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Any way to recover video files?

 
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Subalot



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject: Any way to recover video files? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I recently lost our computer hard drive and had to get it replaced. I had saved some family video files from a holiday back in 2005 which I realise now I never backed up.

These files were originally on my old laptop so I put it on and realise I must have deleted them after moving them a few years back, and when I run an undelete program it seems to find the files, but lists them as being 0 bytes....

Is there anyway I can retreive these files, or are they completely lost?

Thanks for your help.
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JonS



Joined: 31 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they're listed as 0 bytes, then probably not a chance

But, try scanning again using Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva


Theres another program which can sometimes get stuff back where other programs fail: "Getdatatback" (for FAT file systems) and "getdatatbackfor NTFS" http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm
However thats not a free program, and while it can be run from within windows its usually more successful if run from a BARTPE "live" disk
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you probably won't get these back. Your best bet is a professional data recovery service, but this can be quite expensive.

I have learned the hard way, and now always keep at least 2 copies of important files!
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