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Recovering User Profile Deleted by System

Silly me trying to save time over data, accidently got my user profile deleted. Here is the situation: I have an ssd and an hdd. All program files/data are stored on ssd, user files were stored on ...
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Does deleting files via the command prompt using the del keyword offer any built in recovery such as the recycle bin?

So if a user did something like cd super_important_directory del /s /q *.* in the command prompt, does Windows push those files to the recycle bin? Are they permanently deleted and the only ...
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270 views

File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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1answer
26 views

Can I recover data from a partially RAID 1 system?

I recently bought two 1TB HDDs because I wanted to build a RAID 1 system. I didn't want to lose 1TB of space so using the Windows 7 disk management I mirrored 700GB and kept the rest as a simple ...
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Archive file corrupted after using Testdisk in Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu after Windows 8.1, while installing Ubuntu i lost all my 500 GB of data but with "TestDisk utility" I recovered all my data.Then i changed my OS to Windows 8, My all files are ...
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110 views

Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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81 views

“Do you want to format it” Message when open partition

I can't open a partition on my PC that contains my projects and all my source code, since the PC powered off incorrectly, when I open it I found this message "Do you want to format it" the partition ...
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442 views

Recover data from a diskpart > clean command

This must be my one time blunder but I did manage to clean my 2TB backup external HDD in an attempt to clean a pendrive to make a bootable pendrive for installing Windows 8. Now the help file for the ...
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how to recover OSX files (failing drive) using a Windows PC?

I need to recover some files from a failing drive (OSX, macbook drive) using Windows. I dont have a Mac to work with. Just a standalone drive that had osx installed. What is the best way to do this? ...
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60 views

Data Recovery for laptop hard drive windows 7 connected via usb

I would be grateful if you can assist me with a bit of an urgent problem (for me!) I have a Lenova laptop and windows would not start and nor would it allow the repair function to repair and restart ...
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41 views

Saving files off of cell phone with no display

My Casio GZone flip phone fell in the lake. The computer recognized the device and installed the drivers. However, I do not have access to the flash memory to download the files. Is this because the ...
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1answer
46 views

Can we get the data from the hard disk after performing Disk Sanitizer?

I accidentally press F10 4 to 5 times while the system rebooting and it gone to the Disk Sanitizer option , and the total harddisk data is erased . When I try to install the OS again , it is showing ...
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76 views

How to delete files in such a way that they cannot be restored?

I implemented my own version of an aes-cipher in java to have a platform independent encryption application that is not dependent on the available ciphers in the jvm in use. This application should ...
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47 views

Is this hard drive salvageable at all?

My friends computer wouldn't boot up so he asked to me to take a look at it. I quickly noticed that the (well aged) hard drive was making a real bad grinding noise. I plugged the hard drive into ...
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3k views

How to recover partitions from an external hard disk?

I have a 1TB Seagate external USB hard disk gone corrupt and showing "You need to format the disk before you can use it" error in Windows 8. What is the best way to recover the partition/data from ...
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1answer
65 views

Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
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1answer
482 views

Restoring partition using TestDisk

I'm on Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 60GB SSD from which I boot, and most of my data is on a 1TB SSHD. The SSHD was formatted with only one partition. I recently tried to shrink that partition to dual ...
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52 views

Many files are corrupted after restoring deleted partition

My hard disk had two partitions but due to an accident during partition resizing my second partition got deleted. After, using a partition recovery software I was able to recover the partition but ...
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How to Recover HDD Formatted by “Create a Recovery Drive” Tool of Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have 2 TB USB HDD which had these drives F: about 1 TB with 750 GB data H: about 120 GB with 60 GB data I: about 780 GB with 250 GB data (For TV: It was raw in Windows but visible in the Smart TV) ...
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137 views

Upgrade to Windows 8.1 and Issues

I upgraded to Windows 8.1.  I had a folder on my Desktop called "DESKTOP" where I stored files TBD filed elsewhere. It is only a temp folder I created. When I upgraded, the system deleted all of the ...
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763 views

Getting data from linux partition on SATA drive from Windows or Linux

My laptop became unbootable today. Something popped when I plugged the power supply in and it wouldn't boot. Anyway, I took it to a hardware specialist shop to get them to open up the laptop and fetch ...
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4answers
122 views

Photos on media card show as shortcut only

I accessed the media card on a notebook computer (which I believe to be virus infected) and after that, the photos can only be seen on the camera. When I try to read the media card on another ...
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1answer
403 views

Restoring messages from Nokia Ovi Suite

I had synchronized many messages from my phone to Nokia Suite but after upgrading my computer from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows Ultimate I can no longer access them. Nokia Suite gets uninstalled ...
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336 views

How to undo 'create partition primary' command of diskpart

I was trying to recover my pendrive as it was showing 0 bytes allocated space, and I came across some information about using the diskpart command to format it. For the worse I selected a wrong ...
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1answer
104 views

Recover password in windows 2008 R2 [duplicate]

I want to recover my password i n windows 2008 i searched i n google and find many way to recover.So in all of theme say that we should run this command: C:\ cd windows\system32 ren ...
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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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27 views

HDD fails to show properly

OS: Windows 7 (32) Okay, I have two HDDs, the primary a 160Gig with installed OS and general software and another secondary with a 500gig Capacity. Now the problem is after a recent freak power ...
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84 views

Recover files in windows (NTFS) without actual data copy — ie modify MFT only

I'm looking to undelete some files that I just... deleted. I recall several (10) years ago I used a program than scanned a given drive and undeleted the files in place, presumably by just relinking ...
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1answer
47 views

Error check first and then recover?

I have a few files that I'd want to try recovering from a pendrive. The thing is, when I connect it, windows popped up saying if I'd like to get my drive checked for errors. My question is, would I ...
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1answer
66 views

How to recovery files from a damaged Windows instalation?

My Windows 7 installation won't start, so I need to reinstall it. But I have some important files in the Desktop, and I can't back these up using a Ubuntu LiveCD. I can enter every folder except my ...
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97 views

How do I recover my data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Are there any good free undelete tools for Windows? [closed] Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do I ...
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1answer
155 views

Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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Data recovery from memory card for undeleted files that are not visible

I had a memory card from a friend and we were trying to copy some pics to and fro my laptop. TL,DR: Need a software to recover undeleted files from a MMC. That's right, I need to do undeleted files ...
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222 views

How do I access a hard drive from a computer where windows is deleted?

Here is the current situation: My cousin deleted Windows from his hard drive (yeah, don't ask...). His hard drive still has about 200 GB of files on it that he may want to recover before we format ...
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105 views

Reverting pvcreate on a Windows System Recovery partition

As the title says I incorrectly ran: pvcreate /dev/sdb1 Where sdb1 was a Windows System Reserved partition. Now I know I could probably use the Windows CD to recreate it, but is there a way to do ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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Need to access files from xp hard drive via usb dock on new Windows 7 desktop

I have low to medium tech skills;however, I can follow directions flawless and am easily teachable. Had a Dell xp e510 motherboard that went bad. Bought a new destop with internal drive and hooked the ...
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449 views

Repairing hard disk when Windows installation disk won't boot

I'm trying to recover some data from a faulty hard disk with Windows installed on it (on which Windows won't even boot). I have tried so far: Booting to Ubuntu live USB stick and running ntfsfix ...
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1answer
383 views

Recovering text from an indexed and now-corrupted RTF file, using Windows.edb

My laptop with SSD drive had a sudden power loss, and upon booting windows up again, an RTF file seems to have been corrupted as a result (despite the file being saved to disk just fine - the file WAS ...
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1answer
2k views

Can I recover a lost text file in Windows 7?

How can I recover a lost text file in Windows 7?? It has very important information in it and of course, it is gone because of the stupid Windows Update thing....it just automatically closed all of my ...
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1answer
245 views

How do I back up my Windows partition from an Ubuntu live CD?

My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows can't read the data on newly connected HDD but testdisk can both show them and recover them

I gave a friend of mine my internal 1.5TB HDD to copy alot of files for me. When he gave it back to me i tried reattaching it to my desktop but Windows couldn't read the HDD or recognize it, so i ...
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1answer
291 views

How to check consistency of an external RAID1 array in Windows?

I have a Western Digital MyBook Studio II configured into RAID1 (2×1TB) and connected to a Windows 7 machine via USB 2.0. RAID is done through a controller in the enclosure - I've never seen each of ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I recover or “undelete” files that I accidentally deleted?

I've accidentally deleted some really important files on my machine, and I'm looking to find out how to recover them. Using the Trash bins "restore" isn't an option, as the files aren't there (mostly ...
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1answer
152 views

External WD drive not recognized

I have a friends WD hard drive, he has had it for about 8 years. I know, a long time. After recently picking it up after not using for a while, it seems that it will not recognize on the multiple ...
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1answer
220 views

HDD disappeared and very slow windows boot

My secondary hard drive disappeared in windows and when I restart the DOS booting takes like 15 mins while it shows the "Starting Windows" logo. How to solve this problem? Also how can I retrieve the ...
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1answer
194 views

Data recovery from deleted partitions in windows XP

I accidentally deleted my whole 160 G hard disk while windows installation by pressing D, I lost all my data in drives D and E. I then installed windows in that hard disk by creating partition of ...
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1answer
1k views

Recovery disk of Acer Aspire not working, also deleted recovery partition

I'm using an Acer Aspire 5742g. It is under warranty, but by mistake I had deleted the recovery partition on the hard disk, which was around about 13-14 GB in size. I had created recovery discs ...
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2answers
2k views

Non destructively Convert offline dynamic disk to basic disk using testdisk tool

I had a 250GB hard disk having several NTFS partitions. The disk was a dynamic disk (created in windows). Now when I formatted windows (which was in another disk), the dynamic disk is shown as ...
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I have a 500GB maxtor drive that has failed doesnt show in Mac at all but does show up in windows

My Maxtor 500GB drive "should" be formatted for Mac but I'm not 100% sure as I moved from Windows a year ago and this drive is rarely connected. When I plug it in via USB to the Mac it does not show ...