[clug] OT: Windows hard drive recovery suggestions

rodney peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Wed May 23 03:17:10 UTC 2018

On 23/05/18 11:09, Ian Matters via linux wrote:
> Good morning all.
> An American friend of mine living here in Canberra was yesterday scammed by one of those “Telstra” phone calls from South Asia. My friend is quite unwell. The end result of the scam is that he has had most of his important data files deleted from the hard drive on his Dell + Windows laptop and the external hard drive that was connected to at the time. I have suggested that he stop using his computer until such time that he can take both the computer and the external hard drive to a data recovery specialist.
> My question to this group is for suggestions for the names of data recovery specialists that he could approach in order to recover as many files as possible. Any suggestions?
> Cheers, Ian Matters
> ---

I have not used any recovery services, but anticipate such would be 
quite expensive.  A starting point would be to ascertain the value of 
the files to your friend.

Also depends on meaning of "deleted".  If that was all that was done, 
then tools on SystemrecueCD or PartedMagic, might be able to "undelete"


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