How do I recover file from overwritten hd?

May 31, 2012 at 00:46:11
Specs: Windows XP service pk3, AMD ATHLONXP1800

Hi folks,
I was trying to disk copy image of the ntfs 80 gig C: drive Hd to the USB 160gig Fat32 Hd, what was containing lots of file, pic, movie etc. But after having copied the Ntfs 80 gig C: drive to the USB HD, it lost the entire existing file. The USB drive became overwritten.
Under above those circumstances, how do I recover those previous existing file from overwritten USB HD? Is there any free hard drive recovery software available that can help me to recover file from the overwritten hard drive? I searched for but I didn’t find any reliable.
I will be waiting for your respectable reply!

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May 31, 2012 at 00:48:31

You may be able to download recovery software from the manufacturers website, look at the make of your drives and search the manufacturers website for data recovery tools.

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May 31, 2012 at 01:11:17

Get Recuva.

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May 31, 2012 at 06:23:09

Note that if the files themselves have been overwritten there is no hope of recovery. If only the folder entries have been overwritten then recovery should be possible.

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May 31, 2012 at 17:03:28

Testdisk may help.

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June 16, 2012 at 23:38:56

Hi Mohagian, kuwese is right try recovery softwares like recuva. I have tried that software and it really works well. It may not recover most of deleted files because it may be already overwritten by other files. here are some tutorials and information about recuva. I hope this helps. Good Luck!

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June 17, 2012 at 23:53:10

Hi jcanewebber,
The Hd contain lots of full length of movies, very important video files, pdf files etc. and in the meantime I tried test disk and it took 30 hrs to recover lots of file, and it recovered lots of movies some short broken clip mpeg way but not all of them; and I am not appreciated because most recovered files was messed up.

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