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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows

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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Mac hard drive not in disk utility during CD reinstall

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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“Undeleting files” and partition writing policy

What are the relevant criteria for determining whether a file will be able to be undeleted? For common file systems, do they always expand linearly? That is, if you deleted a file and then created a ...
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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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Recovery of data located beyond 2Tb

There was a computer with Windows 7. The hard drive was Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000. As far as I remember, I split the HDD in two: two partitions with 2 Tb each. And, of course, there was the ...
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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 ...
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Corrupted partitions with dd command in linux [duplicate]

I recently passed a bad dd command in Linux, instead of copying a 2Gb ISO to a USB pen, i accidentally copied it to an external USB HDD with 2Tb capacity. This HDD was divided in two ext4 partitions, ...
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I accidentally deleted crucial videos from my iPhone DCIM folder on my desktop

I copied the files onto my desktop and then accidentally clicked 'delete' on my keyboard. It deleted the selected videos. I then did ctrl+z which deleted the copied files that I placed on my desktop. ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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I accidentally broke my 1tb drive during a dd iso image to a usb thumb drive [duplicate]

Which method suits most useful for this kind of situation. It took me 8-10seconds until i realized i was doing dd on the /dev/sdb instead of sdc and i guess that means 100-150mb of new stuff is ...
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Reconstructing a file from 2 partially corrupted copies and a check sum on linux

I am looking for a way to reconstruct a file from two corrupted copies and the md5sum of the original, preferably on a Linux system. Since the two files only differ in less than 4 MB out of roughly 2 ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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On a USB that has been formatted as a windows recovery USB, can i use the spare space for file storage/transfer?

I just created a recovery disk for my laptop w/a 16Gb recovery SanDisk Ultra Fit thumb drive and there is still 4.8GB of free space. Can i put other files on the USB drive, and will it still function ...
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Fix corrupt found.000 file? [duplicate]

I have an external USB drive, formatted as NTFS. It has started to fail, and has a number of bad sectors. I have been able to recover most of the data, but one directory was giving errors so I ran ...
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Any chance I can recover this video file?

So I had a MOV file I recorded. It was game-play form a game on my iPod. I spent forever timing it to music. Anyway, I saved it to my flashdrive, and plugged that drive into my windows machine ...
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How to repair or recover my Word and PDF files

My Windows 7 was infected and the malware destroyed both of my Word and PDF files. I searched the web much but couldn't find a way to really help me on recovering or repairing those two files. I found ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Windows won't start and system repair can't fix it

I get a black screen with the error 0xc00000e9. Windows recovery can't fix my problem and system restore points aren't working. I have: changed cables (power and SATA) put a different HD from ...
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Large container file overwritten by empty file (0 b) on external NTFS volume

In order to build a new container file on an external NTFS volume using the terminal command dd, I unintentionally overwrote the existing container (280G). Fortunately, I realized the mistake ...
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Which pdf files were open when Adobe Reader XI crashed?

I had been working with hundreds pdf files. A couple dozens of them had been open, when Adobe Reader XI (on Windows 7 Pro) crashed. Where can I find the list of files, which were open during the ...
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Open SSH / missing files

Confession! I don’t know what I am doing! At least I am at the edges of understanding what has happened and what I might be able to do to put things right. A couple of weeks ago we had a power cut. ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Pendrive shows up, but no data is accessible

I have lots of private data on my ADATA S107/32GB USB 3.0 pendrive, that recently stopped working. On linux, the pendrive does not show up in file manager, as well as programs like gparted or ...
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Why would number of files recovered not match number deleted?

I am overly tired and accidentally pressed shift-delete on the wrong folder, and thus deleted it and all it's contents. The progress message box said that 225 files were being deleted. Without doing ...
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Quicken resource fork issue? Identical files behaving differently (one works, one doesn't)

My hard drive recently crashed, and my last Time Machine backup was in November. Fortunately, I was able to get all the data successfully recovered, however, I'm having a serious issue opening my ...
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How to recover damaged Excel files

I have a few Excel files which are not working since a sudden attack by some unknown virus. It then encrypted all my values in the datasheets. I have no backup for those Excel files. I need to recover ...
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Increase Hirens Boot Mini XP RAM

I'm trying to recover some data from my formated HDD using GetDataBack. When the software processes the MFT found, it needs a lot of RAM and when it reaches 2 GB, the program exits and everything is ...
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Recovering Windows 10 Files Using ntsfundelete on Ubuntu?

Earlier this evening I stupidly recycled a few files that I still needed in Windows 10. Even more stupidly, I cleared the recycle bin immediately! After I realized my error I quickly began looking for ...
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Recover “My Documents” folder documents from Old Hard Drive

I am trying to recover my GF's four-year architecture work (assignments and designs) from her recently gone-for-good Asus N73 laptop running Windows 10. I have detached the hard drive from the laptop ...
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Replacing Controller For Clicking Drive [duplicate]

I have a Hitachi 5400 RPM 60.0 GB 2.5 hard drive that clicks once when it is powered on and is not recognizable in my computer or in disk management. I have also tried connecting to a Linux box and ...
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External hard drive unreadable after copy

So I had a macbook pro on loan from school. I had to turn it in yesterday so what I did was copy all the files that where on there to an external hard drive. After that I tried too copy the ...
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HDD corrupted after having put it on the docking station

Basically I bought a "DOCKING STATION HARD DISK 3,5 2,5 IDE SATA HD" (just google it to check what it is; I bought it as cheap SATA->USB thing) and after I tried to connect to my mother's netbook to ...
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Lenovo Companion deleted contents of my Downloads folder

I own a Lenovo W530 laptop running Windows 10. Earlier today, I ran the Lenovo Companion app's Optimize tool which is a bit like Windows' Disk Cleanup function. I inadvertently included the Downloads ...
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Accidentally deleted lots of things from root-direct(/), how to rescue?

My laptop runs linux Mint 17.3. I was coding, while there was a bug in target clean of my Makefile. As I run 'make clean',GNUMake tries to delete everything from root-path(without sudo). I found and ...
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Accidentally lost all my partitions, testdisk can't find them

I had 1 100GB partition with Windows and another ~800GB one with all my data. I shrinked that one to get another 100GB partition to install Mac OS X on (which I did successfully a couple times before) ...
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I need to find what the first (and maybe last) sectors of a NTFS partition were, on a drive with corrupt partition table

I have a 3tb hard drive. I also have its entire disk image backed up, so you don't need to worry about the actual condition of the drive. The problem is this: The GUID Partition Table (GPT) got ...
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Bootable NTFS data recovery [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a Notebook with two hard disks, one SSD and one HDD. The SSD held a Windows 7 installation, the HDD contained most of his data. After a bluescreen, the computer won't boot ...