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Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 4:47 AM (in response to medjed)
Do NOT do anything more on the External Drive at this point! (It would further overwrite your data there.) Now, you need to use a "Data Recovery" product to try and save that data on the external drive. Here is a good Reference site:
The apps Data Rescue and FIle Salvage have been recommended by other Users in this Forum before.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to Radiation Mac)
has anyone any experience with Stellar Phoeinx recovery app? it was listed number one on this page, but its a bit weird to me because I have never heard of it anywhere else.
I've seen Data Rescue on some other forums though... Does it even matter? will any app this kind do?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to medjed)
I have not used any of them, so I do not know.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 2:47 AM (in response to medjed)
The only Data Recovery application that I've used and actually worked has been "Data Rescue", owned by various firms, don't know who owns it now, you'll have to look for by yourself. It is actually a "salvaging" application and could take days just to scan you drive, it does however recover almost anything in their original directory tree.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:27 AM (in response to Thanar)
I've alredy saved my files, at least some of them, thank you anyway!
I used Stellar Phoenix, like you said it took 2-3 days to scan it completley and it did find a lot, but not all. half of what he found was just bllsht JPEG, PNG and TIFF from what left of the apps. maybe Data Rescue would be better...