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How can I SSH or access filesystem in DFU mode A5 non-jailbroken iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.2) currently in a boot loop. It is only recognized by iTunes in either Restore Mode or in DFU Mode. I strongly believe the boot loop is due to completely full storage. As ...
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Extract From tape Brightstor/Arcserve Linux?

I have some SDLT II tapes that were made with brightstor a few years ago. I don't know anything about the tapes besides that fact of who made them. When I try to see how data was stored on the tapes: ...
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ddrescue from drive intermittantly cutting out, ways to automate power cycling via software?

Have a failed Windows/NTFS drive. I was able to connect to another PC via USB-to-IDE cable and recover most of the drive with a Knoppix 7.2 LiveUSB and ddrescue/ddrutitliy. I've recovered most ...
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Rescue data using udev

I have a device (Smartphone: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu) which contains data, but I cannot reach it directly, i.e. mounting or opening a shell or alike. All I managed to do was to see it (in fastboot ...
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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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Malware from TPB(piratebay) infected my pc. I need to transfer my data into external hdd before wiping my hard drive

OS: Windows (Primary), Ubuntu (secondary). Few days back I was using TPB(piratebay) obviously for educational purposes,even though I have ad-blocker at the time of browsing some advertisement did pop-...
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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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Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: I have two discs. One ...
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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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Hard drive physical read error, how to find out which files affected?

My HDD is starting to go bad. So I'm cloning it to a new drive using HDDRawCopy. In the process, there are several read errors (from bad sectors?). The question is, how do I go about to finding out ...
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Recover removed mirror drive

I had a pair of hard drives set up in a mirror. I removed one of the mirrored drives as I could not restore the mirror, expecting to be able to access the files on the drive. However the drive is now ...
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Recover corrupted PDF files

I'm trying to recover a folder with some critical data that was damaged or corrupted, likely by a virus. It’s a 10 GB folder that contains PDF documents. None will open, and each report that the ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like _Untitled-...
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Lenovo Companion deleted contents of my Downloads folder

I own a Lenovo W530 laptop running Windows 10. Earlier today, I ran the Lenovo Companion app's Optimize tool which is a bit like Windows' Disk Cleanup function. I inadvertently included the Downloads ...
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Windows 8.1 Files missing after transferring to a newly created folder and pressing Ctrl+Z

I had a few video files in a folder. I wanted to transfer the videos into a new folder, so I created a new folder just before I made the transfer. I selected all of the videos and dragged them to the ...
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Recovering a lost user account

So early in the summer I logged off the admin account on my computer and turned off the screen. I later went back to get on Facebook and instead of having both of the accounts up,(Administrator and my ...
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Text files encrypted / scrambled after data recovery

I have a bunch of important notes that I recently recovered using EaseUS Data Recovery Software from a hard drive that got over written accidentally (Xubuntu install automatically chose that 2tb ...
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TestDisk Read error at **/241/1 (lba=15183)

After my HDD got broken, Windows says it needs format. So, I'm using TestDisk to fix it. But a read error always occurs when I execute the Quick Search or the Deep Search process. To get one progress,...
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Buffalo Linkstation NAS (LS-CHL) died, trying to recover data from disk

I have infamous Buffalo Linkstation (LS-CHL) NAS which had one 500GT disk in it. And one day it started to flash red lights and not responding over the net. I tried to put it in different "recovery ...
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Recover data from a corrupted virtualbox vmdk file?

The power went out while I was doing a build on a VirtualBox machine, when I restarted the vmdk for the disk the vm was using was corrupted, apparently irrecoverably. I have been able to grep the ...
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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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What happens when the system is started with the /noguiboot parameter?

My PC needs sometimes ridiculous amount of time to boot up, often making me worried that some kind of fatal error happened - it has happened at some occasions before. This answer sounds like a great ...
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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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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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How to restore files from Sony Vaio desktop l-series

How can I restore my pictures and other files from local disk (CK) on my Sony Vaio l-series with Windows 8 that has been formatted 3 months ago?
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Rescuing files from corrupted microSD

I was hoping some of you could advise me with recovering files (photos) from micro SD card that went corrupt. I know that in some cases nothing can be done, but I want to try everything before going ...
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HDD suddenly became blank

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed. And I have two hard drives. SSD (With both OS installed on it) and old-school HD (with only one 450Gb partition and 1Gb unallocated space before it) ...
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Folders turned to file - all files from them lost

Here is what's happened: usb drive (FAT32) got pulled from Mac w/o eject. 2 folders became 0byte files. Miraculously, no errors in FAT!!! And that is the problem! File recovery soft (CnW fully ...
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fsck : more filesystems detected. This should not happen

I accidentally formatted my USB drive which was formatted in ext4 to exfat using the command mkfs.exfat /dev/sdb1 I was trying to recover it using testdisk. It was able to detect the filesystem, ...
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Is data recovery from damaged CD-ROM possible?

I have a totally unscratched 700 MB CD-ROM that always been in its case, but it was on the top of the stack and took some sunlight (from a close window) during months (if not years). The CD looks ...
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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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How can I restore my deleted calendar data in Windows Live Mail?

I have been using the calendar in Windows Live Mail for months now. When I logged on yesterday, all of the data and appointments I have been inputting for months is gone. The calendar is completely ...
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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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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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Recover an accidentally initialized Bitlocker partition

NOTE: Before you downvote or mark as duplicate, please note that i DID look around and while i found similar issues on stackexchange and elsewhere, I wasn't able to go very far. In short, I have a ...
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Seagate Momentus 7200 4 250GB HDD is not working anymore [closed]

I got the hard drive and when I plugged it in I heard it spinning and clicking but it won't work! In the past I tried the Acer laptop and it detected and booted to unsupported windows which was just ...
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TestDisk doesn't write partition table

I'm using TestDisk to try recover a disk with a single ext4 partition which I can see with TestDisk, but can't write (the partition table). I can browse files from TestDisk, but after writting I have ...
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recover folder data like repository commit

I have mistakenly made changes some text file data inside the folder. So is there any way or tool by which i can get files of that folder unchanged till the particular date? Like repository commit or ...
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MySql 5.6 - windows 8.1 can't access or copy ibdata1 file after force restart - cannot restart MYSQL

I'm having a serious problem with my MySQL server and my ibdata1 file. I had for force restart my development machine - as result I cannot restart my MYSQL server. When I restart my MySQL server - ...
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How to recover partitions from an external hard disk?

I have a 1TB Seagate external USB hard disk gone corrupt and is showing "You need to format the disk before you can use it" error in Windows 8. What is the best way to recover the partition/data ...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Bad hard disk drive and robocopy

After my hard disk drive gave me CRC errors I wanted to copy one drive to another and picked up a new 1 TB hard disk drive. I am using the command: robocopy G: J: /MIR /COPYALL /ZB First it ...
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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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how to restore windows 7 without losing data

I actually was testing something and accidentally changed the serial number of my window 7 64 bit. when that happened, the windows shutdown and every time I turn it on, it gives me some error message ...
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JPG file metadata [duplicate]

I am trying to get any information from a picture. I need the date, name of the person who took it or anything. I am trying to use some metadata checkers but they just show me the resolution and type ...
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Cannot see Hard Drive in OS X Installer

My Mac shows the flashing folder with a ?. I have inserted the reinstall Snow Leopard CD. When I open disk utility my Mac HD is not showing. I have not backed up photos for a few months. Should I ...
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Recovering information from a damaged (reduced in size) MicroSD

I've got a 16 GB MicroSD card previously used in a Galaxy smartphone. What I see now is a disk hardly recognizable by a card-reader. The one that actually could have recognized it shows a disk with ...
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Hard drive wipe on Windows 10 revert to Windows 7?

My grandfather bought a Windows 7 machine a few years ago; about a month or so ago, it updated to Windows 10 (he was not expecting this, but I expect he clicked an update button without realising what ...
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Does dd read every possible byte from the SD card?

I have this damaged 16 GB MicroSD card which is hardly readable by a card reader (one of my two readers recognized it) and it shows up in the system as a drive with a single raw partition with 200-ish ...
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File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...