Methods and tools for the retrieval of information either deleted accidentally or on corrupt or damaged media.

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How can I recover a deleted file in Windows 7?

I accidentally deleted a scanned document and can't find in Recycle Bin. I followed this article on Microsoft's website but no previous versions were found. Is there other methods I can use without ...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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multi-volume RAR archives and REV recovery data

In this question it is covered the problem of how it is possible to restore any volume in a split archive with an unique recovery file. However, those answers are good if we have to recover one lost ...
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Reconstructing a file from 2 partially corrupted copies and a check sum on linux

I am looking for a way to reconstruct a file from two corrupted copies and the md5sum of the original, preferably on a Linux system. Since the two files only differ in less than 4 MB out of roughly 2 ...
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Pendrive shows up, but no data is accessible

I have lots of private data on my ADATA S107/32GB USB 3.0 pendrive, that recently stopped working. On linux, the pendrive does not show up in file manager, as well as programs like gparted or testdisk,...
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Increase Hirens Boot Mini XP RAM

I'm trying to recover some data from my formated HDD using GetDataBack. When the software processes the MFT found, it needs a lot of RAM and when it reaches 2 GB, the program exits and everything is ...
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Recovering Windows 10 Files Using ntsfundelete on Ubuntu?

Earlier this evening I stupidly recycled a few files that I still needed in Windows 10. Even more stupidly, I cleared the recycle bin immediately! After I realized my error I quickly began looking for ...
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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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Recover deleted *.vdi file on ntfs

I've deleted VirtualBox VDI file from my hard drive (classic HDD, not SSD, Windows 10 x86_64). The only 2 programs that can find this file are GetDataBack for NTFS & undelete plus. But both see ...
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Does cancelling the deletion of a folder restore files in the folder that were deleted?

I accidentally clicked delete on a folder full of personal photos. Before I was able to hit cancel, the message below the progress bar was showing that some files had already been deleted. The recycle ...
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Recovering Single File from Corrupted Image File

I have an disc image from a virtual machine that was deleted and then partially overwritten, and I'm still hoping to get a file off of it. The file in concern is very small (a few kilobytes) on a ...
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List missing files on a degraded read-only btrfs mount

I have a btrfs filesystem spanning 3 drives. The metadata is using raid1 (mirroring), but the data is using single, so no mirroring or parity just spanning. For example: mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d single ...
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64GB SD card missing files but correct size

I have a 64GB Samsung Evo class 10, which suddenly stopped working on my phone; can't mount/detect it. I accessed the card via laptop, which says 28GB used. But when I copied or scanned the files, ...
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Restoring files from Word 2011 on El Capitan

Due to a software problem in El Capitan several programs can't save content sometimes and crash instead, e.g. Word, TextEdit, TextWrangler etc. I accidentally tried to save a new file I wrote on Word,...
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Where has Notepad++ hidden my file?

I have spent all day making notes on the planning of a two week task. As I came to the end of the day I couldn't save the file over to a Network Drive, so I closed Notepad++ and re-opened using ...
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Document recovery dialog in MSWord

There is [Autosaved] and [Original] files in the Document Recovery dialog, which lets me to open one or both files and then save them. The problem is that the files are very large and I cannot see ...
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Recovered JPEG files won't open [duplicate]

I have recovered some photos with Recuva and a lot of them have been recovered fine, however there are some that only half the picture shows and the other half is just grey, then there are others that ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted

Note: I've asked this question before with an unregistered user and lost access to it (I have lost alot on Christmas day this year) so I am reposting it to be able to comment on any feedback. I have ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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How can I retrieve data from a SD Card when photorec doesn't work?

A friend of mine took pictures of a Halloween party with his camera, and when he put the SD card in his computer, some of the pictures went missing. Knowing that I have successfully rescued his HD ...
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unmount for extundelete causing issues

I have a LAMP stack on DigitalOcean and one of my ex employees went ahead and deleted all files under www folder. I read online and tried using extundelete to recover the folder. But one of the steps ...
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Why are my documents being deleted?

I just updated to Windows 10 and it deleted all my files from before (my music, documents, pictures- everything.) Now I don't know how to get it to save my new pictures and Word Documents. My ...
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Undelete unliked, opened file on NTFS

I was unpacking a big tar.gz archive and by mistake I deleted the archive while it was unpacking. I need it back. It's still held by tar -xf (which is using pigz) but I SIGSTOPPED them both waiting ...
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/bin removed in Kali 1.0.9

I had to delete a bin directory from my USB and accidentally typed "rm -r /bin" (deleting the bin directory from my file system instead). I restarted and now I can't even log in (there's no prompt for ...
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How to recover files from a DVD?

I backed up some files on a DVD-R but now the files are gone and Windows shows the DVD as empty. How is that possible? I don't remember losing files like that since the days of 5 1/4 inch floppies... ...
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Recover xlsx document from temp file

I have formatted one of my PCs, then I discoverded that I haven't done a backup for an .xlsx (Excel 2007) document. I did a recovery using Recuva and I got two files with the name I searched for (...
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Extract good/playable parts of a damaged video file?

I have recovered a video file from a defective hard disk, but some parts are unplayable. Is there an automated way to save the parts that are good to another file?
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NTFS File Compression Issue

I have several hundred photo files that were inadvertently moved from a Windows NTFS formatted, compressed external drive, to a second external drive that was formatted by Mac OS X. The move was ...
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Lost users folder and don't know how to get it back

I asked my IT friends, have spent weeks searching, and have tried a couple of additional solutions to no avail. So I'm coming to superuser to pray that there's some way I can get my files back. I'll ...
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How to restore some USB pen drive files after fixing Lodbak.gen!lnk / autorun.gen infection?

I tried to have some business cards printed at a local print shop yesterday, who asked for the files on USB pen drive. Big mistake. I came away with an absurd heap of malware which (fortunately) ...
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How are deleted files really treated [duplicate]

this might seem a very basic question but i have been thinking about this a lot. The thing i know about deleted files is that it doesn't really disappear from the hard disk. It simply get unlisted ...
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Recover a Windows partition (under GRUB) and lost files

I am bringing this question and comments here, after feeling stackoverflow wasn't a place for me. I hope, at least, get some help here. Thank you very much indeed in advance. I really need a solution ...
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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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Find and delete uncopyable files

I have a PC with a hdd in it. All it has is mkv I have ripped from my own DVD and bluray. I have been suspecting that this drive is on its way out as it is becoming noisy and the sound pulsates. So I ...
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How do I recover a previous version of an Excel file which was overwritten? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a way to recover a previous version of an MS Excel (2007) file in Windows Vista Home Premium version, which I've accidentally wrote over?
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Can't recover sd card

I have a SD card I can no longer access. I would like to recover its data. I use a USB SD card reader. When plugged in, the SD card is not mounted, not shown with fdisk -l. Output of syslog when ...
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Linux - Recover a deleted Java file

Today I was coding in Android Studio when suddenly the computer ran out of battery and it shut down, and when I restarted the computer, I found the Java file empty. How can I do to recover this file? ...
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Can I recover word file from computer? [closed]

I did cut and paste a ms word file from computer to usb drive and lost the drive. Is there anyway to recover the file from computer? Thanks.
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How to recover a recently saved powerpoint

I saved a powerpoint 10 minutes ago, and now i can only open older versions of it. Neither can i find it anywhere else, including "recent" under file options. I have one of 2 versions saved in a ...
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File lost on pen drive

I recently bought a pen drive to transfer data from my computer. I deleted a file on my computer because I thought all data had been transferred onto the stick. But unfortunately, nothing was copied. ...
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Likely cause(s) for Word recovering large document frequently?

I have a large Word document (*.docx) that has recently started to go into Document Recovery at frequent intervals (< 30 mins) after having previously been very stable for the 3-4 years that it has ...
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I accidently pressed 'No' to 'Do you want to save your changes' in Visio 2007. Can I recover?

Pretty straight forward question. Is recovering this file possible?
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How to recover the overridden file on my MacBook Pro?

I have Windows excel on my MacBook Pro. I accidentally saved one Excel file overtop another excel file. Is there anyway to recover the earlier file (the one I just saved over)?
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Is is possible to recover files form a hard drive after it was “zeroed out”? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive, on which I had many important things that I don't have another copy of. Something was messed up with the partitioning of the hard drive, since it showed up as a 600 and ...
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Get rid of “Resource Busy” message on Mac OS X

I am trying to repair a lost HSF+ partition table an iMac by running the i command inside of sudo pdisk /dev/rdisk1. Once I try running the i command, I get an error message saying that the resource ...
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Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
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Modify file move/delete queue on NTFS?

The problem occurs when opened file is moved. It appears in new location, and file in old location (if it is on another disk) gives 0xC0000056 / STATUS_DELETE_PENDING. It looks different when the ...
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files in usb drive are not hidden but not showing

I copied some hidden files from another computer and when I open them in my computer I noticed that a folder is missing. But my computer shows that folder's space is taken. When I set to show hidden ...
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windows 8 tablet battery died while recording video, the file is lost

I was recording a video with a Windows 8 tablet and after 2 hours the battery died. When I got back home and charged the tablet, the video was not there. There are other videos in the camera roll ...
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Save a autorecovered word document with the original file name

Word auto-recovers documents that were not saved properly. Occasionally, our network reboots computers, if I have left a document open (which I do often) to continue working on it the next day, the ...