dive now. I'm not sure if Ghost Explorer is provided with the home edition as I'm used to the enterprise for my work.
let me know if this helps
You can download trial versions of these programs, and test to see ifthe program can find your images, but have to pay to register thesoftware before it will actually recover the images.
You may also need to use a card reader to read the data from the card, rather than read the card while it's in the camera connected to your computer. Card readers are relatively inexpensive (less than $20) and can be bought at most camera and computer stores.
Usually if that is the case the hard disk is corrupted that which means that some of the files in the booting system cannot be read properly. You can replace your hard disk or if there is a computer repair shop or technician near you, you can make it reformatted-that is to reset the the configuration of your computer- but the risk is the your files that you saved in the drive C will be lost and You can still recover it using the recovery software.
If you have not written anything to the disk since you accidentally formatted it I can recover all your files for you. If you wrote any files to it some of the files will be ruined. I have FBI forensic software that can do what you need and more. Rate this fixya and post an e-mail address and I will get the software to you. George