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Recovering Deleted Data onto the Same Drive [closed]

I just accidentally deleted pretty much all of my data. It is on a separate partition, and I have not touched anything except to try some undeleters. The biggest problem is that it is terabytes of ...
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WD External Hard Disk repeatedly making Clicking noise. Can I recover data? [duplicate]

My Western Digital External Hard Drive recently stopped working and started giving a clicking noise. Western Digital says that I need to send it to an authorized data recovery center for the warranty ...
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Restoring Windows deleted all my data, any way to recover it?

I have two users on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook(laptop), one of them is a Standard and the other Admin. Some months ago I had forgotten my admin account password which made working on the laptop ...
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How do I recover deleted e-mails that are still contained in a .dbx file?

Long story short I accidentally deleted all of my e-mails except for about 3. Now, fortunately upon looking at my Inbox.dbx file (from Outlook Express) they're all still in the file, even the deleted ...
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Recover data from HDD

Out of the blue, when I plugged in one of my external drives, I could only see a part of the contents in File Explorer; after trying to open the volume again a few times, I rebooted and was greeted by ...
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undelete files using a live cd

I'm trying to recover some data using testdisk and running ubuntu from a live cd. When i choose the undelete option i get the following message and it takes me out of testdisk: file ...
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Recover files from deleted partition

Somehow one of my partitions disappeared (I didn't even have the disk manager open, so I'm really not sure how that happened). The volume was simply deleted. It was an NTFS partition, created under XP ...
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How can I restore a lost file in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 10.04, there is a file that appears when I use the ls command with ~ right next to its name, like: file.c ~ I can't open it, rename it, or copy it. When I try to access it, I get the ...
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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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Recover RAID 5 with 2/4 failed drives

This Sunday one of my personal RAIDs disks failed. Stupidly, I thought, whatever, that's what I have a RAID for, I'll get a new one to replace it tomorrow. Barely two hours later it starts beeping ...
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How to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive after format in Ubuntu

I had NTFS drive with 4 partitions C:, D:, E:, F:. E drive is BitLocker encrypted. While installing Ubuntu, I have accidently formatted the whole drive. I have used TestDisk along with live Ubuntu ...
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Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling windows

Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling Windows system. Any idea how to recover it ?
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How can I find out what's on a certain block in an HFS+ formatted drive?

I've a hard disk that has damaged blocks. I'm now copying it using ddrescue to an external drive. I've a file with the list of the damaged blocks, how can I find out which files are located in the ...
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My thumb drive became corrupted and reads RAW now can I recover info

Inserting a thumbdrive i have been using for the past year - I get an alert that the drive is not formatted and is requesting to format the thumb drive. I did a recovery run and it showed up as RAW. i ...
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How to read old non-finalized CDs

I have a CD that was started in a 'multi-session' format, about 10 years ago, using CD writing software that I no longer have, on hardware that is long gone. The disk has files on it that are ...
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Recovery a file filled with zeroes

Can I recovery the contents of a file which was filled by zeroes? my notebook somehow lost the power and when I turned on my machine back some of the files open in a text editor was filled by zeroes. ...
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I Initialized my HDD to MBR? Can I recover the data ? (Note.. I just intialized, nothing else.) [duplicate]

I had an HDD in my Laptop. I connected that HDD to some other laptop via USBtoSATA bridge and it dint show in My Computer. After trying for several times, I went to disk management, and as soon as it ...
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How to restore from .ost file?

Before giving up my old computer, I copied the .ost file (with 6 OAB and 1 DAT files in the Outlook folder). I forgot to make and save a .pst file! Anyway, I see that there is no easy way to open a ...
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Recover data from drive with broken partition table

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. Recently it started showing corrupt windows installation, so I formatted the boot drive. But thereafter Windows installation itself showed that it could ...
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Accidentally Deleted folders and files from Desktop - Windows 7

I purposely shift+deleted a bunch of .jpeg files directly from the Desktop and ended up deleting also shortcuts and folders accidentally. I have already used two recovery programs: Recuva and ...
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Recover images from a digital camera memory card

I tried to connect the digital camera on the computer using USB but then the camera froze, so I tried to turn it off, but it wont turn off so I just removed the battery. When I plugged it in again, ...
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Old VAX machine crashed need to recover files

So I had a client contact me about some data recovery. I told her I'd take a look. Well when the box arrived I saw my first microVAX 3500. The only thing the lady was able to tell me was "one day it ...
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Filesystem on sd-card lost

Last time I want to bring my photos from SD-card (Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32 GB) to my computer (windows), my computer said that there is no file system on the card and I should format the card. Also my ...
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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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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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Is it possible to get back data from a Micro SD which is unresponsive?

I have a 2 GB Micro SD card. It was working very fine before few months ago and when I changed the phone I got a new one with that so I didn't use my Old one for a while. But few days ago I need some ...
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If an external HDD's USB port gets busted, will plugging the HDD's SATA directly to a PC possibly work?

My Western Digital MyBook Essential crashed recently, and I'm unable to access it through Ubuntu nor Windows. My goal is to recover my data, and wondering if it's advisable to connect the HDD ...
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Recover data from corrupt excel file

a friend has a corrupt excel file. When you attempt to open it in excel it says "File format is not valid". None of the tricks here work. The file is Excel 2003 format. She sometimes edits it on ...
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Recovering files in specific directory deleted after a specific time in Linux exf4

I got myself into a pickle earlier, and wanted to share my story in case it helps anybody. There is a question as well. I spent most of the day reworking a Rails app to internationalize it as a ...
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Mounting LVM2 volume with XFS filesystem

Unfortunately I'm not able to access the data on my NAS anymore. I can't figure out why this is the case as I haven't changed anything. So I plugged one of the harddisks in my computer to access the ...
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Recovering damaged external hard disk by installing internally

I had a 1TB Western Digital (My book series) 3.5" USB3. One day, the SATA to USB3 converter board was damaged and has not worked since. I decided to open the cover and use the HDD as an internal ...
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How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device?

What steps can I take to try to recover lost or inaccessible data from any storage device? Answers: This applies to any main storage devices; eg. internal/external hard drive, USB stick, Flash ...
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Recovering User Profile Deleted by System

Silly me trying to save time over data, accidently got my user profile deleted. Here is the situation: I have an ssd and an hdd. All program files/data are stored on ssd, user files were stored on ...
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Recover data from exFAT formatted HDD

I have a WD Elements 1TB HDD (originally with FAT32 system) which was mistakenly formatted (quickformat option) to exFAT file system using windows 7 format command. I primarily have personal photos, ...
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Data Recovery: Override kernel / usb-storage / sg idea of disk geometry

I have two Western Digital Caviar 68AA (6,8GB) drives pulled from an old server, one of them spun up and worked fine, and I retrieved the data using a USB-IDE converter. The other drive did not spin, ...
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Recover data after format from NTFS to FAT32 [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted an external hard drive on mac with Disk Utility from NTFS to FAT32. I'm looking at TestDisk to see if I'm able to recover the data that was on there, but I can't seem to ...
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Recover 2.7TB partition converted from GPT to MBR

I have a 3TB disk which had a 128MB Microsoft basic data partition at the beginning, and the rest was a large ~2.7TB ntfs partition. I recently converted this disk from GPT to MBR, and the second ...
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Recovering a partition table with testdisk

I'm trying to recover a partition table with testdisk. The disk contains a dual boot Windows 8 along a Linux OS. The Linux install contains four partitions: a swap partition, the / ext4 partition, the ...
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File copying utility like rsync with error handling like ddrescue, for data recovery from a hard drive with bad sectors or hardware failure [closed]

I have a hard drive with either bad blocks or sectors that are failing to read due to potential mechanical issues, such as a bad disk head, bad motor, or some other issue that is causing the hard ...
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Does deleting files via the command prompt using the del keyword offer any built in recovery such as the recycle bin?

So if a user did something like cd super_important_directory del /s /q *.* in the command prompt, does Windows push those files to the recycle bin? Are they permanently deleted and the only ...
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Does anyone have experience recovering the files from a Promise NS4300 server disk?

I have a Promise NS4300 server which contains 285Gb of user files. The windows protocol died so we could no longer access the hard drive (1 drive, no RAID). The support suggestions from Promise didn't ...
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Recover data from quick formatted DVD-R

I need to recover data from quick-formatted DVD-R. Please advise a free of charge option (cheap commercial tools will be ok either). Disk was partially recorded with Windows built in disk recorder ...
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Word Document Changed All Text Into Asterisks

A friend is writing his master's thesis with Word on a Mac, and hasn't saved his document, he simply closes the laptop (sleep mode) and reopens to continue (bad idea, I know). Anyway, he said as he ...
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how to recover partition from harddisk

I have a 500 gb internal laptop harddisk.I have windows 7 in one of the four partitions. The system didn't boot so I used pendrive linux to boot ubuntu from usb. After booting using ubuntu I'm able to ...
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I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
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Can I delete all data/files definitively from my computer? [duplicate]

I have a couple of very important personal files, that I don't need anymore. But the problem is that even I delete these files using default Windows 'delete' command, the files can be restored using ...
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Recover data from RAID 0 disk images

I have four (4) disks which are in RAID 0, but the (Lacie) hardware enclosure failed and I'm trying to recover the data stored. I'm now trying to rebuild the RAID to access the data stored, but can't ...
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solid state drive data returning

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?
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Mount ddrescue imaged password protected drive

I'm trying to recover a crashed HD from a Macbook. I've imaged the HD successfully onto my external HD but when I try to mount it I get a mount_hfs: Invalid argument error. I'm assuming this is ...
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How to automatically recover lost file extensions?

We're recoverying bunches of data from a crashed partition of which we had no backup, using a data recovery software. Files are getting recovered, but file names are lost. Is there any software or ...