I lost all of my 3D modelling files help!


Long story short I lost all my files in my computer & external hard drive including all the 3d digital model files of sketchup, Rhino 3D and Revit which their file extensions are .skp, .3dm, .rvt respectively. I used a data recovery program called EaseUS which recovered every type of common files (.doc, .pdf, .jpg, .psd, .dwg and so forth) expect for those modelling files which I guess is less common. Do you know any software I can use to recover those files or any other way to retrieve it? I know for sure those files are still in my external hard drive because I still have hundred of gb of space left and I didn't overwrite anything. Please help.

Dec 13, 16 7:09 pm
Non Sequitur
Have you tried waving your arms up and down?
Dec 13, 16 8:37 pm  · 

this is when you take it to an i.t. or computer shop who specializes in this sort of thing

Dec 14, 16 8:37 am  · 

has anyone suggested drilling it, to expose the headphone jack?  This should help with access to your missing files.

Dec 14, 16 9:57 am  · 

As one of my classmates once told me:  good news is, to re-do it all will only take half as long.

non - that made me lol.

Dec 14, 16 11:26 am  · 

That's very unfortunate. You can download a few more utilities here and here,

I would go straight to a data recovery service. Look for those whith a good reputation. They have specialised tools, the experts, and can recover a whole lot more data than any single utility.

As a general rule, a software-based data loss would cost you ≈ $100 - $200 for a drive between 1 - 2 Tb. Hardware-based data losses require the use of clean room facilities and more advanced equipment, so they may charge ≈ $500.

It's expensive, but well worth the money.

Dec 14, 16 3:05 pm  · 


can I borrow your time machine? 52 years making cd's is quite a feat!

Dec 14, 16 3:08 pm  · 
Non Sequitur

52 year-old backup drives?

Oh my... you must have quite the collection of outdated equipment available just in case you need to fire-up those 5-1/2 floppies and punch cards.

Dec 14, 16 3:27 pm  · 

He knows a guy who writes software for the Commodore. 

Dec 14, 16 4:21 pm  · 

Isn't this where Balkins would normally show up talking about archival quality cyanotype prints?

Dec 14, 16 7:24 pm  · 

It's like he sits there searching his own name...

Dec 14, 16 7:41 pm  · 

LOLOL... His version of the bat signal was activated on the roof of an abandoned Radio Shack.

Non Sequitur

This is a great necro-thread.


Behooves you?  Nothing you've posted here has ever done that.

Dec 17, 16 4:20 pm  · 

Which OS system you use Windows or Mac?

Dec 25, 17 11:25 pm  · 

OP, did you try turning it off and on again?

Dec 27, 17 12:59 am  · 

It’s great to see you saying that you didn’t overwrite the file. You are right, the lost files are recoverable as long as they are not overwritten. AnyRecover, easeUS is software that can recover external hard drives. However, AnyRecover does a better job, it provides a hard drive recovery mode that easeUS does not have.

Mar 28, 19 9:57 pm  · 

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