November 25th, 2002, 04:09 AM
owned by a fellow canadian though so its not quite as embarrassing eh?
Anyway, very informative, thanks for the thread. Learned more in this thread than I have at school so far this year
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November 25th, 2002, 05:39 AM
no0Dle, if you are interested I did do a review on how to undelete in Linux but it's a little complicated. I made the 'review' as basic as possible and it's source is there as well. If you are indeed interested it's at:
November 25th, 2002, 04:56 PM
Hey great find and post. This is some of the more intresting posts Ive read so far.
December 1st, 2002, 02:23 AM
I for one would like to know how many overwrites the likes of OnTrack can find and recover from. I think they are one of the bestin this field and have seen some of their offices.
Mind you they ain't half expensive. I once heard of a guy at a council who trashed a RAID 5 array. 5 drives recovered for £15,000. Thats Pounds Sterling!!!!
January 22nd, 2003, 01:53 PM
i know u guys are worried about 3,7,27,35 passes and such but i have a much safer system. it's the "crush and burn". a hammer and fireplace will do the trick. after running the stringest magnet avail ova ur hdd, smash it then burn it... done =P
if u want ur data "protected" then think about it seriousely for a sec. how can they get the info if the hdd is in 100 pieces. if ur data it THAT important that u need to do more then 7passes on it then y not opt for a new hdd and trash ur old one?
just my opinion.
January 26th, 2003, 11:00 PM
this is an excellent discussion on recovering deleted files that were once saved on a hard disk- but what if a file was prepared on a pc but saved on an external disk- is there anyway of recovering/detecting the file that was produced on that machine but was never saved on the hard disk?
my thoughts are that if the file uses the paging file which resides on the hard disk then there is going to be remnants of it- but what if it is just stored in RAM and how would you know whether it is being held in RAM or in the paging file?
January 27th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Interesting paper, though I admit I didn't read too much into it - some of the stuff's a little over my poor newbie head. If this has been covered before I apologise...when you delete files from your hard drive, and subsequantly empty your 'trash,' is the data physically erased from your drive? Or is there still a way to retrieve it? Just curious..
January 27th, 2003, 03:32 AM
Is it only possible to recover data from a hard drive after it has been deleted... or can you do it with other drives too?
By that I mean, CDR-W, floppy disk or flash memory.
I presume that a CDR-W and floppy would be able to recover data from, but flash is a bit different?
I just got one of them usb flash drives. Maybe I'll do some testing on it.
Anyone know of any good but free unerase utilities?
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January 28th, 2003, 06:13 PM
I am working on a VB Raw disk reader at the moment to help us all with forensics challenges.
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January 28th, 2003, 06:26 PM
Know of a "safe" free tool to overwrite "free" space????
the only way to fix it is to flush it all away-tool