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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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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 ...
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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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Why some recovery tools are still able to find deleted files after I purge Recycle Bin, defrag the disk and zero-fill free space?

As far as I understand, when I delete (without using Recycle Bin) a file, its record is removed from the file system table of contents (FAT/MFT/etc...) but the values of the disk sectors which were ...
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How to reset an NTFS MFT for no tracks of deleted files names to be found there?

When a file is deleted from the hard drive and the free space it used to occupy is securely overwritten (wiped), recovery tools can still usually find the file was there and show its name. As far as I ...
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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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Recovering the data from a failed WD My Book NAS drive

My Western Digital 500GB NAS drive (which is my main backup device) has recently broken. Windows can no longer use it as a network drive (using Map Network Drive), and the web-based control panel is ...
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External WD hard drive unrecognised and making odd noises (hum of death?)

My 500GB WD external HDD was working fine a few months ago, and I've just plugged it in again. It is now unrecognised by my OSX, Ubuntu and Windows boxes, and doesn't seem to spin up when connected. ...
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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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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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HDD only visible from Linux, GParted says “unallocated partition”

My Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB HDD suddenly is unrecognized by Windows 7. It's an external My Book drive, but plugging it vía USB from his case is unrecognized by Windows 7 or Linux, so I have to ...
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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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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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Recovering text files in terminal using grep on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I foolishly removed some source code from my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine with rm -rf when doing something with buildout. I want to try and recover these files again. I haven't touched the system ...
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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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Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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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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Recovery Hard Disk with Bad Sectors

I have a WD Element 1TB external hard Disk and suddenly I got some errors in data reading and writing. I decided to recover it, and I tried to do so many ways and nothing worked. I tried to run ...
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Recovering a corrupted .txt file

Well, my system crashed as I was saving a text file. When I reopened it, the data was unreadable (shows up as a bunch of ascii NULL characters) I'm guessing that there was a bit or two missing at ...
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How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

I lost a load of open tabs in Firefox that I want to recover. The details are in the browsing history but it is not the most friendly area of Firefox to wade through. The Export option there actually ...
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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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Accidentally deleted ALL Chrome cookies while trying to view some

I was trying to view the cookies in Chrome and perhaps delete them for a specific site. I tried to click the search box to enter some text to view just the cookies for the specific site, but ...
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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 ...