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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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Internal hard drive connected by usb no longer displays in Disk Management. How to get the drive to show without deleting it's data?

I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RORMF6 3TB internal hard drive to back-up data across multiple computers. When I connected the sata cable to USB, the hard-drive did not ...
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How to recover files on dead WD 1TB External Hard Drive?

I accept defeat. This piece of crap is dead. Is there anyway to recover the files on it? Stupid me for never backing up on cloud, DVD's, etc. Please I need those files. :(
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How to find and copy all NON-encrypted user-created files?

I have a drive from a Windows XP computer full of files, all the usual filetypes, many the user has created, many 'owned' by Windows or programs... 18120 of them are encrypted. I need to recover all ...
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How can I have the wrong volume in the drive?

My phone took a bath in the river a few days ago. The phone is dead, but the SD card works still. However it is excruciatingly slow! The average read speed is well under 50kb/s. To copy 32GB of data ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging of failing hard drive is extremely slow

My friend has a (nearly full) failing 1 TB Western Digital My Passport. It will only occasionally mount on my MacBook, and refuses outright to mount on my Ubuntu box. I'm trying to use GNU ddrescue ...
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Have PhotoRec and Testdisk recover “.ts” file

I am using testdisk for a long time. But previously I never had .ts but now I have. So I deleted a .ts file which is not important file. After that I tried to recover any other file via testdisk ...
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Recovering a file after reset offline cache Windows 7?

I was having problem with a network mapped folder stop syncing. I made it available offline before but couldn't get it back online no matter what (got "This folder is offline because of a user chose ...
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Hardware RAID10 HPA recovery

I have a hardware RAID 1+0 based on external CFI-B8253JDGG DAS. It was connected to PC with eSATA and contains 4x1TB HDD (Total capacity is 1.82TB in RAID10). Some days ago I tried to connect the DAS ...
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TestDisk failed in Deep Search?

I'm trying to recover data from a colleague's 4TB external G-RAID drive. I've saved the main partition from the quick scan result, but that didn't help, so i spent the past week doing a Deeper Search. ...
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Data recovery after hard disk format

I had an HP Pavilion 13 a113cl and some months ago, about march or february, I installed Windows 10 Home Insider Preview on the computer. It was going fine until I realized that it did not support ...
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How to determine if a temporary file can be exported as data? [closed]

I have a program that writes its data to a temporary file. I tried opening the file using notepad and received strange characters. I read from other sources that most temporary files from specific ...
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Sandisk 64gb Memory Card issues [duplicate]

Ok so I have encountered a problem with my 64gb memory card. Anytime I connect to my computer, it prompts me to format disk. Formatting through this option fails and formatting through chkdsk fails. ...
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Recover bad sectors tool unable to run

I've been handed over a computer to repair. It errors on startup with "Error 1962: No operating system found. Boot sequence will automatically repeat." It doesn't show anything before this, not even ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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Recovering filesystem in mangled partition

Accidentally booted the Acer Recovery partition of my multi-boot laptop and despite selecting EXIT when presented with a choice of whether I wanted to recover anything or not, one of my partitions got ...
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Having trouble recovering data from an older Seagate HD

I am trying to recover files from an older HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500Gb). I am really just hoping to get some family pictures off of it. It was at one time running Windows (I'm not sure which ...
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How do i recover my deleted photos & data from SD card? [duplicate]

accidentally i lost my photos & videos, so how i recover them in my Android device? I utilize various techniques but cant get them. Suggest me how to do it.
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How to bring linux machine to multi-user mode

I am using centos7 as my local system. I have installed vagrant vitual box, but by mistake I have deleted a file in the VM. To recover file I was following this link but there are command for remote ...
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how do I get back my deleted folder? my recover software give me tmp file, not the folder

I accidentally (shift+del) deleted a folder in desktop. so I recover my desktop folder. I recover the folder using third party application. it took about three hour to scan the deleted file. and this ...
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How to recover or decode the old version of a corrupted text file?

I have edited a .txt file on Windows 7 with Notepad++ yesterday. Then I put the computer to sleep after saving the document. Today I wasn't able to wake the computer so I restarted it. As soon as I ...
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What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data? [closed]

From what I've learned, Tapes (LTO-5) is used, but I'm not sure if there is anything else out there that is a better alternative. What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data?
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How to Recover Lost Media Files (Photos, Music, etc) from iPhone 6 Device [migrated]

Do you know how to recover media files from iPhone 6? I lost my photos and music by some accident. Urgent!!! I hope get your helps! Thank you!
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How long can I store the data on the flash drive? [duplicate]

how long can I store the data on the flash drive safely, without connecting it to a computer or any other host? Edit I understand that flash pens are absolutely not suitable for backup and storage. ...
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Cloning HDD sector-by-sector (dd/ddrescue), how to skip bad blocks in the middle?

I've got a HDD with unrecoverable bad blocks. HDD is part of Raid-0 array. If I access bad blocks by any means HDD hangs. Let's assume the HDD full capacity is 500,000,000,000 bytes, bad blocks are in ...
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Fix Intel RAID0 array, one of disks has bad blocks

I've got an issue with a firmware Intel RAID0 array. It consists of 2 disks 500 GB each. The second disk has several bad sectors, and I can't remap or hide them (they are 8 LBAs or 4096 bytes). I ...
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recover data from a previously RAID 1 drive?

Normally it's a drive that fails, but in this case it was my motherboard (I think). System is completely dead. It was a Dell XPS420 with a Intel ICH7R Matrix RAID controller on the motherboard. ...
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Recovering Data from a Laptop Hardrive

My laptop stopped working suddenly. I would like to clone its hardrive (size 500 gb) before I send it for repairs. The laptop had a dual boot windows/ ubuntu setup with grub bootloader. To clone the ...
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Can I set a timeout for copying files in Ubuntu?

I'm still learning ubuntu. I'm attempting to pull some data from a HDD in Ubuntu 14.xx. Currently it says I have 8,011 hours left to pull ~150GB via USB. To speed this up, is there any way to set a ...
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How can I recover a partition after luksFormat?

How can I recover an ext4 partition after luksFormat? It was late one night when I decided to try gnome-shell 3.16 without messing up my Ubuntu box. So, I downloaded an Antergos image and booted it. ...
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Seagate External Hard zero size

I have a seagate external hard disk and recently I encountered some problem with that. I am using both windows and Ubuntu environment and my hard disk detecting on both but, in windows it's says the ...
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Find out database type from files

How can I find out database type in order to examine data when all I have is the database. By database I mean the database folder under program root folder with bunch of files around database.db file? ...
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Can I recover corrupted files from a hard drive? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive, on which some of the files show up to be corrupt. I have not formatted the drive by accident or anything like that. I just put my data on it, which I wanted to read back ...
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DDRescue locks system up on disk clone

I have ddrescue running on the latest version of Fedora trying to clone a dying IDE disk. When I run ddrescue --no-split /dev/sdb imagefile logfile the copy will happen then the entire system will ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS corrupt microSD - manual recovery?

i have a corrupt microSD card from a colleague. He asked me to save his data if possible. I use a recent usb-multi-cardreader. The microSD is a high capacity card with 32gb of space. I suspect it to ...
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Recovering data on 20TB RAID 5 NAS, overwritten by 500gb RAID 1

I have a Linux gateway with 2 500gb drives in software RAID 1 for system. /dev/sda = RAID 1 /dev/sdb = RAID 1 /dev/sdc = RAID 5 (NAS 12 drives iSCSI, /home directories) While replacing sdb, weird ...
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chkdsk - Recover lost files using windows chkdsk log

Windows 7 Chkdsk searched my flash drive for bad sector recovery, and it deleted hundreds of my most important folder and files. unfortunately I have not any new backup from them. The file system is ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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How to recover data from ubuntu when unable to load

Recently, I upgraded my desktop hardware to i3 4th gen processor, ram, motherboard and new SSD. I had ubuntu installed earlier on 320GB HDD and I've installed a fresh windows 8 OS on new 120gb SSD and ...
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Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable? Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...
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how to mount a XFS filesystem in LVM volume with RAID0 having a bad disk?

I have a small NAS with two 500GB disks in a RAID0 (JBOD) setup. (I know, I know, big mistake... as you will see...) Now, one of the disks started to fail (Murphy is always right, isn't he...) I ...
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merged ntfs partitions, missing “Program Files” directories

Nowhere can I seem to be able to find how to resolve this situation in-place. What happened: Before, C: ~= 90GB, freshly installed Win 8.1 Enterprise, 64bit D: ~= 880GB, also ntfs. Mainly for data ...
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How to install windows 8 on another hard drive when windows 8 came preinstalled on laptop? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop and now I received an hard drive failure message. It still works for now but I think it wont last very long. What do I have to do in order to install windows 8 on another hard drive ...
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A system with Deep Freeze loses data on non-frozen drives

My client sells an industrial application that runs on a custom system with multiple drives and partitions on those drives. Drive C: is frozen with Deep Freeze, but the other drives are not frozen. ...
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Raid0 recovery - failed mobo

Short story: motherboard died, need to recover data from 2 working HDD's in RAID0 Long story: My mobo died on a Dell Studio XPS 7100, I basically upgraded all the components and my pc is now up and ...
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Unable to open PST recovered from formatted HDD

I'm trying to recover a pst from a formatted HDD using EaseUs as the recovering software. I do manage to recover the file named outlook.pst however it seems to be split into several other files; ...
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Is is possible to recover files form a hard drive after it was “zeroed out”? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive, on which I had many important things that I don't have another copy of. Something was messed up with the partitioning of the hard drive, since it showed up as a 600 and ...
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Got ransomware and Shadow explorer dont work

I got infected by the CTB Locker and probably I have removed the virus itself. But the files all got polluted. I tried to use shadow explorer but it shows all blank in CDEF any drives and got no dates ...
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how to recover files deleted by “Cutting” in windows 7-Pro

how to recover files deleted by "Cutting" in windows 7-Pro I just did the silliest thing a few minutes ago! I had a folder on my Win7 pro machine that had all my work (C# code in Visual Studio) for ...
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Undo Diskpart clean

This is a life-destroying moment for me. I have a 2TB External Hard drive, with 2 partitions. The first one is UDF and second one is a Veracrypt-encrypted partition. The drive was GUID -based, and the ...