How do you access files that have been erased on a hard drive without using those file recovery software?

by on May 25, 2011

Q: How do you access files that have been erased on a hard drive without using those file recovery software?


3 Responses to “How do you access files that have been erased on a hard drive without using those file recovery software?”
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    You can’t access files that have been erased on a hard drive without using file recovery software.

    Is there a reason you can’t use file recovery software?

     
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    Yes there is a reason why i dont want to use those kind of softwares. The reason is that those softwares are limited, they can only recover files that have been deleted not so long ago or files that were there the last time you formatted the drive, but i’ve recently learned that you can access files that were long formatted on the hard drive using CMD, but I dnt know how. So if you can look into that I’d apprciate your help.

     
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    There isn’t anything magical about using a command prompt (CMD). All you’d be doing from there is just running a program at command line instead of with a graphic user interface. Software is the basis for accessing your computers hardware, and there isn’t anything more powerful about a program that runs at command line vs having a graphic user interface.

    Various data recovery programs work better than others, but recovering files from years ago is basically impossible.

    Here are some resources and information one some of the more aggressive software programs.

    http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Tools:Data_Recovery

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

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk