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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows [duplicate]

Internal hard-drive is completely fine. My Windows 8.1 don't reboot, it shows error that system32/winload is missing. When I try to install windows on other primary hard-drive (D:/), It completes ...
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How to know if files cannot be saved anymore?

I posted this question on SO, and they told me to post my question here instead. Before anything else, I tried to see first if there is a tag for data recovery. I believe this question is appropriate ...
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C Drive Only Shows Recovery Folder

My mother's laptop recently upgraded to Windows 10 by itself. Machine is a Dell Studio 1558, which previously had Windows 7 Home on it. She's been running into some issues with the fan running hard ...
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How to remove&recover password of protected PDF files? [duplicate]

i want to crack a password protected PDF document, anyone have ideas ?
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Change default Office behavior to never prompt for recovered files

I know this is going to sound silly. I've got a bunch of users (self included) who end up with the list of "Auto-recovered" files upon Office app closure, and get the "would you like to save or ...
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How to create a recovery dvd from the recovery partition

I've got a laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 and the recovery partition. The laptop doesn't have a Windows Key sticker on it. I'd like to re-partition it and install Linux, and I don't want to keep ...
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Cannot start into Windows 7 Home Premium recovery

I tried to start my recovery drive but I cannot. I select the recovery option, I see Windows is starting. As soon as the progress finishes, my computer reboots. I can logon to my Windows without ...
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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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Windows 10 Pro Recovery Disk after upgrade from Windows 10 Home

I have upgraded my new laptop from Windows 10 Home Single Language to Windows 10 Pro through Windows store by paying $100.I did not get any Pro Product key but my laptop was upgraded using digital ...
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Can I create a custom recovery image for Windows 10 like recimg did in Windows 8.1?

One of my pet peeves with refreshing Windows 10 is that I always have to spend several hours reinstalling the software I need by default: Steam, Origin, Chrome, Uplay, 1Password, Skype, Office,... ...
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Can't boot into Windows – How do I change a service using console?

I've a serious problem with my Windows 8.1 installation. It won't even allow me to enter the login screen (everything is black). I've installed Aero Glass for Windows 8 (www.glass8.eu) which adds a ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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How to setup Recovery Key or something similar for Two-factor authentication for Apple ID?

I have enabled Two-factor authentication for Apple ID. I want to create Recovery Key. On the page Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID I read the following: If you ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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DATA recovery from external hard disk

I have an external 4tb hard disk and some time now, in order to be recognized from my pc ,I had to connect the usb two or three times ,some times even more. Some time now the disk is seen unallocated ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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Deleted BOOTCAMP partition capacity went into Recovery HD

I am facing a weird problem and it is honestly driving me crazy! I had a bootcamp partition (80 Go) with Windows 7 installed for a while. I then tried to remove this partition using Apple's Bootcamp ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Revive 1/2 dead HDD? [closed]

I have an old 40GB HDD I got from someone. It appears to me as though it is half dead, but not completely. When I plug it in and power it up, it seems OK. When I try to access it, it just keeps ...
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Did I lose my data by converting HDD from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I tried to install Windows, which required an MBR disk instead of a GPT. I converted GPT to MBR using diskpart utility. After that all my logical disks disappeared and only one (with total amount of ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted external 1 TB hard drive [duplicate]

I have a corrupted external hard drive that I am trying whatever I can try myself to see if I can recover any data from. When hooking up the external drive to my machine via a SATA/IDE converter, I ...
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Windows 8.1 recovery make boot

I have notebook Samsung Ativ Book 8 and my OS(license) is not launching, F4 and other ways in "diagnostic menu" i have tried do not work. I have no "recovery disk", license key and restore points. ...
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How to get Dell's recovery image without having Windows already installed?

I have an Inspiron 7559-1264. I've tried to install several OSes of my choice to no avail. I want now to resort to the recovery image provided by Dell. The trouble is when I enter my service tag it ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Clustered SQL database requires full recovery mode?

The application we provide customers with requires an SQL database. Due to the nature of the application, we recommend the recovery mode to be set to Simple as it is not critical data that is stored. ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...
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Recover from System Image without Optical Drive

I have a system image saved on an external hard drive that I wish to apply to a new laptop. The problem is that the machine has no optical drive. Using the Recovery Options in Windows 10 to recover a ...
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create bootable iso from oem windows 7 (recovery media disc) folder

I need to create a bootable iso from windows 7 recovery media discs contents that I copied from discs before they went unusable. So my problem is that in two different folder lies my original ...
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Windows 10 recovery drive (usb stick) breaks after first use

I have some problems with my Windows 10 bootsector (I think I wiped it by accident). I created USB stick repair drive and I am able to go to console to try some stuff. However, if I try command ...
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Corrupt Windows 10

I've been having problems with Windows 10 parental control features, that seem 'Buggy' in nature; so I did a sfc /scannow in the cmd window. When it finished windows came back with Windows ...
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Linux account locked due to failed logins

i hope someone could help me while trying login to my Ubuntu machine with my user i'm getting "account locked due to 29 failed" i logged in with recovery mode and now i'm root but i can't change ...
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How do I restore the recovery partition in windows 8.1

For some reason, the recovery partition on my computer is gone which means I can't do a restore or a full reinstall of Windows. Here are some screenshots as proof. Here's one of the "This PC" window: ...
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which recovery partition is safe to remove (active, recovery partition) or (recovery partition)?

I have two recovery partition and I need to delete one of them. I need to know which recovery the active, recovery partition (400 MB)or recover partition (839MB) .
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Which programs did I install on Windows? (access only through file system from Linux)

My old notebook died. I was able to salvage the harddrive and are able to access it from my new laptop's Linux Kubuntu 14.4. On the old notebook I had Windows installed as a secondary system (dual ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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PowerPoint: Autosaved versions disappear after saving file

I was working on a presentation in PowerPoint when I accidentally deleted some content in it. Undo did not help, but I saw there are several older auto-saved versions listed in the File menu. I ...
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Will the Windows 8 Recovery USB “Reset” Option work on a blank HD?

Similar questions have been asked before at various times, but there is no clear answer on THIS question. Neither do the instructions for the Windows 8 Recovery USB provide much of an answer. Say I ...
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Can I install windows again after I fully install Ubuntu on my windows 8 tablet

H I'm wondering if I install Ubuntu can I install back windows again to my windows 8 tablet lenovo miix or do I have to backup first then install Ubuntu sorry for English.
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Is this very large recovery partition necessary?

I've seen some other questions asking if they can delete their recovery partition. Most of these have been <1GB in size. Mine however, is 16GB and I'm not sure why. I've installed Ubuntu a few ...
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Acer 4730Z Windows Vista Recovery Disk

as I tried to upgrade my Acer 4730Z Win Vista to Windows 7, the process failed and wants to recover the previous. Unfortunately my Recovery CD 1 is not copying completely and no where reached. Please ...
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can i restore/ repair dev, proc & sys? elastix on asterisk (Centos)

well my hard disk started to get bad sectors and began to fail.. so i had to take a image, tried the clonezilla. every thing was alight till i restarted y machine and then kernal panic! & the ...
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Data Recovery software doesn't recover recently deleted files but can recover year old files

I have deleted a zip archive from my E: drive which was really important to me about 3 days ago. Since I really needed it back, I ended up using Data Recovery software like eraseus data recover. This ...
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RECUVA conundrum

I needed to restore data on my 500 GB HDD after a (Vista) system problem occurred which forced me to reinstall my OS. After 66+ hours of processing, RECUVA (my recovery software) requested that I ...
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Windows.old results emtpy after windows 10 update

I've been stuck in this situation from a couple of hours and can't really find any solution to that issue. Background: My friend's pc (an HP computer) (with windows 10 upgraded from windows 8.1) ...
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Is formatting recovery partition to update OS recovery safe

So, I bought my HP Notebook 15 2 years back with Windows 8.1 installed. It came with a factory reset recovery partition. Last year, in the July of 2015, I updated to Windows 10, free of charge, as my ...
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how to erase sensitive data “permanently” if hd broken and cannot do full random overwrite?

I purchased a broken hard drive. I copied some of my movies on it. It is broken now. I want to send it back to the factory. I wanted to permanently delete all my files with "Sdelete" secure tool. ...
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Recovering deleted Shadow Copies

This is the situation; *VSS has been disabled. *VS copies has been deleted, previously were deleted the restore points (i'm a Little confused about these two apparently different things). *Restore ...