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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Post-“btrfs replace” - get data from replaced device

Prelude: I have a laptop with a HDD, and I added an SSD recently to the DVD-bay. I used btrfs replace start to migrate from the HDD to the SSD live, and all went well. There is a big "mysterious" ...
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Windows Recovery

Can I use a recovery disk created on a Lenovo to recover windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite. The Lenovo is also windows 8.1. I recently accidentally installed Linux Mint on the hard drive and removed ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted

Note: I've asked this question before with an unregistered user and lost access to it (I have lost alot on Christmas day this year) so I am reposting it to be able to comment on any feedback. I have ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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mount .dmg from one hard drive to another

I was able to create a clone from a failing 1 TB HD via Data Rescue 3. The .dmg that is produced is 1.01TB and currently sitting on a borrowed 2TB hard drive. In order to mount this onto the brand new ...
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Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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Is it possible to recover a directory on Linux?

I did something stupid: /trunk/vmware$ du -h svn 6,1G svn /trunk/vmware$ sudo mkdir -p /data/vmware /trunk/vmware$ (sudo tar cf - svn) | (sudo cd /data/vmware; sudo tar xf -) sudo: cd: command not ...
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Corrupted external ssd after connecting to windows

I have a samsung external ssd with password protection. This ssd was formatted on a mac. After connecting it to a windows pc (which failed) I am no longer able to access any of the data on the ssd. ...
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Can't do System Restore (failed to extract the file, 0x80070301)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system and settings were not changed. Details: System restore failed to extract the file (C:\Windows\Installer) from the restore ...
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Recover data after deleted and formated

Well I've searched on this site something equal to my problem and I didn't find any help... Let's say I had a keystore.jks file on my %User/KeyStore/% (I was using Windows 8 by the way), then I ...
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Is Kaspersky deleting my files?

My coworker has a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine with Kaspersky installed. Lately, Kaspersky has been giving her popups with malware warnings. Today, she informed me that Kaspersky brought up a ...
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I need a software for converting hex file to readable text [closed]

I need some suggestions for software that can convert corrupted database file (in hex format) to readable text in one line. As you can see in the screenshot, I want that text in red box to be ...
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FreeNas single disk ZFS Pool Volume no longer mounts, HDD is 100% SMART ok, need help recovering data

I'm facing a huge issue with a small NAS i have at work. I've made the NAS a few months back as a test, but since then it's full of important data, a lot of which not backed up anywhere else. This ...
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OS X Time Machine

So was trying to backup my time machine drive onto another disk, but I got an message about it being case sensitive. So I was playing around with Disk Utility in El-Capitan, I was on the partition tab ...
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Recover contacts from a deleted profile from Outlook for Mac 2011

I deleted a profile in Outlook for Mac 2011. My contacts were on this profile. Is there a way to get them back?
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Recover password from Window 7 email client from external HD

I have a hard drive pulled from a Windows 7 computer. The user added their email to the default Windows 7 email client and then forgot the password. They can't recover their password using the ...
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Post-data-recovery: list of file types that can be checked for integrity?

I just got back from the data recovery center, where they recovered about 2TB of data from an HFS+ volume on a failed Seagate ST3000DM001. They say there was no physical damage to the platters, it was ...
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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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File causing player to play 'arbitrary' data

I have come across a really weird thing, and I'm asking so that you might be able to help me make sense of the situation - which I believe shouldn't occur. So... I started downloading a video file ...
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Recover important photos/videos from unallocated space on MicroSD card (if possible)

I'm trying to recover photos/videos from the unallocated space on a MicroSD card, which was used in a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190N. The previously healthy card appears to have become corrupted, ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 10

A year and a half ago I successfully encrypted my external Western Digital hard drive using Bitlocker. After a few days I disabled Bitlocker, so the decryption process started. Halfway through this ...
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Undelete unliked, opened file on NTFS

I was unpacking a big tar.gz archive and by mistake I deleted the archive while it was unpacking. I need it back. It's still held by tar -xf (which is using pigz) but I SIGSTOPPED them both waiting ...
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How can I recover lost Google Chrome bookmarks?

I installed the free upgrade to Windows 10. Now, I see that I've lost all of my files (pictures,videos,..), and more importantly in my case, the content of my bookmarks in Google Chrome. How can I get ...
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Recover Deleted File Seconds After It was Downloaded and Deleted

Hypothetically speaking, If I transferred an excel file (75 MB) from a remote location to my downloads folder and it only sits on my drive for no more than 2 minutes, then got deleted. How likely are ...
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Unable to format memory card in PC [duplicate]

My memory card is not detected in PC. I tried the following but still could not recover it, Tried the HPUSB format tool it says "Memory card is write protected". Right clicked on my computer -> ...
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Recover Chrome passwords from laptop drive

I have a failed laptop which has some passwords stored in the Chrome browser. Unfortunately, it seems that some of the passwords were not properly synced with the cloud before the laptop failed, so I ...
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Difficulty Connecting To Hard Drive Via USB SATA Cable

I have a one year old 1TB Western Digital hard drive from which I am trying to recover some files. The drive had Windows 7 on it, installed from a factory disk. I am attempting to connect to my ...
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/bin removed in Kali 1.0.9

I had to delete a bin directory from my USB and accidentally typed "rm -r /bin" (deleting the bin directory from my file system instead). I restarted and now I can't even log in (there's no prompt for ...
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Using testdisk to recover a partition corrupted after enabling NTFS support on OSX

I have a 1TB WD external drive. I had a 1TB ntfs partition that I used to keep all my files on Windows. After moving to OSX, I tried many ways to make OSX write on it (macfuse, paragon), but after a ...
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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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Copy OS to a new system

There are lots of posts to help you move your system to another one just like this one. However my PC is dead and I am buying a new system with an SSD. Is there a workaround to copy my system and work ...
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Recover files deleted during windows installation

I had windows 7 installed on my computer and somehow it stopped working after trying for few times I decided to reinstall windows 7 hoping that files in c drive will be moved to windows.old but it ...
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Recover Word documents from computer lab PC when source (USB) drive no longer exists?

I lost my 60 GB USB drive quite recently back in my school's computer lab. Unfortunately, by the time I got there when I realized my USB was missing, it was already gone. So, its currently missing. ...
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dd'ed the partition my debian was running on, now I get 'unknown file system'. how to make the (surviving) files accessible again?

details: Wanted to create linux boot stick with dd command (1,1 GB iso) Copy paste mistake led to dd'ing this iso to the partition running my debian jessie (sda1) After reboot I get 'unknown file ...
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Upgraded from Win 8 to 10, Missing Files

We upgraded (not clean install) several computers to win10 from either win8 or win7 recently. Every other computer had absolutely zero data loss, but in one computer we had two critical excel files ...
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Recover overwritten .tar file on otherwise empty drive

I had a partition with basically nothing but a giant .tar file on it (that plus Ubuntu's "lost+found"). Then when I went to extract the tar file, I accidentally did tar -c instead of tar -x, replacing ...
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Which will be the size of a ddrescue image?

I'm trying to fully understand ddrescue before using it to decide which is the best strategy to recover the most from a maybe damaged HDD. Chances are the hardware is not damaged but before trying any ...
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How is Data Recovered when a RAID array fails

I am thinking of using hardware RAID (levels 5 and 10) on my computers. What I don't get is how is data recovered when something goes bad and the RAID array fails (RAID Card problem or anything else). ...
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Can files be recovered from a disk encrypted with FileVault?

I formatted a USB stick that had an HFS+ partition encrypted with Apple's FileVault. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I would like some of the data back. The drive was not ...
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Accidental format ext HD from mac journaled to exFAT

With Disk Utility I have accidentally changed my Mac Journaled external backup to exFAT. How do I recover the files?
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can copy large file to nas

I'm trying to recover a faulty raid and I have successfully recovered it , I'm using a software called UFS explorer to rebuild the raid 5 and I can see the files when I try to save the recovered ...
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R-Studio Recovery Save/Load Session

http://www.r-studio.com/ I have scanned formatted disk, but I`ve realized, that I have not space to restore data. Can I save restore session, find another big disk, load session and start instant ...
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External hdd wont open

My external hdd appears on my computer but wont open. It appears in disk management aswell as active and healthy. Is there a way to recover the files in the external hdd? EDIT So far I have used the ...