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    External HD Data Recovery
    Folks

    A friend has formatted my External HD by mistake and it got alot of Pictures on it that I really want to keep.

    What the best way to recover this or is it a bye bye?

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    rookies,

    Lots of recovery software out there ranging from free to quite expensive. Here's a page I found through Google that runs from $79 to $450... http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/d...very_software/

    Check them all out. Maybe one of the free ones will work for you. Otherwise, maybe more Googling will get you a goodie. Something should work!

    Noel

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    nevermind! Noels got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noels View Post
    rookies,

    Lots of recovery software out there ranging from free to quite expensive. Here's a page I found through Google that runs from $79 to $450... http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/d...very_software/

    Check them all out. Maybe one of the free ones will work for you. Otherwise, maybe more Googling will get you a goodie. Something should work!

    Noel
    tried some but very slow... was just wondering if anyone had used anything they can reconmend to me

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    rookies,

    Sorry, I've never had the misfortune to need one. But I'm still searching for a good option. If I find a good one, I'll let you know.

    Just some food for thought, to prevent it happening again... I use 2 externals for backup, one with SuperDuper and the other with Time Machine. If you ever upgrade your internal hard drive, buy an enclosure for it and use it as a second external.

    Noel

    EDIT: Here are some more free ones:http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/col...ads/files.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noels View Post
    rookies,

    Sorry, I've never had the misfortune to need one. But I'm still searching for a good option. If I find a good one, I'll let you know.

    Just some food for thought, to prevent it happening again... I use 2 externals for backup, one with SuperDuper and the other with Time Machine. If you ever upgrade your internal hard drive, buy an enclosure for it and use it as a second external.

    Noel

    EDIT: Here are some more free ones:http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/col...ads/files.html

    Thank you mate but they same to be for Windows not Mac

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    rookies, Sorry, my bad...

    EDIT: This is Mac, free download, but $129 to use...http://www.macintosh-data-recovery.c...FQVvFQodHRZcTw

    EDIT: This is another, claims to be for Mac, but geared for formatted drives. Download trial to try, buy for $59 to use: http://www.diskdoctors.com/software/...ry/utility.asp If your external was formatted as NTFS or FAT32... (Doesn't matter if Windows or Mac)

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