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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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Outlook Express 6: restore data

Such a disaster happened... Outlook Express 6, ОС WinXP. I Run it and look that the "Inbox" is empty and in the other folders too... have only folders, and ALL correspondence was gone… Having looked ...
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Recovering Windows 7 Product Key from Registry Backup

My SSD gave up a little while back and I would like to recover my Win 7 Product Key from the drive. Even using recovery software, I was unable to recover my Windows/System32/config directory which I ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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ddrescue - how are my chances and how could I speed it up? [on hold]

I am trying to rescue data from a damaged laptop's 500 GB hard drive using ddrescue version 1.19 on Ubuntu 14.04. By damaged I mean that the drive got corrupted when the laptop hit the ground while ...
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How to recover exFat partition?

I'm trying to recover a single 4 TB ExFat partition made in Maverick's Disk Utility. This single partition on the disk has storage files shared between Windows and Mac. It became inaccessible after ...
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Recover files without formatting from data on a seemingly corrupted Seagate Wireless Plus.

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB hard disk. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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Recover deleted file that still appear in windows 7 search

Morning guys, i am trying to recover a .txt file that i deleted several days ago using shift + del. I have tried some recovery tools like remo and stellar but still i cant get the file. But when i try ...
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Recover deleted (disappeared) file in Windows 8.1

While moving files around yesterday, I accidentally deleted a folder (hit the Delete key on the keyboard). As I normally do in situations like this, I quickly whacked the Esc key to cancel the move ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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How can i recover data from a USB stick which is showing no storage medium? [duplicate]

I have a USB Flash drive which has begun displaying some odd behaviour. It's a Lexar 32GB JumpDrive S70 USB Flash Drive if it matters. In windows, what occurs is when I put it into my computer, it ...
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Recovering a file using WinHex

I am looking for a very small lost file which was replaced by another one having exactly the same name and size, I do not know if the original file was physically overwritten or not,it is related to ...
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Recovering deleted files from a ghost image

Let’s suppose that we have ghost image file taken from an old hard disk and we want to burn it to a new empty hard disk. The question is: Does the ghost image reflect exactly the original hard disk ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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recovering scrambled ext4 partitions

My year old 3TB Seagate drive stopped working. The drive had 3 ext4 1TB partitions which hold almost 2 years of accumulated data. I was using it in a ubuntu server when the mounted partitions stopped ...
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Outlook 2010 contacts have become corrupted

Imported outlook pst file over to a new machine. All email addresses have become stripped out into separate "contacts" with nothing other the email address. With no email addresses left in the ...
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Hard drive gone missing after merging partition in an external hard drive?

After merging several partitions of an external hard drive using Magic Partition from Hiren's Boot (an old version). One of my drive is missing in the My Computer in window 8.1 (After I removed the ...
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Removing ~/tmp folder removed all data and reset Mac OS X 10.10 (Mavericks)

I was trying remove data from my own created temp folder under home directory but I accidently ended up deleting default “tmp” directory under home ~/tmp. And to my deepest shock it wiped out pretty ...
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Recover missing files on an external hard drive

I backed up my files from the office in my external hard drive couple of days ago. The files are from a Mac. Then after I went home I checked the files and the files were there. After that I ...
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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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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 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 ...