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Lost Mbr Data recovery

I wanted to use gparted to position my windows 7 partitions to the first sector in my hard disk. When I executed gparted the following error message pop up to me: Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT ...
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Recover disappeared files on NTFS HD after CHKDSK

On my computer with Win7, after only one execution of CHKDSK, all files disappear on my secondary HD (around 500Gb of very important data). I read the CHKDSK logfile and it has found many mistakes on ...
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Disk Management Action History/log

I deleted a partition in disk management earlier today, and then extended the partition before it over the newly unallocated space, and now need to recover a file from it. Does Disk Management keep ...
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Xcode has deleted my folder contents

I created a new Xcode project with AFNetworking Application template, then I chose a folder in which to create the project. Suddenly, Xcode crashed, and this folder has nothing in it except a 2kb ...
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Recover Data from Card that cannnot be read

I am trying to help a friend who is very concerned that she has just lost all of the data on her 32GB SanDisk microSD card. I told her I would post this and see if anyone could offer help. Here are ...
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How to recover deleted video file in Android 4.4.2 [closed]

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition tablet with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on it. I accidentally deleted big video file (~ 4Gb in size) which was very important for me :( File was stored on ...
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Recovering unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is ...
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How to recover at least audio from broken recorded skype stream file?

I used "Free Video Call Recorder for Skype - DVDVideoSoft" to record an audio-video stream at skype conversation, but mp4 file got broken somehow, because I can not open it with any media player. I ...
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Windows 8.1 not recognising hard drive in new enclosure

My external 3.5 SATA Seagate 2 terra-byte hard drive wasn't showing its powered on "green" light and was not recognised when plugged in to my computer via USB so I decided to open the case and put it ...
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Can I recover data from a clobbered NTFS volume? [duplicate]

First of all, yes, I know I'm a moron. Long story short, I overwrote the first few dozen megabytes of a 2 terabyte disk, clobbering the partition table and beginning of an NTFS partition. It's all ...
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Is it safe to destroy a hard drive by putting it in an oven? [duplicate]

I want to destroy my hard drive. I wonder if it is safe to put it in an oven until it is destroyed? If there is a better way, please let me know, given that I have neither the right screwdriver nor ...
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HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
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Using gnu dd_rescue to rescue data from a failed hard disk

I'm using gnu ddrescue 1.18.1 from the SystemRescueCD Linux distribution. I started the recovery process yesterday using this tutorial: ...
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Accidentally written a small bootable image to an external HD, deleted it and now have a large 'unallocated partition'. What are my options?

I was trying to get a 65MB bootable image (Nook Manager, for rooting my Nook ebook reader) to write to an SD card in Win32 Disk Imager. Somehow it must have selected my external HD and written the ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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TrueCrypt - Recover file from encrypted container using offsets

So I had a drive that I had fully encrypted using TrueCrypt that, thanks to having multiple distractions during the Windows 7 install process, I mistakenly managed to format. There was only one file ...
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forensic disk image of randomly disconnecting disk

I'm currently aquiring a disk image for data recovery, however the disk is malfunctioning and is randomly disconnecting during the acquisition. I'm using the linux "dd utility" with conv=noerror,sync ...
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How to copy files from Hard Drive on a system with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

I have a friend who has a computer that will not boot. He says that When he tries to boot he gets a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Is it possible to copy the files from the HDD even if the OS will not ...
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How to recover a PowerPoint file that was deleted on Mac?

I deleted everything from my computer because I thought I didn’t need any of the documents. Unfortunately, I do. I put everything in the trash bin and then deleted everything from there. I am ...
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Error whilst initializing SD card on Linux

I have noticed troubles with my microSD card in my Android phone and when I tried to insert it into my Linux laptop, I get the following error in #dmesg: [ 247.588279] mmc0: error -123 whilst ...
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Deleting file in Active@ Undelete

I am using Active@ Undelete 9.5.59 to recover a folder that disappeared from my SD card. After performing a scan on my SD card via Active@ Undelete, I've found the folder. But Active@ Undelete don't ...
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Recovering a damaged PGD file

Recently, I got a disk crash and one partition of my HDD was wiped out. I used EaseusDataRecoveryWizard to search for some important files I had. There are 2 PGD files, virtual disks used by PGP ...
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How to recover data from Intel SSD 320 Series

I have an Intel SSD 320 Series 600GB. A few days ago, my system froze because of some irrelevant failure and I had to force the computer to turn off. When I attempted to reboot the computer, my SSD no ...
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How to recover deleted files with original filenames on FAT32 usb?

I have tried several products to recover the data. I have all of the original files thanks to photorec and foremost however, the images are useless without the correct filenames. I have all of the ...
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How to Transfer Data From an External IDE HDD to a Windows 7 PC

I have a 50 GB Seagate IDE HDD from a 10+ year old Windows XP machine. I thought I could easily transfer all the important data from this HDD to a new maching running Windows 7 by pulling it from the ...
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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Extract outlook settings from a non-bootable drive

I have a hard drive that won't boot any more, but I can mount it in Windows on another computer. I'd like to extract all of the outlook settings from the dead drive so that I can replace the new ...
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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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Recovering deleted files from Google Drive

I installed Google Drive on a new laptop and waited till all the files to upload but the new laptop didn't have enough space so I deleted the files without realising that it will affect the files on ...
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Can i cycle through the different text copied using the Ctrl+c shortcut key

I typed around 30-40 lines of something very important and in a hurry the notepad wasn't saved and closed.So as the notepad is closed and not saved how can i get back the data which i had entered. -I ...
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2TB hard drive only showing as 4GB

When I place the drive into an external enclosure, Linux Mint “Disks” application states that the drive is only 4GB, but it's a 2TB hard drive. Disks also reports “Disk is OK, one bad sector.” Any ...
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Recovering data from a fried external hard drive

I've got an old Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive, 500 GB. It’s the kind that needs an AC adapter to power it. It has been sitting in storage for about 3 years when I pulled it out to get the ...
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Restore files overwritten from image restoration?

So I had a problem with my Windows 7 install and decided to restore a month old image to fix it since nothing else was working. I was able to access the hard drive so I backed up my main folder and ...
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Crark Overwritten a rar file

I think i ran an invalid cRARk command 'file.rar l8' command prompt didn't return the directory. I assumed it was doing something then my 1GB rar turned into 1Kb. What happened and is there anyway to ...
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WD external hard drive turns off

I've got an external hard drive (WD500BMVU) that was dropped and now does not mount anymore if I connect it to my Laptop (Mac). When I connect it with the USB cable, the LED light goes on, I hear the ...
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Seagate GoFlex 2TB suddenly undetected by my iMac; how do I access my data?

My Seagate external drive is undetected by my iMac, and I get a message that it was not ejected properly (but I hadn't done anything to it). How do I access the 1.5TB data on it?
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Recovering RAM data from a frozen PC using a ColdBoot attack

Initial Question: How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen. I removed my question from that topic to post here per request. This article is a how-to tutorial on using a ...
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Some programs don't work after restoring to new hard disk

System - Windows XP SP2 4GB Ram. Downloads stop at 99%. Same result in IE8 and Firefox 31. Problems started after I restored a backup to new 500GB HDD using Acronis. Had no problems previously, but ...
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SQL file can be returned but contents are damaged

I have a DataTraveler brand flash disk (4GB, file system - NTFS). The entire contents (directories and files) were accidentally deleted. Most of the files that were deleted. I got them back using a ...
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Recover data from memory card by date

I was copying some files from my camera to my computer. Then I erased the files from my card and then realised that some files weren't copied. Is there a way to recover them by date using photorec ...
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How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from EXT4 partition?

I have cloned an EXT4 partition via raw dd command from a Galaxy Nexus phone. How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from the EXT4 partition? I need to recover some WAVE samples(I'm ...
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Recover data from corrupted dmg

I had a simular problem as in the asked question (see link) Tools/tips to recover data from a corrupt DMG disk image? Really want to try nworkers solution to this problem but before I do something ...
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How to recover a file deleted via cmd? [duplicate]

I deleted a bunch of corrupted files via the cmd. It turns out, the files were not corrupted. Unfortunately, when I checked the bin the files where not there. Is there any way for me to recover those ...
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Bad Windows Partition Recovery

We have a Seagate Barracude 750GB SATA Hard-Drive that is now refusing to access the partition Windows 7 is located on. I have trouble shooted this hard-drive with both Windows Tools and Linux ...
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Hard drive recovery using Kali (Handling Bad Data) [on hold]

I have a drive that I need to recover, I have ran Kali Linux via Live CD and it detects a problem with the drive instantly, this problem is handled bad data, and it says that drive failure is ...
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Accidentally deleted hundreds of php files and directories on CentOS 7 via command line

Well, the first deletion mistake of my career has proven to be rather devastating. I deleted hundreds of php configuration scripts from my web application. It is now a fleet of boats having no ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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How to recover data from overwritten NTFS partition?

curious situation here. NTFS partition on my SSD (with Win8) got corrupted and became unbootable and inaccessible even if connected the drive into a different computer. However when I deleted the ...
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External HD Damaged During File Transfer

A friend was exporting a project from Final Cut Pro when his external drive containing this HD was disconnected and is no longer accessible. He was using a mac and the drive is formatted for Extended ...
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Western Digital my passport 2TB

My passport WD 2TB is about 2 years old and was working perfectly on both PC and Mac up to yesterday. Today when I plugged it in, it whirred loudly. The power light is continuously flashing. It ...