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Restore data on unallocated space

I'm trying to recover a deleted partition. The partition can't be restored from the partition table. I've tried EaseUS Data Recovery, which finds files but crashes halfway through. I've also tried ...
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Why can data be recovered after formatting?

If a quick format just marks bits as writable, and a normal format writes 0s to the entire disk, why do people bother with DBAN, and why are multiple passes ever required?
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SSD and file recovery (on Windows 8)

Typical commercial "file recovery tools" are not usefull on modern SSDs, because the recovered file (if any) appears empty. Windows 8 sends the TRIM command to the SSD when a file gets deleted from ...
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How to extract multipart rar with missing parts?

I have a multipart .rar archive containing a single .tar.gz file inside it (don't ask why, that is just how it was made). I am missing a few of the parts, but do have the first part. I would like to ...
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Extracting blocks from a corrupt VDI snapshot in logical order

I have a Virtualbox VM on an hard disk that failed. The only thing I could recover from the disk was a snapshot of the dynamic VDI disk used by the VM, and I could only recover the first half of the ...
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partition moving crashed mid-process - what damage have it done / what to do ? (AOMEI app used)

I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro (5.x) to "Align" an NTFS partition with about 170GB of data. (Cca 800GB partition on standard (non SSD) 1TB hard disk). The app started after reboot in "PreOS" ...
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WD (Western Digital) Mybook appears and disappears

Don't know but maybe it's an odd problem, Using windows 8, didn't have critical errors, sometime I got the blue screen on Win8, after restarting it didn't show my WD MyBook 2TB USB3 external drive, I ...
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Will data become unrecoverable if I force write partition structure?

I am planning to use the "write" the partition structure option available in testdisk. There is a chance that this structure is wrong. In that case will any of my raw data get overwritten if I write ...
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What steps should I take to recover my data due to partition error?

Specs : HD : 3 TB external Samsung Hard-disk OS : Win 8.1 64 Bit SW : Paragon How it happened : Applied a resize at end operation in Paragon on my 3 TB disk. I wanted the 3 TB to split to 2980 ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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Micro SD card data loss/recovery

I have Patriot micro SDHC 32GB class 10 memory card. I use it only for saving pictures and videos taken with my phone (Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, CM 10.2 stable) and for saving music too. Basically all large ...
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Connect Macbook Air hard drive to other PC

My friend spilled Apple Cider on her Macbook Air (a1466) and I am trying to see if there is a way to connect the Hard drive to a PC so I can do the data recovery. Is there any connector that I can use ...
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Dell Laptop - Hard Drive failed

I recently bought a new laptop from Dell. It's three months old and already the hard drive has failed. Luckily the data I lost was not too important. I've lost 3 weeks of data. I'm still under ...
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Why can't ddrescue just recover blocks used by the filesystem?

It seems that ddrescue tries to recover all blocks on a disk or partition, even ones that don't contain files. Wouldn't it be possible for it to find out which blocks actually hold files by looking at ...
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How can I recover files from a part of a disk image?

I am backing up a dying hard drive using dd. Unfortunately the process is taking very long (95KB/s) and I would like to see if I can get some of my files from the part that is already copied (~26GB). ...
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Recover Deleted Partition on USB Stick

I accidentally deleted everything off my (16GB Sony Micro Vault) USB memory Stick. I ran DISKPART /CLEAR on the wrong drive. How do I recover my data (approx. 14GB)? Scanning with Active@ Undelete ...
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Cancelled a folder deletion, now it does not appear in the original folder nor the recycle bin

I accidentally clicked on delete on the wrong folder on Windows 8, then I clicked the X in the progress dialog before the deletion was complete, the dialog dissapeared. Now I don't see the folder in ...
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How to best recover archived folder which appears as a file on NTFS drive?

I archived a folder to an external HDD and kept it in sync with another one using Sync Toy. Now I see that the folder appears as a 0 byte file on both HDDs. Everything else is fine and readable. I am ...
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How to recover files from hybrid drive

I have a somewhat complex problem. My notebook's hybrid drive failed and the HDD part (500 GB) was damaged physically so any software based solution was off the table. However I have taken an image of ...
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In accessible USB stick

A friend of mine had an assignment on a USB drive but it stopped working. On her computer the drive appears but when you go to the folder it says "inaccessible". I tried it on my computer and it ...
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Bad sectors? HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6 Gbps 64 MB Cache Internal Hard Drive [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP (still!) with 2 hard drives, 2nd drive stopped working a couple of nights ago. PC crashed, restarted - heard a couple of beeps - not the usual start up sound. On starting pc up ...
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Recover recycle bin data when deleted data exceeds the bin capacity [closed]

My recycle bin was empty. I deleted the 6 GB of data but when I restoring it I get only 4 Gb. How can I recover the 2 GB ??
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Mark Deleted Files as Undeleted

The capacity of my hard drive is 500 GiB. 150 GB of data got deleted accidently. I didn't write any byte to the drive after that incident, so my data is guaranteed to be there. I have tried apps like ...
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Website/tool to download certain section of a file

Are there any sites or tools that let me download cetain portion of a file and merge automatically with my local incomplete one(partially recovered from a scratched disk or something). Because I don't ...
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Testdisk/Photorec to get back data from unallocated partition

Recently, I screwed up a partition resize on a Windows machine (an HP Pavallion dv7 3180-us to be precise) and found through gparted that my entire Windows partition is now unallocated space! Since ...
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Recover txt files based on known strings

I have lost a number of txt files, which contain important personal information. I accidentally deleted them from the hard disk. I am not sure which folder they were in. I am not sure what filenames ...
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How to inspect disk image

I have a dump of a hard disk. A hard disk recovery company made it for me. I don't know what software they used to make the dump, all I have is a file disk.img. My only idea to get started was using ...
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Recover Windows to Go (BitLocker enabled)

How can I recover (maybe just use start up repair??) Windows to Go on USB? When I want to boot the PC it asks for the BitLocker password. I type it and it starts to boot. Then it crashes with an ...
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Seagate harddrive: unable to mount

I have a notebook with a Seagate Momentum 5400.6 in it. Suddenly it stopped working, only giving strange errors when trying to boot windows. I booted with an Ubuntu DVD, but Ubuntu couldn't fing the ...
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What are “:ms-properties ” files?

Due to a failure of a partition managing software, I had to recover the files from my local hard drive with TestDisk on a live Ubuntu drive. Afterwards, I encountered several files named ...
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.mov files recovered with TestDisk won't play properly

I accidentally deleted some .MOV files from a FAT32 formatted SD card. Using Testdisk I was able to recover all the files, however, they don't play properly. They'll play for the correct length of ...
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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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Can't access USB 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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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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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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How to repair video files?

I have a corrupted micro SD card. With huge trying I could to recover it's data using recuva tool, but now my files are corrupted also. They are video file with some famous extensions such as 3gp, ...
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Cannot mount image made with ddrecovery in Fedora

I have recently made a switch to Fedora. I have an NTFS disk image that I made from a failing hard disk on Ubuntu using ddrecover. Under Ubuntu, I could mount the image just fine and recover the ...
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External Hard Disk is not accessible. “The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable”

I have a 1 TB AgentGoFlex seagate External HDD. Lately is was causing some issues like few folders which had data were not showing any file in it. Few folders were not opening, etc. So I tried ...
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Accidentally erased SSD with “dd”, any chance of recovery?

I was trying to clone a SSD last night and made a very simple, stupid mistake. Instead of doing dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda, I did the reverse, dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Essentially I read from a ...
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Will writing a new partition table change anything other than the first 512 bytes

I'm trying to recover data from a 1TB drive removed from my NAS, but when I run fdisk -lu /dev/sdb I get a message saying that there's no valid partition table. From what I understand the partition ...
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External hard disk not regonized

I have an external hard disk that has important data stored inside. When I plugged in the USB cable into my PC, there is no additional drive appearing in My Computer. But when I navigate using the ...
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How do I recover an edited email attachment on a locked down PC?

Every once in a while we have a student coming to us who's spent several hours working on a Word document that they have emailed to themself as an attachment. Unfortunately, rather than saving the ...
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Can I recover e-mail account settings from SeaMonkey?

One of my e-mail accounts is POP3 only. This means that having it set up on multiple computers might get confusing. So I deleted it from SeaMonkey on my desktop (Windows Vista) before creating it in ...
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hard drive died, recovered data, bought new bare drive, no install/recover CD for Windows XP, how to proceed?

Is there some way I can copy the I386 folder to the new bare drive, and then copy the rest of my recovered data files?
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How to recover deleted system partition of Windows 7

So before I get to the problem, a little background. My computer is a dell laptop running (well, ran...) Windows 7. I had a problem with the partitioning of drive d. After many unsuccessful attempts I ...
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Can't get ddrescue to start at a specific position

I have been trying to read data from a failing disk with bad sectors. All went well, albeit horribly slowly, until it stopped reading and skipped to a position of 272GB out of 280. I power cycled and ...
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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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Will dd_rescue wipe my output hard drive?

I'm planning to use dd_rescue (as per IT support's instructions) to try and get the data contents of a faulty hard drive. We only have one external hard drive to back up onto which has enough free ...
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Are there any possibilities to recover data from dead hard disc [duplicate]

I have an Sea-gate 500gb hard disc that is completely dead, i mean when i connect hard disc to my system it is not getting detected. But i had so much of important data in it, i need those data now. ...
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Unable to recover deleted file using icat

I am trying to recover a deleted file using icat, but I don't get any output. The partition looks like this $ fls -o 59472 -r w3_image.dd d/d 11: lost+found r/r 12: msg r/r * 13: msg.txt d/d 2529: ...