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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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How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box

How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box I had originally posted this question here on Synology Forums and no real solution was suggested except a Linux / RAID based ...
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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 to restore data from a damaged HDD?

I have dropped my laptop accidentally. It had Windows and Linux installed along with GRUB, with Windows located at the beginning of the hard drive and Linux near the end. After that I couldn't boot ...
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BIOS does not detect SSD after graphic driver installation

I turned on my Windows 7 machine, checked my email, installed an auto-update to AMD Catalyst to version 13.1, installation proceeded as normal. I did not immediately restart, but then proceeded to ...
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Recover truncated file contents in linux

I there any possibility to recover file contents after echo "" > file.txt? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and my filesystem is vzfs
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How to recovery files from a damaged Windows instalation?

My Windows 7 installation won't start, so I need to reinstall it. But I have some important files in the Desktop, and I can't back these up using a Ubuntu LiveCD. I can enter every folder except my ...
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How to ascertain that an HD is broken?

Could you list a series of steps coming from your experience that one can use to check if an internal laptop HD (let say, SATA drive) is definitely broken?
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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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How do I recover my data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Are there any good free undelete tools for Windows? [closed] Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do 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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All my files have been replaced by a found.000 “empty folder”. How can I recover my data?

Five minutes ago I was browsing my external hard drive. Now, I have only one folder named "found.000" that I cannot read, open nor browse. I have important work on my external hard drive. Is there a ...
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MACOSX Repair Disk failed - need data backup

I booted into recovery HD mode via cmd-r and ran repair disk which failed and prompted me to erase. Since the system worked normally before, I wanted to reboot and save all my files. Now the reboot is ...
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What happens after ddrescue?

I'm currently having a close call with a hard lesson! My 2TB WD Green drive started throwing bad blocks after a year of service. I have recovered all but 82kb of data to an image on a spare 3TB drive ...
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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 ...
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Retrieving data from a Pendrive not containing file system

My friend gave me a pendrive with important data on it(did not do backup) to retrieve. When we connect pendrive to USB I get the message: The volume does not contain a recognized file system and ...
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how to check file integrity between 2 versions of the same file

over the past years (since ~2000) I have been moving and copying data between disks every now and then.Data is mp3, applications, videos, backups, emails abit of everything and they have been ...
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How can I recover data from my physically broken USB flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get data off of a damaged thumb drive? I created a file directly on the USB drive. I did my assignments on that and saved it directly to USB. Last night I ...
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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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Recovering data from a broken memory stick

I have a memory stick that isn't being recognized by multiple computers and the light which usually comes on doesn't anymore so I assume it is broken. The problem is that there is some important data ...
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Data recovery after installing ubuntu (Chose “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and chose the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" from liveUSB without any backup. When I realized that this would format my whole HDD, I immediately unplugged ...
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/home “cleaned” during ubuntu 12.10 installation on btrfs

I had a seperate btrfs partition for my home directory in my old ubuntu instalation. I "upgraded" the installation by installing a clean system on my ext4 partition which got formatted and mounted as ...
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View corrupted jpg files

What can I use to view\repair corrupted jpg files? I am trying to recover images from a corrupted SD card, and the tools I used gave me some images that I can't open. I have tried opening them with ...
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Start testdisk from specific point or sector

Recently, a malfunctioning program cleared all but one partition entries inside of an extended partition. I was going to just run a deep search with testdisk, but by my calculations, this will take ...
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instalation windows 8: I cant recover my Linux Partition

I had a problem last day when i was installing Windows 8 on my computer. In my harddisk, in this moment, I have 5 partitions: sda1: recovery data partition sda2: windows 8 (NTFS) sda3: use for ...
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Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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ICQ Messenger - Recovery Of Historical Chats

I have uninstalled an older version of ICQ. I triple checked that I did NOT, in the uninstall process, set it to delete the historical conversations (and anything else related to ICQ history). Then I ...
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Data Recovery from RAID5 disk - Promise Pegasus with Apple OSLion and Thunderbolt connection

I have a Promise Pegasus R6 - 12 TB RAID 5 disk for major storage purposes. One of the six 2TB hard disks were dead and the company provided me with a replacement. When the disk was inserted it ...
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Data recovery from memory card for undeleted files that are not visible

I had a memory card from a friend and we were trying to copy some pics to and fro my laptop. TL,DR: Need a software to recover undeleted files from a MMC. That's right, I need to do undeleted files ...
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how to mount hard drives for data recovery in ubuntu

I try to mount a hard drive in Ubuntu and get the following error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely ...
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Will a quick format delete files on a flash drive?

I have been tasked with recovering data from a drive that says that Windows needs to format it to use it. If I do the quick format, will it delete or damage any files? I'm trying to use Recuva to ...
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How do I access a hard drive from a computer where windows is deleted?

Here is the current situation: My cousin deleted Windows from his hard drive (yeah, don't ask...). His hard drive still has about 200 GB of files on it that he may want to recover before we format ...
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Reverting pvcreate on a Windows System Recovery partition

As the title says I incorrectly ran: pvcreate /dev/sdb1 Where sdb1 was a Windows System Reserved partition. Now I know I could probably use the Windows CD to recreate it, but is there a way to do ...
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Recovered video files won't play

I have an SD card with pictures and video which malfunctioned. I was able to recover the files with Photorec. The pictures are OK, but wen I try to open the vide files (*.mov extension) in get the ...
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extundelete does not finish its work

I need to restore a file on sda7 so I remounted ro und startet extundelete manuel@P5KC:~/recovery/RECOVERED_FILES$ sudo extundelete --restore-all /dev/sda7 WARNING: Extended attributes are not ...
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Undeleting files on android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data from SD card I mistakenly deleted some files on my tablet's storage (Nexus 7, Android 4.2). Is there a way to recover them? I would prefer not to root my ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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Excel 2011 Mac auto-recover file lost

Yesterday morning my colleagues Excel 2011 (on Mac OSX 10.8) crashed. He reopened Excel and was asked if he wanted to recover the previous document. Yes, he said and then got a document named ...
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Folders visible on flash drive, but no files

For no apparent or obvious reason, the files of my usb-flashdisk (32gb) are not visible/gone. The drive is located, I get an 'autoplay' dialogue and all the folders are visible, but all the files ...
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Need to access files from xp hard drive via usb dock on new Windows 7 desktop

I have low to medium tech skills;however, I can follow directions flawless and am easily teachable. Had a Dell xp e510 motherboard that went bad. Bought a new destop with internal drive and hooked the ...
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Repairing hard disk when Windows installation disk won't boot

I'm trying to recover some data from a faulty hard disk with Windows installed on it (on which Windows won't even boot). I have tried so far: Booting to Ubuntu live USB stick and running ntfsfix ...
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Recovering drive via boot to Win7 setup command prompt

I am trying to recover data from two old IDE drives. Drive1 has been successful, but something is wrong with Drive2. It does not appear as a drive letter. Due to limited legacy hardware, the only way ...
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Files recovered with full size but unusable

About 3 weeks ago, I have accidentally used the "clean" command in diskpart in DOS.. And every thing in the hard drive was removed even the drive letters, it became unallocated space (465.8 GB). I ...
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Unable to access USB drive

I have a 16GB USB flash drive that has (mostly) stopped working. Whenever I plug it into a computer, the read/write LED comes on, but nothing else seems to happen. Under Linux, I can run lsusb and see ...
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NTFS partition size not recognized after disaster recovery clone

I'm in the middle of a disaster recovery of a 250GB hard disk that was "clicking". Obviously I didn't have a backup copy. I managed to salvage all the files thanks to GParted Live that was able to ...
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External Hard Drive reformatting and data

I have an 100Gb external HD with bunch of stuff that was originally formatted to windows XP. I now have a mac and want to re-format the external to work with my Mac but dont want to lose the valuable ...
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fsck did not recover all files - anything else to try or fresh install?

yesterday a server of mine (debian) went into read-only mode because of problems with the main device (ext3). I contacted the hosting support and the guy told me to boot into rescue and do a fsck on ...
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why writing 0's or random binary over you data just once isnt fully secure?

When wiping data with some programs you get different levels of 'security', i.e. the number of times they overwrite the data. A basic level may be just overwriting it with 0's or random binary ...
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securly delete already trashed files on OSX

I have files that I accidentally deleted using the "empty trash" feature. I intended to use the "secure empty" feature that overwrites the data. This because the Mac is getting its hd swapped (faulty ...
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Backup / Disaster Recovery, should I store RAR-compressed files? [closed]

I'm in the process of recovering files from an accidentally formated Ext4 partition using Photorec. It had about 300Gb of data, of which I've already got hold of about 30Gb. So far, it seems to me ...