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how to view hidden files on an NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac?

I have some files on my external NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac using Paragon NTFS. Back in Windows 7, I'm unable to view said files. I believe they exist because they still occupy space on ...
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Damaged hard disk - FAT32 - lost boot sector and root directory

I've got an external 640Gb HDD which has been badly treated (accidentally packed into a sea shipment container then left in storage for 9 months, probably had some extreme temperatures too). I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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How to recover files deleted by System Restore

My buddy has done a System Restore to recover his laptop. This System Restore deleted a whole bunch of Javascript files in his My Documents folder belonging to a project he was working on. They were ...
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Postgres DB table recovery

I was using PG Admin and modifying a table in my DB. I was actually adding two fields. Once done, I hit the OK button and PG Admin hung up. I think this is the first time. Now I cannot open that ...
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Best program to restore NTFS partition table

I have a drive that seems to have a lost partition table. EaseUS and Photorec seemed to not know about any partitions, but restored about 1 TB of files from the disk, however they are all useless and ...
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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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recovering a windows home server (v1) hdd

I just had my windows homeserver (v1) die All im left with are 3 hard drives 2 of the drives show up as blank when I plug them into my usb sata reader the 3rd drive has 2 partitions system and Data ...
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Undelete NTFS Files to Same Location

My backup utility deleted about 200 GB of data accidentally from my backup drive. I still have the data on my main drive but it will take too much time if I copy and paste it again. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a way to read the files off of a hard drive that was previously in a Western Digital MyBook External HDD Enclosure?

My external hdd unfortunately took a tumble the other day and it landed square on the usb connector, breaking the socket off so it was inside the enclosure just rattling around, leaving me unable to ...
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Restoring messages from Nokia Ovi Suite

I had synchronized many messages from my phone to Nokia Suite but after upgrading my computer from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows Ultimate I can no longer access them. Nokia Suite gets uninstalled ...
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External Adata HDD stopped working

My external HDD Adata Classic CH94 has stopped working. It is a 500 GB HDD with at least 270+ GB filled with TV shows, games, movies and images. When I attached it, I got this message. The message ...
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Is there a way to keep file structure when using Photorec?

I keep getting folders that are just piles of items. I need the original structure of the recovered files.
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Trying to mount a partition to recover files

One of the partitions on an external drive just went partway south on me. It shows up grayed out (unmounted) in Disk Utility as "disk3s5" but DU won't mount it. I ran the following: localhost:~ tod$ ...
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Replace disk electronics in HDD Password Protected hard drives

I have HDD password protected hard drive (Seagate ST320LT007) which dies recently, most probably because of damaged electronics. I would like to buy new one and replace demaged electronic with ...
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My LapTop Internal Hard Drive is Not detecting

I am using HCL Leap top model Laptop. It is 5 years old one. The internal 160gb hard drive is not detected. I enquired nearby data recovery agents for data recovery and they informed me that head part ...
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External hard drive unplugged while running iTunes…Corrupted files

I have nearly 2TB of Movies and TV Shows copied to iTunes on an external hard drive. Last night, I was unplugging a cord behind my desk and I accidentally unplugged my HD. Well, when I plugged it back ...
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Recover .php files from an accidental partition format

I'm trying to recover .php files from an accidental partition format. I've used a lot of software, but the results are the same, unreadable text that looks: Download full file.
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Windows forces me to format hd

When I mount a harddrive to my computer, then it tells me I've got to format it, before using it. I know that I once used it as a normal hd and it still contains data. As I've found out, the mfr could ...
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Can an inode table on the root partition be-rebuilt or salvaged?

A friend (not technical) has a Linux server running CentOS which will no longer boot. His IT guy looked at it and says the inode table on the root partition was basically gone. Since the inode table ...
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How to restore data after repartitioning a drive?

Yesterday night I properly shut down my laptop, but the next morning when I opened my laptop, I found that two of the drives were missing. I checked Disk Management and it said that there was "90GB ...
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Error check first and then recover?

I have a few files that I'd want to try recovering from a pendrive. The thing is, when I connect it, windows popped up saying if I'd like to get my drive checked for errors. My question is, would I ...
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How can I recover damaged FAT12 disk image?

So a damaged disk image with FAT12 filesystem is given, which FATs and RootDir is empty but content of files are still existed in clusters. How can I recover this damaged disk image? I tried to use ...
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Cannot access files after trying to upgrade Ubuntu

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04. I left it for 24 hours but the upgrade did not complete. Hence I cancelled the upgrade. I thought I will copy all the files that I have to a DVD/CD and ...
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Recovering text from an indexed and now-corrupted RTF file, using Windows.edb

My laptop with SSD drive had a sudden power loss, and upon booting windows up again, an RTF file seems to have been corrupted as a result (despite the file being saved to disk just fine - the file WAS ...
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How do I back up my Windows partition from an Ubuntu live CD?

My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a ...
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Mounting a USB drive that doesn't automatically install in Windows 7

I have an external usb hard drive enclosure. I'm attaching some very old IDE drives to from an old computer to see if there are any photographs or things worth saving on them. I plug the enclosure in ...
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How to access NTFS partition and erase files on clicking hard drive (part-success)

Had a new laptop for 4 days and when turned on today, the hard drive (Hitachi) was clicking (hardware fault) and Windows won't load: "0xc00000e9 error - hardware fault". Definitely not dropped the ...
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ownership of hard drive recoveery of files Windows 7

Here is the issue. I have an old laptop that died that was running xp. I now have a win 7 laptop. I need to get the files off the old drive. Win 7 will not let me take ownership of the drive. I can ...
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Files missing after copying from one sdcard to another using Ubuntu 12.04

I have two Kingston sdcards 8GB and 32GB. The 8GB for HTC Sensation and 32GB for my Tablet (Chinese). I soon ran out of space on my phone and decided to swap the data between the sdcards. I copied the ...
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Data recovery from deleted partitions in windows XP

I accidentally deleted my whole 160 G hard disk while windows installation by pressing D, I lost all my data in drives D and E. I then installed windows in that hard disk by creating partition of ...
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Recovery disk of Acer Aspire not working, also deleted recovery partition

I'm using an Acer Aspire 5742g. It is under warranty, but by mistake I had deleted the recovery partition on the hard disk, which was around about 13-14 GB in size. I had created recovery discs ...
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Recover data from deleted hard drive

I deleted one of the hard drives when I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. I want to recover the data from that drive – can I do that?
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How can I recover folder removed from /tmp after reboot?

I just put web services folder into /tmp for some test. After I forgot that and reboot the server and now. my service folder is gone. So, I tried r-studio for recovery but I have got back nothing. ...
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Is it possible to repair corrupted hard disk?

I have a 500 GB Seagate portable hard disk. It was partitioned with 5 partitions, each of 100 GB. 3 partitions are working properly, but 2 partitions are corrupted. When I plug the hard disk into my ...
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How to recover inbox & outbox mails in Eudora

I use Eudora 6.2 for single POP3 mail. Sudden power failure in my machine left all inbox, outbox & other mailboxes empty. As Eudora was set up not to leave mails in server, I can't get mails from ...
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“Unexpected end of file” error while uncompressing lzma file

I've got a file called foo.tar.lzma. While trying to decompress it, I get "Unerwartetes Dateiende" ("Unexpected end of file"). I assume I lost quite a lot of bytes, but 1.1 GB are still there. The ...
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Recovery of Bitlocker protected 100Gb drive on Windows 7

I have two operating systems on two different drives. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows XP 32-bit. I used Bitlocker on a 100Gb NTFS drive on Windows 7, which Windows XP couldn't recognize. ...
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Recover files that are still there

A few days ago, after bringing my USB-HDD from home and connecting it to my work PC, Windows 7 has automatically showed the "Check Disk window" (the one that you get, when you right-click on the ...
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Iomega Home Media hard drive shows empty directories after data loss

I have an Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, 1TB. After a 220V blackout we had during the night and due to the cold weather, I can't access the data on the drive. The shares (both built-in and ...
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Truecrypt partly encrypted

My friend tried to encrypt his external hard drive with Truecrypt in Windows 7, but he realized that he forgot the password, so he stopped the encryption at ~30%. Is there a way for him to at least ...
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Data Recovery - ChromiumOS reformats drive

System: EeePc 1015pem hard drive size: 320 GB Before Chromium install: 1 recovery partition - Windows 7 starter. 1 NTFS for Windows 7. 1 EFI partition for boot booster. The remaining drive, ...
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Virus Attack. Backup drive reads empty while files are not wiped

I had a virus attack which is preventing me from accessing all my data on both the computer and my backup drive. When I connect the drive, it still shows as having the files on it but when I open the ...
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Recover NTFS partition on a iPC

On my "PC" : I installed iPC/Mac OS X (I created HFS+ partition during the installation process) Next, I created a FAT32 GUID partion with Mac OS X Disk utility. Then I installed Windows Vista on a ...
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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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effective back-up using Raid / Win7 back-up

I have a stand-alone pc system with two 2 tb harddiscs, one of which configured as Raid1, i.e. mirorring. The operational drive is partitioned. I use an external 1 tb harddisc for back-up using ...
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Access denied to encrypted files after deleting system profile

After my profile became corrupt (from an IE7 developer toolbar bug... that's another story), I was forced to deleted C:\Documents And Settings[myUserAccount]. After having a sysadmin recreate the ...