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How to recover at least audio from broken recorded skype stream file?

I used "Free Video Call Recorder for Skype - DVDVideoSoft" to record an audio-video stream at skype conversation, but mp4 file got broken somehow, because I can not open it with any media player. I ...
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TrueCrypt - Recover file from encrypted container using offsets

So I had a drive that I had fully encrypted using TrueCrypt that, thanks to having multiple distractions during the Windows 7 install process, I mistakenly managed to format. There was only one file ...
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Is it possible to transfer data from a damaged hard drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with a damaged hard drive. I was wondering about a few things really. Is it possible to recover/transfer data from it at all? I assume it's only partially bad, ...
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External hard disk not showing disk Info in Windows 7 and asking for format for opening [duplicate]

I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before ...
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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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Recover mac-formatted harddrive on Windows

My girlfriend's harddrive crapped out on her Macbook. I've replaced it with a new one, but I want to see if I can scavenge anything off the drive. I've plugged it into my Win7 machine...but I need ...
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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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Can I recover data from a clobbered NTFS volume? [duplicate]

First of all, yes, I know I'm a moron. Long story short, I overwrote the first few dozen megabytes of a 2 terabyte disk, clobbering the partition table and beginning of an NTFS partition. It's all ...
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How to recover data from a damaged or bad DVD?

I have many data DVDs these were working fine some days back. But now I am having problems reading the data of these DVDs. I have tried them on different drives but no luck. It seems that they are ...
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Accidentally written a small bootable image to an external HD, deleted it and now have a large 'unallocated partition'. What are my options?

I was trying to get a 65MB bootable image (Nook Manager, for rooting my Nook ebook reader) to write to an SD card in Win32 Disk Imager. Somehow it must have selected my external HD and written the ...
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Using gnu dd_rescue to rescue data from a failed hard disk

I'm using gnu ddrescue 1.18.1 from the SystemRescueCD Linux distribution. I started the recovery process yesterday using this tutorial: ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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forensic disk image of randomly disconnecting disk

I'm currently aquiring a disk image for data recovery, however the disk is malfunctioning and is randomly disconnecting during the acquisition. I'm using the linux "dd utility" with conv=noerror,sync ...
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How to copy files from Hard Drive on a system with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

I have a friend who has a computer that will not boot. He says that When he tries to boot he gets a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Is it possible to copy the files from the HDD even if the OS will not ...
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How to recover a PowerPoint file that was deleted on Mac?

I deleted everything from my computer because I thought I didn’t need any of the documents. Unfortunately, I do. I put everything in the trash bin and then deleted everything from there. I am ...
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Computer won't boot up: “hal.dll is missing or corrupt”

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me out. I'm in desperate need to recover my data, and I really do not know where to begin. This is my old PC (HP Pavilion M7480N media center, Windows ...
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Deleting file in Active@ Undelete

I am using Active@ Undelete 9.5.59 to recover a folder that disappeared from my SD card. After performing a scan on my SD card via Active@ Undelete, I've found the folder. But Active@ Undelete don't ...
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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 a damaged PGD file

Recently, I got a disk crash and one partition of my HDD was wiped out. I used EaseusDataRecoveryWizard to search for some important files I had. There are 2 PGD files, virtual disks used by PGP ...
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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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Can I repair a physically broken USB drive?

My friend just wrote to me, all in panic, that he had broken his USB with his math homework for tomorrow. (Yes, no other backups, just that.) It looks like this now: Is there any way that I could ...
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Recovering data from a fried external hard drive

I've got an old Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive, 500 GB. It’s the kind that needs an AC adapter to power it. It has been sitting in storage for about 3 years when I pulled it out to get the ...
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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 to Transfer Data From an External IDE HDD to a Windows 7 PC

I have a 50 GB Seagate IDE HDD from a 10+ year old Windows XP machine. I thought I could easily transfer all the important data from this HDD to a new maching running Windows 7 by pulling it from the ...
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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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Extract outlook settings from a non-bootable drive

I have a hard drive that won't boot any more, but I can mount it in Windows on another computer. I'd like to extract all of the outlook settings from the dead drive so that I can replace the new ...
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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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Recovering deleted files from Google Drive

I installed Google Drive on a new laptop and waited till all the files to upload but the new laptop didn't have enough space so I deleted the files without realising that it will affect the files on ...
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Restore files overwritten from image restoration?

So I had a problem with my Windows 7 install and decided to restore a month old image to fix it since nothing else was working. I was able to access the hard drive so I backed up my main folder and ...
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Can i cycle through the different text copied using the Ctrl+c shortcut key

I typed around 30-40 lines of something very important and in a hurry the notepad wasn't saved and closed.So as the notepad is closed and not saved how can i get back the data which i had entered. -I ...
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External Hard Drive - Data Corrupted

I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive. Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive. The ...
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How can I get data off of a damaged thumb drive?

A guy I work with just came by to ask me about a damaged thumb drive/USB flash drive. Apparently his son dropped it on a hard surface and it won't power up anymore. They've tried plugging it into ...
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Hard Disk recovery

I have 3 disks of the same type model and year of production. All the disks were used part of a generic solution of an IBM server solution. My problem is that all 3 disks suffered the same ...
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Crark Overwritten a rar file

I think i ran an invalid cRARk command 'file.rar l8' command prompt didn't return the directory. I assumed it was doing something then my 1GB rar turned into 1Kb. What happened and is there anyway to ...
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WD external hard drive turns off

I've got an external hard drive (WD500BMVU) that was dropped and now does not mount anymore if I connect it to my Laptop (Mac). When I connect it with the USB cable, the LED light goes on, I hear the ...
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Western Digital my passport 2TB

My passport WD 2TB is about 2 years old and was working perfectly on both PC and Mac up to yesterday. Today when I plugged it in, it whirred loudly. The power light is continuously flashing. It ...
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Seagate GoFlex 2TB suddenly undetected by my iMac; how do I access my data?

My Seagate external drive is undetected by my iMac, and I get a message that it was not ejected properly (but I hadn't done anything to it). How do I access the 1.5TB data on it?
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Could HDD recovery require more than one donor drive?

When my HDD started corrupting data I took it to professional drive recovery service. I was told that it was hardware failure and donor drive is required. Donor drive would be used for parts to ...
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SQL file can be returned but contents are damaged

I have a DataTraveler brand flash disk (4GB, file system - NTFS). The entire contents (directories and files) were accidentally deleted. Most of the files that were deleted. I got them back using a ...
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Recovering RAM data from a frozen PC using a ColdBoot attack

Initial Question: How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen. I removed my question from that topic to post here per request. This article is a how-to tutorial on using a ...
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Some programs don't work after restoring to new hard disk

System - Windows XP SP2 4GB Ram. Downloads stop at 99%. Same result in IE8 and Firefox 31. Problems started after I restored a backup to new 500GB HDD using Acronis. Had no problems previously, but ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from EXT4 partition?

I have cloned an EXT4 partition via raw dd command from a Galaxy Nexus phone. How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from the EXT4 partition? I need to recover some WAVE samples(I'm ...
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Cross OS data recovery, USB drive involved.

A MacBook had OS X 10.4 and Windows XP dual booting using rEFIt. Then the Windows partition gets corrupted and it won't boot. Presumably a virus. There were sensitive files there and those were ...
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Recover data from corrupted dmg

I had a simular problem as in the asked question (see link) Tools/tips to recover data from a corrupt DMG disk image? Really want to try nworkers solution to this problem but before I do something ...
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How to recover a file deleted via cmd? [duplicate]

I deleted a bunch of corrupted files via the cmd. It turns out, the files were not corrupted. Unfortunately, when I checked the bin the files where not there. Is there any way for me to recover those ...
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Recover files from RAW Drive in Windows

Portable USB Hardrive get corrupted (Bad sectors) and now is detecting as RAW. I'm trying to find golden solution to deal with this so Everyone including me will have example what to do to recover ...
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Bad Windows Partition Recovery

We have a Seagate Barracude 750GB SATA Hard-Drive that is now refusing to access the partition Windows 7 is located on. I have trouble shooted this hard-drive with both Windows Tools and Linux ...
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On a failing hard drive, I am able to view data but unable to copy it - why?

I have a 2.5" external hard drive that is failing. It's not making the expected 'clicking' noise that most hard drives and I am able to view the data, but I am unable to actually retrieve the data. ...