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data gone on hdd after os installed on hdd

I just installed a new os (win7) on an ssd. After installation I plugged in by old hdd drives which seems to be recognized ok but by data drive just shows a folder called $WINDOWS.~BT while all my ...
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Recover text file that I deleted with “cat” command

I used cat > filename while not thinking about it, then hit ctrl + c and naturally enough the file is now empty... Is there a way to recover that file's contents?
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HDD filesystem suddenly changed to RAW and testdisk show Filesystem seems damaged

One old PC which my dad uses suddenly didn't boot into Windows XP. So I get HDDs from it and put them into external HDD box. One of them is shown in Explorer but can't access it, it shows message: You ...
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no /dev/*, but /sys/bus/mmc device info on damaged SD-Card [duplicate]

A friend gave me a broken SD-card, hoping I might recover something from it. I have no trouble mounting any other cards, whatsoever. I am not getting any block devices in /dev, but the mmc subsystem ...
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Retrieve data from a mountable partition refusing `cp` but allowing `dd`

Recently, my internal drive failed after a manual reboot and I would like to retrieve the data before changing it. My computer is a Macbook Pro mid-2012 and the drive is formatted as HFS+. (From my ...
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What is the other alternative technique of RAID? [on hold]

I've been searching about this topic but I keep getting RAID only. I was told that there is another technique for data recovery and redundancy that replaces RAID. Kindly, can someone enlighten me. ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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used DISKPART CLEAN command on my external HDD - need to recover data

I accidentally used the clean command while using DISKPART, the result was all my information erased, the result was my 1TB HDD erased! And dont know if it makes a difference but I had two partitions ...
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Is it possible to recover HTML form data from Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (MS IE11)?

I want to know if it's possible to recover HTML web form data from MS IE11. The 4 scenarios that I'm interested in, are: when you've closed IE11's process (iexplore.exe (*32)), but have not ...
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How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk [duplicate]

I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked ...
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Finding raw text on disk drive

I have lost a document I have worked very hard on. I have a backup that is three days old, but a lot of work has gone into it in the last three days. Here is the details: File still exists on my ...
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Windows Explorer - restore list of favorites from previous OS version

I broke my Windows 10 installation (but not my files) by overclocking. I am moving the files to a Windows 7 installation, but I cannot figure out how to transfer the contents of Explorer's Favorites, ...
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Data recovery on flash drive showing incorrect size

I have a Kingston 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive that I need to recover data from. The problem is that the drive is now showing as 32.5kb of raw storage in Ubuntu (using gparted) and Windows is not ...
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Failed Partition Table - Is there a way to recreate partitions and retain data

I have a hard drive that has somehow been corrupted. File recovery software seems to recover lost files well. My assumption is that a virus has wiped the partition tables. TestDisk manages to ...
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How to get the data off of a ReadyNAS drive?

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo network backup system with two drives in it. The data is accessible through the network, but when I remove a drive to get the data off in another computer, it shows that ...
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recovering corrupted files after recovery [duplicate]

So I've managed to recover a lot of formatted files (after Windows re-installation), with Remo Recover... however, some files cannot be opened. I am aware that this is because of fragmentation... Is ...
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Files missing after CHKDSK [duplicate]

Last night I moved 220 GB of pictures to a 600 GB drive. It took a few hours to move the pictures. Once the pictures were moved, I put the harddrive in a computer with Windows 10 installed. When I did ...
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why did my USB flash drive stop working and now it works again?

I have a 16GB kingston usb flash drive in a small metallic body. It get in contact with few common office/fridge magnets, after which my computer neither the printer could not recognize it. It didn't ...
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I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...
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Need advice. Is it safe to recover 4TB of data from a 4.5TB drive using the same drive to put the recovered files in? (Recuva) [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted my 5TB storage drive (I got so angry with myself that punched the wall and broke my right hand over it) but luckily all the important files are still in "excellent" ...
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Recover Data from a Restore from a Backup?

Recently, the computer was not working, and thus the computer had to be restored to a backup from a month ago. The restore worked perfectly, except for one problem: since I had done all my work on it, ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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Recovering data from partially formatted external HDD [duplicate]

I had a 1 TB western digital external hard disk filled with data. Mistaking it for another USB drive, my friend right clicked and went ahead with formatting. Within around five seconds after the ...
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Recycle Bin storage location [duplicate]

I am interested to know, in which location and format are files stored when we put them in Recycle Bin? And when we delete them, where they go?
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In which case should I prefer dd over GNU ddrescue?

As far as I can see, comparing dd with ddrescue can be concluded saying that ddrescue is far better at rescuing data from broken data sources. dd does not have this ability. dd_rescue vs dcfldd vs dd ...
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How far in the past extundelete can go?

Yesterday I've accidentally deleted files from ext4 partition. During this time some downloading was running. If the content cannot be recovered I would be glad just for file names which were deleted. ...
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Copy files from dying hdd and create log under Linux

How can I copy files from dying HDD and also create a log file which will include the status of given file (if it was successfully copied or not?). My goal is to run the backup tool without user ...
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Desktop files and folders disappeared from hd(MacBook Pro 10.6.8)

Hoping anyone can help out with advice on this issue. I know there are a few options like file recovery apps/ disk warrior/ File Salvage/Data rescue /Disk Drill plus disk utilties to try. I am ...
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Anything I can possibly to do recover data from factory reset iPhone 6, without using iCloud or iTunes

anyone know how to recover data from an iPhone 6 after it has been disabled due to too many passcode lock attempts and then having to factory reset it. I backed up my phone from my iCloud account, but ...
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How to recover data from external hard disk drive without formatting it [duplicate]

I am using 1 TB Hard disk containing about 300 GB data. Once upon a time I have connected it to the D2H set top box and it was asking to format the disk by default to record the TV programs. I had ...
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Recovery Options for vssadmin “No items found” error, when shadow volumes exist on the disk?

Hi i'm doing a forensics analysis on a drive containing a Windows 10 System. I have a situation where I need to compare a list of applications that were removed by analyzing the system state before ...
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DDRescue running very slow

I am recovering 2TB hard disk, It seems too slow that in 20 hours it rescued 4000MB only is there any way to increase the speed ? My command to run the ddrescue was sudo ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sdc ...
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Diagnose sound of damaged hard drive

I'm trying to recover some data form a 3TB Western Digital drive (WD30EZRX) that was part of a MyBook USB 3 enclosure. I'm pretty new to data recovery, and I'm having trouble diagnosing the precise ...
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Archive (.tar.gz) Corruption

I've got a .tar.gz archive that has definitely suffered some kind of corruption. The data inside the archive is obviously very precious to me and I'd really like to get my hands on as much as ...
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How to recover data by replace folder in OSX?

I try to merge new photo folders. I think that my same as windows but OSX replace all of it and I lost my old photo in folder. How I recover my data? Example folder call "a" I try iSkysoft Data ...
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Why should we wipe disks multiple times? [duplicate]

There exists various ways of destroying the data on a disk. Even simple wipes differ, some disk utilities give these options: Format (does not actually wipe) Wipe 1 time with zero Wipe 1 time with ...
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Recovered JPEG files won't open [duplicate]

I have recovered some photos with Recuva and a lot of them have been recovered fine, however there are some that only half the picture shows and the other half is just grey, then there are others that ...
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Post-“btrfs replace” - get data from replaced device

Prelude: I have a laptop with a HDD, and I added an SSD recently to the DVD-bay. I used btrfs replace start to migrate from the HDD to the SSD live, and all went well. There is a big "mysterious" ...
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Windows Recovery

Can I use a recovery disk created on a Lenovo to recover windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite. The Lenovo is also windows 8.1. I recently accidentally installed Linux Mint on the hard drive and removed ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted

Note: I've asked this question before with an unregistered user and lost access to it (I have lost alot on Christmas day this year) so I am reposting it to be able to comment on any feedback. I have ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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mount .dmg from one hard drive to another

I was able to create a clone from a failing 1 TB HD via Data Rescue 3. The .dmg that is produced is 1.01TB and currently sitting on a borrowed 2TB hard drive. In order to mount this onto the brand new ...
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Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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What happens with no ext. Shadow Copy files after some time?

What happens with Windows Shadow Copy files with no extension after some time ? I have this Chrome database file which I see in the oldest shadow copy point on November 25th, now it's December 18th, ...
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Is it possible to recover a directory on Linux?

I did something stupid: /trunk/vmware$ du -h svn 6,1G svn /trunk/vmware$ sudo mkdir -p /data/vmware /trunk/vmware$ (sudo tar cf - svn) | (sudo cd /data/vmware; sudo tar xf -) sudo: cd: command not ...
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Corrupted external ssd after connecting to windows

I have a samsung external ssd with password protection. This ssd was formatted on a mac. After connecting it to a windows pc (which failed) I am no longer able to access any of the data on the ssd. ...
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Can't do System Restore (failed to extract the file, 0x80070301)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system and settings were not changed. Details: System restore failed to extract the file (C:\Windows\Installer) from the restore ...
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Recover data after deleted and formated

Well I've searched on this site something equal to my problem and I didn't find any help... Let's say I had a keystore.jks file on my %User/KeyStore/% (I was using Windows 8 by the way), then I ...
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Is Kaspersky deleting my files?

My coworker has a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine with Kaspersky installed. Lately, Kaspersky has been giving her popups with malware warnings. Today, she informed me that Kaspersky brought up a ...