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Old 08-22-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
vibinlakshman
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Cool Retrieve formatted hard disk


Is there any tool , that I can retrieve any formatted hard disk . I heard of 'testdisk' 'foremost' to get back deleted files.
But I really mean a formatted one ?
Can it be possible ?
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

check out testdisk and photorec (live cd).

dd_rescue & dd_rhelp are other recovery programs
dd_rescue & dd_rhelp
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Dd_rhelp
http://freshmeat.net/projects/dd_rhelp/
http://vaab.free.fr/utilities/dd_rhelp/index.en.html
http://www.debianadmin.com/recover-d...-dd_rhelp.html

I'm sure if you can recover it you will with one of these tools.

I've had success with badly scratched CD-ROMs with photorec,

it Comes with the testdisk package.

TestDisk Livecd
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Livecd
Howtoata Recovery With TestDisk
http://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_with_testdisk
wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TestDisk
Testdisk – A Free Data Recovery CD
http://www.ghacks.net/2006/11/23/tes...a-recovery-cd/

Yes, there may be reading involved, but you may reap the rewards if you do.

This is a skill that is very handy (and may be lucrative ($$$$))

cheers Glenn

ps. found this too, ubuntu!
http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=464840
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/recover-da...-dd_rhelp.html

Last edited by GlennsPref; 08-22-2009 at 05:51 AM. Reason: I did not search for ubuntu
 
  


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