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TestDisk is a free and open source software you can use for that purpose. It is a command-line software, but very easy to use. You will simply have to choose the hard disk that contains the broken partition (most likely /dev/sda), choose the partition table type (either Intel or EFI GPT), choose Analyze, and follow the succeeding prompts.


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I believe My Book Lives use the Ext4 file system. The Ext file systems aren't very friendly for recovering deleted files, but there is an extundelete software that you can try. Access the drive directly from a linux machine, and use that software, and it will use the file system's journal to allow for recovering some deleted files (as long as they haven't ...


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I first must recommend on a basic level at just having a full backup, totally separate, not in the same NAS box. That will keep chance of mistake to a minimum and probably allow you to have whatever degree of off-site protection you want as well. If you have a solid backup, you don't have to worry about losing your primary NAS. You also don't have to figure ...


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I was able to create a bootable Win 7 recovery USB by loading a Windows 7 ISO in VirtualBox on OS X


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Make sure you're installing the correct OS. If the product key you're backing up is from a computer that (at first) contained Windows 8, then you need to install Windows 8. It will not accept Win 8.1. In any case the product code is baked into Windows 8 computers and getting that code is rather simple. There's a portable NirSoft tool that can be executed as ...


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Update 1: Since the Disk Management screenshot shows that the Recovery Partition wasn't overwritten, it may be possible to reinstall from that partition instead using the Fn + (number) combination to access Recovery. The combination is specific to your model of laptop. The following method still works but by using the Recovery partition method, you are ...



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