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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...
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Upgraded from Win 8 to 10, Missing Files

We upgraded (not clean install) several computers to win10 from either win8 or win7 recently. Every other computer had absolutely zero data loss, but in one computer we had two critical excel files ...
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Can't mount SSD

I have a bit of a problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop, and about 2 years ago I replaced the aging HDD with a 32 GB SSD. Today I tried to boot my computer, but it couldn't. So I've put ...
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Unable to open WD external hard drive

I have a 500 GB WD external drive with 3 partitions on it. When I run a disk check, the computer shuts down. After that, I can't access the single partition I have important data on. When I try to ...
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Lost data after trying to merge two partitions

I was using Paragon Partition Manager 10 to merge two partitions, the first of 30GB and the second of 50GB, but my cat unplugged the power cord from the computer and the merge process didnt finish. ...
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NTFS recovery (for Linux if possible) (similar to ReiserFS rebuildtree)

I had a broken disc with a 40GB NTFS partition and was able to recover most of it. I only lost about 2.5MB at about 20 different places. Now, when I mount it under Windows, I am not able to access "...
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Infected Win XP disk not openable on a Vista computer

How can I read a WinXP partioned disk that is infected and shows up on a USB connection to Win Vista computer as a single partition that Vista cannot see the contents? The XP computer HDD is partioned ...
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Recover text file that I deleted with “cat” command

I used cat > filename while not thinking about it, then hit ctrl + c and naturally enough the file is now empty... Is there a way to recover that file's contents?
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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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How to recover the contents of an internal hard drive without deleting its data?

I backup some files, went back to get them, and they were gone! I couldn’t find the drive that I used to back the files. Can you figure out what happened? Can you help me retrieve my files, find my ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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HDD with bad clusters recognized but not accessible

Apologies in advance for the long story, but I didn't want to miss anything. I had 2 HDDs, one 2TB with two partitions for OS and data respectively, one 3TB for data only. The one with OS became ...
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Recovering a Partition with data on it

So I stupidly deleted a partition when I was trying to join two partitions from the same disk together. It had been split up to a 100mb partition and the large hunk. This was my old drive that I used ...
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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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Data recovery; nearly 1 tb of movies on a WD 3.5 tb personal cloud drive disappears with scanty traces

I have a great collection of movies that I had stored in a logical mesh of folder on my 3.5 tb WD personal cloud drive. I woke up 1 morning and found that everything was fine with my data on this ...
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MySQL server stopped working

Yesterday, out of the blue, the MySQL working as a backend for my private postfix server stopped working. No log entries, nothing, it just won't start. I reinstalled it and it worked until I copied ...
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Connect Macbook Air hard drive to other PC

My friend spilled Apple Cider on her Macbook Air (a1466) and I am trying to see if there is a way to connect the Hard drive to a PC so I can do the data recovery. Is there any connector that I can use ...
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Recover Deleted Partition on USB Stick

I accidentally deleted everything off my (16GB Sony Micro Vault) USB memory Stick. I ran DISKPART /CLEAR on the wrong drive. How do I recover my data (approx. 14GB)? Scanning with Active@ Undelete ...
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Accidentally erased SSD with “dd”, any chance of recovery?

I was trying to clone a SSD last night and made a very simple, stupid mistake. Instead of doing dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda, I did the reverse, dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Essentially I read from a ...
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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. I'...
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Ways to recover data from external hard drive

I use an external hard disk for backup of my mac with time machine (OS 10.5.8). I have made something wrong and I have found important folders in the recycler bin. These folders come from external hd....
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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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How can I unarchive .IAB files?

I'm attempting to recover data for someone and was given a backup hard drive filled with .IAB files. I've searched Google and have tried tar and gunzip on OS X 10.6 but with no success. How can I ...
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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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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 ...
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How to recover the deleted Tasks from a Deleted Profile?

Edit: OK. I've found the OST with the tasks in it, but I am unable to import an OST into outlook, it appears it needs to be converted to PST first. Is there anyone who knows a free OST -> PST ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 10

A year and a half ago I successfully encrypted my external Western Digital hard drive using Bitlocker. After a few days I disabled Bitlocker, so the decryption process started. Halfway through this ...
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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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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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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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Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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I am unable to copy the contents of files.000 over to another computer using Windows XP SP3

My system admin has recovered a whole bunch of files in a found.000 folder, which contains 70 subfolders, like this: found.000 xxx0000.chk xxx0001.chk ... xxx0069.chk Each of these 70 .chk ...
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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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TrueCrypt crashed during encryption, files recoverable?

I was encrypting a ~4.5TB external drive with TrueCrypt and it crashed at roughly 0.04% completion when I attempted to pause it. I've tried a few tools in an attempt to recover my files, however they ...
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Recover files deleted during windows installation

I had windows 7 installed on my computer and somehow it stopped working after trying for few times I decided to reinstall windows 7 hoping that files in c drive will be moved to windows.old but it ...
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HP 1TB external HDD data recovery

My HP 1TB external HDD stoped working. I was unable to find a service center in my area because it was bought from an online shopping site and some them rejected to service because it was an external ...
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I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...