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According to the symptoms outlined below, is the I am experiencing problem is located on the hard disk drive’s platters or the hard disk drive’s board? Short answer: If the system is slow to read the sectors and the data they contain, the hard drive is failing. The problem is the the magnetic media on the hard drive’s platters is degrading to the ...


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To be honest, the listing you present indicates that some of the files are modified 2009-2010, so I dunno these are the files you deleted back in 2004. But in principle the recycler might be copied from one hard drive to another, depending how it was done (you do not mention your method). So, I'd use the following steps in a command line windows (open one ...


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Many answers for many questions: a) How big ares my chances that I will be able to rescue substantially more than the current 33 GB? ddrescue is probably the quicker tool and the more efficient. It work by dichotomy searching for good blocks and following, and make big skips when error occur, for searching into this skips, lather... But your disk seem ...


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I'm not sure if an SD card cut in half would qualify for a refund/replacement. A more gentle way is to use a piezoelectric element from an old cigarette lighter. Click it a couple of times on each pin of the SD card, then put the card back to the card reader to verify its death. Repeat if the card is still detected.


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Run DISKPART from the Run menu or a command prompt. Use list disk to show the available disks. You should see the SD card listed. Pay attention to the size reported. If it shows the full size of the drive, then continue. If it only shows 30MB, then be warned, this procedure is not likely to erase the whole card, and physical destruction may be your only ...


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The easiest way would actually be using BTRFS or ZFS and their snapshot capabilities, yes. I didn't work too much with BTRFS (only ZFS right now), but the rollback should be no problem. (I'm going to write ZFS-based, but it should work rather similarly for BTRFS) Before you start the recovery process, you take a "snapshot" of your current file-system that ...


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You can analyze the residual filesystem structure instead. For example, the the FAT family of filesystems indicate a file has been deleted by over-writing the first byte of the filename in a directory entry with the byte value 0x3F. The rest of the metadata (including most of the filename) will still be there immediately after deletion, so a program that ...


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Without a prior made image of this drive this is not possible. The files have been marked as deleted and you will have to recover them onto another drive then move them back to where you want them. Do not recover the files to the hard drive you are recovering as this will possibly lead to data loss. Recover to another drive and then once you have verified ...



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