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Service for retrieving data from old Macintosh floppies

I have a bunch of old Mac floppies, from whatever System was common in 1995. I've been wanting to get this data off of these floppies for some time but feet dragging has led to the current state ...
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File system robust against random and header damage [on hold]

What file system is the most resistant against header damage or random shrapnelling? I know that NTFS is very fragile in that aspect. For example if MFT is damaged then the whole file structure is ...
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Mark Files as Undeleted in the MFT

The capacity of my hard drive is 500 GiB. 150 GB of data got deleted accidently. I didn't write any byte to the drive after that incident, so my data is guaranteed to be there. I have tried apps like ...
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Knoppix only shows 2 out of 7 hdds

I'm trying to recover some data from a computer. The computer has 7 disks. When booting from the latest knoppix live cd I only see 2 hard drives. Why are the other ones not showing up? Anyone an ...
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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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Recover a corrupted exFAT volume under OS X

I have a external drive that is formatted as exFAT. It does not show up on my system when I plug it in. When I run Disk Utility, the drive appears on my system but I get the following message: ...
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dd destroyed my partition. how do I recover the data? [duplicate]

I used the command dd if=/dev/mmcblok0 of=/dev/sda2 to backup my sd card of my raspberry pi (where /dev/mmcblok0 is my sd card and /dev/sda2 is the second partition on my external hdd) ...
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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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How can I recover a huge folder that's been converted to a zero kb file on an NTFS partition?

I have a 1TB drive with two 500GB partitions. One of them is being used as a Mac OS X Time Machine back up drive and the other one was NTFS and being used for storage. I had my entire 'iTunes Music' ...
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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 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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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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How to mark pending badblocks on mounted SMART disk

Here I'm going to describe some technique I've used to mark the pending badblocks on the disk, what has worked out, but anyway I have some questions about this. Recently I've noticed weird behavior ...
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I accidentally formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the previous Ext4 filesystem?

I know that a similar question has already been asked. This morning I accidentally formatted the wrong volume, containing mostly video files (about 30GB each). I am currently trying to restore the ...
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How do I enscrypt all data in my computer [duplicate]

So if robbers raid my office, they will not be able to enter my computer or scan the hard disk without password. I will also need to have my data backed up online with password. Where do I get that? ...
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How can I recover XFS partitions from a formatted HD?

I deleted the partition table of my HD. I wanted to format another one, but by mistake, I formatted the wrong one. Then I also created some new partition on it. Now I would like, if possible, to ...
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possible data recovery service options

My internal HDD failed due to a sudden power outage. I can hear beeping sounds like the motor is trying to spin the drive up and failing to do so. This drive contains all my important data ( ...
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Testdisk VersuS corrupted removable sdcard and phone storage

I've tried most of things for my very specific situation in Testdisk but they didn't help except a few things I havent tried because I dont know if and how do them. What happened: I had removable ...
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Micro SD card data loss/recovery

I have Patriot micro SDHC 32GB class 10 memory card. I use it only for saving pictures and videos taken with my phone (Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, CM 10.2 stable) and for saving music too. Basically all large ...
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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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Data recovery software recovered folder as .exe

The exe has exact same size and name as the original folder so Im sure data is intact. Ive searched about this problem but all results were about a virus hiding folder and making a new malicious .exe ...
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Testdisk says Copy done! 0 ok, 0 failed on almost every file :'(

What causes this? In the Boot menu I get the following warnings: Disk /dev/sdb - 12 GB / 11 GiB - CHS 1502 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors P FAT32 ...
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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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Almost all files are missing from phone's storage and sdcard

I unplugged phone from usb (didnt do anything at all but charge the phone) and I immediately found out that almost every file in phone storage and removable sdcard vanished. I havent wrote anything to ...
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How to restore FAT32 filenames?

Ive recovered several files with photorec but at least >90% offiles Ive already checked are corrupt.To eliminate how many files I need to check Ive been finding and removing duplicates. Now I want to ...
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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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Can HDD Platters be interchanged between different HDDs

Can HDD platters theoretically be interchanged that one could recover data from a HDD in which something else might be damaged? I am interested if it is technically possible, whichever effort is ...
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Damaged hard disk - FAT32 - lost boot sector and root directory

I've got an external 640Gb HDD which has been badly treated (accidentally packed into a sea shipment container then left in storage for 9 months, probably had some extreme temperatures too). I'm ...
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Recovering corrupted files uploaded in wrong FTP mode

Some files were uploaded in the wrong mode to the FTP (via command line). I believe I have some binary files that were uploaded in TEXT mode and now I cannot open them. I dont have access to the ...
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Why can't ddrescue just recover blocks used by the filesystem?

It seems that ddrescue tries to recover all blocks on a disk or partition, even ones that don't contain files. Wouldn't it be possible for it to find out which blocks actually hold files by looking at ...
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External harddrive recognized, but no activity?

I have a WD passport external hard drive, which is very full and has been in use for a while. For a while now it has been running extremely slowly, and I have had trouble copying stuff off it. I have ...
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Almost all files disappeared from phone's storage and sdcard

I unplugged phone from usb (didnt do anything at all but charge the phone) and I immediately found out that almost every file in phone storage and removable sdcard vanished. I havent wrote anything to ...
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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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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 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 ...
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SD Card corrupt after copying with dd command

I was trying to move the Pidora (Fedora for Raspberry Pi) image to my sd card using the dd command, but I realized that I had forgot to put in the bs=4M argument and had to terminate the program half ...
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How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

I lost a load of open tabs in Firefox that I want to recover. The details are in the browsing history but it is not the most friendly area of Firefox to wade through. The Export option there actually ...
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About skype chat history

I asked skype to delete 2 weeks of chat history from just one contact and skype deleted it all from all contacts. There is no more any history saved. I am very frustrated because I wanted all the ...
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Recovering USB data [duplicate]

So a USB Drive I am trying to do a data recovery on has become rather problematic. It asks you if you wish to format the drive, so I performed a partition recovery using MiniTool. I then ran a ...
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Can I recover data from broken usb?

Whenever I put the USB into my PC it says: "You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?". I press cancel and when I open the drive it says: "Please insert ...
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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Can I recover e-mail account settings from SeaMonkey?

One of my e-mail accounts is POP3 only. This means that having it set up on multiple computers might get confusing. So I deleted it from SeaMonkey on my desktop (Windows Vista) before creating it in ...
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Data recovery on an Iomega portable drive

For Christmas, my little brother got an Iomega 500GB portable hard drive. It'd been working well, but last week it flat died, and the company's trying to shirk it, claiming it's not under warranty ...
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TestDisk: The harddisk is reported as too small?

I am trying to restore partitions on an old hard drive. The drive has been formatted previously. I am using TestDisk 6.14. When I choose the option Deeper Search I think it finds something, because a ...
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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Why can Linux systems sometime recover data Windows can't? Any concrete reasons?

Background: Earlier this year I had a problem with a SSD drive that Windows would not recognize anymore. But eventually a bootable "Parted Magic 2012-10-10" did the trick. See this solved thread. One ...
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How can I recover my accidentally-deleted Windows 7 boot partition?

I had Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, but since I never used Ubuntu and it used 130GB of space I decided to delete it. I deleted two partitions and completely wiped the one with the data. The other ...
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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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Recover a MicroSD memory

I connected my MicroSD Memory to a computer and when the computer was reading data from it, I suddenly removed it from the computer. Now there is no files in memory and it's empty BUT My Computer ...