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erpdude8

Undelete Plus for Windows 98FE/98SE/ME

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I tend to use a small app that requires NO installation, called Restoration:

Download: http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

Freeware, works on all versions of Windows, FAT/FAT32/NTFS.

This is the best undelete program.

not quite. Documentation of the Restoration program is LAME!!! no help file to go with RESTORATION is also appalling. Restoration did work ok on my WinME computer but it was a little slower than Undelete Plus. so "RESTORATION" is FAR from perfect and far from being the best undelete program, in my opinion.

the makers of RESTORATION should write a HLP or CHM file for their app. right now I do NOT recommend the RESTORATION app for novice Windows users.

still Undelete Plus (latest version 2.2) crashes under WinME when attempting to Scan C: drives but it works when checking other drives. so Undelete Plus also needs some major improvements to that app as well.

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Why a help file? The use of the program is straight-forward, and most users don't read help files anyway.

the makers of RESTORATION should write a HLP or CHM file for their app.

Death to the CHM format! It's quite lame to have a help format that relies on IE, which in most cases has nothing to do with the application.

Restoration is better because it works on any Windows. Nah. :P

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Here's another free disk imaging program... http://www.partition-saving.com/
This is actually the old SavePart [save Partition] renamed to Partition Saving [very cool tool, BTW].

Please note that the actual server is located at:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/

- English [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index_frame.html

- English [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index.html

- French [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index_frame.html

- French [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index.html

partition-saving.com is only a fake redirector, not a real domain name, resolves to damien.guibouret.free.fr .

HTH

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Here's another free disk imaging program... http://www.partition-saving.com/
This is actually the old SavePart [save Partition] renamed to Partition Saving [very cool tool, BTW].

Please note that the actual server is located at:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/

- English [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index_frame.html

- English [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index.html

- French [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index_frame.html

- French [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index.html

partition-saving.com is only a fake redirector, not a real domain name, resolves to damien.guibouret.free.fr .

HTH

eh... It's the way that I found it so...

I was having a heck of a time trying to backup an NTFS partition with Windows XP to an NTFS partition with the SysRecCD... Apparantly Linux still doesn't have proper NTFS support... So I had to use an 8gb harddrive which I had lying around, reformat the thing in Fat32 and create the image file on that harddrive instead...

Is there any way for me to make images of my NTFS harddrive to another NTFS drive? With free software?

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Why a help file? The use of the program is straight-forward, and most users don't read help files anyway.
the makers of RESTORATION should write a HLP or CHM file for their app.

Death to the CHM format! It's quite lame to have a help format that relies on IE, which in most cases has nothing to do with the application.

FORGET IT, BenoitRen! MANY software makers (like the makers of Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE and many more use CHM for help files. get used to it.

When I said about documentation for Restoration I meant the documentation mentioned at its web site. needs more improvement on that! But the Restoration app itself is very good.

Here's another free disk imaging program... http://www.partition-saving.com/
This is actually the old SavePart [save Partition] renamed to Partition Saving [very cool tool, BTW].

Please note that the actual server is located at:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/

- English [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index_frame.html

- English [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/index.html

- French [frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index_frame.html

- French [no frames]:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/fr/index.html

partition-saving.com is only a fake redirector, not a real domain name, resolves to damien.guibouret.free.fr .

HTH

NICE! :D

highly recommend using Partition Saving program to any Windows user

BTW - Undelete Plus app has been revised again, this time to version 2.3.

I installed Undelete Plus 2.3 under my WinME computer and it does finally work on large HDs under ME. finally they got it right! previous versions couldnt scan my HD under ME as it would always crash or generate error messages.

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FORGET IT, BenoitRen! MANY software makers (like the makers of Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE and many more use CHM for help files. get used to it.

NEVER!

*clinges to the old but adequate Help format*

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FORGET IT, BenoitRen! MANY software makers (like the makers of Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE and many more use CHM for help files. get used to it.

NEVER!

*clinges to the old but adequate Help format*

WAHAHAHA! GET OVER IT! It's reality, Benny BOY! Can you convince those software makers to NOT use the CHM Help file format? I like to see you try. Otherwise, admit defeat

CHM Help file format is here to stay

personally I too do like the ol' HLP help format which uses WinHelp and runs faster. too bad many software makers are using the CHM format to write Help files. that dont bother me!

eh... It's the way that I found it so...

I was having a heck of a time trying to backup an NTFS partition with Windows XP to an NTFS partition with the SysRecCD... Apparantly Linux still doesn't have proper NTFS support... So I had to use an 8gb harddrive which I had lying around, reformat the thing in Fat32 and create the image file on that harddrive instead...

Is there any way for me to make images of my NTFS harddrive to another NTFS drive? With free software?

have you looked at the Linux-NTFS project, StateS?

http://www.linux-ntfs.org/

Documentation for Partition Saving app posted here:

http://damien.guibouret.free.fr/en/documentation.html

now THIS is how it should be for documentation for an app

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yeah... I've heard of it... (linux-ntfs) the problem is that I don't really have the time or patience to modify the sysresccd to include that package... I got around to backing up my HD anyway, it's just that I had to back it up to an extra drive I had lying around here... Kind of annoying that I have to switch drives just to backup another... oh well...

...

...

Just had a brain storm... SysRescCD has the freedos distro... does freedos include NTFS support? If it does than I can just make a boot disk or something with freedos and partition saving... I think...

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FreeDOS doesn't have its own NTFS driver per se, but they recommend NTFS4DOS:

http://wiki.fdos.org/DOS/Ntfs4dos

NTFS4DOS is included with FreeDOS 1.0 distro:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/.../pkgs/ntfsx.zip

Documentation [empty ?]:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/.../pkgs/ntfsx.lsm

Source:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/.../pkgs/ntfss.zip

HTH

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Ok I found a free solution for backing up your harddrives, and yes, you can backup NTFS partitions and write to NTFS partitions with this one. It's smaller than SysRescCD but in my opinion it is better. Here it is: http://www.inside-security.de/insert_en.html

Here is the command that I used to backup my partition:

boot: insert lang=en 2 (this will start the linux live cd in text mode and it will use an english keyboard)

mkdir /mnt/storage (create the directory storage in the directory /mnt)

fdisk -l (this will list all of the partitions that you have available)

ntfs-3g /dev/sda5 /mnt/storage (this is how you mount the NTFS partition that you are going to write to)

partimage (this is the imaging program)

-I selected the partition that I wanted to backup (in this case the Windows XP partition)

-/mnt/storage/WinXPSP2 (this is what the image will be named, WinXPSP2, and it will be stored in the /mnt/storage directory)

-F5

-F5

-Gave the image a description

-F5

and voila, it started and finished correctly. no errors when writing to the ntfs drive, and no errors when reading from the NTFS drive that I was backing up in the first place.

then when the program finishes, just do

umount /mnt/storage

and then press ctrl + alt + del to shutdown the PC. This live CD is now officially my windows backup and restoration CD ;)

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Undelete Plus version 2.5 now available. this new version now supports 800x600 screen resolution, has a Help file and adds Serbian and Greek languages.

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personally I too do like the ol' HLP help format which uses WinHelp and runs faster. too bad many software makers are using the CHM format to write Help files. that dont bother me!

Good thing many of us (BenoitRen, myself, etc.) are NOT going to touch Windows Vista or even upgrade to it. Windows Vista killed the HLP help format as WinHlp32.exe is no longer included there.

Read the article here of how Winhlp32.exe is not included in Vista:

http://bink.nu/Article9369.bink

Help files with the HLP extension are no longer accessible in Windows Vista.

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