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The Horror, the Horror

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pascal, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. pascal

    pascal

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    Well, I managed to completely screw up many of my important files during an upgrade. Had backup discs, the latest won't work. The secondary drive where I also kept my backups, reformatted in the upgrade. Is there any way to salvage/recover data from a DVD-RW. The backup is in NTI's .NBF compressed format. Desperately seeking sage advice. Thanks if you can help. NTI backup starts the restore and asks for the disc with the first backup file, which shows on the NTI screen, but it will not accept it and read it. Help!
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  2. Drjones

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    Ouch. I'll spare you the stern talking-to, as I know you are beating yourself up enough.

    ;)

    I've had really good luck with this program: http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/

    But I'd try to see what you can recover off the hard drives themselves - if you're saying that you have a DVD (or several) containing your backup in some proprietary, compressed format, and the DVDs aren't functioning, I don't really see how you'd recover that stuff except by contacting the manufacturer.

    Try that Easeus program - it's pretty good.
     

  3. pascal

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    Thanks Drjones,
    I've learned an unforgettable lesson. I've been working with NTI on trying to recover the data from the disks. I'll look into that program you suggested. There is no place but up.
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  4. Drjones

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    Another you could try, though not too powerful: http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    There are many programs like this out there. Between one of them (especially the EaseUs) and the manufacturer of your backup program, you'll be fine.

    Now buy an external drive and a SugarSync subscription and you'll be covered in the future.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. I tried NTI BackupNOW! in the past, but found it way too buggy and unreliable. Now I'm happily using a simple batch file and RAR archiver.
     
  6. pascal

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    AAAAAAARGH! So far no luck with the NTI help. Consider them a main possibility.
    A little buggy, yes on the older versions. I mean it reads the discs, displays the files, lets you check the ones to restore and say put in disc #1 and it pops up a folder view of that disc and sees with the correct name the first file, then when highlighted and picked it says invalid backup file. One the second file of the disc it does the same allows you to pick and begins the restore process and stays at O% until it becomes unresponsive. Maybe I can get the info of the hard drive, I hope so you can't replace the info and pictures of your life. I'm will be getting a external drive soon.
    Thanks for your suggestions and help. Take care guys.
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  7. pascal

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    Thanks Drjones,
    Had to purchase that Data Recovery software, but got back quite a bit of important info.
    You were a great help.
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    Glad to hear it! Yeah, the software was what, like $80? Trust me, that's a real bargain. I've researched professional data recovery services before and it usually starts at $200+ and that's just for them to look at it. If they are able to recover your data, the cost goes way, way up.

    So now, buy an external hard drive and get a SugarSync subscription and this won't happen again. :)
     
  9. pascal

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    Will follow the Doctor's orders and get that stuff. Thanks again, really.
    pascal