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Question: Recovering Data From Old HardDrive

My Gaming PC broke down I am highly guessing is the processor which would always run really hot. Cant Complain since it lasted at least 3 years.

Anyways, right now, all I got left is my laptop. Is there a way I can pull out my old hard drive and get some data and put it on my laptop? I only need one file which is a text file that has my passwords for every site i joined on it.

I am guessing I need to find a way to connect the hard drive externally to my laptop using USB port and get the data i need.

Both my laptop and the harddrive I need to pull has Window Vista home edition installed on it.

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Answer: Recovering Data From Old HardDrive

You could purchase an external HDD caddy suited to the interface of the hard drive (presumably it would be SATA) and then connect, as you said, via USB to the laptop.

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i am using windows 7 operating system and i have an external harddrive that used to be my primary. when attempting to access it through my external hd enclosure it mostly asks me to format it and shows the drive under "my computer" as just a drive with no current/maximum drive capacity and trying to open the drive results in a cyclic redundancy check error. ocassionally when plugging in the drive or changing its drive letter from drive management i get the "scan and fix or continue without scanning" promp and when i choose continue without scanning it allows me to access the drives contents. i have finally freed up enough space on my primary harddrive to backup the drives data but cannot seem to get the scan and fix prompt to show up again :[ is there any way to force it to ask to scan and fix instead of asking to format so i can recover the files? all the information i can seem to find online about it only tells me how to disable the autoplay so it no longer asks ... but i want it to ask so i can remove the data then reformat the drive fully. is there any way you can help?
 

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Hello all! I'll start out by saying I love: Vista, ME, and having rusty nails thrust into my eyeballs.

Here's my deal, one of my sons was playing with the PC and it started booting to "recovery" screen on reboot. The OS wont load up, and it canot start in safemode. If I try to go through the 'recovery mode' steps its an endless reboot cycle ending back up at the 'recovery mode' screen. SO, I decided to end the pain. I removed the laptop HD, put it into an enclosure and connected it to my PC via USB cable. When I browse to the drive a limited set of folders is displayed, thus, I cannot see the files I want to back up.

I'm thinking there are some user controlls or permissions on the folders that wont let me from another computer browse them.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Recovering Data From Vista HardDrive

Maybe try taking ownership:http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-tak...lders-in-vista/http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-menu-in-vista/http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/e...ories-in-vista/

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Hi guys,

i've been recovering data for a while now from shot drives.. but i've never tried recovering data from a drive that CAN NOT be detected in bios.. the software that i use is then worthless coz the drive doesnt appear..


any suggetstions?

the state of the drive is:

- it made a clanking noise before dying...
- if the harddrive is connected in one IDE line, the other drive in the same IDE channel can not be detected as well.. tried interchanging.. slave and master,
- the hard drive seems to be spinning still.. coz it vibrates when i introduce power to it..


i hope i can still recover data from this drive.. very very valuable data..

please help.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

Answer:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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Dear Friends.
Hope this finds you well!
I'm not certain this is in the best forum, but it is a Windows 7 computer
I was trying to do another sets of DVD's from existing MP4 files from a SanDisk Ultra 32GB card. These would then be used with DVD Flick and ImgBurn to make the DVD's. The first(2) DVD's worked well but somehow a few of the files were not copied entirely. So, I was redoing these again to make certain I had ALL the files for the next (2) DVD's.
These are files my older brother entrusted to me for me to convert them to a DVD format. They are files of his daughters nearly entire basketball season [frames] of about 70 files and were sentimental to him and his daughter.
I feel personally responsible to correct this if it is at all possible!? It could get ugly
It was an honest error on my part as I mistakenly deleted what was titled Video 100 on the SanDisk which contained all these MP4 files. I didn't realize I was removing them from the SanDisk. I'm hoping there is a free date recovery app I could use for this one application so that an expensive license would not be required!?
Thank You in advance for your care, compassion and cooperation. I'm stuck in the mud...
Very Truly Yours,
Raphael
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Ch... Read more

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I bought a PC from IBUYPOWER approx. 8 yrs ago. I had 2 hard drives in this PC with information saved on both. One of these hard drives had the Win XP O.S. installed. My question is, will it be possible to recover any information from either of these drives if they are installed in a new PC that I am building with a newer Win 7 O.S. ? I have alot of important information on these drives. For some reason or another, my old PC will no longer boot, even after installing a new PS. I'm concerned that I may have lost this information for good....please advise.

Pyle
 

Answer:recovering information from old harddrive

Sure, just connect the drive(s) to a free internal SATA or PATA/IDE connector and the drive should be accessible via My Computer to copy off files or use as a secondary drive. You can also do this with an external USB to SATA/IDE adapter as well if you don't want to install them internally although you'll have to spend a few bucks on the adapter.
 

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My laptop crashed the other day and i need to get the files off of the harddrive. I purchased an enclosure to get the files off, but what i need is in my documents that happens to be locked! I can see every other file on there except for the ones i need
The laptop wont turn on for me to disable the password.
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Recovering file on password protected harddrive

EFS encryption after your keys and certs have been wiped is not easy.

Google "Advanced EFS Data Recovery", I'm not going to provide the link.
 

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hi ive made a balls up and hoping sum1 can advise the best recovery method.
i have a server with win8 on a 360gb sata drive with 4 1.5TB drives as storage
which i had joined under win8 to be seen as one drive.
The system had been slugish lately so was going to replace the 360gb with a ssd
which i had used b4 on my laptop, so when i had it connected and started to install
i seen 5.8 drive and ssd 12ogb drive and a few small partitions i deleted main partion
on ssd and few other small partition which i thought was on the SSD but one was
related to the storage drives and they are all screwed up now and when i connect the
original win8 os harddrive it doesnt boot anymore.
my question is whats the best way to proceed to save all the data on the hard drives
nothing was formated on theses drives.
thanks for any advice

Answer:help recovering lost harddrive due to deleted partition pl

For one of the guys on the site here that are excellent with storage to possibly help, you'll need to tell us which RAID level you were running:

RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 Explained with Diagrams

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Many of my files were deleted from my external harddrive (word, excel, mp3, tax files, pdf etc.) and then deleted from the recycle bin. It was a while before I dicovered the issue. I tried to use a restore program (restoration.exe) to try and recover them. The files came back with the correct file types and the size of files looks right but when I try to open many of the files either I get a message stating that they are not valid files for that format or the application does not recognize them. All of the music files came back but many of them had the wrong file information (the title would say one thing but the song was actually something else). I cannot re-restore them because they are no longer in the deleted sectors. I think that some of the file locartion information ay have been overwritten or did not make it back with the restore. Any other advice???

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My Samsung S2 Portable External harddrive 500G infected with INF:[email protected] [Wrm] Folders are shortcuts and not able to open anymore. How can one recover files?

Answer:Recovering files infected external harddrive

Madddawg,Were you able to get rid of the infection, and the shortcuts are the end result?For the shortcuts, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe:http://download.bleepingcomputer.co... Double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your Desktop This program removes the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If the infection is still in the computer, post back, to work on getting rid of it.~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.Malware Eliminator/Member of UNITE and the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?
 

Answer:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.
 

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hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz help
 

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iLLegaL89 said:

hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz helpClick to expand...

Well, generally all the office suits are backward compatible...so there's should not be any problem. Can you open that word file(s) on the old PC (World 97 as u mentioned?) If it is so, you might have some problem with this new PC office suit.
Try, making copy of the old files in old PC using save as or may be you can convert doc files (if you don't have some hi level formating) to rtf files. That can be opened in Wordpad comes with every Windows OS.
This might help, i guess..
- Nirav
 

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Question: Recovering Data

Howdy,

I have had a SATA HDD for about 2 years and never backed up silly I know.
With numerous problems in the past month being solved I know have a very slow computer that takes literally half an hour to boot - and this is with a clean install.

Someone has suggests that I need to delete the MBR and start all over again.

Fair enough, but I have some files that I need to keep. I have tried to back them up to a networked computer, even copying and posting them. But to no avail.

I think that there are too many bad sectors so this just keeps on throwing up errors and causing the action to terminate.
So, I need to recover the data that is on an 80GB HDD that is partitioned into two 40Gig drives. It is the second partition that I need recovered - I dont care about the first.
I have tried Hard Drive Mechanic but this is only for IDEs.

I have one 15GB IDE drive thats ancient - cant remember the last time I used with windows installed on it to try and recover data.

Any help will be most appreciated.
David
 

Answer:Recovering Data

I purchased Norton's Ghost 10.0 to take images of my hard drive and to back up my files.

Using it as a recovery disk, you boot from it. It has a little know utility which allows it to analyse the drive and list the programs, files etc.

You can then select the drive you want to save them to.

It saved my butt, when I partitioned my C drive when I reinstalled Windows and my second "data" drive did not show up as a drive.

I had taken an image of my C drive but not my "data" drive.

The recovery disk of Norton's Ghost was able to recover all my files.
 

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So i had my pc running dual boot with GRUB to run WinXP Pro and Ubuntu, i deleted the ubuntu partition and added it to the WinXP partition with partition magic and when i tried booting windows i got some error so i reinstalled reinstalled windows. ive heard that windows formatting doesnt completely erase data so i was wondering if i could get some data back.. especially the My Documents folder.

Tnx excuse my bad english
 

Answer:Help Recovering Data

I used a program called recover my files that fully recovered a drive that got formatted. It kept the folder structure and file names also. Check it out you can see what it will recover before you buy. http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
 

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Question: recovering data

recently i had a system crash due to blaster worm. could not start pc even in safe mode. therefore had to use recovery disc which reformatted the hard drive and therefore lost all data on c drive. what i had backed up was lost due to my kids using the data storage disc !!. all data stored from time i bought the pc in feb.last year has been lost.i have been told i may be able to recover data by using a software called T-CLONE software. before spending £99 is there anyone familiar with this software and can it really recover lost data. will appreciate advice. thanks

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Try restoration - it is free and very effective:click here

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Question: Recovering HD data

I have a hard drive on another computer where the motherboard went down. I have ordered another motherboard, memory, processor, etc. Am I going to be able to recover all data on the hard drive?
 

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I have (had) a Western Digital Essentials 2TB External Hard Drive.
:major
About an hour ago I plugged it in and it froze for a min then came up blank (I checked properties and it said 1.83 TB unused and showed a full blue pie graph, [enter freaked out face here]). So I restarted my computer and tried again checking all the plugs ect. So... then the drive was freezing any actions on my computer after putting in the password. I restarted again. I removed the hdd from the case and plugged it directly into a SATA port for another drive that is already active on my computer. When the comp came back on it told me it saw a new device. I was like "right on". Thing is it isn't showing in My Computer. I went to wd website and dl a tool to check the drive. The tool first said it sees the drive but after running the test it crashed the test tool.

Win XP32.
WD20EARS

Is there any way to get my data back?
 

Answer:Recovering data

Welcome to Majorgeeks WakatroN

Unfortunately, external drives with 'added software' (you had to put a password in, so possibly encrypted data) have a tendency to be somewhat problematical, add to that the fact that a 2TB drive is pretty new technology, especially running an older OS, and you might be batting a very sticky wicket

I wouldn't hold too much hope but maybe someone else might have an idea or two.
 

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Hello forum.

Thank you for having such a great resource!

I'm not too sure this is in the correct forum, if not I apologize. I have a windows XP machine that has data recovery software installed on it. I have a external drive (HFS+) that can no longer mount on a Mac. My data recovery software can see all the data, the problem arises when I attempt to save that data to a new exernal. Since XP sees the new external as NTFS, I cant copy the HFS+ files to it. Is there a work around to this?

Thank in advance

JP
 

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Windows was repaired on a machine and the user profile seems to have been erased....

What software do you guys recommend for recovery?

Get back data for ntfs?
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard?
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software?

Some other software?

Hdd was running XP.

Thanks.

Answer:Recovering data

I hope that you understand to turn off that machine - NOW.

Connect the drive to another working machine.

Many here use Recuva. I use File Scavenger and/or Recover My Files (I have each on different machines).

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I was wondering how possible is it to recover data from DVD-RW discs?

A friend has asked for a copy of something I had a looong time ago, and the only place I can remember storing it was on a DVD-RW backup disc which unfortunately has been erased and used again.

Is there anyway to get old data off it, or is it well and truly goooone?

Answer:Recovering Data from DVD-RW

from a rewritable dvd that has been completely erased it is gone forever. the recording process for a DVD is very different from that of a hdd and will make it impossible to recover.

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Have had an XP system crash in notebook - can't enter XP in standard or safe mode. Need to recover data from the drive. Pulled the drive, installed as a slave in my Desktop system, and can access the drive data using the Desktop's XP system. However, the Documents and settings user directory I need to access is "not available". A tech I spoke with says this is a security function of XP - becuase there was a password set for the USER ID in the notebook's operating system, even as ADMINISTRATOR on the Desktop system, I don't have rights to access the protected data.

Anyone know of a workaround to access those directories so I can copy off the data before reformatting and reloading the drive?
 

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I have a Quantum 10gb hard drive. When in Fdisk, it says Non-Dos partition with no valid file system listed. How do I get the data off this drive? It is not accessible when hooking up as a master or slave.
 

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are you wanting to install an operating system on this drive?
if so you can boot with the 2k/xp cd rom and format/install from there........without using a boot floppy.
 

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I recently copy and pasted my laptop's hard drive local disk data on my external hard drive. I then deleted all the data on my hard drive. How can I put all the copy and paste data back? Or is it impossible and I need to reinstall everything? I also copied the "Users" folder, can I at least restore everything on my background? Also, when I right click my windows background, the graphic card options aren't there anymore. I deleted the data and used a Window 7 Installation Disk to recover. I dont seem to have any security either. Do I need to buy all of them again?
I'm not sure what its called, so the thing I'm calling background has the options Screen Resolutions, Gadgets, and Personalize when you right click on it.

Answer:Help with recovering data

Hi,
All of the data, not programs, that are on your hard drive can be copied back to your internal drive.
Programs will have to be reinstalled one by one
You should not have to repurchase any of the programs you currently own, developers understand crashes
Keep us posted
 

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Hi everyone, I was wondering which program/s you use to recover data off a corrupt or formatted hard drives. Say you had photos you needed to get back or what about general files, say doc. files, do you use the same program or is one program better for certain files than another? Ive used Recover my Files in the past with vering results.
Would be interested to read your opinions.

Answer:Recovering Data

Unformat C:

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I mistakenly placed a Windows start-up disk after having problems booting-up my PC.My worry is now that obviously on boot-up it says there is a Disk I/O error Replace the disk then press any key, surely if i put my start up disk in i will have to format again to get my PC running thus causing me to lose all data, is there a way around this where I could save my data, before really having to resort to Fdisk and Format.

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You can overwrite windows without formatting and it will only replace Windows files not your personal files. What version of Windows are you using by the way.

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I had to reinstall my Vista due to an accidental Os deletion. All my data is on a lost partition. I used the program findandmount to mount the lost partition on a virtual hd disk drive. But I can't chkdsk on it because it's write protected. How do I get into that drive?

Answer:Recovering Data

you can create a bootable USB via some data recovery software, booting from which you may be able to recover the data on the lost partition. Use Runtime Live CD or Easeus data recovery Win PE edition. but data recovery is always not 100% guaranteed.

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Evening team,

I was repartitioning a 3 NTFS partitioned 1,5tb drive down to one partition via win 7 Disk Management tool. I successfully shrank one of the partitions. After shrinking the second partition, win 7 had a hiccup and reported the remaining single partition is now in a 'RAW' format. I still have data on the drive that i would like to recover prior to reformatting it.

Apparently, on reading up about "RAW' files, the data is still there. What i would like to do is to somehow view the data and extract portions of it at a time to other smaller hds. From what i has read i can only extract everything to another 1.5tb drive, which i just don,t have available. If i can find a solution, i will eventually reformat and reuse my 1.5tb drive.

So my question is:

How can i extract portions of data from a "raw" drive to a second smaller drive?

Thanks for looking

Answer:Recovering data from a 'RAW' hd

You could try Recuva (free) file recovery.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that doesn't work there are also other paid programs that may work.
There may be other free programs, I'm not sure.

I used "[email protected] UNDELETE", and it worked very well for me.
They have a free TRIAL program, so you can see what can be restored and restore very small files.
It does cost for the version that can restore all files.

UNDELETE Files - [email protected] UNDELETE Software recovers deleted files, folders & partitions

hope this helps
david

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Recently, I have installed Ubuntu Linux and tried for a dual boot with Windows XP but then I wasn't able to boot into Windows. After asking a lot of questions, I've found out that the NTFS partition became corrupt. I have absolutely no idea, and for the heck of it, I ran fixboot and fixmbr with my Windows XP Home installation CD. To my unamazement, the NTFS partition converted to FAT16.
So my question is: Can I somehow recover my data? Or do I have to completely reformat?
My problem is on a laptop harddrive so I can't do anything with floppies.
Do you think it's possible to put my laptop harddrive into an external enclosure and hook it up to my desktop and somehow recover it?
 

Answer:Need help recovering data

I know people have recommended those programs in here, but they aren't the ones to use. You use FDISK /MBR to recover a boot record. As far as recovering it, there are adapters available that will allow you to connect your laptop HDD to your PC. You'll just have to do a quick search for them.
 

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My old computer is blue screening still and after quite a bit of research Im sure it was some windows updates that caused it. I went to a couple mom and pop pc stores and they said they have had a total of 7 or 8 people come in with the same problem. They told me to reformat the drive.

A friend of mine said I could plug the hard drive into another computer to retrieve my data. I have never done this before and I dont want to mess up my girlfriends computer. Does anyone know if this will work? I already looked in her case and the IDE ribbon that goes from the HD to the MOBO only has two plugs. (one on each end) so I will have to change it to one that also has one in the middle. Is it ok to unplug her HD and then plug another IDE ribbon?

Answer:Recovering data from a HD

yes it is ok, but you have to change the jumpers on the hard drive so that your HD is set to slave(S or SL) and your girlfriends is set to master(M or MS)

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Question: Recovering Data

My friends laptop went down at the weekend and he needs the dat for work. I connected the harddrive to my PC with a USB caddy. Ican see some files, but when I try to open pictures or music it displays access denied. He had logon password, which we can't remove.I've tried to set the folder up for sharing, but that doesn't help either. Can anyone throw any ideas my way.Thanks very much

Answer:Recovering Data

To remove user privacy settings on another disk, you have to take ownership, which is done in the Administrator account in Safe Mode. I can't guarantee that it can be done on what has become an external USB drive, however.

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Question: Recovering data

This probably isn't really a Windows question but I can't find a better place to put it.

I'm trying to recover files from a Dell laptop that won't boot into Windows. I think the partition is corrupt but I don't know enough to say for sure. When I try to boot normally, it says "NTLDR is missing".

When I use a Windows installation disk (as if I were going to install or repair Windows), and I get to the part where it asks me to choose a partition, it shows the partition as "C: Unknown" where the other partitions (from Dell) are FAT or FAT32. When I run Ubuntu off of a LiveCD, I can see a "52.1 GB Volume: disk", but when I try to open that it tells me "The folder contents could not be displayed". The DellRestore and DellUtility partitions can be browsed normally.

What are my best options for trying to recover the data?
 

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Question: REcovering Data??

I have a Acer Aspire 3100 Running Windows XP Home Edition. The computer freezes after the log on screen and will not go any farther. I need to recover the data that is still on the computer and place it on a flash drive?? How can this be done??

Answer:REcovering Data??

You will need to use a LiveCD of Linux or BartPE.

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Is there a way to recover data from a hard drive that the partition has been deleted. It is an external hard drive
 

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Hi

You can try a few of the data recovery free applications and see, but remember not to recover the data to the drive that holds the data you wish to recover, save the results to a internal drive or large USB pen,


Options are
http://majorgeeks.com/Recuva_Portable_d5514.html
http://majorgeeks.com/Glary_Undelete_d6166.html
http://majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Data_Recovery_d5336.html
http://majorgeeks.com/DiskDigger_d5976.html
 

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i had a trojan on my machine which Norton picked up. There were 2 options of how to handle the trojan, one was delete, the other was quarantine. I chose delete, Norton told me to restart the machine, which I did and the computer would not restart, a pale blue screen was all that was displayed. I reluctantly ran my MESH supplied recovery disk which then left me with a "clean" hard drive, however, I was unable to reload BT internet etc. I have since fitted a new SATA hard drive which is working fine. My question is, is it possible to recover the data from my old hard drive without going into the motherboard, ie., is there a suitable 'docking station' to plug into my USB port and is there suitable software that easily identifies the data on the disk. Your help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.

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hi there first off im presuming that all you want to is recover data off your old hard drive without connecting it to your motherboard,if this the case then there is a brilliant piece of kit that lets you connect a hard drive via usb and take any data off it the item is a usb2 ide hard drive adaptorhope this was of use to you,if you need a link to the site then ill send you one thanks

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has anyone used this site before (uneraser.com)? i recently reformatted my two hd a week ago and i installed a new os,hopefully i didnt overwrite, i wish to know if this software (demo version)works for the whole 100+ gigs like videos and pictures and music and such or just parts of small files?
 

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I've not used that before, however if you have installed a new OS then you will have overwritten much of the old data. I think the only way to find out how much you can recover would be to give it a go.
 

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My mother board went out on my old computer. I got the hard drives out and bought a Diablotex SSD to USB 3.0 Sata Adapter to get my music off the old hard drive. The drive will show up in disk management but it is write protected so I cannot initialize it. I am pretty handy with computers but don't know where to go from here. I had everything backed up except my music.
An help is greatly appreciated.
Gary
In Windows 7
 

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i use a xp based system. i have a 80 gb hard disk with four 4 partitions all NTFS.

the system notified my that a file is corrupt and that i need to run a chkdsk,
instead of running the utility i decided to do a cold reboot cos i was hoping the checkdisk would run since it wasnt shutdown properly. but as it turns out a disk read error occured and the system wasnt booting-up.

i tried using the recovery(repair) console option after booting using an xp cd but wen i run chkdsk i got an error message wich said the disk had two or more unrecoverable errors(i dnt exactly remember the correct message but its pretty close to this)

so then i decided to format the c drive and reinstall the os. after installation i found out some files from drives d e f have been lost.

plz help me out i have lost a few very important files. and if theres any chance of recovering file from the c drive that would be a bonus.
 

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Hi there.Are there any free programmes which allow you to look at your Hard Drive and see all the deleted files?

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Have a look here. click here

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Can you recover data from an HP Ipac? And does anyone know of any utilities that you can use?

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here is a option

http://www.cnet.com.au/downloads/info.htm?swid=10542385

but also need more info...

1. how did the data get lost eg. memory wipe/hard reset/program crash?
2. did you have a memory card inserted in the ipaq when the data was lost?
3.what is the model of ipaq you carry?
and last what is the version of os on the device?

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I need to recover important data from a hard drive i formatted. I used partition magic to do it, so i believe it only deleted the header info. Is there a way to restore the header information? If I need to restore the data, what program do you recommend? I have go back but is there something that is better? How do you recommend I go about this?

thanks
-Atmun
 

Answer:Recovering data

These 2 are among the best:

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html (Click "Other" and "Scan all clusters".)

The only possible solution for the "unformatting" that I know of would be to run this program to create a floppy, boot from it, and run pr.exe at the prompt. Have it scan for partitions and file systems that may still be on the drive and repair them. But use the recovery programs first to see if you can get your data from the partition in case the repair makes things worse (It has been known to happen).

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/APR.exe

Other possibilities are the "unformat" and "mirror" commands in DOS:

http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/unformat.html
http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/mirror.html

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This program works very well, but it is doubtful that it works any better then the free alternatives I have listed:

http://www.uneraser.com/quest12.htm
 

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my problem is that i had windows XP installed on my pc then after a while it started geting slow due to number of programs and less storage space and perhaps a few viruses as well. then it would hangup as soon as i log in to the windows so i had to install another version of windows XP. I did so but when the new version scanned the drive that had previous window (XP) it did something with the clusters either removed them or deleted them (i dont remember) so nw i have lost all my folders that i earlier had on that drive i.e. folders made on desktop or "my documents". Only the non window folders are there but all the data i stored in window related folders is gone, as all the folders are gone as well, but the catch is that the space of that drive is still occupied, can you find me any way that i can recover my files??? please please help me
 

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I killed my laptop
I pulled the harddrive and connected it to my desktop to retrieve data and I've been able to get all my documents, but I can't figure out how to get to the mail store (I had some saved messages in Outlook). Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
-Brian
 

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Hi Newbie here,

Im wanting to recover files from wwwaaayyy back.

Unhidden files ect and gone to click on my "Tools" file in C drive but I cant find it.

Done a search but with no joy.

Any advise would be greatfully received

Answer:Recovering Data

Are they files you've already deleted?

Are they on a drive that you've been using actively?

How long ago exactly?

If you've been actively using the drive and it's been quite a while... then there's a very very slim chance of getting any old data recovered. When you delete a file, it doesn't actually get deleted right away. It gets flagged for deletion by the file system. Then, when you save a new file, it will overwrite the space that has become marked as available.

You can try something like Recuva, but like I said.. there's going to be little chance of getting it back if you've been using the drive.

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My teacher's daughter's comp crapped out today. She said it crashed and it wouldn't get past the Windows screen when starting up. So she remembered someone telling her that she could restore Windows or something with the installation disk. So she puts it in, and reinstalls Windows (but apparently it said all her data wouldn't be lost, and just Windows would be reinstalled). She gets into Windows, and all her files are gone, except the installed programs like Firefox or iTunes.

The problem is, that for the past three years she's been saving papers, downloading music and has so much important data that she hasn't backed up, and now it appears to be gone. I just want to know if any of these files were possibly moved into a windows folder or something? or if it's possible to recover them at all. I think it's Windows XP, but she said it was three years old so it might be Windows ME or 2000.
 

Answer:Need Help - recovering data

ChingChang said:



So anyone know if it's possible that the files are on her computer somewhere? would like to know before tomorrow :|Click to expand...

We can't answer this....only you can. Do a search for *.mp3 and see what it finds. If not, you might need a recovery program, but to the best of my knowledge, if data was written over the files by the restore process, they are gone.

Without knowing what kind of restore it was, we can't answer that either. It might have been a parallel install, aor it might have been a total re-image. As my sig says, if you don't give us the info, we can't give you the answer.
 

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Is there any free software that will recover lost data on a floppy disk? I don't want to restore deleted files but repair corrupt data. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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If this is an old PC having its own floppy drive the only suggestion I can offer is to get a plug-in floppy drive and see if that can read the disks. Depends how important the data is but such drives are very cheap.
 

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DEAR FRIENDS
I HAD SOME COLLECTIONS OF SOFTWARES AND MOVIES IN C DRIVE.I COPIED THESE IN D DRIVE AND THEN FORMATTED C DRIVE AND LOADED WINDOWS XP.UNFORTUNATELY NOW IAM UNABLE TO READ THE CONTENT.IT SAYS TO FORMAT,BUT IN DOS MODE I CAN SEE THE DIRECTORIES.CAN ANYBODY GUIDE ME RECOVER THE DATA
THANK YOU
NATHAN

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Answer:Data Recovering

You can use the Ultimate Boot CD to burn the data to CD or DVD. If you have the room on the C: partition you could use UBCD to drag&drop your files from the second partition to the primary partition, format the second partition and move the files back.

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Have a friends two 1TB external HDD's (LaCies) here as he asked me if I could get them going ? One is working fine the other is dead as - now the problem is how are we going to retrieve the data contained on the dead one. By dead I mean it doesn't spin up and I cannot find anyway of opening the enclosures to see if there are dry joints on the power in side.


I think he has a lot of pics and videos on it and as the one that is going is almost full I am thinking this one would be too.

Any ideas anyoen please?

Answer:Recovering data from external

Unfortunately, the only way you will find out if its the drive itself is to somehow get the casing open and try it in another enclosure, on the assumption you have swapped cables and ports etc.

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Yesterday, my friend's hard drive was reformatted in order to upgrade the operating system. It was done without her permission and she lost a lot of valuable data. What is the best thing that can be done to recover the lost data? It is a PC and is about three years old. Beyond that, I'm not sure on the specs.

Thanks
 

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We recently reinstalled XP. The file allocation table was also deleted and rebuilt using NTFS. All went well, but a file had not been backed up. The machine was taken to a PC store that was able to recover that data. The cost was surprisingly low too. How is it possible to regain lost data after the partition was obliterated and redone? I know there is some software out there that can do that but at a large expense. As much as $2000.00. This store charged $250.00 and that impressed me. Is there now some affordable software available to do that now? Anyone know how they did it?

cajun
 

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cajun1957a said:

How is it possible to regain lost data after the partition was obliterated and redone? Click to expand...

The best program to use for this is called RecoveryExpert Deluxe from Acronis. It works GREAT but is time consuming. If the partition was large it could take a week or so to fully recover it. And do NOT use the hard drive that you wish to recover information from, or you will destroy that information and then no one can help you to recover it
 

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Hi FolksI have a laptop which got this errors: Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\COFIG\SYSTEMI havent got a recovery dics but i have got an windows XP discI dont want to format the computer because i have some important files I do have another additional laptop thouHow do i recover data from that computer?Help Please asap

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i had to share my computer with my brother. he figured out a way to access all my files, so i encrypted them. then a few days later, i backed up the hdd onto a portable hdd. needless to say a week later, i needed to reformat. now, how can i recover the encrypted data w/o the key or the symetric crap or whatever

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I'm not sure if this is the right section, so forgive me if it isn't.

Right, I was basically writing a series of files onto my dvd-r using the windows 7 cd burner (the default one). The problem is, I cut-pasted them onto the dvd.
Now, this was the fourth DVD being burnt and I had done the other three quite successfully. However, the third DVD, despite deing burnt, was still showing the files as *not* burnt. The problem was that the completion dialog hadn't shown up.

That didn't seem to be a problem. I therefore deleted those files (which were written successfully) and cut-pasted the next batch for the next DVD. So far so good.

However, the burn completion dialog now showed up. In my haste, I clicked finished. Because of this, my newly copied files were deleted (as Windows thought that they were the temp. files of the previous disk!

Is there any way to recover them without having to run a recovery utility?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recovering DVD Burning data

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

My primary advise is to chuck using Windows Burner but use Burnaware Free instead.

That said, almost all burners give the choice of either closing the burning session or keeping it open for the next session(s) in case all the space on the media has not been used up. So if you didn't close the session you can use the same media again to burn the files. I have never used Windows Burner so I don't know if that choice exists in it.

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Does anybody know if there is any software available that can recover lost data after a format?
 

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I have lost avery big file that contains really critical information (GB sized). does anyone know a very low priced (and good of course) software I can use for the recovery of it?

Answer:Recovering Lost data

Easy Data Recovery or Recover My Files. Search google.

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Is it possible to recover data from an erased CD-RW? I have erased it whith the Quick-erase option of Nero. Is there any software capable of doing this?

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I doubt there would be any consumer method! Although I have seen places where you can send various types of media for data recovery but it was pretty expensive

-mark

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I have a failed hard drive from a laptop that won't boot. I hooked it up to a USB enclosure and can read the drive intermittantly, long enough to retrieve some data.

Specifically, I need the Outlook Calender and Contacts. The inbox contents would be nice also.

Where do I look for this stuff?

It's Win XP with Office 2003.

Thanks in advance, Steve.
 

Answer:Recovering data...where to look for calender?

look for a file with the extension of .PST

the default is OUTLOOK.PST. That file houses all of your outlook data.
 

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My XP E-machine died an untimely death. I purchased a new comp loaded with Vista.

In an attempt to get the data off the old XP hardrive, I conneced it via the ribbon cable to the new vista motherboard. I did this both jumped as a slave drive and unjumped as a master drive. To my great surprise and delight the drive loaded (a F Drive) and was visable in explorer file menu. I was able to recover the Outlook PST file without a problem from the Programs folder as well as all the other shared folder data which was not specifically filed under a users file folder.

When I attempted to open one of the three user file folders, the XP hard drive starts to make its normal cycling sounds and the computer shows that it is attempting to open the file folder but then continues to load without ever opening. Then I recieve an error message telling me I must have a password but not giving me the option to enter one.

How do I gain access to these file folders? Is it the standard "How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP" answer?



thanks in advance.

Answer:Recovering data from old XP hardrive

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Yes, that's almost certainly what it is. Do you know how to do this?

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Hi, I have just formatted my girlfriends laptop and I was so cautious not to lose any music or photos that I forgot about her uni work!

Does anyone know of a utility that I can use to recover the data, it was in my documents so hopefully the re installation of windows xp wont have over written that part yet.

Any help will be very much appreciated! I am in big trouble as you can imagine!
 

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Hello-
I'm trying to recover files from an IDE drive from a dead computer. I've hooked it up in my computer as a slave drive, it's visible in both my bios and in My Computer as drive D, but when I attempt to access or explore the drive Windows tells me that the drive is unformatted and tries to prompt me to format it... but of course I don't want to loose the data. Both the old computer and my current one use Windows XP Pro. Any idea how I can get to the files on that hard drive without formatting it?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Recovering data on old IDE drive

System Specs, including OS?

System Specs, including OS of the dead computer?

Was the old drive a boot drive?

Are you confident that the drive is safe/clean?
(ie no virus/malware - up to date with AV, etc, and clean scans).

Your answers may affect recommendations for how to approach.

In anycase... DO NOT Format!
You will loose your data if you do.
 

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About two weeks ago my Win 7 Home Premium got some fatal disease which I could not cure. Ran multiple security scans with different software. None found any malware, but everything I tried made it a little worse.
Bought a new computer and now want to transfer some of the data from my old corrupted drive to the new computer. Plan to remove old drive and put it in docking station. Now for the big question. Is there any chance the old corrupted Windows will try to start from that docked drive and corrupt my new computer?
I'm guessing not since it won't be the active drive, but I want advice from someone who knows for certain it won't cause any trouble. There is nothing on that drive that's worth taking a chance of corrupting a new computer that's not even a week old.

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Now for the big question. Is there any chance the old corrupted Windows will try to start from that docked drive


It will be OK, but I would scan the drive or the files with a AV(Malwarebytes Anti Malware, MSE) before transferring the data.

Jerry

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Is there anyway to recover data that was never saved? Such as conversations that took place using AIM. I didn't have AIm+ or anything to automatically save the conversations. Any help? Or most likely no?

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Yes,, you would be surprised what is on an HDD even AFTER a format!

WHat you need is a disc scavenging application...a file recovery software,,

Search for Hard Drive recovery,, or Scavenger,,

cheers,,

PS,, If you wish to capture conversations of others through instant messengers,, then I would suggest a Keylogger application,, You got a Fox in the henhouse ??

cheers,

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How do people recover data that has been lost due to deleting or formatting on accident? Data such jpg, mpg, word, excel etc...... Is just a program you buy? If so, what is some of the better programs for the price. Of course free is even better

Thank you
 

Answer:Recovering lost data???

Here is a list of software related to your question. I haven't tried any of them so it may be worth reading the reviews.

http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html
 

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I have a CD-R that has some important data, but the disk has somehow become completely unreadable (the CD is clean and unscratched).
I've tried Windows based recovery tools, but they are all useless, because Windows itself wll not mount the CD.

Is there a DOS-based tool that will let me get directly at the hardware to try and read/recover whatever is actually there? I know it'll be raw sector data most likely, but that is better than nothing.

Thanks,

Abe
 

Answer:Help recovering data from an unreadable CD

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?id=38

You might try some of the programs in the Data Recovery section of Major Geeks - there are a few that may help. One freeware program I saw there a while back (unstoppable copier) sounds like it might be what you are looking for. At least might be a place to start.
 

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Ive got everything hooked up. I can hear the hard drive spinning, but the laptop its connected to isnt showing it anywhere. The kit I used is this one -
http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-SATA-...CGVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335873712&sr=8-1. It came with a small cd & I put it on the laptop but when do I use it? When I plug the USB cable in nothing happens. When I go to My Computer it just shows my C:/ & D:/ drive. Its not showing that anything else is connected. Do I have to manually run the cd while everything is plugged in? Thanks
 

Answer:Recovering data w/ SATA/IDE to USB....? help

I have a similar kit that came with out any kind of cd and it works just fine without it.Try plugging it in again into the computer and dont use the cd and it should work.It should say found new hardware etc, then you should see autoplay, then it will ask you what you want to dpen the file, take no action, etc.On my computers it shows up as an E drive.
 

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I am trying to recover data from a friends HD (before his system broke it was using XP Home) using a USB hard connection. I can access the disk but I keep getting access denied errors (his data is on NTFS) when I am, say, in his documents and setting folder. I have tried to take ownership (I'm using XP Pro, domain config) and various things like that and very little works.

Is there an easy way to make the whole thing permissions free ... at present the only idea I have had is to switch it to FAT32 and at 40Gb or so I think that might be beyond the limit for a FAT32 partition under XP. Also switching the file type is inherently dangerous as I might lose his data.

Any ideas how I can get around the permissions would be appreciated ... he is buying a new machine soon and I have promised him I will recover his old data.

Kyu

Answer:Permissions - Recovering Data From HD

What happened when you attempted taking ownership? Did it seem to conclude successfully or not? Did you get the "You do not have permission to read the contents of directory Folder. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes" message or not? Are you getting any error messages? Does the user SYSTEM have full-control access to this hdd?

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Hello!

Does anyone know if I can retrieve and email that I deleted?

THx,
Jarrett
 

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Hi there. I have a 1 TB WD My Book external harddrive. I recently dropped it and now it's stopped working. My Sony laptop doesn't recognize it at all. However, when I go to Devices and Printers, I see the the My Book icon there. The hard drive's still spinning, and the white light comes on when I plug the power adapter in.

At this point, I'm just worried about getting all the data off of there. I'm an amateur photographer and have about 4 years of photos and videos in there! Someone tell me that there's hope out there, anything using testdisk or whatever? Thanks in advanced!
 

Answer:Need Help Recovering Data From 1 TB WD My Book

I have a 1 TB WD My Book external harddrive. I recently dropped it and now it's stopped working.Click to expand...

you may have broken the drive or possibly the control unit for the drive ?

it maybe worth seeing if you can take the unit apart and remove the harddrive and see if you can then reconnect the hard-drive to a PC and use it.
there are quite a few USB to IDE/SATA adapters available to do that

this is not a recommendation, as i have not used this cable - but to provide an example
http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-SATA-...SK56/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331142269&sr=8-1

you then connect the USB to your PC and the power and connection to the drive
 

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help please! whilst uploading a college assignment my pc crashed and now the file is gone. Is there anything i can do to find them?
 

Answer:recovering lost data

Can you tell us a little about it? Is the machine running? Where were you uploading? Did the upload succeed? Etc.
 

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Ok, this may be hard etc.

I have 2 OLD hard-drives from previous computers of mine. I just need to know what I need to be able to recover data off them. I.e Use a external adaptor to make to an external HDD? Idk, see below photos of their connections/make/model etc .

HDD 1 (10 years-ish old):


HDD 2 (6 years-ish old):


Both of them next to each other:


Thanks in advance ,
Ryan.
 

Answer:Solved: Recovering data.

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A-Data external hard drive.This hard drive was my daughter's external hard drive at college and this drive was used for the last couple of years as both a back up for her laptop and as a save for files she created on the school's desktop computer's (Photoshop, autocad 3D, etc.) with her laptop being the back up for this. During final's week, after a particularly long work session on a desktop the external hard drive suddenly (during a save) became unavailable. After a call to me, she saved everything she could to a flash drive and tried the drive on other computers but all they told her was that the drive was RAW and needed formatting. She was able to complete her work, though she needed to repeat about 3 hours of work she thought was saved (to the external) by purchasing an extra flash drive and keeping her laptop near to back up to. After graduation she brought the drive home for me to look at.This is all I have been able to do and all of the results:Computer shows it as a generic hard drive with a letter, but says it is unformatted and wants to format it.Disk manager shows the drive letter, Healthy, RAW, Active.Changing the letter in Disk Manager did not have any effect.A scan with Seatools shows the drive in good condition but unformatted (I have not done the long test since it is late, but is anyone thinks it will help, I can try it in a day or two)Seatools advanced tools warns that to use these tools will not be safe for any data on the drive.Recurva sees the drive as R... Read more

Answer:Need help Recovering Data from external HD

With external hard drives the usual cause of those symptoms is that the converter board inside the enclosure (which converts the drive's native interface to USB) has failed, even though the actual drive is okay.While the drive is still inside the enclosure with a faulty converter board, anything you try to do to access the data on it will be unsuccessful. You need to remove the hard drive from the enclosure and put the drive into a different enclosure. You can buy these at any large computer store or online. It's just an empty enclosure into which you can fit any hard drive, and it connects to a USB port just the same.Removing the drive from the original enclosure will probably involve breaking it open as most of them are not screwed together. They will be either held together by concealed clips or the two halves bonded together.

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I know I'm a prat but I went out this morning and took 97 pics. then promptly deleted them before I could download them.I have not taken any more on that card. Are they retrievable?

Answer:Recovering Data cf card

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My XP machine hard disc failed.
I was running one virtual PC with separate DOS and XP systems. (probably virtual machine 2004)
I have backups of the three relevant files vhd. .vmc and vmc files
I don't care about the XP image, but the DOS image has a couple of decades of work in a Locoscript database (a Russian dictionary with some linguistic notes in it.

I now have W7 with integrated XP under virtual PC.
My preference would be to go on using the Locoscript database in full screen mode. It allows me to show stress marks and other accents easily and legibly.
So far as I know, I don't have a DOS boot disc, unless my Locoscript CD is a boot disc, which is unlikely, and I dont know how to find out.

Can anyone suggest how I might procede?

Vic

Answer:Recovering old Virtual PC data

Vic, the vhd files are the most important as you can create a new VPC and then say that you already have a virtual disk, reference the vhd and you should be in business. the vmc files are header files for virtual machines and vary from machine to machine.

I always backup my .vhd files as they are meat and potatoes of the virtual machines.

Rich

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Howdy GuysMy Uncle built me a computer a few years back now and recently i had to replace the hdd because it broke down on me (dont know what was wrong with it) - i was wondering if there was a possible way to recover the data from the broken hddIt is currently not connected to anythingAny ideas would be very much appreciatedThanks Paulo

Answer:Recovering Data from a Broken HDD

Depends on how broke! Install as a slave into your PCHow-To StepsInstall Hard DriveStep 1:Turn off the computer and unplugg the power cord.Step 2:Remove the computer cover.Step 3:Touch a metal part of the computer to ground yourself, or use a grounding strap. A kitchen table is a great place to work on a computer because of the flat space and the lack of static.Step 4:Locate the ribbon cable connected to the existing hard drive.Step 5:Change the master/slave designation of the second hard drive.Step 6:Connect the second hard drive to the second connector on the cable (colored strip should be closest to the power cable). If the cable does not have a second connector, replace it with one that does, or use a second ribbon cable to attach the second hard drive to the motherboard (if a second drive port is available).Step 7:Connect an available power cable to the hard drive.Step 8:Insert the hard drive into an available drive bay and secure with screws.Step 9:Replace the computer cover.Add Hard Drive to CMOS SetupStep 1:Start the computer.Step 2:Enter the CMOS setup program (the system generally indicates which key to press), immediately after memory check.Step 3:Use arrow keys to select Autodetect option (or comparable option for your computer) if it is available, and press Enter. If this option is not available, see step 5 to manually enter the drive parameters.Step 4:In the Autodetect screen, enter Y to select the default settings for each drive that is installed and bypass set... Read more

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Hi,

Ive recently reformatted my sisters computer, as i was formatting it i had my Maxtor Basics 500GB external HDD plugged in, as i started formatting it i made the mistake of deleting the partition on my external, i was wondering if there is any way possible i can recover all the data that was on my external HDD?

Thanks alot and sorry if i posted in the wrong section
 

Answer:Recovering Lost Data

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HELP!I recently upgraded my Pc. Previously i had a SATA HDD connected via a PCI Sata card. My new system has onboard SATA so my assumption was that i would be able to connect it to the new Pc and away i would go. Unfortunately this doesnt seem to be the case. I have tried ERD Commander and it sees the partition but cannot read from it. I still have the old Pc so tried rigging it back up but it doesnt allow me to access it. The only option i can do is to convert the disk back to basic which i know will lose all my data. The HDD shows in disk manager as 'unreadable'. Previous setup was with windows on the c: drive and this drive as d: (single volume) where i would store all my files etc. Any assistance would be much appreciated. If you need anymore info please ask.Thanks

Answer:Recovering data on a Dynamic HDD

try this product its free so there is no cost, they have a few tools for a variety of file storage formats, and I have used them many times without fail, the only thing is do not write to the frive or any data could be over written.PC INSPECTOR? File Recoveryclick here

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Satellite M70-340 - Is it possible to *recover data* by any means or software after using *Product* *Recovery* CD.

Answer:Data recovering on Satellite M70-340

Try a program called Power.Data.Recovery. Once, I could recover important data with this program after hard drive formatting. But, it's not free (Google can help you how to activate it............)

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my desk top computer hp pavalon s5000 series had to be reset to factory settings, how can all of the Email addresses and passwords be found and all the work that I have done on setting up a nonprofit housing and councelling and retraining facility for victoms of abuse,and unwanted pregnancies/ children on Americas got grants cant get into aol where my answers would be sent so I can get started with raising moneys for this project?

Answer:need free help recovering data

Well ideally you would save the data before the factory restore, as a good recovery is difficult after a new image has been installed over the old data. I use "Get Data Back" for data recovery and it works well, but isn't free. I would probably try a free program such as "PC Files Inspector" or Recuva, both work well, and should give you an idea if the data is recoverable. Here are the links.http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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A year ago I loaned my brother-in-law my old computer when he took over a small newsagents shop. I deleted all my personal and non relevant files and handed it over with the proviso that if he ever replaced it, I would have it back.He has since put all his shop accounts on it and specific software relevant to the business. Unfortunately, he now has to sell the business and the purchaser has made it a condition that the computer with its systems on be part of the deal. Quite reasonable.I wonder now if any information personal to me could be recovered from the drive? I really should have reformatted and reinstalled but because it was to my B-I-L I didn?t worry. My question(s) is: Might any of my info have survived the frequent use in 12 months?If I was to clone the drive does it also clone the deleted items or just the current files?Does any of the imaging software only copy actual files? Any recommendations for software?I have access to the machine but would have to be extremely careful not to destroy any current information on it.I should say, nothing could be on it which would cause me any embarrassment but in the past it would have stored letters and personal financial information. I needn?t lose any sleep over it but if there was an easy answer I?d be obliged.

Answer:Recovering deleted data

If you were to use a program such as "Acronis True Image" to create an image of the hard disk in separate media (external hard drive, CDs, DVDs etc) and then restore that backup image to a *NEW* hard drive, the new drive should only have the current files on it and not those that you had previously deleted. Restoring the image to the existing hard drive wouldn't necessarily prevent deleted files from being recovered by someone knowledgeable and with the right software.

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I have a CD-ROM data disc which has somehow failed, - it isn't recognised in any CD-drive. Is this disc now completely useless, or is there some way I can still recover the data from it?

Answer:Recovering Data from an Unreadable CD-ROM

If its not readable on any drive i think the only way would be a specialst firm,there are a few apps that can recover some data from corrupt cd's but most would need to acsess the cd in the drive.

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Hi all,I was wondering if anybody could offer me some advice on recovering data from my external HDD.It's a 3.5" LaCie Desktop Drive, 500GB, 7200RPM.It began making a sound like a ping-pong ball being bounced on a hard surface and it stopped showing as a drive in My Computer. It is still showing the USB device but I assume this is the e-Sata - USB enclosure element.I opened the enclosure and found that the HDD is a Seagate Barracuda 500GB. I tried attaching this to an alternate e-Sata - USB caddy without success.Does anybody have any advice on recovering the data from the hard-drive? I'm operating on Windows 7.If I can't do it at home does anybody know a good data-recovery specialist and typical charges for this kind of task?Thanks in advance,Mike

Answer:PLEASE HELP: Recovering data from external HDD

doesnt sound good to me could have crashed

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I have been through numerous HD crashes in recent years and have always been able to recover files with a program I had which allowed me to hook the crashed drive via IDE and transfer the files to a new good drive after a lengthy scan. Well, I misplaced my master disk and now I can not remember what it was called. It was so easy to use and reliable. It was a freebie that I DL'd from some long forgotten source. Any ideas or recommendations from the community here would be appreciated.

EDIT: Nevermind, I found my disk. Sorry for the useless post.
 

Answer:Recovering data from HD crash...

I'm curious as to what this program is that you are talking about.
 

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I have deleted 2 movie file { Shift + Delete } size: [ 750 mb * 2 ]. Is there is any software that i can recover the file.

Deleting " Shift + Delete " file cannot be recovered?

Please help Thanks!

Answer:Recovering Data Formate { Avi }

Try PC Inspector File Recovery

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A drink got spilt on my acer laptop and fried it so it wont switch on, but the harddrive was still ok, I bought this to try to recover some of the data. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001ALPWUQ/ref=cmswrfaasp_LIVsD.0N3KKWK
Its connected up to my desktop, but when I open it it shows a load of files but the files wont open and I get a 'delayed write failure' message.
Any tips how I can open the fies, I back up my stuff quite regularly, so theres only really one file I'm need, I just cant get to it.
The laptop was Vista, the desktop is XP.

Answer:recovering data from laptop hdd

Have a look at this.

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So my windows install on my laptop corrupted, not a big deal, I had a spare copy of Windows 7 and an extra hard drive, that was easy. So I plugged the corrupted HDD into the hotswap bay on my desktop to pull some stuff off of there that I want to keep.  However, when I go into Users folder and try to access my user folder, it tells me I don't have permission to access. So I went into security, advanced and changed ownership to my admin account for my desktop and I still get told I don't have permission to access this folder.  So I click on the button to get "permanent" access to this folder, and the progress bar moves along and stops at about 95% and just hangs there indefinitely.
 
Basically I am at a loss as for what to do at this point and am looking for help, thanks in advance!

Answer:Recovering Data from an HDD from another system

If changing ownership of the drive still did not let you copy the files, I would do it outside of Windows using linux. Download Puppy linux 5.2.8 and burn the iso file. Boot Puppy and attach the external drive. You should see a USB icon appear on the desktop. Click once and it will automatically open the file manager putting a green dot on the icon, opening the file manager and showing the contents of the drive.
 
Click once on your internal drive. It will be on the lower left of the desktop and be labled sda1. If you have more than one partition on the drive it will be labled sda1...sda2...  If you have more than one hard drive it will be labeled sdb1.  Click once on the drive icon and another file manager window will open. Then drag and drop the files from the external drive to the internal drive. You can select multiple files or folder by holding the Ctrl key + left click or left click and window around the files/folders. A dialog will open asking if you would like to copy or move. Select Copy. After you are sure all of the files you need are copied, I would repartiiton and format the external drive. You can do this with Gparted which is included with Puppy
 
Here is a good link showing the copy process. No need to do the disk check.

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I was having a problem getting updates for Microsoft and etc. So I thought I could put the original operating system disc in my computer and some how update it. Well I did that and it basically reinstalled Windows Vista again and now everything that I had pictures, music, documents, etc. are gone. I was wondering if there is anyway to recover those data files or just undo what I just did. I'm freaking out about the pictures.

Answer:Recovering data and files

Possibly http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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I installed a new sata 1T hhd on a friend's computer ... I was unable to get any of the data from the IDE drives onto the new drive. For some reason the computer would crash. I was using a PCIe to IDE adapter to hook up the drives. The computer didn't see them at first, and when it finally did, I couldn't access the files. The computer would crash and how to do repairs when I tried to open the files on one. On the other, the drive has become corrupt. Windows could see it but wanted to format it before opening it. I MUST get the data from those drives.

I purchase this adapter in the hope of recovering the data that way. I got it today and hooked it up. I plugged it into the USB port on the mobo and I have the P/S hooked up to the IDE drive. I am running Windows 7 64bit. Apparently there are two drivers needed. It installed the ÜSB Mass Storage Device" but it didn't install a driver for a ST31001 1 A USB Device. I got a message "device unplugged"... I don't understand that because it is plugged in.
:confused How do I get the driver that is needed? How do I get the adapter to work properly??
Losing this data is not an option. Please help me with this if you know how. Thanks for reading my post.
 

Answer:New Help Recovering Data From Old IDE Drives

Does the IDE drive have Windows (7 or above) installed on it? Get a Linux live CD and boot from it, it will bypass any Windows security when copying the files.
IDK why it would crash.. might have some other issues there...maybe just the PCI adapter.
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/lxde/

Have the USB adapter plugged in and powered up, boot from one of those CDs, select Live / Demo, then try to open the drives and copy the data.

If you still get the message the drive is not formatted, I have something for that on my other PC, might get back to you on that.
 

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In Feb.05 my Windows98 PC crashed and data was lost.I now have new PC using XP. Driverescue was tried in attempt to recover data especially Family History which I had not backed up, with little success.Is there another inexpensive or free idiot friendly program which I can download onto CD & which will hopefully recover data?Thanks for your help. Derek

Answer:Recovering data after crash

click here Try PC INspctor Smart Recovery.

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I want to recover a set of 5 or 6 images that I deleted 1? years ago. I had them on my phone (Sony Ericsson T700) and somewhere on my PC (I use Windows 7) as well. My PC has two hard drives, C: and D:, and I don?t remember where the images were located. I?ve also formatted my hard drives at least once since they were deleted.

Here?s what I?ve done so far:

I?ve scanned hard drives C: and D: as well as my Sony Ericsson T700 phone (connected to my PC via USB it shows up as two separate hard drives: ?PHONE (H:)? and ?PHONE CARD (G:)) with the full versions of the following software:

Recuva v1.43.623
Magic Photo Recovery 3.1
Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (don?t know version)
Easy Photo Recovery (don?t know version)
CardRecovery 6.0
Tenor Share Data Recovery Professional

After hours of scanning and looking through restored files, I?ve managed to recover 1 of the 5 or 6 images in the original set. Tenor Share Data Recovery Professional, however, discovered 3 of the missing files on my phone. I recognized their names, but they were damaged and corrupt, and I couldn?t repair them (I tried Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair and Picture Doctor 1.2).

If I hadn?t recovered any of the files at this stage, I would have given up already, but the fact that one of the pictures has turned up (and undamaged at that) makes it impossible for me to write it off as a lost cause. The pictures were all created in the same day and deleted at the same time as well, and they were all stored in the same lo... Read more

Answer:Recovering lost data

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I deleted 1? years ago.




This is difficult to do with DIY tools because it has been so long since you deleted these files they may have been overwritten, even though you were able to recover a couple the others may have been in place that got overwritten.
Any who, I have had good luck with GetDataBack NTFS

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just recently solved the problem of not being able to boot my computer. I now have another version of windows xp installed on a different partition ......i can access most of my old files that are still located on the old partition but when i try to access anything that was in the my documents folders i get an access denied error. I still know the old passwords but there is no place to log in....any suggestions...thanks again
 

Answer:Recovering data from another partition

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=308421
 

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Hi I have a HP Pavillion laptop that got wet from a roof leak during a storm. For 2 days it was dead. Now I can power it up, but the screen is blank. I bought a Dell Inspiron 5521. If the HP hard drive is not damaged, is it possible to connect it to the Dell just so I can get my data off? They both have SATA drives?

The HP has Vista home premium and the Dell has windows 7 home installed.
 

Answer:laptop got wet - recovering data

tadpole said:





Hi I have a HP Pavillion laptop that got wet from a roof leak during a storm. For 2 days it was dead. Now I can power it up, but the screen is blank. I bought a Dell Inspiron 5521. If the HP hard drive is not damaged, is it possible to connect it to the Dell just so I can get my data off? They both have SATA drives?

The HP has Vista home premium and the Dell has windows 7 home installed.Click to expand...

If you get a SATA external enclosure or a cloning kit or docking station, you should be able to put the HP drive in any of those devices and connect the device to your Dell via USB cable and get the data off of the HP drive ? IF as we hope, the drive isn't damaged.
 

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