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    Recovering ext 3 files from formatted drive

    This is my first post on here, i am a member of PCHelp forum but i thought this would be a better place to post my predicament.
    I have a formatted drive which i need to recover files from, they are ext 3 files.
    Can anyone suggest which software i can use to do this without paying through the nose to do it?

    Shane Gillwald

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    Linux Guru Lakshmipathi's Avatar
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    From my experience it's very rare that you can recover all data from
    formatted drive but with very good forsenic tools you can recover files.

    Have you re-formatted old ext3 dirve again with same ext3 ?

    If so,Most likely the content will be there without any links -- you need to approach third party forensic recovery tools.(you need to pay them )

    Though i'm haven't used following tools yet - you may interested in it.

    PhotoRec - CGSecurity
    TestDisk - CGSecurity

    Also check with carlo wood ext3grep forums
    ext3grep | Google Groups

    Else drop a mail at ext3 users list.

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