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Hello guys, good noon. All my important files is already gone because I accidentally reformatted my 160GB hard disk. What software should I use to recover my files? Thanks and ...
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    How can I recover my files in my hard disk?


    Hello guys, good noon.

    All my important files is already gone because I accidentally reformatted my 160GB hard disk. What software should I use to recover my files?

    Thanks and God bless.

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    In the best case you use your last backup.

    If there is none, then you can try your luck with
    TestDisk - CGSecurity / PhotoRec - CGSecurity
    and see what can be recovered.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Hello Irithori, good afternnon.

    Is testdisk designed for recovering files or the photorec?

    Thanks and God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
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    TestDisk - CGSecurity / PhotoRec - CGSecurity
    and see what can be recovered.
    @OP: Partitions & Digital Photos, respectively, it looks like.

    @Irithori: Thanks for the links to these Open Source utilities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHENGTON View Post
    Hello Irithori, good afternnon.

    Is testdisk designed for recovering files or the photorec?

    Thanks and God bless.
    Try Testdisk for Partitions and Photorec for files. Both of these handy tools come installed on the Parted Magic distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHENGTON View Post
    . . . reformatted my 160GB hard disk. . . .
    Sheng,
    Welcome to the Linux Forums!
    Should meet under better conditions.
    Why is it we don't meet, until there is a problem ?

    So,
    Check the Parted-Magic Live-CD.
    During boot-up, there is a DOS type menu intro,
    which has an "Extras" menu tacked to the bottom.
    The web site has good tutorials, and a forum.
    The author is Verner, and he is good.

    I dongle a USB flash drive
    just for immediate / manual backups of the current subdir.

    GrSync offers me a semi-auto backup to a large USB external HD.

    That suggested,
    please post again and let these readers know what you found that would help.

    glene77is

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