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Old 01-25-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Formatted and Backup Failed...

So my parents thought they backed up their software onto an external harddrive, but that didn't work right...
Is there a way to get anything back off the old harddrive?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Formatted and Backup Failed...

on formatted drives i've had great sucess with the combo of restorer2000 and r-studio. Usually one will fail me and the other gets it. neither are free. If you get it, install it on a different computer. Hook the formatted hard drive up to the secondary computer (internal slave or through an adapter/enclosure) and then scan it and recover what you need.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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There aren't any other computers available to hook it up too though... Can they still continue to use it, and when they come to my college in 3 weeks, hook it up in my computer then??
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I notice you said 'software'. If you/they want to get programs like Office, etc. back you have to reinstall them. You can't 'back-up' software/programs. You can only back up files.
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I notice you said 'software'. If you/they want to get programs like Office, etc. back you have to reinstall them. You can't 'back-up' software/programs. You can only back up files.
what i do, and i find it saves time, is save the setup executables to my external or memory stick.

stuff like LimeWireWin, WLM and Firefox.
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No, they lost files, pictures and all that.
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