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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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1answer
95 views

Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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1answer
129 views

Restoring data from lost NTFS partition?

I had 3 NTFS partitions (C,D,E) on my old laptop running Vista. I wanted to install Ubuntu on the system partition C, i.e. over-write Vista, but keep D,E which were storage partitions. Stupid moron ...
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1answer
100 views

Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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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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262 views

MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extend record

I am running a dual boot installation (Windows 7, Ubuntu 64bit) with a shared NTFS partition. Windows was running over night. I normally shut down the computer the next morning. The other day when I ...
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32 views

Recover directory *entries* in NTFS

I somehow managed to delete the root directory in a NTFS volume (I know... don't ask). Using ntfsundelete on Linux I can find a lot of inodes I can recover 100%. The problem is that I end up with ...
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408 views

how to view hidden files on an NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac?

I have some files on my external NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac using Paragon NTFS. Back in Windows 7, I'm unable to view said files. I believe they exist because they still occupy space on ...
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1answer
227 views

Recover data from NTFS partition

My brother scandisked NTFS partition of my USB HDD. Safe remove didn't work safely. After reattaching the data is missing. Testdisk outputs the following (I have no undelete in Advanced). I run ...
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3answers
85 views

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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1answer
33 views

How to best recover archived folder which appears as a file on NTFS drive?

I archived a folder to an external HDD and kept it in sync with another one using Sync Toy. Now I see that the folder appears as a 0 byte file on both HDDs. Everything else is fine and readable. I am ...
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76 views

How to recover files from hybrid drive

I have a somewhat complex problem. My notebook's hybrid drive failed and the HDD part (500 GB) was damaged physically so any software based solution was off the table. However I have taken an image of ...
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2answers
197 views

Mark Deleted Files as Undeleted

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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1answer
175 views

What are “:ms-properties ” files?

Due to a failure of a partition managing software, I had to recover the files from my local hard drive with TestDisk on a live Ubuntu drive. Afterwards, I encountered several files named ...
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Cannot mount image made with ddrecovery in Fedora

I have recently made a switch to Fedora. I have an NTFS disk image that I made from a failing hard disk on Ubuntu using ddrecover. Under Ubuntu, I could mount the image just fine and recover the ...
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1answer
109 views

How to find out what file is on a particular sector

How do i find out on Linux what file is occupying a given sector on a NTFS partition? I need to do it because i am rescuing data from a failing HDD (using ddrescue), and want to find out what files ...
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2answers
329 views

Data recovery on a corrupted 3TB disk

Short version I probably need software to run a deep-scan recovery (ideally on Linux) to find files on NTFS filesystem. The file data is intact, but the references are no longer present. Analogous ...
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0answers
166 views

WD External HDD in exFAT NOT able to convert into NTFS

I'll just keep it short my WD 1 TB external HDD got corrupted for whatever reason into RAW drive and after days of research and wait (2 weeks+), I was successful in recovering all the data on it, yes ...
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119 views

NFTS Recovery: No such Device or address

A student gave me a hard drive that he says no longer works. I told him I'd at least take a look at it, since I run Ubuntu 13.10 on my desk computer. I didn't make any promises, but I'd very much like ...
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1answer
138 views

Best program to restore NTFS partition table

I have a drive that seems to have a lost partition table. EaseUS and Photorec seemed to not know about any partitions, but restored about 1 TB of files from the disk, however they are all useless and ...
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0answers
29 views

Server 08R2 doesn't want to mount a NTFS partition that Linux can

I have a system with a 30GB SSD containing Server 08r2 and a 3TB HDD used for data storage. Recently, I noticed that I couldn't mount one partition on the larger drive in Windows. This is how the ...
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1answer
71 views

Recover data from HDD

Out of the blue, when I plugged in one of my external drives, I could only see a part of the contents in File Explorer; after trying to open the volume again a few times, I rebooted and was greeted by ...
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95 views

Linux ntfsundelete for recovering files in a Windows XP NTFS partition

Recently some folders have began disappearing from my Windows XP partition while booted in it. Sometimes after a drag and drop or move operations, a folder becomes undeletable, and I am afraid that it ...
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.DBF file recovery needed from a quick formated NTFS HDD

I formated a HDD to install Windows XP and deleted partions while installing, then performed a quick formant (NTFS) on new partion to install the OS. (One of the partions is still unformated, just ...
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112 views

Rescuing disk contents from an unrecognized NTFS partition

I have an hdd from a notebook that fell and now it's not being recognized. It had 2 ntfs partitions. First for Windows, second for data (my documents, my pictures, etc were mapped there). I mostly ...
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74 views

Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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825 views

Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

The drive slipped off my desk and dropped out of a USB-HDD 2.5" SATA caddy while I was copying some files, and now it won't recognize properly in Windows. It does show up in Testdisk but before trying ...
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302 views

corrupt patition table - testdisk cant find all partitions

I was resizing a partition when my PC freezed and I had no alternative that shut down manually. Unfortunatly that cause my partition table to became corrupt. My partition table was like this: ...
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0answers
21 views

Restoring files on ntfs [duplicate]

So I was using gparted to extend my NTFS partition, but the linux desktop went to sleep and caused gparted to close before it was done. I ran chkdsk /f /r on the drive and it seemed to repair it; ...
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1answer
320 views

Empty folders after NTFS file system recovery

I used TestDisk to restore a "quick formatted" drive. When the software asked something about differing MFTs, I selected to copy the MFT backup. Now I've realized that whole directory branches are ...
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1answer
566 views

How to recover data from a formatted hard drive? [duplicate]

I am pretty much new to Linux. I have given my hard disk for someone to install ubuntu. He formatted my entire hard disk. I would like to recover some of images that I lost. Previously my hard disk ...
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478 views

Unable to open WD external hard drive

I have a 500 GB WD external drive with 3 partitions on it. When I run a disk check, the computer shuts down. After that, I can't access the single partition I have important data on. When I try to ...
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1answer
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how to mount hard drives for data recovery in ubuntu

I try to mount a hard drive in Ubuntu and get the following error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely ...
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7answers
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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1answer
195 views

NTFS partition size not recognized after disaster recovery clone

I'm in the middle of a disaster recovery of a 250GB hard disk that was "clicking". Obviously I didn't have a backup copy. I managed to salvage all the files thanks to GParted Live that was able to ...
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363 views

Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: 1) I have two discs. ...
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220 views

Recover ntfs harddisk with linux

I try to recover data from a windows laptop. The windows vista would not boot anymore "missing bootmgr" and my attempts on the pc failed. So I removed the drive and plugged it via sata/usb adapter on ...
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1answer
222 views

Recover lost video file/stream from an NTFS filesystem

I recorded an online video conference using CamStudio. Unfortunately when it reached 4 GB CamStudio suddenly warned me it couldn't save the file (because of its size or something) any more, then ...
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How to save a ntfs partition which suddenly became empty

One ntfs partition of my laptop was suddenly wiped out without any notice to me, when I rebooted from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 today. I am in need of help to save my files on that partition, which ...
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2answers
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How to fix NTFS MFT if chkdsk hangs?

Once my external has became too slow I've ran chkdsk /f. And it has found no problems. Next time (in a day approximately) I've ran it it still found no problems in files, indices and security ...
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1answer
92 views

Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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1answer
853 views

Accidentally dd'ed an image to wrong drive / overwrote partition table + NTFS partition start

I screwed up and set the wrong output for dd when trying to copy a freenas iso, overwriting the wrong external hard drive. Ironically, I was trying to setup a freenas server for data backup... ...
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605 views

How can I recover files from an hd I accidentally converted from NTFS to EXT3

I accidentally converted my 1TB external drive from NTFS to EXT3. I have a ton of data on the drive and I believe the data should still be there. Is there any way to either convert it back to NTFS ...
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1answer
1k views

Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)?

What I see is this: Windows complains when reading a file because the CRC for it mis-matches its calculated CRC. This means NTFS has a CRC for the file. I expect the offending block/sector can be ...
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725 views

ddrescue'd an ntfs partition, can I chkdsk it?

I have a hardisk that is failing (windows wouldn't even boot off the recovery disk). I was able to make an image of it in linux using ddrescue, but linux can't mount the thing. In linux I get the ...
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2answers
496 views

How to access single files from partially broken disk?

My laptop fell down and now I cannot start it. BIOS Hard drive tests shows "Error Code: 0000 Read Verification Failed" on the 0% of the test. I need to copy data from the disk and thus I took it off ...
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1answer
81 views

Corrupt, but working HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NTFS Partition Repair - Recommendations I struggled to describe this, so excuse the ambiguous title. I have an old Western Digital Caviar 120Gb HDD I found out - I ...
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1answer
1k views

Repair very corrupt NTFS drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery I have an external NTFS drive with an absolutely trashed NTFS File System. Is there any recourse for recovering this drive? I have already ...
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How to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after format (NTFS)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I have a question if I am able to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after ...