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How do i recover data without reformatting drive after USB to SATA conversion?

My External USB Hard Drive became unusable. Removed the enclosure and connected via SATA. Windows is failing to recognize without formatting. What are my options to recover drive without losing data? ...
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How can I recover data from an interrupted file system conversion? [on hold]

I attempted to convert a USB 2TB drive (containing around 500GB of data) from NTFS to HFS+. The process was done using Paragon Partition manager on Windows. It started OK, and began walking the disk ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my ubuntu 13.0X, I shoot three commands: (1)fdisk -l (2)fdisk -s /dev/sda1 (3)reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. ...
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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Saving 40 GB of data to SD Card and losing most of it

I have recently used an sdhc card (64GB) to backup computer data. Before formatting, I saved around 40 GB of photos to the card. After formatting, I could only retrieve 7GB of data from the SD Card. ...
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Recover text on Reopen closed tab in Chrome

It is easy to hit close mark when switching a tab with mouse. Chrome allows to reopen it. But, does it recover the text? It happened to me when I was editing livejournal post. Chrome did not warn me ...
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cannot get into corrupted user profile to retrieve live mail address book

Wife's computer will not allow her to logon. Says profile corrupted and we set up new user profile. Only thing is that she cannot get into her address book from old profile to copy over to new live ...
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Trying to recover an SATA HD

I had a external USB SATA formatted with FAT32, which is dead, with documents, photos, etc. I changed the PCB of the drive and now at least is spinning and making some noise. Now I'm plugging it into ...
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Can the %PATH% be recovered without any Restore Points?

I just found out that my PATH system variable in Windows is nearly empty (it has only the path to the ExtFS tool - I installed that one recently , and I'm guessing it overwrote the Path instead of ...
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Data recovery from deleted NTFS partition [closed]

I need some advice on the steps/approach to data restore in following scenario: NTFS partition was deleted using Windows Disk Management by accident (OS in case somebody needs such detail is Windows ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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Recover data if PC (motherboard) fails with software RAID 5

I'm planning to implement a RAID 5 (or 6) system on an old PC (windows or linux). It doesn't have HW RAID 5 support so I'll do it via software (e.g. windows integrated RAID). Will I be able to ...
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How to recover a file replaced by another file with the same name and size [closed]

A small file has been replaced by another file which has exactly the same name and size. I want to know if the original file can be recovered. NOTE: Windows operating system.
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LVM's & LVM Data recovery: 0 logical volumes in volume group

I am trying to recover data from my ssd on /dev/sda. However the way fedora installs itself is with lvm's and i dont know much about that so mounting something like that is different from the ...
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Hal.dll with XP file backup

any knowledge or help for a novice would be greatly appreciated. I have some files which I NEED to back up before reloading an OS Laptop running XP (I think Home SP3 but not sure) went belly up during ...
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How to keep only those files with folders which newly made or update and delete all other files on which no work done or created? [closed]

Developers develop the code and keep files in different folder(s). They do changes in existing folders files or create new files. Problem is that every time whole directory need to upload in root ...
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How to place specific files on beginning/end of burned optical media

I am burning some DVDs and BDs with important data and, in addition to replication, I am adding parity data using PAR2 tools. However, as additional safety, I would like to place the parity files on ...
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HDD with bad clusters recognized but not accessible

Apologies in advance for the long story, but I didn't want to miss anything. I had 2 HDDs, one 2TB with two partitions for OS and data respectively, one 3TB for data only. The one with OS became ...
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Best copy process with pending sectors?

I'm a bit confused due to this thread: Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)? I recently decided on a Synology DS1815+ with four WD4000FYYZ HDDs (SHR2, which is Synology’s ...
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Recovering data from a lost/deleted HFS partition in Mac OS X

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions. It got partition by a program into 5gb accidentally. I tried using Disk Drill Pro to recover the lost partitions and it could see it but could not rebuild ...
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What is the small metal cover on side of hard drives?

I wonder what is the small metal cover on side of hard drives? I heard it has a instant data destruction purpose, is that true? Here you can see it on image, just under the disk plate:
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USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports “No Media” with 0 bytes size

I have a USB flash drive which is no longer recognized by my computer. Windows Disk Management and DiskPart report No Media with no storage space (0 bytes) on the drive and I cannot partition or ...
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Is there a way to recover a document if the document has never been saved for Excel 2007?

I unchecked the auto recover box by accident and in the middle of my calculations my computer crashed. Is there a way to recover the workbook I was working on when it crashed? I never got the chance ...
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How to postpone document recovery in LibreOffice?

I am opening arbitrary document with LibreOffice Writer. It remembers, that it has some document to recover. I don't want to bother with this question now. How to postpone recovery? Currently I ...
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Being able to see the tracks and bits in a CD-ROM [closed]

I have 3 copies of a CD-ROM that came with a book, and all of them came cracked. By the third time, I thought that I could probably recover the information using these 3 different discs and ...
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TestDisk Read error at **/241/1 (lba=15183)

After my HDD got broken, Windows says it needs format. So, I'm using TestDisk to fix it. But a read error always occurs when I execute the Quick Search or the Deep Search process. To get one ...
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Partition broken: Testdisk can see files and copy them, but I can't recover the partition

Some days ago I attached my usb external hard drive, and windows started to say like that: "Disk/drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" So I downloaded testdisk and I tried to repair ...
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Recovering deleted files using php

I honestly don't know what I did. But I used either rmdir() or unlink() and accidentally deleted some files I worked on today. I am using Mac OS X PLEASE PLEASE tell me there is someway I can any of ...
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Unlocking SSD (known password)

I got a Samsung NP900x4D for data backup & a simple Windows re-install. At first boot, after the logo, it just displayed 'Boot error' on a black screen. So I said to myself that the MBR is ...
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EaseUS taking months to recover data from external HDD, NTFS table corrupted

My 1 TB external hard disc (WD - My Passport) stopped working and the NTFS table is corrupted so the drive is unreadable. I haven't formatted the drive so it shows up as RAW. I installed two programs ...
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Memory card can't be seen in mobile and PC [duplicate]

I have samsung 16 gb memory card which is now inaccessible. It is not recognised by computer or mobile phone. When trying to access it through the command prompt, it says "there is no volume". In the ...
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Lost USB to email push notification

My little brother often losses his USB keys. Is there a way/program/batch file that can push notifications to my email containing the host's information?
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Dead Partition Recovery?

I have a hard drive that seems to have lost it's partition. Everything is wanting to just recover "RAW" data which, if I understand RAW data accurately that does me no good as I need to recover the ...
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Recovered files are filled with zeroes

I've used r-studio to attempt to recover files (jpeg images) which were lost during an (supposedly) accidental format of an NTFS partition. After a disk scan, R-studio finds a big number of "possible ...
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Recover corrupted Ubuntu partition

So I have a laptop dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, and my Ubuntu partition ran out of space. I shrank the only partition I could to make more room for Ubuntu, but the unallocated space came ...
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Recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage

Is it possible to recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage in ipad? I heard that it is not possible to undelete files in SSD in newer windows OS (windows 7 and 8), but older mac and ios does not use ...
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Weird result of TestDisk

I want to recover a HD with an NTFS partition. The use of TestDisk of an image of this HD obtained using ddrescue give me this result (after DeepSearch): TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July ...
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Recover file download from Chrome

I have been using a web app to create JSON content. The webapps show data and you can select to download the JSON data. When you click Save, Chrome shows the file download in progress and the download ...
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Can you reuse a SSD after applying a Zero-Fill software?

I am returning my laptop to the retailer but I have had it for 1 month, In this time I have stored some confidential information, Because of this I am planning to zero fill my SSD using ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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How to recover deleted photos from Samsung phone

A family member deleted every photo off my Samsung Galaxy III, does anyone know how I can recover the photos by connecting my phone to my computer? Notes: The photos are not on a card. Some ...
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Can't recover ext4 partition with TestDisk

I have a disk with some primary NTFS partitions and a extended partition containing Linux and Swap partitions. I lost one of the logical Linux ones I booted a live Linux CD (RipLinux) and TestDisk is ...
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Mounting Safecopy Image in Kali (Or any other OS)

I've been trying furiously for about 2 to 3 weeks to get the data off this drive. And I've had lots of learning while I've done it. However I still am with no data. I have used SafeCopy to make a copy ...
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how does data integrity affect offline backups with rsync?

I am trying to understand the implications of bitrot and data corruption on my data on disks. Currently for my family photos (JPEG and MOVs), aside from storing them on my main pc, I have them on a ...
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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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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 ...