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Restore deleted Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition

I've deleted an external HDD via OS X disk utility and created a new Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition but didn't write any data to it. The password differs from the deleted Partion (...
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Lost user files when upgrading windows. How can I recover files? (windwos.old folder did not capture other user accounts)

Due to an issue with booting, I had to reinstall windows 7 over an existing windows 10 installation. I chose the option which allows you to keep your old windows files through the windows.old folder ...
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How to access the data on an old hard drive?

I had a few old backup drives from my Windows computer that I wanted to go through. They are 5-6 years old. And they are internal drives so I got a USB adapter kit from the brand Deltaco. So far I ...
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How to recover emails in Outlook 2007

I lost emails in Outlook 2007 due a virus in Windows 7 Ultimate. I followed these steps: Highlight the folder that originally contained the item. (If you’re not sure which folder, than you have to ...
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Why does my SSD internally encrypt data, even without a password set?

Recently I had an SSD fail and am attempting to do a data recovery. The data recovery company tells us that it is complicated because the build-in drive controller uses encryption. I presume this to ...
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Recover NTFS partition overwritten by Mac OS X installer

When installing OS X to a different disk, I accidentally quick erased my ~3TB NTFS HDD to Mac Extended (HFS+). I believe I originally had one partition on the drive because it didn't have an OS, it ...
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How to recover data from a bit-shift partitioned/formatted hard disk with only a LBA-Assist USB dock?

I have a 3TB hard disk partitioned and formatted on a SATA-to-USB3 dock that used bitshift address translation. I use it with my Mac so it's GPT and HFS+. The dock has died and I have been unable to ...
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How photorec works in recovering files?

This is in relation to my previous question here, but since it involves the program itself, I'm asking this separately for those who may use photorec. I'm currently running photorec to recover files ...
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I have a corrupt gpt with a luks partition. How do I recover the disk?

I encrypted my drive about a month or so ago with LUKS(through Gnome Disks). It was working just fine and I restarted my computer, then Some time later I tried to access the drive and it wasn't there.....
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Recover files from formatted partition

My external HDD suddenly decided that it doesn't want to mount one of the partitions anymore. When trying to open under Windows, I got "corrupted partition. Can't open" type of error. So I just ...
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Click of death - freeze or replace PCB?

I've experienced the click of death on my WD3200JS and I'm trying to recover some data from it. The situation is as follows: I hear the click od death during normal PC operation. The PC freezes (it'...
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Rebuild NTFS partition table

At our SOHO we have several 3TB NTFS GUID partitioned hard disks. One of them became unusable. windows did not even recognized it. Using a hard disk edit utility we found the partition table was ...
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How to recover file from a hdd with corrupted partition

Few days ago, I ruin the hdd partitions by wrongly use the partition wizard. The user reported to me that she wants to recover some files in the ssd harddisk.. The SSD is laterally not detachable. ...
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Can I recover this corrupted text file

I have a plaintext php file in which the content has mysteriously 'dissappeared' The file is 32k and notepad registers 32000 ish characters. When I open in textpad, notepad etc there are loads of ...
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How to tell whether the memory chips or controller have failed on an SSD?

I've got an Intel SSD 320 Series 160GB that's suddenly failed - it just wouldn't boot one day. I'd like to have a go at recovering the data by desoldering the memory chips and soldering them onto the ...
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Recover truncated/overwritten (with zero bytes) file on ext4

I managed to truncate a file on my ext4 file system. (Ubuntu 12.04/64). I realised the problem right away and unmounted the file system. No bytes were written to the new file so it's now 0 bytes ...
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accidentally deleted my main partition during ddrescue

I bought a new raspberry pi and followed a turorial to install the system. I worked on my main PC station and I ran this command: sudo ddrescue -d -D --force ubuntuXXXX.img /dev/sda What happened ...
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Is there any way to recover deleted files which may have since been overwritten?

I deleted lots of files & folders on my laptop and then I put a new files in the same folders. I need to recover the deleted files. I tried a lot of recovery software and I couldn't recover my old ...
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NTFS file restore it without copy for recover

I have deleted a file from an NTFS drive using winhex by setting flag to 0x00 of file in use. It deleted the file from the drive. I now want to get the file back by setting the flag again to 0x01 of ...
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BTRFS: too many missing devices, writeable mount is not allowed

Environment $ btrfs --version btrfs-progs v4.2.1 $ uname -a Linux [REDACTED] 4.2.1-040201-generic #201509211431 SMP Mon Sep 21 18:34:44 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Problem Today the ...
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Is it possible to recover browser data lost due to formatting?

I accidentally formatted my computer, and therefore lost my web browsers. I used to work with multiple browsers (Google Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc.), and some of my vital web searches were stored in ...
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Does deleting files speed up chkdsk on a corrupted drive?

My external 500gb hard drive has become corrupted, and accessing its data incredibly slow. Most of my important data is still available, but I need to run chkdsk to repair as much as I can. However, ...
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USB Drive can't be recorgnised, and I created a 64Mb map

I have a 8Gb Sandisk Cruzer Blade drive. I used it between Mac and PC. One time when I try to use it both PC and Mac said they can't recorgnise/access my drive(file system) and tell me to format it. ...
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How do I recover information I've typed into a website after I accidentally lost the information?

I typed a good amount of information into a form while in Safari, but I never bothered to save it and when I pressed to submit the data there was an error and I lost all the work I had done. Is there ...
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Access Old User Directory on previous (faulty) SSD [duplicate]

I recently had a problem with the SSD I was using as my OS drive and I had to replace it. Just out of interest I tried plugging the old SSD in again and I appear to be able to see and read data from ...
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Data Corruption in binary files from forceful shutdown of computer

I saved some data in a binary file using C++. Two minutes after the data was saved, the power to the computer was suddenly cut off. When I restarted the computer the data was corrupted. When I read ...
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How is Deleted Data Recoverable Even When Overwritten? [duplicate]

Would this make a file unrecoverable (Windows OS)? Delete the file (i.e. send it to the recycling bin). Empty the recycling bin (i.e. remove the reference to where the data is stored in memory). ...
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How to repair corrupt JPEG files

I have 100+ corrupt JPEG files. They were all taken from the same camera. Each file is approx 3MB, so there must be plenty of data to work with. Here is an example of one of the files. (Click here ...
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ddrescue fails to complete NTFS recovery

I recently had a friend with a new Hitachi 2TB 32MB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Desktop Hard Drive with Win7 Pro OS that was reported by Windows as failing. He asked me to recover it and ...
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What is the granularity of a hard disk URE (unrecoverable read error)?

tl;dr in case a URE occurs on a hdd, will I loose 1bit, 1Byte, or the size of a sector (512Bytes, or 4096 Bytes AF)? and if possible explain why so? Background: The question here arises when a hard ...
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How can I recover a Mac OS X system partition accidentally deleted in windows command prompt?

I ran into some trouble installing Windows 8.1 in my MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15" Late 2011 (8,2). I was trying to delete the partitions created when the Windows installation failed when and I ...
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1 TB Seagate External hard disk drive not showing data, says drive needs to be formatted?

I have 1TB Seagate external hard disk drive. The hard disk drive is not showing the data and it says the drive needs to be formatted. What are the options available to me for data recovery and cost ...
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DELETE DISK (with DISK PART) on exFAT file format - How to recover?

So I got myself into a bit of a situation here... I have a 1TB HDD with all my files on it. I was in DISK PART cleaning up my SSD for Windows 10 clean install, but I accidentally selected the wrong ...
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Windows directory data from backed up PC is showing as a regular file

I have a backup of data that was copied from an old PC circa-2001/2002 (probably Windows 2000 or even Windows 98). I don't recall the details but I believe this data may have been xcopy'd from an ...
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After running disk check on an external hard drive, folders and files disappeared

I have a 1TB external hard drive( NTFS, my passport Western Digital). Yesterday I right clicked on the drive in Windows 7 my computer > properties > tools -> check now > and I check both these boxes: ...
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I Accidentally overwrote my hard disk with a floppy image

I Accidentally overwrote my hard disk with a floppy image (with win32 Disk Imager). The disk is 500Gb and had 3 NTFS partitions on it. Now it shows 1 FAT partition with the size of the floppy disk. ...
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Partition and data lost after HP recovery

I have lost all my data on my HP Pavilion 15-e016tx Notebook PC and other partition now by using HP recovery disk. Now my system only has 2 partitions: One is the system and the other is the recovery ...
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How can I recover data from 3TB Seagate GoFlex home in Mac OS X?

I have a 3TB Seagate GoFlex Home, and it stopped working on me. It’s not a hard drive failure, just a software issue. It’s a Barracuda drive. I can hear the drive spin up without any knocking or ...
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Shred File without overwriting blocks

AFAIK, a file on a file system has two components. The pointer that stores the directory path of the file. Also stores the list of sectors/blocks on the disk that the file is composed of. The real ...
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Sony vaio: install windows 7 without destroying recovery feature

I have a sony vaio with windows 8 but I like to install windows 7 from a ISO image. However, I like to make sure that I don't destroy the recovery feature. Some details to explain it better: I ...
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive [duplicate]

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...
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Invalid Dynamic Disk in Windows, TestDisk shows no partitions

It shows up as invalid dynamic disk and is unallocated. I tried using Testdisk and followed the steps to 'Analyze' the disk. Sadly there weren't the partitions detected that I needed and after a deep ...
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Accidentally deleted files too big for recycling bin [duplicate]

I've made a very large mistake. I've deleted some files accidentally from my C:// It was a bunch of .CR2 wedding photos that I mistaken for incorrectly exported JPEG's. The files were too big to ...
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SD card not detected

I have a SD card with photos I'd like to recover. The card suddenly stopped working in camera, maybe because of the temperatures like 40C outside. The camera can't read the card and advises to use ...
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How can I efficiently view/validate/delete 1M+ files from data recovery?

I recovered a few TB of data, yielding over a million files. Much of what was recovered is trash, but a small percentage are very valuable files that are buried in the mess. Question: How can I cull ...
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Recover accidentally deleted overwritten data [duplicate]

I have a Kingston 64 GB microSD card that I've accidentally chosen for a the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format and write the Windows installation disk data on it instead of another USB flash. ...
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How can I recover a deleted docx file?

I have a very important Word 2010 file that has been deleted. I believe the kids may have deleted it as it's not available on the desktop where I had saved it as well as in the recycle bin. I have run ...
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Is there any way to recover data from a locked and password protected BlackBerry SD card?

I have a backup of my SD card from a few years ago, while I was using a BlackBerry device. Foolishly I did not check the quality of the contents while backing up. Since then I have changed phones and ...