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Recover a particular folder from the hard disk

I am learning about recovery processes of corrupted / deleted data etc. from hard disks. So, I took an external hard disk and made 3 big folders with Pictures Videos and Music. The total data content ...
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Restore data from bacula

We are using Bacula for data recovery. One of my client system has crashed. I want to recover the data from Bacula server. Can anybody suggest me solution or link which can help in above situation? ...
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Restoring XP Recycler folder on Win7

Now I am not terribly optimistic but here goes. Have been sifting through the old HDD copy to recover some Symbian files, and found some through search. Turns out the whole directories were in the ...
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Cipher /W not blanking deleted files

Windows includes a tool called Cipher which can be used to blank deleted files from a harddisk by overwriting the sectors. As per these documents: ...
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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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data gone on hdd after os installed on hdd

I just installed a new os (win7) on an ssd. After installation I plugged in my old hdd drive which seems to be recognized ok but the data drive just shows a folder called $WINDOWS.~BT while all 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Recover corrupted video files

I managed to delete video files from a SD card when transferring. Using testdisk I have been able to recover some .mov files and .dat files with the right time-stamp and size, however the .mov files ...
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Recovering a Mac HFS partition

The other day my 128gb flash stick refused to be recognised when I plugged it in, giving me a 'failed to initialize' error with options to format it or eject. This was particularly frustrating because ...
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recover data from single RAID 1 disk

I have a Lacie 2 Big NAS drive containing 2x1TB disks in RAID 1 mode. Since one of the disks was being reported to fail, I tried to backup the contents of the NAS to another external HDD. ...
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Restore deleted Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition

I've deleted an external HDD via OS X disk utility and created a new Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition but didn't write any data to it. The password differs from the deleted Partion ...
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How to access the data on an old hard drive?

I had a few old backup drives from my Windows computer that I wanted to go through. They are 5-6 years old. And they are internal drives so I got a USB adapter kit from the brand Deltaco. So far I ...
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Recover NTFS partition overwritten by Mac OS X installer

When installing OS X to a different disk, I accidentally quick erased my ~3TB NTFS HDD to Mac Extended (HFS+). I believe I originally had one partition on the drive because it didn't have an OS, it ...
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How to recover data from a bit-shift partitioned/formatted hard disk with only a LBA-Assist USB dock?

I have a 3TB hard disk partitioned and formatted on a SATA-to-USB3 dock that used bitshift address translation. I use it with my Mac so it's GPT and HFS+. The dock has died and I have been unable to ...
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How photorec works in recovering files?

This is in relation to my previous question here, but since it involves the program itself, I'm asking this separately for those who may use photorec. I'm currently running photorec to recover files ...
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I have a corrupt gpt with a luks partition. How do I recover the disk?

I encrypted my drive about a month or so ago with LUKS(through Gnome Disks). It was working just fine and I restarted my computer, then Some time later I tried to access the drive and it wasn't ...
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Recover truncated/overwritten (with zero bytes) file on ext4

I managed to truncate a file on my ext4 file system. (Ubuntu 12.04/64). I realised the problem right away and unmounted the file system. No bytes were written to the new file so it's now 0 bytes ...
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NTFS file restore it without copy for recover

I have deleted a file from an NTFS drive using winhex by setting flag to 0x00 of file in use. It deleted the file from the drive. I now want to get the file back by setting the flag again to 0x01 of ...