| 2:57 am on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
#1 - do NOT use the machine until you find an undelete. You will be overwritting the files you want to recover.
#2 - umm dude? Trashcan ring a bell ;-)...ok, you been there right - done that right? lol
#3 - assume the data is lost and have a beer. If it restored some, but not others - that is a good sign that the deleted files have been overwritten... see #1.
| 3:39 am on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
GetDataBack worked great for me for my last 2 disk crashes. (I mean great. The techs at the place where I got my PC told me the disk was unrecoverable and wanted to send it back to the manufacturer for the $150 replacement value, LOL. I took it home instead and and set it up as a slave drive, and eventually got about 98% of the data off successfully.)
However I am not certain whether it's appropriate for undeleting files or not.
| 8:58 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
GetDataBack has also worked well for me, even after a reformat.
I had a website I was working on locally (over 200 hours put into it), totally brain-cramped and forgot to back it up before a reformat. It was a "for fun" site, which is why I didn't really think about it. But that episode sure sprouted a lot of new procedures I now have in place.
| 5:54 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I tried four different products about a year ago when a program I was developing decided to wipe itself out (and take its whole directory with it). None of the programs worked but a couple were able to find the deleted files (but not recover them). All should have been recoverable since they were in a work partition.
In the end, I gave up and reverted to backups losing about 8 hours of work.
It sounds to me that you did well to recover the files you did. As Brett said, the rest are probably long gone.
| 11:39 am on Feb 19, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I can also highly recommend GetDataBack - recovered stuff from several of my clients machines and saved their bacon. Enough for them to finally implement a decent backup solution aswell.
Horse and bolted.