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PowerQuest Lost & Found in the test: data recovery for HDDs that are still rotating

PowerQuest Lost & Found in the test: data recovery for HDDs that are still rotating

Data recovery part 1

In the first attempt, the Word 2000 document was saved from the completely intact Quantum Bigfoot CY onto the backup disk.

Test file:

  • File name: LostandFound.doc
  • File content: Lost & FoundYour data is priceless. Whether it be the last five years of your financial records or Grandma Brown's favorite recipes, if anything happens to them - like deletion, virus infection, hardware failure - replacement would be difficult or even impossible. Fortunately, with Lost & Found from PowerQuest, restoring lost data is just a few keystrokes away ...

Rescued file:

  • File name: LostandFound.doc
  • File content: Lost & FoundYour data is priceless. Whether it be the last five years of your financial records or Grandma Brown's favorite recipes, if anything happens to them - like deletion, virus infection, hardware failure - replacement would be difficult or even impossible. Fortunately, with Lost & Found from PowerQuest, restoring lost data is just a few keystrokes away ...

The two documents are, as you can easily see, completely identical, considering the degree of destruction no longer surprised. Even the long Windows file name was saved in its original form.

PowerQuest Lost & Found
PowerQuest Lost & Found

Data recovery part 2

In the following process, the entire hard disk was formatted under Windows Me so that the data was no longer logically available. After Lost & Found had completed the search, a * .DOC file with the name 3.DOC appeared in addition to some program directories that apparently Windows had created. Since the size was the same as our original file, I saw it as our LostandFound.doc. After the data recovery the following file resulted:

Rescued file:

  • File name: 3.doc
  • File content: Lost & Found Your data is priceless. Whether it be the last five years of your financial records or Grandma Brown's favorite recipes, if anything happens to them - like deletion, virus infection, hardware failure - replacement would be difficult or even impossible. Fortunately, with Lost & Found from PowerQuest, restoring lost data is just a few keystrokes away ...

Here, too, both documents are completely identical, the only difference being that the file name has obviously been lost. In the case of a large hard drive with several thousand files, this can lead to a search for a needle in a haystack.

Data recovery part 3

Due to the good results, both the boot sector and the FAT are now the Hard disk deleted. Since Lost & Found no longer knows where a hard drive begins or ends, every hard drive sector was examined from start to finish. The data recovery was also successful here, but it took a lot longer because all sectors had to be searched.

On the next page: Data recovery part 4

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