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Malware from TPB(piratebay) infected my pc. I need to transfer my data into external hdd before wiping my hard drive

OS: Windows (Primary), Ubuntu (secondary). Few days back I was using TPB(piratebay) obviously for educational purposes,even though I have ad-blocker at the time of browsing some advertisement did pop-...
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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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Hard drive physical read error, how to find out which files affected?

My HDD is starting to go bad. So I'm cloning it to a new drive using HDDRawCopy. In the process, there are several read errors (from bad sectors?). The question is, how do I go about to finding out ...
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Recover removed mirror drive

I had a pair of hard drives set up in a mirror. I removed one of the mirrored drives as I could not restore the mirror, expecting to be able to access the files on the drive. However the drive is now ...
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Windows 8.1 Files missing after transferring to a newly created folder and pressing Ctrl+Z

I had a few video files in a folder. I wanted to transfer the videos into a new folder, so I created a new folder just before I made the transfer. I selected all of the videos and dragged them to the ...
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Text files encrypted / scrambled after data recovery

I have a bunch of important notes that I recently recovered using EaseUS Data Recovery Software from a hard drive that got over written accidentally (Xubuntu install automatically chose that 2tb ...
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Buffalo Linkstation NAS (LS-CHL) died, trying to recover data from disk

I have infamous Buffalo Linkstation (LS-CHL) NAS which had one 500GT disk in it. And one day it started to flash red lights and not responding over the net. I tried to put it in different "recovery ...
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Recover corrupted PDF files

I'm trying to recover a folder with some critical data that was damaged or corrupted, likely by a virus. It’s a 10 GB folder that contains PDF documents. None will open, and each report that the ...
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What happens when the system is started with the /noguiboot parameter?

My PC needs sometimes ridiculous amount of time to boot up, often making me worried that some kind of fatal error happened - it has happened at some occasions before. This answer sounds like a great ...
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How to restore files from Sony Vaio desktop l-series

How can I restore my pictures and other files from local disk (CK) on my Sony Vaio l-series with Windows 8 that has been formatted 3 months ago?
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Rescuing files from corrupted microSD

I was hoping some of you could advise me with recovering files (photos) from micro SD card that went corrupt. I know that in some cases nothing can be done, but I want to try everything before going ...
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Folders turned to file - all files from them lost

Here is what's happened: usb drive (FAT32) got pulled from Mac w/o eject. 2 folders became 0byte files. Miraculously, no errors in FAT!!! And that is the problem! File recovery soft (CnW fully ...
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HDD suddenly became blank

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed. And I have two hard drives. SSD (With both OS installed on it) and old-school HD (with only one 450Gb partition and 1Gb unallocated space before it) ...
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fsck : more filesystems detected. This should not happen

I accidentally formatted my USB drive which was formatted in ext4 to exfat using the command mkfs.exfat /dev/sdb1 I was trying to recover it using testdisk. It was able to detect the filesystem, ...
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Recover an accidentally initialized Bitlocker partition

NOTE: Before you downvote or mark as duplicate, please note that i DID look around and while i found similar issues on stackexchange and elsewhere, I wasn't able to go very far. In short, I have a ...
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Seagate Momentus 7200 4 250GB HDD is not working anymore [closed]

I got the hard drive and when I plugged it in I heard it spinning and clicking but it won't work! In the past I tried the Acer laptop and it detected and booted to unsupported windows which was just ...
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recover folder data like repository commit

I have mistakenly made changes some text file data inside the folder. So is there any way or tool by which i can get files of that folder unchanged till the particular date? Like repository commit or ...
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MySql 5.6 - windows 8.1 can't access or copy ibdata1 file after force restart - cannot restart MYSQL

I'm having a serious problem with my MySQL server and my ibdata1 file. I had for force restart my development machine - as result I cannot restart my MYSQL server. When I restart my MySQL server - ...
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TestDisk doesn't write partition table

I'm using TestDisk to try recover a disk with a single ext4 partition which I can see with TestDisk, but can't write (the partition table). I can browse files from TestDisk, but after writting I have ...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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JPG file metadata [duplicate]

I am trying to get any information from a picture. I need the date, name of the person who took it or anything. I am trying to use some metadata checkers but they just show me the resolution and type ...
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Does dd read every possible byte from the SD card?

I have this damaged 16 GB MicroSD card which is hardly readable by a card reader (one of my two readers recognized it) and it shows up in the system as a drive with a single raw partition with 200-ish ...
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Hard drive wipe on Windows 10 revert to Windows 7?

My grandfather bought a Windows 7 machine a few years ago; about a month or so ago, it updated to Windows 10 (he was not expecting this, but I expect he clicked an update button without realising what ...
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Recovered video files are the same

A friend decided to clean up his external hard drive but found out he deleted media he didn't make any backups of. A company has recovered a lot of files but they were all broken. He asked me if I ...
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Download very large files with HTTP

I'm downloading the PlaceNet compressed database of place images (~132GiB). Unluckily the downloaded file is corrupted. I have tried several times, each time the extraction is stopped at different ...
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Where on the hard drive would Ubuntu Linux save encryption keys?

My encrypted hard drive, a Western Digital WD5000BPVT running Ubuntu 14.04, crashed and the person doing the data recovery on it is asking where the encryption key is stored on the hard drive so that ...
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My files in usb is not recovered after using diskpart and recovery tools [duplicate]

what should I do to recover all my important files(Word, Excel, pictures) in a usb that has been previously cleaned using diskpart. In fear of losing all my important files, I copied 2 files from my ...
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Need help recovering data from a flash drive I corrupted

For background, I have a Lenovo Y50 with Windows 10 and I'm trying to recover a flash drive that I corrupted for which there is no back up (the data isn't vital, it's just of personal value). I ...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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booting from live device space probelm

I am trying to perform data-recover recovery using extundelete (which didn't help) and ext4magic on a live USB and it requires me to update, upgrade and install the packages. (and some times apt-get -...
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How to recover data from Hard Disk that is DISKPART cleaned?

By mistake, I used DISKPART clean to switch between MBR and GPT hard disk types to install windows. So whole data is lost and I have reinstalled Windows 10 on it. During installation, I formatted the ...
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Recovering information from a damaged (reduced in size) MicroSD

I've got a 16 GB MicroSD card previously used in a Galaxy smartphone. What I see now is a disk hardly recognizable by a card-reader. The one that actually could have recognized it shows a disk with ...
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Trying to recover the home directory content

So while troubleshooting an ubuntu PC I received a request that all the home data have been erased. After running "history" command, I found this: sudo rm -rvf ~/ .wine Practically, this removed ...
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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows [duplicate]

Internal hard-drive is completely fine. My Windows 8.1 don't reboot, it shows error that system32/winload is missing. When I try to install windows on other primary hard-drive (D:/), It completes ...
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How to know if files cannot be saved anymore?

I posted this question on SO, and they told me to post my question here instead. Before anything else, I tried to see first if there is a tag for data recovery. I believe this question is appropriate ...
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Restoring deleted files from a folder in Google Drive

I have lost some files in a folder in Google Drive. I have no idea what the files were called or when they disappeared, but I do know where they were. In Dropbox, it's possible to view all files that ...
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How to recover files from dead windows using dos?

I am using windows 7. My windows is not loading. I want to recover some files using dos commands, Is that possible anymore?
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Weird partition table

I was given a hard disk to repair/extract data from. This hard drive was once the hard drive of a computer that had windows and linux installed (using grub to change between two). Booting from the ...
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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Recover Data Using Synology NAS

I bought a Synology DS415play around 2 years ago, and plugged 3x 4TB hard drives into it and set them up as a Synology Hybrid RAID. I've been using it to store my media on it and haven't touched the ...
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Cannot see Hard Drive in OS X Installer

My Mac shows the flashing folder with a ?. I have inserted the reinstall Snow Leopard CD. When I open disk utility my Mac HD is not showing. I have not backed up photos for a few months. Should I ...
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Python Script with .py Extension Data Recovery

I have deleted some of my python scripts about 3 months ago and now I want to recover them, I tried Data Rescue 4 which is told as the best data recovery software but it was unable to find .py ...
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Recover data from my damaged phone

I need to recover data from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. S(M-9005). Last night I dropped it and it restarted. Now its staying in boot loop for 4-5 mins and then starts. But after that, the screen stays ...
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Will ddrescue make recovering an overwritten partition easier?

I have an external HDD that's been erroneously formatted. I've never used ddrescue before, and have read much about it. The one thing I'm a little confused about is: Will creating an image of the HDD ...
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ddrescue stuck on scraping bad blocks… (forwards)

I have a Hitachi 640GB laptop hard drive that has some bad blocks. I don't believe the blocks are physical bad blocks, because the drive doesn't make any clicking noises. The hard drive is formatted ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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Recover data from un-encrypted portion of partition - BitLocker [duplicate]

I have two Windows 10 OSs installed in two partitions of the same HDD. I wanted to encrypt both with USB and I ran into trouble. I am hoping I can still recover information on the partition that does ...
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Mechanical harddisk defect causing system troubles - SATA

So I hope this question won't get mark as too broad, as I really want to get familiar with the deeper related issues. Background: A friend of mine has troubles with a broken system harddisk, after ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...