Usacomp2k3 wrote:Recover from your backup? I use Backblaze personally after CrashPlan stopped selling to consumers.
Waco wrote:I've had good luck with GetDataBack NTFS in the past, but I haven't used it in a few years once I got a good backup strategy in place to prevent this type of scenario.
As others have said, if you can limit or completely stop using the drive in question your chances of recovery skyrocket. Your best bet if you need to keep using the system is to make a copy of the drive onto another drive (that you can keep in isolation) so you have a point in time to recover from.
just brew it! wrote:Just to clarify that last bit, it needs to be a raw image copy. Doing a file-based copy or using an "intelligent" cloning tool will not copy the sectors related to deleted files, and defeats the whole point of making the copy.
derFunkenstein wrote:I have never had good luck retrieving files from an SSD. The OP doesn't say that specifically, but TRIM seems to mangle "ghost" data that you could previously retrieve from spinning rust. Definitely put the drive in an external enclosure and then see what you can get from it with one of the already-mentioned applications in this thread. Unfortunately this post is just to temper expectations if you are asking about an SSD.
Neutronbeam wrote:Look at https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva