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Offline Casper

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software suggestion needed.
« on: November 06, 2002, 21:24 »
i Have a friend (yes i do) who made a very big mistake. formated a floppy disk with 13 documents on there (part of her Degree) so anyone know of software to get this info back? all i need is a name of the software, i know its expensive stuff, but i need a name. anyone of my PC Pals know?


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Re:software suggestion needed.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2002, 21:43 »
I wish I knew of some Casper but I am more expert at losing stuff than recovering it  :'(

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2002, 21:55 »
Doesn't Norton Utilities have an Unformat utility?
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Re:software suggestion needed.
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2002, 22:11 »
Norton Utils has an Undelete facility, but not sure about unformatting.   :-";"xx
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2002, 03:40 »
Hi Casper ,I have it on good authority that if your friend has only done a quick format then the following should do it :
             Diskedit ( a DOS program )
             Spinrite  ( one of a kind ? )
             Disk Rescue ( windows used to be free
                           but its a pay for now  :( )


Hope this helps  8)

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2002, 04:18 »
I have just found out that those programs will even recover data after a full format as long as they have not been overwritten with new data  :)
I thought at first I had found a way to get a 20gig floppy as I could have kept adding stuff then formatting and adding more then just use those progs to recover it  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2002, 20:04 »
well thank you all i shall try both the methods sujested on my own test disk first ;) thx i have nortan ling round here i think, can anyone tell me a unformating  solution with out the frills?? or shall i get a saint to devise one?? lol

have you been sending me kinky emails again? ill have a look now  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2002, 20:10 »

or shall i get a saint to devise one?? lol

have you been sending me kinky emails again? ill have a look now  ;D


That is a scurrulous slur Casper. I've never sent you a kinky email in my life!  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2002, 20:27 »
lol soz Adept, i ment that to sandra, who has sent me a few mails with some helpfull programs... (thanks)

however helpfull sandra has been i did have the full story, i just phoned this ladies boyfriend a close friend of mine. and its not a floppy is a hard drive, my mistake so anyone have an idea.

same problem bigger scale... :o

nevermind the program sandra mailed me works, thanks sandra  :-*

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2002, 21:24 »
Casper I didnt send you any programs  ::)
Just some instructions  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2002, 13:33 »
Casper ,any chance you could post which program you used and what you did to help any others who may have similar problems in the future,( Like me maybe )  :-*

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2002, 22:04 »
yeah let me write it down step by step and i'll put it on a link or something.

thanks again for the instructions. (soz i ment to put instructions not programs silly me)

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2002, 23:51 »
That will be great Casper thanks  :-*


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