Unwittingly some of my SWX files got deleted in my external HD. Is there any effective data recovery software to recover?
A preventive measure is multiple SAVE locations and your backup settings in your tools/options
Is the entire folder gone or just the file, if it's just the file then restore your folder to a previous version.....
I saved in two locations but didn’t update it. Deleted folder has 135 files whereas same but not updated folder has 91 files.
I have used Recuva in the past:
Recuva - Restore deleted files, even if you've emptied the Recycle bin! - Piriform
But it has been years. There are other tools out there, too.
If this is production data, I'd take more steps. Depending on how important the data is you can send the drive off to a data recovery company. If it is important, but you don't want to spend the money, I'd use a good Linux distro and image the drive to another drive and work off the copy to restore your data.
Recovery not really, we use backup maker every nite. It backs up partial hard drive for 2 weeks and does the full hard drive every 2 weeks. Purges data after 3 weeks. Has worked really well. The worst you have to deal with is loss of 1 days worth of work. The software is relatively inexpensive I think it was like $30 which is cheap compared to lost time access to information.
That is about what we do but a full backup each night. So I only lose what I screwed up that day. So far have only deleted a folder I needed once in 3 years. But it was nice just asking my IT guy to please return it.
The partial backup only zips up the files that have changed from the previous backup, which keeps the run time on the software down. Since I head the design department and do the IT work I want simple.
It e-mails me a word document of all of the files that were backed up the night before.
On the partial backups it is easy to see if there is a part or something that should not have changed, which gives me a heads up to check the models for that project to make sure we are not going to have an issue with that projects parts.
Since we do not use PDM the write protect is what we use once a project is signed off on.
Oh I forgot to mention, do not write anything to the drive. Your data is still there after you delete files. The only thing that gets changed is the pointers (FAT). So, unplug the drive if you haven't already done so and leave it unplugged until you attempt the data recovery. If you didn't write to the drive there is a good chance you can recover at least some of the data, maybe even most of it.
I have done this a number of times.
I did a google search. There are many software in the market but I do not know which one is good.
Is there any way to save a file in two locations? That means one mouse click save the file in two locations and other location should be outside the computer. So that if you reformatted the HD, files in other location remain intact.
Yes, sort of. Just have to change the setting and folder here:
Short answer to your question, is yes. Though, I don't have any current experience with any of the backup software you are asking about.
List of backup software - Wikipedia
The problem with the above link is that it includes HD cloning software in the list, and that is not what you would use for "backups". I had played with Cobian (years ago), and it would copy changed files from the directories you selected to another location at times you specified. I am in no way suggesting that software for production use, just stating that is what it does and that is the type of software you appear to be asking about.
I forgot about that. I had so much trouble with Auto recover, I turned it off. Also, there were serious issues in 2017 with Auto recover. I think they fixed it in sp3 or sp4.
Google "data recover service" to find one which can help you out
Not sure if you can do it by yourself unless you're a computer geek !
I purchased a license for Active Undelete years ago and it worked well. There are many others available, some of which are free, but this one worked for me. http://www.active-undelete.com/
As long as I have seen in the google search Recovery software are around $100. But "data recover service" is for companies I don’t know how much they will charge.
If I use this backup feature, if I send a SWX file to recycle bin what will happen? Such file in the 2nd location will remain intact or go to garbage?
"data recover service" is for companies I don’t know how much they will charge
Not sure what you mean "for companies"
If you or any one (no matter company or individual) accidentally delete the files and want to recover then send out to these guys for recovering
Contact them and you'll know the cost
What I mean is if they charge around software cost then I can a software.
If I understand you correctly then they will charge you for their services which is recovering files for you, not the software
Just to clarify the situation, you have 2 options:
1. Send the HD to a company that will recover your files for you.
2. Try to recover the files yourself, either using free tools or a tool you purchase.
I believe Christian Chu, is recommending you do 1. Which is the best option. But, often times it is too expensive. So, you have to answer the question, of how much is that data worth to you, vs. trying option 2.
Maha Nadarasa wrote: If I use this backup feature, if I send a SWX file to recycle bin what will happen? Such file in the 2nd location will remain intact or go to garbage?
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
I am pretty sure that it will remain intact (unless you select the "save backup files in the same location as original" option, and accidentally delete the whole folder)
one mouse click save the file in two locations and other location should be outside the computer
Backup server is a way to go. You don't need any mouse-click - it'll do automatically once or twice a day up to you setup
Do you have link of the free software?
You could try this one here by Piriform who make Ccleaner.
A review here.
I am looking for free data recovery software. In your link no longer free data recovery software is available. Only free system clean up software is available.
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