[oclug] Data Recovery Service
andycivil at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 00:25:54 EDT 2008
I'm slightly surprised that no one has mentioned this:
The only problem is that wherever you run it from, you have to have somewhere to
save the found files TO. That might require some Garth-intervention. The
wikipedia site claims that it works "with" vista:
Note that despite the name, it finds other document types too. I guess he first
wrote it to fish deleted photos off memory cards.
It's also completely indiscriminate, and will find everything.
Garth Boyd wrote:
> The only other reply I have received is on list for Tunstall & Tunstall
> at http://www.datarecoveryservices.com.
> So if you have heard something different then I too would like to hear it.
> Jacques B. wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:55 PM, Garth Boyd <garth at fios-software.ca>
>>> Thanks for the very kind offer but its:
>>> - not my disk. It belongs to an acquaintance and would rather not get
>>> involved with the data, or risk.
>>> - Its got vista (eeeewwwww!!!!)
>>> - then there is the time factor. If it was mine I would spend the
>>> time but
>>> right now I have family considerations at the moment to spend on someone
>>> else's drive.
>>> Again, thanks for the kind offer.
>> You're welcome. I understand. I remember a co-worker of mine getting
>> high speed at home and was going to pay the cable company for the
>> install. I told him don't bother, I'd do it figuring it would be a
>> five minute favour. Well his computer was running at a snail's pace
>> (over 5 minutes just to boot) because of P2P software that littered it
>> with adware/spyware. I ended up doing a complete re-install of the PC
>> after backing up whatever data was important and then getting their
>> Internet working. A 5 minute favour turned into a 3-4 hour favour.
>> Someone replied to me offlist about a company in Nepean I believe that
>> did a 20gb recovery job (copying data to a DVD) for $60. That's more
>> than reasonable for a home data recovery scenario. Perhaps they've
>> already passed on that info to you off list.
>> Jacques B.
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