Thank you first for clicking in on my message.
Because a customer of mine is inefficient in doing backups I have to do a recovery if possible. Drive had vista on it and was really bug infested to point of a reload. I reloaded vista from scratch and then my customer says "Oh, I guess I forgot to back those files up...".
Is it possible to recover some files even though vista was reloaded? I suppose the basic answer is "As long as they havent been overwritten yet".
Im running testdisk and its made a ton of directories with files in them that I assume it has recovered. Im going to have to write a script I guess to grab the files as there are about 600 directories!
I guess what Im asking is 1. What are my chances of success? 2. Has anyone ever recovered files from a vista re-install? 3. Is testdisk the best way of going about it (with photorec).
Of course, Any links to discussions of anyone recovering from a re-install of the EVIL MS System is appreciated.
I get the feeling they are toast
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Seems testdisk has completed. I have been recovering a bunch of their files already. Testdisk made almost 600 directories with the data inside them. Im going to write a quick script to search and copy the important files to MY RAID and then zip em all up for customer.
Thank heaven for linux and testdisk!!!
Now I bet my customer will take backing up alot more seriously!