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

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recover deleted file from network share [closed]

I accidentally deleted some files from a network share and need to recover them. The workstation runs win7pro the files were saved on a win2003 server. I have tried the "Right Click, Properties, ...
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Accidentally clicked “Don't save” in new Word document

After accidentally closing a new document without saving, on Windows I feel I might have a chance at finding temporary files. On a Mac with MS Office 2011 is there somewhere I might find a scratch ...
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Permanently Deleted Chrome Bookmarks Recovery? or AppData full Recovery? Any Level of Solution Available in Win 7?

Win 7, I deleted during disk clean up and manually from AppData all files, which includes Chrome bookmarks as well! I tried to restore system to recover chrome bookmarks, but they are not showing up ...
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Restore files overwritten from image restoration?

So I had a problem with my Windows 7 install and decided to restore a month old image to fix it since nothing else was working. I was able to access the hard drive so I backed up my main folder and ...
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Recover data from memory card by date

I was copying some files from my camera to my computer. Then I erased the files from my card and then realised that some files weren't copied. Is there a way to recover them by date using photorec ...
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Accidentally overwrote folder with moved file. How to restore it?

I was trying to move a file into a folder and forgot the trailing slash in my move command. This is in Ubuntu linux. eg. I had a folder called Temp and I was trying to move myfile into Temp. I typed ...
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Read data from old hard drive Seagate ST-1239A

I received an old hard drive from which I need to read the data. I connect it using an AT-Interface to USB connector. (I tried two different ones with the same results). I guess it is about 210-211 MB ...
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view files recently restored from recycle bin

I had an unsaved .xlsx file and after opening Microsoft Excel, I suddenly chose No to the recover suggestion of Microsoft Excel. I think the name of that file was my_file_name (version 1).xlsx Then ...
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How to access HDD if it cannot be mounted

So my MBP crashed the other day and when I attempted to reboot it went straight to Disk Utility X. When I used Disk Utility to repair my HDD it says "Disk cannot be repaired, backup as much as ...
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What “sizing scheme” to use for PAR2?

Being on Windows7, I downloaded MultiPar with the intent of adding PAR2 recovery to my off-line backup routine. When I copy lots of data to a external HDD for safe keeping, including off-site ...
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Accidentally deleted hundreds of php files and directories on CentOS 7 via command line

Well, the first deletion mistake of my career has proven to be rather devastating. I deleted hundreds of php configuration scripts from my web application. It is now a fleet of boats having no ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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Storage Space Error Inaccessible; Reconnect Drives

The storage spaces section in control panel lists "Error Inaccessible; reconnect drives", however each of the physical drives reports a status of "OK": Can someone please help me restore the ...
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Lost Corrupt Microsoft Word Document

I was just working on a MS word document on Word 2011 for Mac. All of sudden the document got severely corrupted, and I hadn't saved it in a few hours, so I went to the Autorecovery folder. The file ...
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Deleting file names from MFT

I want to delete the unused contents of a disk without leaving any traces, e.g. for giving it to a colleague or a customer. The colleague/customer shall receive some files which are already on the ...
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How to access files on a zfs pool of which only the vdev is left?

I set up a zfs pool mypool with one sparse file as vdev. After a system crash only the undamaged vdev is left. Is there any chance to get files and folders out of it? I don't care to create another ...
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Is there any way to undelete files not in the recycle bin on Windows? [duplicate]

Hit Shift-Delete on one directory off from the one I wanted to. The work can be redone, but it is laborious to say the least. Any recovery tools, like the old days before the recycle bin?
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Recover encrypted user files (Win2k8 R2)

I have encrypted/protected files in the My Documents folder of the Administrator account of a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. Trouble is, I can't boot the OS anymore, so the HDD is currently ...
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MAC BOOK PRO Earlier 2011 Model - OSX 10.7.5 [duplicate]

Yesterday, while I was working on an excel sheet on my macbook pro (earlier 2011 model - OSX 10.7.5), the battery ran out of charge and the machine shut down. I restarted the machine and a message ...
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Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling windows

Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling Windows system. Any idea how to recover it ?
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Recovery a file filled with zeroes

Can I recovery the contents of a file which was filled by zeroes? my notebook somehow lost the power and when I turned on my machine back some of the files open in a text editor was filled by zeroes. ...
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Netbook won't start after startup with USB attached

I started my Toshiba Netbook up with a USB flash drive attached, and it messed up the startup process. As soon as I realized my mistake, I stopped the process (I think I just turned it off), took out ...
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How to recover files stored in a virtual machine running linux in windows 7

I was running XUBUNTU in VMware workstation 10. Once when i was updating the vitual machine, it got stuck. then i killed the process and after that when I was going to power on it again, it doesn't ...
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Retrieve previous version (backup file) of Excel file?

I made some incorrect changes and clicked 'Save' in MS Excel. 'Undo' failed. Excel does not have an option to create backup files, like MS Word does. The AutoRecover option saves files in ...
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On an Ubuntu server, what steps can be taken to recover a missing file?

I've recently inherited a website that has a page that allows users to register to receive/give car rides. This page is called transportation.php and is fine. However when a user attempts to select ...
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recover deleted files in linux cluster

I just deleted some files that were very critical to my project on a linux cluster .I was wondering if there is a specific way to recover them. This is very critical and I would appreciate a detailed ...
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iCare recovered files from a formatted partition but they all have an incorrect extension

I have a HDD partition that was formatted and I needed to recover the files. After formatting, the partition was not used anymore. I used iCare to recover the files and after 4 hours of scan it found ...
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Recover file overwritten with >

I was copy/pasting some commands into CMD (Windows 7) and accidentally pasted in an entire cmd history (from the Select All command). This included something along the lines of Y:/>database.mdb ...
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Corrupted RTF file

My PC locked up while I was editing an .rtf file which got corrupted - when I try to open the file in Wordpad now it starts with HTML code: (removed leading html bracket) <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ...
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Everything on my NTFS partition disappeared. DESPERATE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

I just rebooted into Windows (I dual boot with Ubuntu), and everything in my D: partition is gone! First question: How do I best preserve the current state of the hard drive to maximize chances of ...
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Can I recover a PowerPoint file that was replaced with a blank presentation?

A colleague had her PowerPoint presentation overwritten with blank presentation, using PowerPoint 2007 on Windows 7. System Restore is turned off and it looks like Shadow Copy also didn't work as ...
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Need to read a Windows 98 DRVSPACE.000 file in Windows 7

Today I came across a DRVSPACE.000 file in my archives and I want to recovers its contents. Beside the file is a READTHIS.TXT which reads: This disk was compressed using DriveSpace 3, which ...
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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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Photorec found less files than before even though sdcard hasnt been written to at all

The first time Ive run it it found 50 flac files.Now it found only 47.. Why is this? I had to run it again because I accidentally pressed shift+delete when selecting flac files with shift key...Ive ...
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What offset for FAT32 in Photorec? Will it affect file recovery?

Im worrried a bad offset will cause Photorec to miss some files and/or recover them badly like for example a zip file. How to fix a damaged zip file? How to fix file names? (all names are plain ...
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Is there a way I can recover my files from a Kingston DataTravler 1GB?

I accidentally started to low format my USB stick, then I removed it in panic, now when I insert my USB stick in my computer, it displays as "USB DISK 30X" instead of "Kingston DataTraveler 2.0" and ...
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Missing files on preserved directories structure (osx)

I'm missing all files from a particular folder inside a partition. What I find odd is that all the folder structure remain intact, but it have 0KB. I've ls from shell to be sure it's not a finder ...
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Get my overwritten Excel back [duplicate]

I have an old Excel file in the USB drive, unfortunately, i accidentally copied it into a folder that contains a newer version with the same name and overwrote the new version. I want to get my old ...
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SSD and file recovery (on Windows 8)

Typical commercial "file recovery tools" are not usefull on modern SSDs, because the recovered file (if any) appears empty. Windows 8 sends the TRIM command to the SSD when a file gets deleted from ...
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Recover formatted drive

Here is my question, I have formated my C drive and installed windows on it, but I lost some important file I have used many recovery tools but it is not showing that folder itself I am using XAMPP ...
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Bad sectors? HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6 Gbps 64 MB Cache Internal Hard Drive [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP (still!) with 2 hard drives, 2nd drive stopped working a couple of nights ago. PC crashed, restarted - heard a couple of beeps - not the usual start up sound. On starting pc up ...
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How to recover the deleted items in Google Drive?

Is there a way to recover the deleted items (which are shared with me) in Google Drive? They are not in the trash even. A message appears just after the deletion mentioning `Undo' the action. So I ...
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Unable to recover deleted file using icat

I am trying to recover a deleted file using icat, but I don't get any output. The partition looks like this $ fls -o 59472 -r w3_image.dd d/d 11: lost+found r/r 12: msg r/r * 13: msg.txt d/d 2529: ...
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How to recover deleted files on Windows?

I have Windows 8.1 build 9600 and I have 2 disk partitions. Windows is installed on one partition, while I use for the second one backing up data. I have deleted some data from second partition (the ...
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Recover the OS X Mavericks installer which got deleted automatically after upgrade

I have two MacBooks running Mountain Lion. I just upgraded one of them to Mavericks. I was hoping to reuse the /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app that I downloaded for the first Mac on the ...
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Recover files under a shared folder deleted by a guest Linux in VirtualBox

Within a guest VirtualBox Linux, I mistakenly deleted a folder shared with the host Windows. I stopped the deleting action during the process, but unfortunately, part of the files has already been ...
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Best way to try to recover FAT32 corrupted usb flash drive

I've got a FAT32 USB flash drive (Not mine; I would never store critical data on a FAT32 flash device!) with evident signs of data corruption: When viewed in Windows 7: All or almost all files are ...
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How to get files off broken Windows 7 machine onto Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop) machine?

My wife has (had) a Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba Satellite with SATA HD), and last night one of our dogs jumped on it and completely broke the LCD screen. She needs to get some files off of the hard ...
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Undelete NTFS Files to Same Location

My backup utility deleted about 200 GB of data accidentally from my backup drive. I still have the data on my main drive but it will take too much time if I copy and paste it again. Is there a way to ...
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Boot DOS from USB to copy data from HDD to external HDD

My Windows machine's HDD won't boot anymore. Windows repair/recovery is also failing. I'm hoping there is a way I can achieve the following: Boot DOS (or something else?) from a USB Key, such that ...