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Overwritten Hard Drive

While trying to read another hard drive from my XP PC somehow my secondary slave drive was overwritten. I have no idea how this could possibly have happened but it did. My question is the data that is on the disk now is very minimal compared to what was on the drive. Is there recovery software available to possibly recover the data/files that were on the drive?


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Re: Overwritten Hard Drive - Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML30000LD-A) 30 GB Hard Drive Hard Drives

Yes, try looking for FILESALVAGE.

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