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Testdisk VersuS corrupted removable sdcard and phone storage

I've tried most of things for my very specific situation in Testdisk but they didn't help except a few things I havent tried because I dont know if and how do them. What happened: I had removable ...
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how to recover data from a logically corrupted external hard drive using testdisk

So I think ignored too many of my computer's warnings and disconnected my external hard drive without properly ejecting it and now it seems the file system is corrupted. Are there any programs that ...
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How can I see the hidden data of a bootable CD/DVD media?

I have this bootable DVD that holds a recovery program. When I insert the disc in Windows I can only read the label of the disc. When I try to explore the contents I don't see anything. But when I ...
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Is dd_rescue destructive when I resume a copy in “backward” mode? [duplicate]

I am imaging a damaged 500gb ext3 filesystem using dd_rescue. By around 403gb of data copied, the program finds very numerous bad sectors (over 8000 so far) and runs miserably slow. If I stop the ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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What filesystems can cope with a loss of power while copying?

(This is kind of a followup to the issue I had yesterday where I lost data because of a removal-while-copying) I already know NTFS doesn't handle an unexpected removal too well. Do the newer ...
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Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

The drive slipped off my desk and dropped out of a USB-HDD 2.5" SATA caddy while I was copying some files, and now it won't recognize properly in Windows. It does show up in Testdisk but before trying ...
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testdisk to recover formatted external

I accidentally reformatted a 1TB external hard drive from FAT32 to HFS+ Journaled (Mac OSX Extended Journaled). I've been looking at data recovery programs such as VirtualLab's Data Recovery and ...
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How to recursively restore older folder version in Windows 7?

While working on the computer (Windows 7 - HP Laptop), I tried to move a large folder and the system/operation froze. I tried to kill the process from the task manager, then restarted the computer. ...
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USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss

I have encountered several USB sticks with a corrupted filesystem in only 2 years. In a Windows-only environment (Vista and newer), what can be done to reduce the chance of filesystem corruption and ...
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Why can Linux systems sometime recover data Windows can't? Any concrete reasons?

Background: Earlier this year I had a problem with a SSD drive that Windows would not recognize anymore. But eventually a bootable "Parted Magic 2012-10-10" did the trick. See this solved thread. One ...
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How can I recover damaged FAT12 disk image?

So a damaged disk image with FAT12 filesystem is given, which FATs and RootDir is empty but content of files are still existed in clusters. How can I recover this damaged disk image? I tried to use ...
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Retrieving data from a Pendrive not containing file system

My friend gave me a pendrive with important data on it(did not do backup) to retrieve. When we connect pendrive to USB I get the message: The volume does not contain a recognized file system and ...
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how to check file integrity between 2 versions of the same file

over the past years (since ~2000) I have been moving and copying data between disks every now and then.Data is mp3, applications, videos, backups, emails abit of everything and they have been ...
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fsck did not recover all files - anything else to try or fresh install?

yesterday a server of mine (debian) went into read-only mode because of problems with the main device (ext3). I contacted the hosting support and the guy told me to boot into rescue and do a fsck on ...
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Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: 1) I have two discs. ...
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Data recovery solutions/methods

I accidentally formatted my hard disk, but I was able to see all my files and recover them by using the GetDataBack recovery tool. Is there a way to just restore the complete hard drive in place, ...
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Accidentally mounted a ReiserFS drive as MBR on my windows box - how do I recover?

I had a WD Netcenter with a 160GB drive that kept dropping off the network. I opened up the enclosure and removed the hard drive, connected to a Windows box without knowing the drive used ReiserFS.... ...
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How to copy a DVD with a patched UDF filesystem / bad sectors?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. Since AnyDVD makes the disc copyable in a second on a Win7 host, it should not be too difficult. It says that the UDF filesystem is patched, curiously, ...
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USB pen drive Defragmentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover files from an USB flash drive? My friend got a HP 16GB USB pen drive. The problem is, he defragmented it. Now when we are connecting that device, its ...
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Corrupt, but working HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NTFS Partition Repair - Recommendations I struggled to describe this, so excuse the ambiguous title. I have an old Western Digital Caviar 120Gb HDD I found out - I ...
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Input/output error and fsck

recently I couldn't mount my hard drive so I booted with a live cd and doing a fsck on that partition. it said Deleted inode 992193 has zero dtime. Fix i entered y and another one it showed me this ...
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How to efficiently sift through old hard drive data?

I recently yanked hard drives from two very old PCs--one Dell about 10 years old, and an HP about 5 years old--that had been rendered unbootable for whatever reason and were now being recycled. I was ...
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Repair very corrupt NTFS drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery I have an external NTFS drive with an absolutely trashed NTFS File System. Is there any recourse for recovering this drive? I have already ...
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No files in recycle bin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I have a huge problem and im wondering if anyone might be able to help me with it. I have a mounted drive (Z:) but its actually a ...
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How can I export file and folder tree structure of an external hard drive as a text file?

I have a malfunctioning hard drive that is full of thousands of files. All the files are still shown as 'there' when explored (with both Windows and Linux). Some of the files can be recovered by ...
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Resize partition failed (XP) - can I get the data back?

A customer resized a Windows partition to make the C drive bigger and the D drive smaller. I don't know how, or with what software, but it failed and now the D drive is unreadable in Windows. The ...
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Accidentally reformatted a EXT4 drive to NTFS; lost all data. What are my options?

I'm going to sound like a complete idiot here, but I was installing Windows 7 on a new partition, accidentally selected my Linux partition, and hit install. The installer (which had no "Are you sure ...
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Accidentally changed partition type while trying to get a ext/luks encrypted linux partition to mount under windows 7 x64

As the title suggests, I was fiddling with ext2 volume manager trying to get my unencrypted removable ext/luks drive to show up under windows. I accidentally went to 'change partition type' and ...
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How to recover a file using the FAT cluster chain instead of using the stored length in the FAT table?

I'm trying to recover movie files from my TNT receiver hard drive but it corrupts its FAT32 allocation table (crappy cheap device...) Using dosfsck is useless because the correct file length is the ...
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Changing filesystem types “safely”

Back in Windows 95 OSR2 (I believe), there was a conversion tool that would take your extant FAT16 partition and change it to FAT32 non-destructively (most of the time). Are there any tools like that ...
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How best to copy an SD card with corrupt filesystem to attempt recovery?

I have an SD card with a corrupt filesystem, so wanted to clone it and attempt recovery on the copy (just in case of problems). I was thinking that dd-ing it Linux would be a sensible way to go, but ...
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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive: Filesystem on the disk?

I've got to deal with a malfunctioning "Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive", and I was wondering if anybody knew what file system format does Iomega use on the disk? I've been trying to find the ...
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Best alternatives to recover lost directories in FAT32 external hard drive?

I have an 320 GB ADATA CH91 external hard drive. I guess it has some problems with the connector of the USB jack. The point is that in certain occasions it fails in write operations generating data ...
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Does NTFS overwrite file on the same physical location (sector)?

I want to recover an overwritten file on a NTFS partition. Let's say I have file named A in a directory. I made another file but I saved this new file with the same name, "A". Will the new file ...
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how to read/recover a udf partition

I need to recover the files inside a UDF partition on my vcr external disk. Which program can I use in (preferably) Windows or Linux os?