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Data Recovery from HDD logical failure (not physical)

Background. My interpretation is that the physical disks have all the right data; it's just the onboard controller/logic that's broken, so my case is different from most recovery cases. I don't feel ...
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No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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28 views

How to full recover from a external hard drive with a password?

When I tried to recover using Acronis True Image it didn't work and I think I know why. The external hard drive the backups are on doesn't mount until the user enters a password. How do I get around ...
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214 views

Recover Hard Drive Accidentally reformatted from NTFS to Ext4

So me and my friend were installing Arch Linux on my external hard drive. My external hard drive had no data on it, ready to roll. My friend had partitioned my external hard drive (I am positive that ...
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How to read the partitions in an external hard disc which is used to create a recovery folder

I have 500 gb external HDD, recently I have been trying to create a recovery disc for my laptop. hence I chose one of the partitions (it has 4 partitions) in my external hdd to create one. it so ...
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Can I reformat an external hard drive to have the maximum amount space that was previously available?

I set up my external hard drive that had 1.5TB of space as a recovery drive, and afterwards it showed that I have 32GB of space. Is there any way I can get my space back?
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Western Digital 1TB external hard drive could not be read

I have a problem with my external hard drive, I was copying a huge amount of data (approx 100 gigs) from it to another hard drive, suddenly an error popped up and told me that the operation could not ...
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Bad USB VFAT drive, what are my repair options?

So, I had a USB drive attached to my router as a poor-man's NAS. It has a VFAT filesytem exported over CIFS. Something went bad with a write and it will no longer mount. 1) Lion can attach to the ...
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282 views

Recover data or repair partition from a 1TB external HD used by a Mac

I have an external 1TB HD that was previously formatted with NTFS and then given to a Mac user who, probably, formatted it with HFS+, filled it with data, and then ... BOOM. Nobody can tell what ...
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256 views

external hard drive not responding

I made a big mistake by unplugging the external harddrive (2TB, western digital) while it was still copying files. I just forgot it was copying files. Now the hard disk won't respond. When I plug it ...
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1answer
276 views

ownership of hard drive recoveery of files Windows 7

Here is the issue. I have an old laptop that died that was running xp. I now have a win 7 laptop. I need to get the files off the old drive. Win 7 will not let me take ownership of the drive. I can ...
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Recovered Files with TestDisk, but File Names and Folder Structure is Bad

I used TestDisk to recover files from an internal hard drive which I connected externally to another PC. With PhotoRec all the file names are wrong and the original folder structure doesn't exist. ...
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My folders became hidden system files and access denied?

I just asked a question in Superuser site , I have an external HDD which suddenly seems infected and one of my folders which contain my photos changed to something like this One of superuser guys ...
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1TB ext. HDD suddenly stops working - does not show up on desktop - Lion OS X

I'm really annoyed right now. I brought this 1TB external HDD (brand: WD elements) about 3-4 days ago. I put two partitions onto it, one Mac journal partition (for Mac) and one for PC to be able to be ...
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4answers
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Corrupt File on External HDD

I have an 1.5TB WD External HDD, which I purchased in December 2010. Every few weeks, Windows stops being able to read it, and I have to fix it with a chkdsk /f. Now this is a little annoying, but not ...
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“You need to format your disk in drive X” message on my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which worked fine and it is my backup harddrive. There are also some files on it that I would really want to keep. It's a 400GB Freecom drive in FAT32. All of a sudden, ...
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2answers
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Recovering files on external disk caught in OS installation

I was installing Ubuntu to the internal disk in my main machine, with all external drives unplugged for safety - then discovered I had accidentally chosen the external drive and it wasn't unplugged. ...
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578 views

NTFS (USB) drive recovery in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery Have a USB drive. Doesn't show up in My Computer, but when I plugged it in Autoplay pops up and then hides after a couple minutes without me ...
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1answer
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DISK BOOT FAILURE with Windows 7: How to deal with it? Nothing helps

since last sunday I've got a problem with my PC after I connected an external HDD. After connecting everything was fine, I copied things on the HDD and from the HDD to my PC. On my setup: I've got 2 ...
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545 views

Old HDD is not getting detected when connected through USB

My laptop HDD got corrupted and I replaced that with a new HDD. Now I wanna retrieve the data in the old HDD. I tried using external HDD casing and connected it my laptop cable thru USB. But it is not ...
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1answer
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Forgot to unmount/eject external hard drive, lost moved files. Mac OS X

So I was using my Mac with my external hard drive connected via USB. I moved about 10 GB of data to it (via drag and drop while holding down the Command key to move the files rather than to copy ...