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Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

Hi all,

 

Recently my hard drive died on me meaning I lost all of the files of my blackberry application. However, the app is installed on my blackberry device and is also available to download through Blackberry App World. Is there anyway to retrieve the files?

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Re: Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

Sorry to hear about your problem, what a nightmare!

 

I am not aware of a way to recover an application from a cod file sorry. 

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Re: Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

you can recover files deleted  from a HD.

First you have to stop using that HD. REALLY!!! I MEAN IT!!

 

Then in other computer plug in your HD and install a file recovery tool like "file scavenger". But not in your HD.

 

Then scan the HD and see what you can recover.

 

 

Explanation:

When the disk are wiped out the files are still there. The file system is told that the space is available. So the files are there until you write new info in it.

I have recovered information from flash cards and HD many times.


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Re: Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

if the drive is dead (it doesnt run anymore, had a headcrash etc): no, a backup is your only solution.
there are professional restore services that can rescue data from destroyed hdds, but they are very expensive.
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Re: Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

Posted before my morning cofee.

I don't know why I thougth the drive had to be formated and no that the drive died.


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Re: Hard Drive Wiped. Can my app files be rescued?

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I hope you don't mean get your source/project from a cod file, because you can't do that. You'd need to decompile it and the decomilers out there are awful. In fact I think there was only one attempt at it.

 

However, you can retrieve your cod file.

 

You can use the latest version of Javaloader to retrieves modules from the device:

 

javaloader -u save [yourApp].cod

 Will save the app .cod to your current directory. Good luck!