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Can’t access USB flash drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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how to write files to random locations on hard drive?

I bought a hard drive in the store. After some days it broke down. My 14 days return policy is almost expiring (I want my money back, not other unit). Overwriting/Wiping 4TB of data with a broken hard ...
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How to find out what file is on a particular sector

How do i find out on Linux what file is occupying a given sector on a NTFS partition? I need to do it because i am rescuing data from a failing HDD (using ddrescue), and want to find out what files ...
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Recover text file that I deleted with “cat” command

I used cat > filename while not thinking about it, then hit ctrl + c and naturally enough the file is now empty... Is there a way to recover that file's contents?
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Is it possible to recover HTML form data from Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (MS IE11)?

I want to know if it's possible to recover HTML web form data from MS IE11. The 4 scenarios that I'm interested in, are: when you've closed IE11's process (iexplore.exe (*32)), but have not ...
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Faster recovery from a disk with bad sectors

Recently I tried to dd from an unhealthy HDD to a file. I used dd if=/dev/sdb of=somefile bs=4096 conv=noerror,sync. My problem was that dd wasted a lot of time when it encountered a bad block. In my ...
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HDD filesystem suddenly changed to RAW and testdisk show Filesystem seems damaged

One old PC which my dad uses suddenly didn't boot into Windows XP. So I get HDDs from it and put them into external HDD box. One of them is shown in Explorer but can't access it, it shows message: You ...
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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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no /dev/*, but /sys/bus/mmc device info on damaged SD-Card [duplicate]

A friend gave me a broken SD-card, hoping I might recover something from it. I have no trouble mounting any other cards, whatsoever. I am not getting any block devices in /dev, but the mmc subsystem ...
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Retrieve data from a mountable partition refusing `cp` but allowing `dd`

Recently, my internal drive failed after a manual reboot and I would like to retrieve the data before changing it. My computer is a Macbook Pro mid-2012 and the drive is formatted as HFS+. (From my ...
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What is the other alternative technique of RAID? [closed]

I've been searching about this topic but I keep getting RAID only. I was told that there is another technique for data recovery and redundancy that replaces RAID. Kindly, can someone enlighten me. ...
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Disappeared photos

I have Copied my photos from Lumix camera to laptop with Windows 7 and now I can only see half of the amount of photos on my camera. The amount of MB tells me that the ones I cannot see are also ...
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Finding raw text on disk drive

I have lost a document I have worked very hard on. I have a backup that is three days old, but a lot of work has gone into it in the last three days. Here is the details: File still exists on my ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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Recovering Deleted Files after Emptying Trash on OS X Lion

I moved a complete folder to the trash, then I emptied my trash. How do I recover those deleted files which I emptied from the trash on OS X Lion? By searching with Google, I have found a few tools ...
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used DISKPART CLEAN command on my external HDD - need to recover data

I accidentally used the clean command while using DISKPART, the result was all my information erased, the result was my 1TB HDD erased! And dont know if it makes a difference but I had two partitions ...
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Windows Explorer - restore list of favorites from previous OS version

I broke my Windows 10 installation (but not my files) by overclocking. I am moving the files to a Windows 7 installation, but I cannot figure out how to transfer the contents of Explorer's Favorites, ...
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Data recovery on flash drive showing incorrect size

I have a Kingston 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive that I need to recover data from. The problem is that the drive is now showing as 32.5kb of raw storage in Ubuntu (using gparted) and Windows is not ...
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Failed Partition Table - Is there a way to recreate partitions and retain data

I have a hard drive that has somehow been corrupted. File recovery software seems to recover lost files well. My assumption is that a virus has wiped the partition tables. TestDisk manages to ...
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How to get the data off of a ReadyNAS drive?

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo network backup system with two drives in it. The data is accessible through the network, but when I remove a drive to get the data off in another computer, it shows that ...
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recovering corrupted files after recovery [duplicate]

So I've managed to recover a lot of formatted files (after Windows re-installation), with Remo Recover... however, some files cannot be opened. I am aware that this is because of fragmentation... Is ...
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Files missing after CHKDSK [duplicate]

Last night I moved 220 GB of pictures to a 600 GB drive. It took a few hours to move the pictures. Once the pictures were moved, I put the harddrive in a computer with Windows 10 installed. When I did ...
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why did my USB flash drive stop working and now it works again?

I have a 16GB kingston usb flash drive in a small metallic body. It get in contact with few common office/fridge magnets, after which my computer neither the printer could not recognize it. It didn't ...
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Need advice. Is it safe to recover 4TB of data from a 4.5TB drive using the same drive to put the recovered files in? (Recuva) [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted my 5TB storage drive (I got so angry with myself that punched the wall and broke my right hand over it) but luckily all the important files are still in "excellent" ...
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Broke MBR & Grub2 on Multi-Boot System

For all those out there looking for a challenge, this is the most messed up hard-drive I will probably ever have to deal with. So to make solving this massive problem as easy as possible, I am going ...
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Recover Data from a Restore from a Backup?

Recently, the computer was not working, and thus the computer had to be restored to a backup from a month ago. The restore worked perfectly, except for one problem: since I had done all my work on it, ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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How do I recover information I've typed into a website after I accidentally lost the information?

I typed a good amount of information into a form while in Safari, but I never bothered to save it and when I pressed to submit the data there was an error and I lost all the work I had done. Is there ...
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Access / fix corrupted windows file system SSD under Linux

After my PC crashed apparently due to a corrupted RAM module (scanned my RAM after the crash while trying to find out what went wrong and tons of errors came out) I now seem to have a locked / ...
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How do I restore a file tree in windows visible after data recovery?

To be brief.. New terabyte HD gets messed up after a few weeks due to motherboard incompatibility. After a successful Easeus partition wizard scan, Easeus can see all my old file tree / folders and ...
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Recovering data from partially formatted external HDD [duplicate]

I had a 1 TB western digital external hard disk filled with data. Mistaking it for another USB drive, my friend right clicked and went ahead with formatting. Within around five seconds after the ...
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Recycle Bin storage location [duplicate]

I am interested to know, in which location and format are files stored when we put them in Recycle Bin? And when we delete them, where they go?
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In which case should I prefer dd over GNU ddrescue?

As far as I can see, comparing dd with ddrescue can be concluded saying that ddrescue is far better at rescuing data from broken data sources. dd does not have this ability. dd_rescue vs dcfldd vs dd ...
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Windows can't read the data on newly connected HDD but testdisk can both show them and recover them

I am using a 32-bit Windows XP desktop PC. I gave a friend of mine my internal 1.5TB hard drive to copy a lot of files for me. When he gave it back to me I tried reattaching it to my desktop but ...
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How far in the past extundelete can go?

Yesterday I've accidentally deleted files from ext4 partition. During this time some downloading was running. If the content cannot be recovered I would be glad just for file names which were deleted. ...
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Copy files from dying hdd and create log under Linux

How can I copy files from dying HDD and also create a log file which will include the status of given file (if it was successfully copied or not?). My goal is to run the backup tool without user ...
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Archive (.tar.gz) Corruption

I've got a .tar.gz archive that has definitely suffered some kind of corruption. The data inside the archive is obviously very precious to me and I'd really like to get my hands on as much as ...
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Desktop files and folders disappeared from hd(MacBook Pro 10.6.8)

Hoping anyone can help out with advice on this issue. I know there are a few options like file recovery apps/ disk warrior/ File Salvage/Data rescue /Disk Drill plus disk utilties to try. I am ...
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Anything I can possibly to do recover data from factory reset iPhone 6, without using iCloud or iTunes

anyone know how to recover data from an iPhone 6 after it has been disabled due to too many passcode lock attempts and then having to factory reset it. I backed up my phone from my iCloud account, but ...
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How to recover data from external hard disk drive without formatting it [duplicate]

I am using 1 TB Hard disk containing about 300 GB data. Once upon a time I have connected it to the D2H set top box and it was asking to format the disk by default to record the TV programs. I had ...
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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 many passes do you need to wipe/shred your files to make them not undeletable?

If you have a private data on a recent, normal hard drive - how many passes do you need to delete the data to make it unrecoverable? Not in the sense, that a forensic team of 20 experts with a budget ...
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Recovery Options for vssadmin “No items found” error, when shadow volumes exist on the disk?

Hi i'm doing a forensics analysis on a drive containing a Windows 10 System. I have a situation where I need to compare a list of applications that were removed by analyzing the system state before ...
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Diagnose sound of damaged hard drive

I'm trying to recover some data form a 3TB Western Digital drive (WD30EZRX) that was part of a MyBook USB 3 enclosure. I'm pretty new to data recovery, and I'm having trouble diagnosing the precise ...
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DDRescue running very slow

I am recovering 2TB hard disk, It seems too slow that in 20 hours it rescued 4000MB only is there any way to increase the speed ? My command to run the ddrescue was sudo ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sdc ...
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HDD Not Spinning Up (external 1tb buffalo ministation) - want to attempt a DIY repair

I'll try to be as specific as possible here, so am going to make a bunch of statements to give as much information as possible. I am using a MBP running OSX. I am very precious about the data on the ...
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What to use for long term data archival?

I like to archive everything. Currently a small box of CDs holds most of my work and downloads from the past 15 years. Unfortunately, some of the CDs are starting to suffer bit rot, resulting in ...
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How to recover data by replace folder in OSX?

I try to merge new photo folders. I think that my same as windows but OSX replace all of it and I lost my old photo in folder. How I recover my data? Example folder call "a" I try iSkysoft Data ...
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Recovered JPEG files won't open [duplicate]

I have recovered some photos with Recuva and a lot of them have been recovered fine, however there are some that only half the picture shows and the other half is just grey, then there are others that ...
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Why should we wipe disks multiple times? [duplicate]

There exists various ways of destroying the data on a disk. Even simple wipes differ, some disk utilities give these options: Format (does not actually wipe) Wipe 1 time with zero Wipe 1 time with ...