Recovering missing HD files AFTER reimaging possible?



  • Topic title is pretty self-explanatory but have you ever had a user with a machine that was reimaged and they had files NOT transferred external to be copied over after the reimage that they needed to have recovered (in this case on their Desktop)? Is FOG able to go back to what was on the hard drive before the reimage and retrieve such data or not?



  • @Scott-Adams Thanks, Scott. Checking it out…



  • @danpbow I’ve used Belarc Advisor in the past. Does a great job of pulling software installed on PCs, as well as the install code (if applicable).

    http://www.belarc.com/



  • @Bob-Henderson Thanks for feedback. New one: I’ve noticed with the current FOG version we have installed (1.1.2), that the Inventory only tracks PC hardware components, not a list of what software is on a computer (it appears there is something that can list printers if you want) so I’m wondering if FOG has a 1) software inventory option, 2) if not, Windows-based or free options to inventory software on dozens of computers in a business, 3) on the topic of software, what would you recommend via FOG or some other free solution for software license management? I’m aware of Windows 7’s VAMT (Volume Activation Management Tool) but are there others that can stream Windows 7, 10 and even Mac’s?

    [Moderator Note] I removed the duplicate post in this thread. The only reason it was removed is because it was a duplicate of this post [End Note]


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    there are some tools that will look for deleted files, most of them run on Windows, most of them are free too. It’s not as good as data recovery by a professional of course. But it will find files or fragments of files that have not yet been written over with new data.



  • @danpbow Short answer; No, no it is not.

    Long answer: No, unless you’re wanting to spend thousands at a data recovery spot and potentially get nothing back for it.

    This is a great chance for you to discuss backup, and if you’re in a domain environment, setup redirected folders and the like.


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