Hard drive recovery infers the recovery of previously lost data from a Hard Disk Drive due to system, user or device error.

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How to read MFT on USB Hard Drive (NTFS, 1TB)?

I'm looking for a high-level method to read the MFT entries on an NTFS file system for a Seagate 1TB internal hard drive. The platform is Windows 7. I need to fetch the filename, block size and ...
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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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Determine filename at an LBA (NTFS)

I ran Seagate's tools on my hard drive. It reports that there are errors and gives the LBA numbers. I would like to move the data at these locations to other locations on the drive. How do I find ...
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Recovery Hard Disk with Bad Sectors

I have a WD Element 1TB external hard Disk and suddenly I got some errors in data reading and writing. I decided to recover it, and I tried to do so many ways and nothing worked. I tried to run ...
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Recover /var/lib/mysql file after reformat/reinstall

My server would not boot, so I have repartitioned and reinstalled Ubuntu. Afterwards I found out that my MySQL backup script has not been working for the past 5 years. This was an ext3 filesystem. I ...
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Recover specific files from a damaged hard drive

I'm trying to recover some 3-5GB of NEF files which were not yet backed up at the time of the crash. This is a 418GB ext4 partition and when mounted with -o ro,noload I can list the directory where ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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Seagate Momentus not recognized by BIOS after firmware update. Would a PCB replacement work?

I recently installed a firmware update on a Seagate Momentus (ST9750420AS) drive and everything looked fine. But after rebooting the BIOS can’t see it. The drive simply spins up and gives two long ...
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Failed Yosemite TimeMachine “Use Drive (with Encryption)” renders drive unmountable on reboot

I turned on TimeMachine and told it to use my Drobo volume for backups, and checked the box for encryption. It thought about it for a few minutes and then bailed with an error stating that it ...
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Why can I view my data in TestDisk but not otherwise? How can I recover the hard drive?

A few days ago I was working on my computer and my hard drive decided it was time to say goodbye; the screen froze, and when I tried booting my computer it failed. I take the drive out, put it into ...
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Flash drive not recognized

I was copying some files to my flash drive and removed it from my laptop.  When I plugged it into my PC, it didn't recognize it and it doesn't show up in disk management, and I can't find it in device ...
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How do i recover data without reformatting drive after USB to SATA conversion?

My External USB Hard Drive became unusable. Removed the enclosure and connected via SATA. Windows is failing to recognize without formatting. What are my options to recover drive without losing data? ...
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Mount reiserfs .dsk image failed: can't read superblock

I have a failed 160 GB Western Digital Netcenter NAS disk and its image after failing in .DSK format. When I connect the disk to my ubuntu machine and typed: # losetup -o 512006144 /dev/loop1 ...
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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Best copy process with pending sectors?

I'm a bit confused due to this thread: Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)? I recently decided on a Synology DS1815+ with four WD4000FYYZ HDDs (SHR2, which is Synology’s ...
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Missing data after 2 logical partitions were merged automatically

I have a Macbook Pro with a 1 TB HDD in it. Windows 7 runs via Bootcamp. I've made 3 partitions. 1 for Mac (HFS, boot partition) 2 for Windows (NTFS, boot partition and data storage partition). ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario

I'm planning on installing Windows Technical Preview on a dual boot on my (gasp) primary Windows 8.1 laptop. Naturally, the repeated cautions relating to this pre-release software have made me ...
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erased disk without internet

During recovery of OSX on Macbook Air I erased my disk using disk utility without internet. When I now try to recover and restart the OSX installation the Message is that my disk is locked. How can I ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Restore backup to blank hard disk

Has anyone had any success with restoring a Samsung (Win 7) that uses the Samsung Recovery Solution 5 onto a new (thus blank) hard disk? I've taken the complete backup through the POST F4 ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible

tl;dr: skip to Question section Background I have a drive on which Windows 7 was installed. It had a 100MB Windows 7 boot-partition, followed by a partition that took up the rest of the drive. A ...
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External hard disk is not loading

I have a Sony 1TB Hard disk, which has been working fine for a year. The Hard disk is powered by a USB cable. It had 300 GB free space. Now when I connect my HD, my Windows keeps loading it and all I ...
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Dead motherboard. How can I save the software on my old hard drive?

My motherboard died. I'll be installing a new copy of Windows 7 on a new machine, or replacing the motherboard in my current machine and then installing a new copy of Windows 7. There is nothing ...
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EaseUS partition manager terminated abruptly, leaving HDD partition to be unusable

I was using EaseUS partition manager to extend my drive's capacity by including a 100GB partition into it. The drive was earlier partitioned as 100GB+831Gb = 1TB(Toshiba HDD) and I was making it a ...
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HDD Complete Erase

I'm trying to completely wipe clean an Internal HDD (model number: WD3200BEVS) but, there seems to be a series of issues. It would not format. I put it in another computer and it formatted. It ...
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Can the $BadClus file hold recoverable data?

I have an external hard drive that a family member dropped but however still functions perfectly other than the drive is not partitioned; the drive doesn't even click in the way a normal damaged hard ...
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Is this hard-drive beyond recovery? [closed]

A family member dropped a couple of their external hard drives as they were swapping to a new computer. Needless to say both drives have been ruined, but with different symptoms; the first drive works ...
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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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Recover data from a Samsung DVD recorder's hard drive

I have a Samsung DVD recorder: I want to recover data from its hard disk. I need to buy a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect the hard drive to power then to USB and mount it on my PC. I have done data ...
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create recovery partition in hard disk

Unfortunately, I deleted my Samsung notebook Windows 8 recovery partition from the hard drive. So, I need it now. Are there any tools to create it again? This solution did not solve my problem. ...
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Can't boot from an OEM recovery partition, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a Sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to start the Recovery partition Tools by typing F10 during POST. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says ...
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Restoring old documents found by search engine Everything from $recycle.bin of hard drive D of another PC

I'm trying to recover some old files whose status I do not quite understand. Back in ~2006, I accidently deleted some essential Word documents from my then D:\ -hard drive (Windows ME). Some years ...
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Can foremost be paused and resume, could I get a progress indicator for foremost?

I'm retrieving jpg photos from a damaged HDD using foremost. It was a 300GB Ext4 partition of which a much smaller amount was filled with family photos. The disk drive failed to the point where it ...
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External HDD not detected

I have Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Model: SRD00F1 which is out of warranty unfortunately. There were problems in it which I was trying to fix. From these Problems that have been trying to fix ...
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system restart on alienware mx17 maxed my harddrive [duplicate]

I did a full factory restore to my alienware mx17 when windows was reinstalled from factory disk it took up around 170 GB of my 225 GB SSD drive any answers on whey this would be?
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Fix Windows Technical Preview bootloader

I was trying to fix an unrelated windows 7 install and seems like it accidentally overwrote the bootloader for the Technical Preview. How can I fix the bootloader on the Windows 10 Technical Preview? ...
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Recovering Original Win8 to Toshiba Satellite c850 after formatting hard disk [duplicate]

I have Toshiba Satellite c850 B516 with Original Win8 installed. I accidentally formatted the internal hard disk. There is no serial number written on the bottom of my laptop. How can I recover my ...
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...
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My External USB Hard Drive won't show up

My External USB Hard Drive don't show up. I checked in Computer Management, Disk Management and Device Management, the partition of my Hard Disk exists I was trying to install a linux ...
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Recover files from RAW Drive in Windows

Portable USB Hardrive get corrupted (Bad sectors) and now is detecting as RAW. I'm trying to find golden solution to deal with this so Everyone including me will have example what to do to recover ...
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Truecrypt file RevoveryProblem

I faced a terrible thing,that is when I use virus software to scan my computer(at the same time,I mount my external drive,but I didn't type truecrypt password to open the drive),there is no virus in ...
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Synology DS212+ indicates disk failure

We recently had a power outage at my house, caused by a short circuit. Because of that, my NAS was shut down improperly. After we restored the power, everything seemed fine for a few hours. But now ...
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Can a part of a hard drive break?

Is it possible for only a specific part of a hard drive to become unusable? I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Sony Vaio laptop (more than five years old). Since 14.04, I never had any problems with ...
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how to recover partition from harddisk

I have a 500 gb internal laptop harddisk.I have windows 7 in one of the four partitions. The system didn't boot so I used pendrive linux to boot ubuntu from usb. After booting using ubuntu I'm able to ...
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Mount ddrescue imaged password protected drive

I'm trying to recover a crashed HD from a Macbook. I've imaged the HD successfully onto my external HD but when I try to mount it I get a mount_hfs: Invalid argument error. I'm assuming this is ...
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Internal hard drive is dying. Is this the right procedure to recover data (with ddrescue)?

As the title says my hard drive is supposedly dying. Two days ago, I powered on my Windows laptop after a week of not using it. After being on it for an hour with no particular problems, I got a BSOD. ...
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How to recover data in formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS

Help how to recover formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS but not yet installed applications. Edit: I have two 500g hard drives lets say HD1 has my personal files and the other is HD2 ...
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Disk image and recovery disk

are recovery disks (once created) the same as creating a disk image, i upgraded from vista to win 7, and had to restore my system. I had to first install the vista recovery disks and once all the ...
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How do I recover my missing files [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 computer that I put iTunes on. I have an external hard drive. I had iTunes organize my music in the external hard drive into a different directory. I now find that all my mp3's ...
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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 ...