> Iíve accidentally erased a file that is of need to me. It was on NTFS.
> Is there any way or utility that can be used to recover the file? I
> need the best one, which gives me maximum recovery chances.
Standard caveat: DO NOTHING FURTHER ON THE DRIVE. The data is still on
the hard drive but if you overwrite it, it will be extremely difficult
or impossible to recover it. If you use data recovery software, install
it on another machine and either use it from that operating system or
create a bootable cd/floppy and work with that. If you don't have the
skill and/or equipment to do these procedures and the data is crucial,
take the machine to a professional computer repair shop that has
experience in doing data recovery. This will not be your local version
of BigStoreUSA. In-shop data recovery is usually not exactly cheap (for
ex., my charges are generally $150-350USD), but it normally costs less
than sending the drive to a company like Drive Savers. You need to make
the determination of the value of your data and decide what to do.
Here are links to some data recovery software. I use Easy Recovery Pro;
R-Studio is also highly recommended.
PCInspector File Recovery -
Executive Software ďUndeleteĒ -
R-Studio - http://www.r-tt.com/
File Scavenger - http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm
Ontrack's EasyRecovery - http://www.ontrack.com/software/
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MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User