Shredded File Recovery? Usn Journal can help? RRS feed

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  • Hello guys, i recently lost 2 very important folders with irreplaceable files when i moved them to a newly formatted

    partition and ran  G Data's file shredder on the folders i had just drag-dropped them from, for some reason after

    the file shredding, the folders on the newly formatted partition went from having 11gigs of files to 0kbs i.e GONE,

    I've tried numerous Data Recovery 3rd party programs (Active@ UNDELETE 7 Enterprise & EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard

    Pro 4.3.6 ) but the files recovered we're encrypted badly and then tried system Restore and no luck there neither.

    I have been told that if the file system uses a "journal ," the journal can store significant amount of information

    about a file and that information could be used to rebuild/recover the file or its contents after it has been

    shredded. so my question is,

    1. Can MS Journal help with the recovery? if yes

    2. Is NTFS a journal using file system?

    3. If it is, where is the journal?

    4. How can i recover these files?

    I'm using Windows Xp Pro SP2

    Thank you for taking your time to read my post!

    Help will be highly appreciated.  Thank you!
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:30 AM


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