View Full Version : recovering data on a formatted floppy disk???
03-01-2001, 04:43 AM
my friend just accidentally formatted her floppy disk and there was information on there that she needed... is there any way to recover this data without sending it to a professional and pay lots of money to do so? thanks for any help...
was it a quick format or a full format?
03-01-2001, 05:39 AM
i believe she did a quick format... although i could be wrong on this one and i can't ask her now cause she's asleep...
03-01-2001, 08:15 AM
Get yourself a copy of Norton Utilities. They have a bunch of recovery utilities, including unformat and undelete.
03-06-2001, 03:04 AM
Norton Utilities 2001 has a host of apps that should be able to recover a quick formatted disk (since all it does it erase the 'header' of each file, not the data itself). If you did a full format, the data is probably gone. If you're in SoCal, a place called Drive Savers seems to be able to fix anything...seriously. I've given them anything from a 2.5GB drive that fell 18+ feet off of a balcony and they got something like 98% of the data. They also saved a notebook's HDD that had been in a car accident and another desktop drive that had been fried to a smoking crisp (most if not all the IC's on the mobo were toasted) but they worked their magic and whala.
My two cents.
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