Which FileRecovery SW show original pathnames

March 22, 2010 at 10:15:03
Specs: Windows XP
Is there any FREE File Recovery softwares out there that can display the original pathnames of the recovered files? (This will save a lot of time in organising the recovered files back to their original directories.)

Thank you!


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#1
March 22, 2010 at 11:43:44
Why not mirror the tree in your backups so that your backup drive looks just like the original? I use robocopy which come as a part of the Windows System Tools (Free) and it not only mirrors the drive but also keeps the ACLs so you don't have to reassign security after restoring.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

I think they are working on a GUI version soon but real admins don't use GUIs. :p


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#2
March 22, 2010 at 13:06:12
All the file recovery software that I have seen does show path.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
March 23, 2010 at 00:35:26
Thanks Paul.

I see.
I've accidentally re-formatted my old harddisk and reinstalled a new XP in it. Which free file recovery SW would you suggest to recovered the old data files in it?


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#4
March 23, 2010 at 12:13:26
Are you asking to recover files from a formatted Drive?

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#5
March 23, 2010 at 13:07:53
"I've accidentally re-formatted my old harddisk and reinstalled a new XP in it."

You should have removed the drive and connected it externally to another system to recover your files. Recovery software can often recover files after a format, however a reinstall is likely to overwrite some of the sectors that have your files. Continued use of the system dimishes the chances of recovery, because more files might be overwritten. The best thing to do is remove the drive and connect it to another system. The following are some pretty good recovery programs:

PC Inspector (freeware)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...

Also free - Thanks to 'Emma Lee'
Glary undelete
http://www.glarysoft.com/gun.html

Zero assumption Recovery
http://www.z-a-recovery.com
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs

GetDataBack
http://www.runtime.org/


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#6
March 24, 2010 at 07:06:37
Ace Omega,

Yes, I want to recover files from a re-formated (and re-installed XP too) harddisk.

What is the best way/SW to do that?

Thanks!


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#7
March 24, 2010 at 07:09:24
aegis 1,

Thanks a lot for the SWs.
Do you know which one of them is better (to try out first)?

Thanks!

James


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#8
March 24, 2010 at 11:03:59
wongsk888, in my opinion, there is no best. Sometimes one will work great, and another time a different one will work best.

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