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How do I recover lost/inaccessible files on the Mac platform?

Can anyone tell me a really good file recoverer for the Mac platform?
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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The option to copy the recovery partition is greyed out when creating a recovery drive

I'm trying to create a recovery drive on Windows 8.1, but the option to copy the recovery partition is greyed out. I think the partition is still there, in disk management there are three partitions ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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Accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live) – is there any way to recover this?

I accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live). Is there any way to recover it? This is on a Mac. I know this may be a stretch, but I'm just hoping to find a solution.
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RAID recovery - planning for the worst

I've considered getting a commercial RAID NAS, e.g. QNAP or Synology but hesitate because I want to be absolutely confident regarding disaster recovery. I'd prefer not to be at the mercy of the ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 BIOS update failed - machine is out of warranty and Dell will not assist

During BIOS upgrade of my Vostro 1520 laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) their update software failed to complete. In fact the software hung. Now the computer will not turn on, the BIOS does not come ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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How to recover data after doing DISKPART 'clean'?

I was trying to install windows 10 on my PC using bootable usb, when I came across this problem that I needed to convert the disk to GPT to install windows 10. So I searched online and came across a ...
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Recovery Asuspro P55VA

many thanks for your instruktion!!!!!!! thuring 3 nights if have faild to recover the asuspro p55Va from my thougter (my misstake was, i had formatet the hole disk (also the recovery partition) and ...
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Can I use HP Recovery Discs for a different hard drive capacity and make?

About two years ago I created HP Recovery Discs (3 of them). Now my hard drive has crashed and new one is still a week from delivery. I was reading up on how to reinstall the genuine OS using the ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Windows 8.1 will not boot after upgrading from Windows 8 on my PC

The PC is a HP EliteBook 8730w laptop. I had no issues with Windows 8 or the Windows 8.1 preview. But after running the Windows 8.1 Update from the store my computer will not boot unless In insert my ...
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How can I Recover deleted Whatsapp Images?

The day before yesterday I was browsing my Whatsapp images. Upon browsing them, I accidentally deleted one image that means a lot to me. 1)I'v tried Dr.Fone did not really work . 2) I 've heard that ...
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Installing Windows 7 over Windows 8.1

I have a Acer with windows 8.1 and they now own emachines, so, I have emachines Windows 7 system and recovery disk. Would it be safe to go over windows 8.1 with those disks to make that computer run ...
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How to Recover Lost Media Files (Photos, Music, etc) from iPhone 6 Device [migrated]

Do you know how to recover media files from iPhone 6? I lost my photos and music by some accident. Urgent!!! I hope get your helps! Thank you!
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
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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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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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Reopen recovered docs pane in MS Word 2003?

I hit the close button after choosing which doc to work with, now I can't remember how to get the window to reopen. This is the pane that shows if your document got corrupted/word crashed and it ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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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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How to recover Files or get list of deleted files [duplicate]

I'm new to mac. Recently I deleted some of files using terminal. I run the command rm -rf sometext* on desktop but all files are deleted accidentally. Is there any command using which i can recover ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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system recovery windows vista without a product key

I got the "this copy of windows is not genuine" error message and tried to do a pc restore. Now, it is asking for the product key but it became unreadable by rubbing off of the bottom a long timer ...
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Recovering wireless network key stored by Intel PRO/Wireless Application

My laptop is configured with a wireless key ( for a WPA2 network) stored by the Intel PRO/Wireless application. How can recover that key ? WirelessKeyView can be used to recover keys stored by the ...
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Recover files deleted from Windows 7 with no backup

I accidentally deleted important files, for which I do not have a backup. My thesis files worth four years of sweat is gone and when I tried to go back to a "previous versions" I get the message: ...
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Raw reading USB mass storage or SCSI

Wife's USB HDD has a slight issue where a folder refuses to open (NTFS filesystem). I have been able to image the drive with Linux but for one sector (sectors are 4096 bytes). Reading that sector ...
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Windows XP stuck on loading screen

Since yesterday my Windows XP install is stuck on the loading screen (XP logo and "progress bar" constantly moving). I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened. Before this problem occured ...
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Windows 8 recovery failures

I am asking a question here because I have finally come to the end of my tether on this issue. I have a HP pavilion PC running windows 8.1. The hard drive had become damaged and no option on the ...
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Stuck in xmonad with mod key not working - how to recover?

I am trying NixOS, and have a problem with fairly basic configuration. Basically, I experimented with xkboptions in configuration.nix, and lost the xmonad mod key when I tried to switch alt and win ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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How can one recover a password from ExpanDrive?

ExpanDrive lets a user connect to volumes on remote systems, exposing them as a drive on the desktop. For ease of use, one can have ExpanDrive remember the passwords, so that at login everything is ...
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How to open password protected docx? (Word 2007)

I've tried doing the unzipping thing, but it won't work. It says "The following file could not be unzipped or is not a valid Zip file." I've tried using the word password recovery but since I haven't ...
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Recover Windows 8 from recovery partition without OS

I have tablet with originally came with 'Windows 8 with Bing". I deleted the OS, but recovery partition is still present. I tried but with a different edition of Windows (e.g. core or pro) can't ...
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When booting my computer all I get is a black screen with a blinking underscore

My computer (laptop) has dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14 (14.10 I believe). Yesterday everything was working fine. I was on Ubuntu and I wanted to move PlayOnLinux to another partition to have ...
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Recovery of a lost word document

I was writing in Word and saved a file. Using the same document, I erased what I had and wrote something different, but instead of saving it under a different name, I hit the automatic save button. I ...
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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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Why some recovery tools are still able to find deleted files after I purge Recycle Bin, defrag the disk and zero-fill free space?

As far as I understand, when I delete (without using Recycle Bin) a file, its record is removed from the file system table of contents (FAT/MFT/etc...) but the values of the disk sectors which were ...