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

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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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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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Recovering EFS files from an unbootable Windows partition

I have several folders that were accidentally EFS-encrypted because of a bug in Windows' built-in zip extraction function ...
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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 ...
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Can I recover my files after upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7?

I did not back up my files in Windows 7 before installing Windows 8 on top of it, and it appears as though they are all lost. Is my data recoverable?
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Recover previously saved files after blue screen in Win8

Earlier today Windows 8 blue-screened while I was working on some CSS animations, when I rebooted I found that the CSS file I had been working on and that was open in Visual Studio was blank. I don't ...
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Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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USB Flash Drive shows empty but definitely had non-hidden files

I have this 16 GB USb Flash Drive and I remember storing a lot of data in it. I used this several weeks later on my Windows PC and it fails to show any files on it. None were hidden and even so, my PC ...
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Best solution to recover files on windows 7 [closed]

what's the best solution for recovering files on Windows7 ? Tried different freewares like "recover my files", Recuva etc.. but no luck, the file could not be recovered.
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How to recover lost source code when typical recovery software does not show Java files?

I had just started doing a lot of Java development off of one of my thumb drives for portability and constant access to my most recently worked on version of some piece of software and things were ...
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Windows 8 Storage Space Recovery

the problem start like this. I add a 2-way mirror storage pool in my Windows 8. (consist of 2 x 500gb harddisk) I assume it can be read by any OS. So, I proceed to hackintosh my computer. After ...
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Can someone recover “permanently” deleted files remotely via wifi? [closed]

I'm a newbie and I'm concerned about the safety of the files in my laptop. I recently deleted some confidential files, and I'm wondering if it is possible for someone to access my laptop via wifi and ...
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I have lost data from deep freeze operation

I installed deep freeze on my computer for about a week now. However through out the week I was just hibernating my computer. Yesterday I shut it down completely. When I restarted the computer I ...
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Windows 8 - recovery drive vs system repair disc

I have created recovery drive on my usb drive, but haven't created a system repair disc. When I take a backup using Windows 7 File Recovery option, I see a message that says "A Windows system repair ...
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OSX Drive plugged into Win 7 via external

A friend of mine's Apple laptop stopped booting. HDD issues. So he popped out the HDD and gave it to me to see if I could recover any files. I've done this with PCs multiple times. Even if an HDD is ...