Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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Restoring files from raw ext4 image without a journal?

Running linux/Ubuntu 18.04.04 I have a disk image that I've dd'd from an ext4 partition. I had a corruption disaster that cleared the whole 500G disk and left me with some files and some garbage in ...
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Failed to recognize hard drive

I'm trying to backup a WD My passport external hdd (2TB). I couldn't find my hdd in file explorer(windows 10), so I checked disk management, which showed "The request failed due to a fatal device ...
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Recover files from an 2TB NTFS-partition, after zeroing-out the first 5GB of it? [duplicate]

First let me apologize for asking such a newbie-question, as well as for asking a questions that undoubtedly has been asked hundred times before - however in case exactly how I corrupted my partition ...
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Hard disk failure wrong size after swap board [closed]

I have one hard drive which the motherboard is dead. So I find another Hard drive with exact brand and spec. Swap the board then I am able to hear the Hard drive spinning. However, the Bios detects it ...
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Accidentally deleted all OneDrive files while cleaning up OneDrive and can’t recover them with Restore [duplicate]

I was cleaning up my computer to essentially start fresh, and at one point I was on OneDrive to clean that up as well. But when I went to load up a certain image to admire, that's when I realized it - ...
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External HDD shows very low data transfer rate on different OS

There is a WD Elements 1 TB external hard drive disc that I'm trying to recover. It behaves strange but doesn't show the usual symptoms of a dying hdd (AFAIK). There are no scratching or clicking ...
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Data loss while moving to a USB drive

My dad was moving two folders with important files to a USB drive. He cut the folders and pasted them to the USB, when he tried to access the files in one of the folders on another computer, he ...
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Recover disappeared files from extrenal HDD [closed]

Hello I have external HDD 1TB. It was 250GB full and inserted in android TV. I turned off TV, plugged the HDD into a pc and wrote 250GB more to it. I tested it several times, and it worked perfect. ...
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How can I recover data from a Galaxy Note 4 with a broken screen? [closed]

I need to retrieve data off of a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone that has a broken screen. I installed Smart Switch to try and backup the phone to my PC but I get the following error. "The current ...
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Why do files deleted with the command prompt not end up in the recycle bin?

Also, is it possible to recover files deleted with the cmd prompt?
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How to recover data from an un-bootable SSD or make it boot?

I got a new NVME PCIE SSD yesterday. After installing it to my Acer nitro an515-53 laptop, I wanted to move all my stuff over to it. After cloning all the partitions, the computer complained that "a ...
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How do I recover lost chromebook local data?

When you change your Chromebook password, it asks for your old password when you sign back in. If you forgot your old password, it erases all local data. Local data is supposedly the files and ...
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I accidentally made my laptop unbootable using dd [duplicate]

The story so far... I was experimenting with Unix's dd program on my Ubuntu laptop, trying to find a quick method to wipe a micro SD card securely. I set dd in motion, came back a few minutes later, ...
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Linux mount disk image, cannot access some directories

I have a raw disk image, which I am trying to mount to get some backup data from. fdisk -lu disk.img shows me, the following: Disk disk.img: 931,53 GiB, 1000204926976 bytes, 1953525248 sectors ...
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Recover data from unallocated partition [duplicate]

I've got a problem with my external hard drive (500Go). I wanted to create a system repair disc on a separate partition (10 Go) with the official tool from Microsoft. (this partition was the first in ...
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accidentally created recovery disk on external drive [duplicate]

I accidentally create a recovery disk on my external hard drive and lost the partitions. I have a 1 TB external drive that had 2 partitions. I without knowingly of partition loss created a recovery ...
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Used recovery software, really strange results

I was using a data recovery software tool today, Disk Drill and it gave me really strange results, pictures I have literally never seen before. So I thought it was caching from my browser that saved ...
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Is is possible to recover deleted/lost partitions and files on it (for my particular case)? [duplicate]

I opened command prompt on my windows 10 pc in recovery mode (Shift + power on). And then i ran the 'clean' command on my "disk 0" and then ran "create new partition" command, after that i assigned a ...
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Recover JavaScript files from deleted partition [duplicate]

I deleted my whole partition by mistake. To make things worse I created a new partition over it (I didn't leave it like unallocated space). However I didn't copy anything to that partition or used it ...
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Installing Windows 10 without losing data

I have a 750 GB HDD with two partitions. One partition has 550 GB with my files so I want to save it. The other partition had Windows 7 on it. So I booted Windows 10 from USB, formatted the Windows ...
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Thunderbird just deleted all my past mails

I have configured Thunderbird to synchronize for mails for last 90 days. It has gone ahead and deleted older mails from my server in GMAIL. I also used the compact option. I also configured the ...
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Cannot mount Android microSD after crash

I took the microSD out of my Samsung S8+ to copy all the images to my Windows computer. There was an error during copying and the system ended up freezing then BSOD. Did a hard restart, put the SD ...
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How useable would a dd image be were it to be aborted mid-way creation on TestDisk?

I have a half-dead 1TB WD mechanical hard drive, which I am trying to recover files from using TestDisk. It used to host Windows 10 and before crashing wasn't filled over half-way, so I decided to ...
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Mobo dead, how to access striped volume externally from laptop?

I have a dead PC with 2 data drives that are windows striped (not hardware raid-0). If I buy a usb raid enclosure, do you think windows will recognize them as a dynamic disc? If not, is there a way to ...
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Copied (with dd) a formatted sda1 to external HD - data recovery on external HD

I was formatting an SD-Card with Disks over and over again and I got a little thoughtless and and the index tab jumped onto the sda1 partition of my internal hard drive and I accidentally formatted it ...
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What exactly will System Image Recovery do?

I'm planning on performing a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro, and am planning on creating a system image to use to recover all my data after the installation. My question is, will the recovery of ...
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Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL - is my hdd dead and how to save data and laptop?

Win 10 started crashing after a drop/or after installing Eset Security (both of these events I find suspicious, as previously my laptop had served me well for 3 years). Strange noise appears when ...
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RAID 5 rebuild failed after removing and reinserting a disk

I have a Synology Diskstation 414j at my home that runs RAID 5 across 3 drives. I was curious to see what Diskstation looked like on the inside, so I unscrewed the back, took out the drives, and put ...
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Why recovery showing content as - “xLê7±A§[jp¬1ÜyL8É\6”

Background : While working, Eclipse hanged suddenly. I waited ... after a while system crashed with blue screen and was not booting up after hard restart. Before I proceed I would ...
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Everything in Finder sidebar disappeared (Macbook air 2019 Catalina 10.15.2)

My history of previous terminal codes: How my Finder looks like: All the things in my finder sidebar disappeared, though nothing is deleted and I can still find my things through the "go" feature....
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Windows 10 with Bitlocker: Data recovery unable to read files

I am trying to backup some data out of a bootlooping/non starting Windows 10 system. The drives are encrypted with BitLocker and unlocking with the recovery key worked. I can browse e.g. the C: ...
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Recover deleted videos from my OPPO smartphone Internal memory

I've been trying to recover my deleted videos (deleted by my little brother 2 days back) from internal storage of my phone but unable to do so. I've used some recovery tools like "Active@ File ...
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Reconstruct corrupted Word file

I accidentally broke an MS Word file with a bunch of comments in it. I tried the usual recovery methods but the only thing that remotely worked as opening it in Recover Text mode, which gave me the ...
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Is there a way to recover a recently closed Window a few sessions ago with Chrome and after reboot on Win 10?

Is there a way to recover a recently closed Window a few sessions ago with Chrome and after reboot on Win 10? I have been relying on the History -> Recently Closed menu to recover closed Windows. And ...
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Recover vcf file from a RAW file system SD card [duplicate]

I want to recover some files (most importantly .vcf) file from a RAW file system on SD card I tried to fix the card with chkdsk /f but I got an error that the file system is RAW. Does anybody know how ...
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What process should I use to recover a lost (unsaved?) MS Office Application from temporary locations?

Is there a general process to try to find a file on a VM or laptop where the user simply can't locate the missing file? Some locations to check include the following: Recents Temporary files (where?)...
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A Decryption Catch-22: EFS vs Windows Bitlocker

I have myself in a bit of a pickle. My primary hard drive is encrypted with Windows 10 Bitlocker, and the text file with my recovery key, on an external drive, has turned out to be encrypted with ...
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SSHD failing - reading speeds under 100 Kb/s

My old Seagate SSHD (ST1000DX001) started responding slower. I've been trying to backup important files from it to a newly bought SSD and the reading speeds are under 100 Kb/s which often breaks to 0 ...
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Recover files from a USB that was used as a Windows 10 bootable flash drive?

I used a USB flash drive that had about 59/64GB worth of files on it to make a bootable USB device for a fresh Windows 10 install on a new PC. Halfway through the validation it occurred to me that I ...
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Recover “Store only” 7z file

My laptop is running Manjaro (kernel 5.5). I went to make a 7z archive using the p7zip package. Specifically, my command was $ 7za a -mmt -mx0 -t7z ARCHIVE.7z Directory/ The source directory was ...
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Recovering Command-Shift-5 Screen Recordings on Mac

I was recording for about 40 minutes today on my Macbook Air (Mojave) when my computer crashed. Is it possible for me to recover the file? There isn't a corrupted version or anything like that on my ...
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Sudden malfunction/failure of SSD SATA drive - status: { DRDY }, SRST failed (errno=-16)

The SSD stopped working after connecting HDD to the same controller using another cable. Using Linux USB live-cd I see this in dmesg: 20.606155] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounting ext3 file system using the ...
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Cannot mark a partition logical on testdisk

My hard disk broke and I am trying to recover all the data I can from the largest of three partitions, but indeed also repair the disk so I can put some less important information in it. At the ...
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Failing to repair an external HFS volume

Trying to repair an external hard drive (Seagate portable 2TB), it had one partition that contained both time machine stuff and some files that i only have one copy of unfortunately. I assume that ...
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How could I recover my Win 10

My win 10 do not load in after boot, I got the blue screen with the sad smiley. I tried everything that I found on the internet, but nothing works for me. I did these steps first: https://www.youtube....
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Repair NTFS Partition

I have an external drive that recently became unreadable. When I run chkdsk I get the following: The type of the file system is NTFS. The First NTFS Boot Sector is Unreadable or Corrupt Reading ...
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SSD not working anymore and windows not opening

Windows suddenly stopped working when I connected the HDD with rack on my laptop. I’ve tried almost everything, so later on I have discovered after reinstalling the HDD and placing the SSD in the rack ...
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Does anybody have an idea about zip-archive recovery using partly downloaded archive and archive contents? [closed]

Does anybody have an idea how to recover zip-archive using partly downloaded archive and archive contents from another source? Use case: become a seed on an old torrent.
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From AHCI to raid and back to AHCI. Made C: and D: into raid, can I recover D: files?

Computer Windows 10 desktop ASUS Prime Drives: SSD Samsung EVO, Samsung PRO, m.2 NVME C:= EVO D:= PRO Windows would not load, stuck in dot spinner, even repair and USB everything got stuck in ...
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Restore linux partition table of one raid0 drive after accidentally installing windows over it

How the problem arrose: So I made a very stupid mistake yesterday. I installed windows 10 on the wrong harddrive (I didn't expect the installation to start right after choosing the drive). After ...

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