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Old 07-21-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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I need to undelete files from a USB hard disk. In other words, it's not the C: drive. It must be able to recreate the folder structure. I found a few an online comparison reviews, but they all fail to mention folder recovery. I found one vendor that says they can recover folder structure.

I'm looking for software recommendations to do the above. Or comments on the EaseUS one I mentioned.

   
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:08 PM   #2
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EaseUS has a decent rep--I checked them out a while ago when I was looking at cloning/drive imaging and/or their partition software so I would think that their recovery software would be worth a chance--it's been too long since I tried their software to remember the specifics but I don't have any "NEVER USE THAT AGAIN!!!" thoughts so I think it would be ok...


Did you search just for "undelete" or did you also search for something like "data recovery"?


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Old 07-22-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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I think I searched both. And I got one suggestion from someone in a Csi forum. And I will look into it further even though I managed to do the recover without this.

Anyway, last night I managed to accidentally delete slews of files from the primary external storage drive and the backup storage drive at the same time. It was a combination lack of concentration combined with breaking my own rules about procedure, made worse by trying to do something clever.

This morning I had a clearer head and decided upon a strategy using Recuva. It does not create folders, but it does show the path that the deleted files should be in. So I did it folder by folder. Luckily Recuva showed me which files it could not recover, so I made a print screen of the list after each folder was restored. And I was able to recover these from the deleted backup disk, where they were recoverable.

Recuva has an even deeper search it could have done, but I don't feel great these days and felt satisfied with what I got, even though I'm not sure what I got. But it is lots and lots and that's good enough. <sigh>

   
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andrew: last night I managed to accidentally delete slews of files from the primary external storage drive and the backup storage drive at the same time.
Oh shit!!!

I'm so glad you were able to get things back...will definitely take a look at recuva as it sounds pretty nifty...



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I should also post the one that was recommended to me. Here 'tis

https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

   
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Thanks for that link! Looks most useful...have made a note about and I want to go back read in more detail before downloading...


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