Data recovery when partition was deleted

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  1. infinitejest macrumors 6502

    infinitejest

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    Yesterday I managed to delete the partition on my external hard drive. :(

    The hard drives now basically shows me it's empty when I plug it in. However, I downloaded EaseUS Data Recovery and it shows me all the files on my hard drive, but I have to buy the full version for $100 to restore the files.

    Is there any other way to restore the files or the partition from my hard drive?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. charlyham macrumors regular

    charlyham

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    You can go to their discount page and get at least 20% off.
    http://www.easeus.com/resource/easeus-discount.htm?gclid=CLv19sC53dECFRQHhgod024F2g
    You might also follow the link in the program that says "Upgrade Now" or something like that and it might take you to a discount page too. I did that recently and got mine for $54.
    1 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional
    10.8
    electronic $89.95
    $53.97
    1 $89.95
    $53.97
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    For data recovery, I'd recommend "DataRescue" by ProSoft.

    Just about all "data recovery" apps work the same way:
    1. You download the app for free
    2. You "aim it" at the problem drive
    3. The app runs, and presents you with a list of "potentially recoverable" files, BUT…
    4. … the app lets you recover ONLY ONE FILE.
    The purpose of this is to see if the software will be usable to you.
    5. If it appears to be, NOW you pay the registration fee, get a code, enter the code, and the app "goes to work" on the drive.

    BE AWARE that you will probably lose all previous folder hierachies, and many previous file names. This is "par for the course" with data recovery.
    BE AWARE that you need a "scratch drive" (SECOND hard drive) on which to receive the recovered files.
     
  4. infinitejest thread starter macrumors 6502

    infinitejest

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    Thanks, that's a great tip :)

    Oh boy, that means day of rearranging all my files. I already assumed that, since the previews showed weird names but hoped that wasn't going to happen :(
    However, as long as I get my files back, I'll be more than happy to rearrange all my stuff once more!
     
  5. infinitejest thread starter macrumors 6502

    infinitejest

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    How successful was your data recovery with the program?
    I called some repair shops but their prices for data recovery are insane.
     
  6. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    I have had a pretty much 100% success rate with Data Rescue. I believe they have a free trial which will list the recoverable files and allow you to recover one for free (jut to prove it works). Then you have to pay for a key to unlock the app.

    Download here: https://www.prosofteng.com/data-rescue-recovery-software/
     

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