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You could try pressing the card together (in case it came a little loose?) and maybe cleaning the contacts with a little bit of isopropanol on a swab. But I really wouldn't expect any results, and at best you might manage to read some of the data off before it dies again. I would not recommend opening it up under any circumstances - that will not help ...


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I was thinking that if he used a Linux boot USB that it would be possible to copy the files over to a new hard drive, then use diskpart to clean and reformat the old drive. Assuming the hard drive in the failing system is readable and can be mounted, that should be possible. But the thing with failing systems is until you know the cause of the ...


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This is the sort of thing that ddrescue is good for.


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It depends what died on your old laptop (laptop right?). If the hard drive is still good, just take it out and plug it into another computer (desktop probably easiest), then copy over whatever files you want. Documents, files & firefox profiles are easy to copy (google for their usual location in your OS), but installed programs & games may be ...


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Any portion of the disk that has been overwritten, by any method will not be recoverable. The portion that has not been overwritten still exists. Changing partition tables still does not delete the data on the sectors. Quick Formatting does not delete the data. Full formatting in win7 does zero out all the data. Different simple hard disk recovery softwares ...


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I mainly do data recovery from physically failing drives, but the tools are the same and about twice a year I get a client who has accidentally fornatted a drive with important data and I need to recover all that wasn't overwritten. From experience, I can state: -- Yes, there is software that can help you and others in similar predicaments. -- Your data in ...


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Why it was not recovered along with the other information? Because the data wasn't complete. The file was fragmented. This means the file was located on multiple sectors, and likely on a sector that was bad, hence the reason your Master File Table was lost which was likely also on a bad sector. Where is the location for the pointer that points to ...



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