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A weird issue relate to ext4/lvm/raid-5 after partition recovery

I have 3 hard disks, in the following paragraphs named /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc, newest came first. Note: /dev/sdc has one primary partition /dev/sdc1, one extended partition /dev/sd2, and 3 ...
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Why is my 500GB hdd not readable after dd'ed on a different 500GB hdd?

Accidentally formatted an important external 500GB hdd yesterday. Not an SDD, 2.5". (Quick) formatting occured while installing windows xp on it. I had the wrong usb drive plugged in. ~600MB are ...
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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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Recover lost video file/stream from an NTFS filesystem

I recorded an online video conference using CamStudio. Unfortunately when it reached 4 GB CamStudio suddenly warned me it couldn't save the file (because of its size or something) any more, then ...
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Data Recovery using testDisk failing

Continuation of this question: I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using TestDisk. After selecting the partition and selecting Undeleted, it says, No deleted file found. ...
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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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Data Recovery from a USB with exFAT file system that gone RAW

I have a 64 GB USB with exFAT (with 4096 byte Unit Allocation Size) file system. I have connected it to a Bus entertainment system which was running Android to listen my music within. It didn't see my ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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Data recovery from laptop which was formatted because of new Windows 7 installation

I want to recovery my data from an Windows 7 Ultimate installation. My laptop got stolen but later I caught the theft. But unfortunately all my data is lost because he formatted my laptop and put on a ...
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How to recovery files from a damaged Windows instalation?

My Windows 7 installation won't start, so I need to reinstall it. But I have some important files in the Desktop, and I can't back these up using a Ubuntu LiveCD. I can enter every folder except my ...
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/home “cleaned” during ubuntu 12.10 installation on btrfs

I had a seperate btrfs partition for my home directory in my old ubuntu instalation. I "upgraded" the installation by installing a clean system on my ext4 partition which got formatted and mounted as ...
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ICQ Messenger - Recovery Of Historical Chats

I have uninstalled an older version of ICQ. I triple checked that I did NOT, in the uninstall process, set it to delete the historical conversations (and anything else related to ICQ history). Then I ...
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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External WD drive not recognized

I have a friends WD hard drive, he has had it for about 8 years. I know, a long time. After recently picking it up after not using for a while, it seems that it will not recognize on the multiple ...
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Does software (similar to DVDisaster) exist which can create images and parity at the same time?

DVDisaster is an awesome tool for archiving things reliably, as it creates ECC in case of physical damage to the media. However, when using it for backup purposes it can be a bit awkward -- one must ...
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SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED

I've got a Seagate HD 888GB here which I use with a Macbook Pro. This week it stopped working. It is shown as "unmounted" in Disk Utility. I tried it on Windows 7 as well but it's not working there ...
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How to recover data from Intel SSD 320 Series

I have an Intel SSD 320 Series 600GB. A few days ago, my system froze because of some irrelevant failure and I had to force the computer to turn off. When I attempted to reboot the computer, my SSD no ...
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Recovering part of a Word document

Last week, a friend of mine was typing in a Microsoft word document while driving (being driven), and reports "hitting a bump in the road" and losing the content of the document. I imagine that what ...
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Finding files/folders deleted from truecrypt container

In the course of "backing up" my TrueCrypt files, I managed to delete the wrong files (deleting my new files and and leaving the older backups instead). I tried pressing Ctrl-Z but no luck. I have ...
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Recovering data from possibly corrupted Truecrypt volume

I have an external hard drive (no system files on it) which has been encrypted using truecrypt. Suddenly today when i tried to mount the hard drive, I got the following error: Incorrect password or ...
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Data recovery from file collections

I am presently working as a summer intern. My first objective is, given a collection of files, recover and identify the file types present in it. To download sample pseudo-forensics data I have been ...
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Can we get the data from the hard disk after performing Disk Sanitizer?

I accidentally press F10 4 to 5 times while the system rebooting and it gone to the Disk Sanitizer option , and the total harddisk data is erased . When I try to install the OS again , it is showing ...
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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How to recover files deleted by using foremost

I'm wrong folder and delete a list of very important python files! How can I configure the rules in foremost to recover them? and using Debian O.S /etc/foremost.conf CONFIGURATION FILE ...
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Trying to restore data, usb drive not properly detected?

I am trying to recover files from a usb drive with a corrupted filesystem, thus far I have had no luck. When hooking it up to a machine with Ubuntu I get the following information: Syslog ...
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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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.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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Recover EFS Certificatate Dead MoBo

I created an encrypted file with Windows 7 32-bit on a NAS (mybooklive) and backed the file (not the certificate) up locally to the computer's hard drive. The original Win7 computer had a motherboard ...
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My WD passport detected but not shown on my computer

1TB WD harddisk is detected in laptop but drives not visible on my computer. Under disk managment drives shown without letters. Right clicking on these drives give 2 options: Delete volume Help. ...
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TestDisk: The harddisk is reported as too small?

I am trying to restore partitions on an old hard drive. The drive has been formatted previously. I am using TestDisk 6.14. When I choose the option Deeper Search I think it finds something, because a ...
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corrupt patition table - testdisk cant find all partitions

I was resizing a partition when my PC freezed and I had no alternative that shut down manually. Unfortunatly that cause my partition table to became corrupt. My partition table was like this: ...
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Windows 8 unformatted drives data recovery

My system recently crashed and I have to re-install Windows. I had 4 drives and 100GB each and system drive of 30 GB. Now when I was installing it did not let me install on the already existing 30 GB ...
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Recovery of disk with intermittent errors

The hard disk drive (Hitachi HTS547575A9E384) in my laptop (Samsung NP300E5A-A07PL) has failed... again (it was once replaced by warranty)! Lubuntu 12.10 noticed disk errors and switched '/' to ...
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Reiserfs partition data recovery (success)

i am having windows xp as my os. but i have raiserfs partions created by suse linux on same HDD. i need to recover data from the linux partitions now. i created opensuse live usb and booted from it. ...
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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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Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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Trying to recover HDD from desktop computer

I have a friend's HDD which has crashed due to a virus, at least he thinks. The HDD's C:\ partition shows up as unformatted/raw, D:\ is fine and has no problems. The HDD is from a Windows 7 machine ...
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Restore files after a reformat

A couple of friends of mine had problems with their computer (OS crash) and let a friend fix it. The problem is that he did a reformat and a fresh install of the OS without asking. They had all their ...
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Possible to access Intel Matrix Raid 1 partition from chipset without ICH*R?

I have got 2 HDDs that were part of an Intel Matrix Raid (now "Rapid Storage Technology") where I had it setup as half RAID 0 and half RAID 1. The motherboard had an ICH9R chipset I think. The ...
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How can I restore my deleted calendar data in Windows Live Mail?

I have been using the calendar in Windows Live Mail for months now. When I logged on yesterday, all of the data and appointments I have been inputting for months is gone. The calendar is completely ...
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How to recover a file using the FAT cluster chain instead of using the stored length in the FAT table?

I'm trying to recover movie files from my TNT receiver hard drive but it corrupts its FAT32 allocation table (crappy cheap device...) Using dosfsck is useless because the correct file length is the ...
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What diagnostics are safe to run on an SSD drive?

I have a MacBook Pro (late 2010) with a Crucial RealSSD 256Gb in it; 60Gb is given to the Windows 7 x64 BootCamp partition. I have a USB-attached 500Gb drive for (most) data. In the last day or so, ...
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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 unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is ...
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HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
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How to recover deleted files with original filenames on FAT32 usb?

I have tried several products to recover the data. I have all of the original files thanks to photorec and foremost however, the images are useless without the correct filenames. I have all of the ...
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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2TB hard drive only showing as 4GB

When I place the drive into an external enclosure, Linux Mint “Disks” application states that the drive is only 4GB, but it's a 2TB hard drive. Disks also reports “Disk is OK, one bad sector.” Any ...
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Xcode has deleted my folder contents

I ve this huge problem and I don't know what to do. I created a new xcode project with AFNetworking Application template, then chose folder in which to create the project, and suddenly xcode crashes, ...