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Recover data from erased CD-RW

Question: Recover data from erased CD-RW

Hi, all.

It looks like I accidentally erased a CD-RW that had some personal information backed-up onto it. hehe

1. Is it possible to recover data from an erased CD-RW?

2. If so, is there some software that is recommended for the job?

It would take me quite a while to find some of the information elsewhere; so, I'm just trying to save some time here.

Your input is much appreciated!

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Preferred Solution: Recover data from erased CD-RW

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Recover data from erased CD-RW

I found this on a Google search. May give it a go.

Recover a Quick erased CD RW
If anyone has any personal experience with this situation, would love to hear what you have to say.

Thanks again.

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I was installing mandrake and I forgot to remove my secondary drive while installing mandrake on a foreign drive by pluggin it in where my primary drive would be.

I installed mandrake on the foreign drive and put everything back together.

Now XP shows my secondary drive which I accidentaly left plugged in while installing mandrake as empty. It says its unformatted. This is messed up.

Years of music and family pictures where in that drive someone plz help.

Did mandrake format that drive as well?

Can I use some prog to recover the data?
 

Answer:Recover erased data

Hi There!

There are a couple programs that can recover data but you're gonna pay for it because they aren't cheap.

You might try searching out a "Data Recovery" company and for a fee, then can most likely get everything back.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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I am sorry if this is a wrong section to post this in. I really need help. I accidently erased all files from DVD RW disk. Can anything be done to recover it? Thank you.

Answer:Can I recover erased data from DVD RW?

I would suspect not! But take a look at this link, a friend recovered data from CD's that for some reason started to lose data.http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-file-recovery.html

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Hi, Is there a software to recover data from a DVD-RW which has been quick formatted / quick erased?

Please help, DVD-RW had my brothers holiday pics/family pics, need to recover by the end of the week before he finds out.

Thanks in advance.

Note: I installed isobuster, but it shows a blank DVD-RW has been inserted. when i right click i cant click on anything, except for properties which is highlighted. Any help or suggestions on how to recover the data would be appreciated. TY

Answer:recover data from DVD-RW - accidently quick erased disc, help plZ!!!

How to recover a Quick erased CD-RW or DVD-RW

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Answer:Recover data of an anallocated partition that was unexpectedly erased

If you've not formatted or overwritten it, but only deleted it, then I would run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

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Title pretty much says it all...
How to recover?
Synology DS215j mounted with 2 x 4TB WD Red
So I tried doing a fabric reinstall from inside the DSM. Apparently it was a DELETE ALL option and now i´ve gotten 2 empty disks. Anyway to get the data back that i´ve just deleted? Its a DS215j, mounted with 2 x 4TB WD Red. Just hooked one of them to a windows rig, and saw it had a 100% free space, so nothing on them.. Was running, as far as I remember, DSM 5.2 while this happen.
As i´ve never tried things like this before, a how to, step by step giude, would be very much apriciated. :D

Answer:Erased my entire NAS, how to recover?

NAS systems are Linux based and don't use Windows file format. Try attaching one to Linux based machine and then running a File(Linux) recovery software.Check your NAS manual or call technical support for advice.
Since you have 2 drives it makes the situation more complex. If you have a good, recent backup, you can restore the files from that. And if you don't have a good backup, the NAS manual and tech support don't help. If data is really important you can use data recovery services like Stellar to recover data.
ALl the best!!
and your data is worth spending a lot of money, you can use a data recovery service like Ontrack or DriveSavers. Just make sure they know what type of NAS system contained these drives and whether they were part of a RAID.

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I prefer free methods on this - I know I can buy software to do this, but I currently don't have the money. Or a very cheap method, if nothing else.

It's ironic that today was the day I was going to back up this drive.

Please help!

Answer:External HDD data recovery - Chkdsk erased some data!!

"How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK ? Raymond.CC Blog"
How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK

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Answer:Cannot find a file, maybe is erased...ANY way to recover it?

I'd use the Windows XP Search function:Click on Start Click on SearchClick on For Files and FoldersSelect "All files and Folders" on the left options column.Enter the file name of your document followed by wildcard file extension type so your_document_name.* where you replace your_document_name here with the actual name of the document name.The drive to search should be C: , however it can be D: or any other drive letter if not a normal default windows installation on the library computer.Click on Search and wait for results to be found.Any files of yours found that match should be saved to a thumb drive to retrieve them.If nothing is found and nothing is in the recycle bin, its likely long gone, however you can inquire with the library as to if they have this system connected to a server that has shadowcopy enabled to recover your lost file as a last resort, but I am not aware of any libraries that save user data like this due to privacy policy. Corporations use shadowcopy to protect users from accidental deletion of files if enabled and implemented correctly.Most libraries that I have been in had well configured systems in which their user profile for the general public using the computers was set to delete data discarding changes and documents that were added/saved by a user on logoff or shutdown, so that nothing can be planted on the systems to clutter or allow a hacker to invade users privacy by planting a profile exploit if there was one.*If this compute... Read more

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Answer:How to recover files from erased CF card?

You can use any file recovery software if the card can be attached as a disk drive. If your camera can't act as USB storage, then you have to use a card reader.

Zero Assumption Recovery ZAR is a nice tool that lets you recover images for free and I have recovered all images from a Canon-formatted CF with it. (The fscking camera didn't have a confirmation frompt for the format command!)
 

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The best program to recover an erased or formated Hard Disc?

Answer:The best program to recover erased Hard Disc

That's is difficult as a fully formatted HDD is difficult to recover not mentioning recovering the whole OS!

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Hi!

My hdd recently crashed, erasing pictures that I´ve already moved from my camera (Digital IXUS 80). Now I want to recover them from the memory card. I have O&O UnErase, but my problem is that when I connect my camera to my computer running Win XP, it shows up as "Digital Camara IXUS 80", and not as an external drive, therefore O&O Unerase can´t recover anything from it.
Is it possible to make XP recognize the camera as an external drive (eg. F: )? Or can I use another program in this case?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Recover erased photos from digital camara

You need a media card reader which a lot of new PC's come with. You can also buy a multi-card reader that plugs in to your USB port. That may not allow you to "undelete: however. A memory card is not the same as a hard drive especially if you have used the memory card for anything else since.
 

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I was installing linux mint and it was not suppose to delete windows and my mp3s but I must have made a mistake. Oh please help me, Ive lost photos and mp3s, books, papers, so much, please help.
 

Answer:erased harddrive, using Spotmau to recover,taking too long

I'd try another recovery program like Test Disk.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
 

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Question: Data Erased

I have erased data from my CD RW by accidently using the quick erase feature in Ahead Nero burning software, Is the any software out there to recover the data.

Thanks

Phill
 

Answer:Data Erased

Until someone comes along with a definite answer for you have a look at the below link:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9815
 

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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?

Answer:Recovering data from erased CD-RW

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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Answer:What happens if the lenovo SSD data got erased?

hi Jfranc,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The recovery partition is used to restore the unit from the factory condition (this may come in handy if you get a virus or simply just want to restore from the original image). If this image is gone, you may still create a recovery drive using this method.
 
As for the SSD, it's usually used as a cache drive. See these guides on how it works and how to reconfigure it.
- The Guide on How To Reformat, Repartition AND Get RapidStart & RapidStorage Working
- Intel Smart Response Technology User Guide - UEFI
 
 
Regards

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Answer:Data and information erased

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Answer:all data in cd-rw erased w/o any reason

In addtion there is usually a little check box that asks if you you should delete previous sessions.....

Maybe.... Just maybe

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Please help
 

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Answer:erased CDRW now want data back

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Answer:data erased - boot device

Hello, while I can give no guarantee, we can at least try and see if things can be fixed. Try this please. You will need a USB drive.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDGently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CDFollow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Press Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType the following and press enter:

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

Press EnterAfter it has finished a file will be located on your USB drive named mbr.binRemove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to mbr.bin, zip it up and attach it to your next reply.This will allow me to have a look at the MasterBootRecord of your drive and see if it is infected.

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Hi,
I accidentally erased a cdrw which contained a very complicated original musical composition. Is there a way to restore the file ? Thanks, Treesha
 

Answer:Can data from erased cdrw be restored ?

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Answer:I erased all my data from my computer (Aspire V5-5...

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Answer:Personal data totally erased.

I don't think your hdd has failed if everything is intact on the drive minus your personal data. What exactly do you mean when you say your antivirus failed? How did you resolve the failure? Have you since scanned your machine?

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any ideas with this one?

Thanks!

Answer:win 7 update apparently erased user data

No chance a Windows Update did that.....more likely, it's a malware infection, which is very prevalent these days. It makes everything on the desktop and Start Menu Hidden.

I would advise visiting our Malware forum on here and following the instructions for posting pertinent logs.

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Is there any other way to install Vista using the recovery CD without formatting my D and E partitions?

Thanks for your help in advance

Answer:Using the A300 Vista Recovery CD without all data being erased

What was the Error Message exactly?

How big is C: Drive ?

If you have important data on D and E, you should backup your data anyway. You never know when a HDD could fail or when the file system could get corrupted.

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Answer:Fool has half reinstalled XP-is all data erased?

The key of course should be on a sticker on her computer. If no sticker.....BIG Ooooops! I doubt if the procedure can be reversed.

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regards thank you

Answer:which drives data will be erased when installed with system image

When going to restore a full system image backup of the main drive if that was the only drive included in the image you select the drive it will be restored to. The drive selected will be wiped clean in order to unpack the image there and not touch anything on any other drive.

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Came across this article that might be useful for others.
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Answer:How to rescue files and recover data - Data Recovery Guide

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Answer:Help! My data was "erased" b/c I added color to the cells...

Have you tried Edit/Undo to erase the color changes that apparently caused you to lose your data?

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Answer:Solved: I can recover "erased" files and files I have never deleted

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Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to recover data?

I'm not sure if you can still get this free (I did) I will have a look around
Easeus Recovery

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Answer:need to recover old data

A Linux live CD is an excellent way of recovering lost files, providing you have some idea where to look. Any Linux distro will do it but I find Puppy Linux the smallest and easiest to use.
 

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By mistakely i have deleted my files containing vedios from my laptop now i want to recover it, can any one pls help me to recover it

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I am in a sticky situation.

I turned my USB drive into a bootable USB drive. The problem is, I turned the wrong one, the one with all my important files on it.

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How can I get my data back?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Recover USB Data

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Question: Recover Data

Hello,

I am running a Windows XP system and have a need to find the deletion date of some data on my HDD (NTFS journaled). The trick is I do not know what the data is, I do know the date. Windows seems to record the creation date, modification dates, but does not make a obvious record for deletion dates. What I want to find out is how to use my NTFS USN journal to tell me what HDD changes were made but I do not know how to read the hex data "fsinfo usn enumdata" spits out. Ideally I would export the whole thing into a file and look for info there but I do not know how to do that either and that would be a huge file. Nevertheless I will make a 250 MB file if I have to because it is vital I find this information.

Thanks in advance.

EightPence

Answer:Recover Data

Hi -Have you used Recuva or any similar tool yet ??

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I urgently need help trying to gain access to my hard drive to copy some files that I need right away. I picked up the Internet Security 2010 virus today, and ran SuperAntispyware to try to get rid of it. After it was done running, I can no longer get Windows to start. It just comes up to the Welcome screen and sits there. In safe mode....the same thing. Can't even get a DOS prompt. At this point, I am not even interested in getting rid of the virus, I just want to get a couple of files off of the hard drive. Please help!!!!
 

Answer:Need help to recover data

Can't use last known good configuration or a restore point?? What O/S Can you make a bootable flash drive with a a lenix O/S and get into your hard drive I have done it with a flash drive ubuntu and unetbootin and get into the hard drive
 

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hi
help me please
I am getting error on ex hd .

[drive] is not acceptable the disk structure is comupted and unreasonable

How to Recover Data?
 

Answer:How to Recover Data

Hi carlo67

not acceptable usually has some issues with the MBR...it can be repaired sometimes, but to recovery data first is more safer, after the data is back you can then choose to repaire or format or whatever. I myself use the Easeus backup software which is great, but noticed that they have recently got a beta version of the Data Recovery software, it seems simple yet efficient, you could also try just click out and download there, but the first thing after you recover the data, make sure you do backup regularily, also Macrium is a fine backup freebie, it's the safe way and much more easier when there is anything.

carlo67 said:


hi
help me please
I am getting error on ex hd .

[drive] is not acceptable the disk structure is comupted and unreasonable

How to Recover Data?Click to expand...
 

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After splitting C: drive into two partitions by disk management tool, i am facing following problems:
1. Start up/boot problem (Windows 7 not started)
2. one old partition is hidden

i made many different attempt to solve the issue but failed.

in my last attempt, i install new windows 7 at new partition
this time my old partition has gone to hide but it is viewable only in disk management tool; it is not active here

kindly help me to recover my old data which is placed at old partition.

thanking you in anticipation

Answer:want help to recover data

Did you (1) try unhiding the partition using Disk Management, or (2) assigning it a drive letter using Disk Management?

If both of these fail, you will need to use a data recovery app to get your data back. Is that what you are asking to do?

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Hi THERE , my daughter has borrowed her brothers usb without permission, she was trying to download music on it .... she could'nt download as a message came up about needs to format usb, when we click on the E drive in my computer theres nothing there and this message comes up , does it mean hes lost everything on there or can we recover it? have not pressed yes to formatting yet....thank you for help - daughter already planning where to hide.....

Answer:USB RECOVER DATA POSSIBLE?

Try Recuva; click here or SmartRecovery; click hereDon't allow anything to be written to the USB drive.

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I have windows ME on a laptop and I use Adaptec DirectCD to backup my files. I am no longer able to access the files on one of my cd's. When I click on the CD drive it says I need to install UDF Reader. My other cd's are fine.

Can anyone tell me how to restore this CD or how to recover my files?? PLEASE!!!
 

Answer:need to recover data from cd

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God will give u reward if u help me.
My laptop (dell inspiron) become slow,so i thought of restoring it. when i restored it. It did not not start in a proper way, it was showing only black screen. system restore did not work. At last i tried to repair it through its installation cd. but it was not repaired. then i installed fresh copy of microsoft windows vista, which is working properly.
But whenever i start my system two operating systems appear on the screen and i have to slect microsoft windows vista if i select windows vista recovery it does not start.
Now tell me can i recover my data and how will my system start in a proper way without showing two operating whenever i start.

Answer:Can I recover my data?

Hello Mehrajhabibmir, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It depends on how you installed the fresh copy of Vista on whether you may be able to recover your data. Did you install it on the same partition as your previous Vista installation, or did you install it on a new partition or drive instead?


You can use the tutorial below to remove the Windows Vista Recovery entry.

Operating System to Start - Delete OS on List at Boot - Windows 7 Forums

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Question: Recover data

I have a dell inspiron 6000 with windows XP PRO (NTFS) installed and the computer hangs up during boot up. The hard drive seems to be corrupt. I read some of the sticky threads out here and the best option seems is to try and run the Maxtor Powerblast. However I fear losing some important data in my D and E drives on the harddisk. Is there any way I can boot into DOS copy some important data over to my external hardrive (connected through firewire) and then try this utility up. I tried Recovery console but I get an access is denied on most of the dos commands. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Recover data

The absolute safest option is to remove the HardDrive and using a notebook to PC connector (they're usually about $1 on ebay) plug it into a Desktop computer as "Slave" (ie where the CD/DVD usually goes) and backup (using just explorer) from there.
 

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Question: recover HDD DATA

I downgrade my laptop from w10 to w7 . during this process i have lost my all the data and my partition also got erased. CAN I RECOVER MY LOST DATA WHICH IS OF 500GB.

Answer:recover HDD DATA

paresh12 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to recover your lost data and wanted to help. No one can say for sure how much, if any, of the data you will be able to recover. You will need to do the following:1) Remove the drive from the PC2) Buy a USB-to-Hard drive adapter kit3) Connect the drive to a working PC4) Download and install this data recovery app on the working PC: Recover Data in 3 Steps With MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition - MajorGeeks5) Run the app to see what it can find and copy the recovered data to the working PC.Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution" -- to help others find the solution.========================================================================

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Question: Recover data

What is the best free program to recover data that has been deleted. I accidently deleted a file off my USB drive and need to recover it. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Recover data

I like Recuva - i'ts FREE by Piriform

http://www.recuva.com/download

You should google "Recuva reviews comments" to see what others say
 

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Question: Recover data?

I am new so bear with me....I have an old toshiba laptop.....The place the power cord plugs into is broken....i cannot charge the battery. Is there any way that I can get my data (i.e. music, pictures and documents) off ym hard drive without my computer being powered up? The battery is completely dead and it wont even come on. Its such an old computer I dont wanna sink any more money into fixing it really. I just want my stuff off it to put on a new one. Can anyone help me???
 

Answer:Recover data?

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Hello, I own a DELL INSPIRON 15 and I recently experienced a problem with desktop error in my operating system Windows Vista Premium 64bit. I tried to use System Restore but it didn't work. Dell offers a program called Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 to restore the laptop to it's original factory state. I backed up my files into a folder called Emergency, located on drive C, then I did the formatting. I checked and my files were there, I restored them, but when I restarted the laptop, the same desktop error appeared. So I foolishly did the formatting again, I did it because Dell DataSafe program assured the files that were in the Emergency folder were not going to be deleted. So I did it, and when I went to the Emergency folder everything was gone. I checked the disk space and there was more space available. So I tried to do a System Restore again to go back before I did the 2nd formatting, and now it is stucked again and Vista won't start. So I suppose I have to do a formatting again, but now I don't know how can I recover my files. Is there a way? Please help!
 

Answer:Please Help! Need to recover data

Welcome to TSG! Sorry to hear of your difficulties.

The #1 thing to do in this scenario is to avoid touching the hard drive on the computer where the files are lost. Chances are they are still there, in a way.

Download the Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html. You can burn the ISO file to a CD with ISO burning software like FreeISOBurner: http://www.freeisoburner.com. There are also ways to put the UBCD onto a USB drive.

You will want to have a USB flash drive or external hard drive big enough to hold your recovered files. You'll use a program called TestDisk to see if we can find the old partition.

You don't need to download it from here, but this documentation will be helpful in using TestDisk:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Good luck!

As a side note I should say it is ideal to backup your files to some medium other than your hard disk. CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives are best. Then, should anything happen to your computer's hard drive you don't have to tread quite so carefully to get your system up and running.
 

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Question: Help Recover Data

Does anyone know how to recover files in widows XP
The problem is i installed a new OS but i did'nt format the hard-drive
In "Documents and Settings" Folder my files still exist but i cant seem to get access
 

Answer:Help Recover Data

I need to get my files from 'My Documents' After installing a new OS
I did'nt Format the drive i just replaced the Operating System
The file still exists in "Documents And Settings" but is not Accessible
 

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Hi
Plz can u guys help me out to recover the data from my external HDD. I hv got a 100GB HDD, 2 partion, sony vio, HDD manufecture by hitachi. When i try to open it its comes with "drive is not accessible, The file or directory corrupted or unreadable". tried to get the data from usb 2 IDE combo adapter, stil same message. Plz help is there any way i can retrive the data??? plz..
 

Answer:Need to recover data from HDD

Free:

Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool

Commercial:

Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
 

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I have deleted a volume.can i recover the files in it?

Answer:How to recover data from my pc ?

What 'volume' ?
Please give all the details of what you did to delete the 'volume'
Simplest way would to be to look in the Recycle bin for deleted folders and files, however you state it is a 'volume' so please say what you mean by that.
Also do not start multiple threads for the same problem, type your reply in the box at the bottom of this thread and then click on 'Post'

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Hey I was using g parted to move my partition to the left to the beginning after i just deleted a partition and everything was going fine until my power went out. Now when i try to boot it just says Boot0: MBR and boot0: done, so the question is there any way i can fix this or recover my data? thanks
 

Answer:Need help with Data Recover

It is possible that Boot MBR of your computer is corrupted, try to boot from your OS disc and try to use the repair option.
 

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Question: RECOVER MY DATA

Hello i had a bad 2.5inch hitachi 500gb laptop hdd that went bad doesnt get any power tested it on 2 pcs. Also tested an older laptop hdd on my desktop and it powers up fine. So i decided to take my bad hard drive apart and took the actual disks out my motive was to swap them into a working 2.5 inch hdd but i defiantly failed probably needs to be the same make and model or something. i think i got the basics down but im just wondering since all i have now are the actual hdd disks from my hdd and if my data is still recoverable.
I THINK I HAVE A BITCOIN ON THIS HDD PLEASE HELP ME LOL
 

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Hello,
I would like to recover my data from a corrupted External Hard Disk Drive.I performed some attempts to extract the data but without success.

1st, i tried to access from the computer folder and obtained this:

The Disk properties shows that the disk seems like empty.
2nd, I tried to repair with error-cheking:
and obtained this message:


3rd, I tried to repair with the CHKDSK :M /f:

but I obtained saing that the disk is raw.

4th, I tried to use the testdisk software.

The disk appear on the list but when I run a analyse the software cant find anything.

the said "read error at xxxx/0/1 (lba=xxxx).

At he end I obtained this:
no partitions found.
5th, I already try with a lot of software programs but i cant recover anything.
All these proceding resulted with no data recovery!

The disk appear at the "computer folder" and device manager, the disk is the M:
Sometimes when I load the disk I receive this message:

When I try to format I obtained this message:

I havent no more ideas to recover the data.
Anyone can suggest a method for recover the data??

Thans a lot!

Answer:Recover data from HDD

Quote:





Originally Posted by Ronaldenses


Hello,
I would like to recover my data from a corrupted External Hard Disk Drive.I performed some attempts to extract the data but without success.

1st, i tried to access from the computer folder and obtained this:

The Disk properties shows that the disk seems like empty.
2nd, I tried to repair with error-cheking:


and obtained this message:

3rd, I tried to repair with the CHKDSK :M /f:
but I obtained saing that the disk is raw.

4th, I tried to use the testdisk software.
The disk appear on the list but when I run a analyse the software cant find anything.

the said "read error at xxxx/0/1 (lba=xxxx).

At he end I obtained this:

no partitions found.
5th, I already try with a lot of software programs but i cant recover anything.
All these proceding resulted with no data recovery!

The disk appear at the "computer folder" and device manager, the disk is the M:

Sometimes when I load the disk I receive this message:
When I try to format I obtained this message:
I havent no more ideas to recover the data.
Anyone can suggest a method for recover the data??

Thans a lot!




Try booting off of a Linux LiveCD such as Ubuntu to see if you can see any data.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using TechForums

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I have a computer that will not boot even in safe mode for some reason. I tried to repair the OS (XP Home ed.) and 75 % through it hangs up and says that the repair cannot be completed. I would just assume reformat the drive aqnd do a fresh install but there are a bunch of pictures on there I wanna get first. I am wondering if I can hook up the problematic drive to my other pc which is just fine running XP pro SP2 as a slave and be able to look through the files and copy them to me good computer to burn them on dvd so I won't run into this again. I know there has to be aprogram that allows you to examine files on a hard drive that won't boot or is currupt from a good PC and explore files so as to recover them , anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
 

Answer:How to recover data?

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I have been storing images from my digital camera (fuji finepix 2600z)since i got it last year.I was using adaptec software. I recently upgraded my computer and changed from W'98 to W'2000,my writer for a samsung (initially using sony writer)together with nero burning software. I transfered some new images onto my cd-r recently.I can now only find these new images on the cd.All of the older images appear to have gone from the disc, however when checking the disc in my computer I am informed that the cd has 649Mb and all 649Mb are used with the 24 images I recently put onto the cd.Yet the total size of all 24 images is only around 17Mb.I also am informed that these are stored/read on a UDF file system.When I checked the same cd on another computer running W'98 and adaptec software, the my computer facility informed me that the cd had 703Mb,of which 155Mb was used and 547Mb were free, and these were stored/read using CDUDF system. However I could still only access the last 24 images burnt onto the cd which account for only 17Mb of data. How can I gain access to all of the images stored onto my cd as this is the only record I have of these images, after upgrading my computer system.Thanks in anticipation to anybody out there who can sort this for me.

Answer:recover data from cd-r

Use "Scandisk" in the tools option of Adaptec to scan the disk. If the files are recoverable it will give you the option to do so. You may lose the last images you stored before the OS upgrade.

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Hi Guys!

I by mistake erased the contents of my DVD-RW using Nero Burning ROM's quick erase option. Is there a way or a software by which I can retrive the contents of the DVD.

Chao...
 

Answer:How to recover data from DVD-RW???

Take a look at this

http://www.isobuster.com/
 

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1. After a sector by sector format?
2. Quick format? (Windows)
3. Full format (off of windows also)

What would be the best way to make sure no data recovery center can retrieve it?

WINDOWS XP BTW.
 

Answer:Possible to recover data?

Is it POSSIBLE yes. Is it EASY? NO. Except for the quick format, which just formats the file allocation table (or whatever it is called in NTFS).

THis is why people have devised programs like DBAN.
 

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I just recently burnt data to a dvd, but now when I put the disk in the dvd drive it comes up as having no data.
I can see on the back of the disc that data has been burnt to it. I've also verified that the DVD drive is working correctly. I think possibly that the session wasn't closed properly????
Can somone pls recommend a "free" software that will allow me to recover the data off of the DVD +R disc.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Need To Recover DVD Data

I don't know about any free recoverytools , but i have used this app with good result http://www.runtime.org/downloads.htm

Hope it solves your problems
 

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Hi Guys!

My hard drive stop working and I have some important data in it; does anyone know how can I recover my data? Or if you know who can recover it and doesn’t charge me lots of money, plz let me know.

[email protected]
 

Answer:Want to Recover Data

1st Option: Remove hard drive and install as secondary drive on seperate machine, try to copy files across. If 2nd drive not allowing to read try....
2nd Option:Go to any 'shareware' 'freeware' site and download PC Inspector File Recovery,install on working drive again run check on drive and see if files are picked up.
3rd Option: Take to data recovery experts and pay $$$$$$$ Huge amounts, if spindles are damaged i.e. hard drive dead there is no other options i'm afraid, sorry.
 

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Okay, A few months ago I had a major shut down on my previous Laptop, it turned to mush, it slowly got worse and worse and the monitor went, blue screened about 5 times an hour and was just overused, in fairness I got it second hand and it was already 3 years old, but they had it fixed up before giving it to me, new pieces inside the computer, extra ram and settings, etc etc.

Anyway I've given up on getting it fixed at this point in time.

I do have a couple things on there, saved to the Desktop and other Folders such as Pictures n Such and other things I needed for work, I managed to remake most of it, and then silly me only had them on a USB I'd been using about a month and it stopped working, plug it into the computer and Nada, the Charger Port is even gone and I can't get it turned on for a minute, if I move the laptop even an inch the screen shows sections of rectangles all along it in funky colors until it just comes up black, dark black as if the computer's off.

So here's my question finally, is there a way for me to get my files from that computer and hook it up to my new one as like a storage device so I can get my stuff off of it? and hopefully not any viruses <.<"

Oh and as a side question, Is there any way to get my files off my USB that just stopped working, as I lost about 70% of my work[Again], I don't need it urgently or anything, it would just be nice to have it all back.
 

Answer:Can I recover my data?

If a USB stick stops working, it's pretty much bye-bye. There are of course some things you can do, but I'm not going to bother explaining them as I don't believe it will help you.


As for your laptop hard drive: the question is, is it SATA? This is the power/data connectors on the harddrive.

It could be as simple as pulling out the HDD, and plugging it into another desktop computer. Or, into a USB HDD dock.
 

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I was installing windows 8-32 bit- On my Laptop which I had downloaded with torrent. During the installation after I had formatted the desired drive when I selected the drive to have the windows on an error popped up which told me that " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one". After I'd googled about it I Found a solution which should be enforced in the command prompt to clear the disk, but I accidently cleared the whole SSD. Now on the windows I have only one drive and all my private files which was stored on it is gone.
What I need you guys to help me with is : 1- How can I Transmute this partition to several ones and have two drives again ??
2-Is there any chance to recover my files?
I should mention that I've used a tool named "Easeus Data Recovery" which recovered more than 1TB of file which was on my laptop for long time ago But it couldn't find the files in the other drive.
I'm a newbie in this case so please help me out. Those file were important to me.
I appreciate your answers ,Thank You :) .

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Question: recover data

I had to format my C drive and there were files on there that I wanted but forgot to copy them. Is there a way to retrieve them because system restore won't work after you install XP again
 

Answer:recover data

Once you have formatted your drive you haveto all intents and purposes lost all files on it.

there are forensic investigation utilities that might recover part or all of the files, but they are not available to the public and only to law enforcement bodies. It is debateable whether they will work, depending on the effectiveness of the format
 

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I have an interesting situation. I have an old business computer that is running DOS on an IBM PS/2 Model 80 (20 years old). I need to get the data off of it! I'd like to just suck all the info off of the drive on to a new machine...I can take it from there. The problem is there is now way to get info off the system that I can think of. The Hard Drive is not IDE...it is the old IMB Microchannel system. The microchannel Floppy drive is bad. No network card. No Modem. Thought of a Lap Link cable transfer, but I have no way to load the software onto the dos machine to enable that. Any one have a work around?

Answer:Data recover from Dos

rackai,

This fellow seems to know quite a bit about IBM model 80 computers-
Maybe you can e-mail him and he will have some info for you on your
problem.

http://members.chello.at/theodor.lau...r/ps2/8580.htm

Good luck.

Andy

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Question: Recover Hdd Data

Hey, friend needed me to transfer his desktop XP HDD to his new Vista laptop. So I did, and I find out a week later he had a bunch of stuff in 'Microsoft Works' that did not transfer. He NEEDS that data. But since then I have installed a fresh copy of xp on the old HDD (no other data, just the OS). Is there anyway I can recover some data on the old HDD? I only did a quick format.

Capsersim

Answer:Recover Hdd Data

You can try recovery software, Data recovery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery Louis

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Is there a way to recover data over a yr ago?
 

Answer:How to recover old data

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Hi guys, well already a lot has been said about how people by mistake delete without proper knowledge of using a computer (not being conclusive about anyone), and one such stupid error i committed. I still wish to ask this question as i am desperate for a solution if there's any. I was transferring images from my samsung monte mobile phone internal memory and like a dumbass i cut the folder and pasted it on my pc hard drive unfortunaltely the process got stuck with some 20seconds left and i canceled it (what a brilliant thing to do) and later the files got pasted with a few photos missing so here comes mistake no 3 i deleted the folder which was already pasted and went back to check the folder on my phone memory but it was nowhere to be found hence i wish to know is there a way to recover the files. Just a little help guys....

Answer:can i to recover data

vishwanath23, there're a number of 'recover' proggies around. An item isn't actually erased from a drive. All that actually happens is that the space it occupied in memory is marked as available for use and nothing is actually changed until the data is overwritten. So long as you haven't saved anything, you should be fine and even if you've overwritten the memory area, you may be able to recover part of your data. Try any/all these with crossed fingers.recover files - http://www.mywebattack.com/gnomeapp...recover files - http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?...recover files - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restor... recover filles - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...recover files - http://www.piriform.com/recuvaHTHEd in Texas

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Question: Recover Data

Hi My friend had a problem with his computer
He installed a new bootscreen (by copying the ntoskrnl over the original) and when he rebooted the bootscreen came up and then it just locked up and kept reeboting. So this morning his dad Wiped the whole computer (with windows recovery CD)
So what I am asking is can he recover any files? he had over 1000 music files and videos/pictures etc.
not to mention the 6 or 7 games he had installed
Any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks
Ryan
 

Answer:Recover Data

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I recently installed win xp-3. All went well until one day when I tried to open the drive D, it popped up "This disk in drive D is not formatted. Do you want to format now?" I store all photographs, Important documents, emails, etc.

I have not formatted the disk..

I had really very important data on that drive and I want it to recover/backup. I tried all the means.. I did some search on net, tried different kinds of data recovery software, but nothing worked out. please.. please.. help me recover my data..

I tried data recovery wizard program, which they said will recover raw partitions... but it failed.
I tried recover my files.. which also failed.
I tried testdisk, which failed. and many others.. but of no avail

In disk management, it shows Disk is healthy and it showing as:
Layout: partition
Type: Basic
File system: (showing nothing... it is blank... other drives showing NTFS)
Status: Healthy
capacity: 192.32
Free Space: 192.32
%free: 100%
fault tolerance: NO
overhead 0%

My hdd is Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 500 GB, Partition on D is 200 GB. Gegabyte motherboard

I will be very thankful somebody help me out......

If i am posting it in wrong forum or wrong way please change...

Answer:how to recover my raw data?

<<...tried different kinds of data recovery software...>>

<<I tried data recovery wizard program, which they said will recover raw partitions... but it failed. I tried recover my files.. which also failed.
I tried testdisk, which failed. and many others.. but of no avail>>

Well...there is no guarantee that any data-recovery program will be successful...as you have discovered.

The best program I have used costs and can be found at GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software - http://runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm , but that doesn't mean that it will do the job for you.

Louis

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Question: Recover data

yesterday i delete some file from my pc but accidently i need them
their is some way that i found them back........

Answer:Recover data

Hi Imtiaz,
Try the steps in the link mentioned below,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/recover-lost-or-deleted-files
let me know whether this helped you.

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Question: recover data

I recently reformatted my computer, but for some reason, it formatted both my regular drive that I wanted to format, and my backup drive with all my data. I was wondering if there is going to be an "easy" and "free" method of recovering the data, specifically, reversing it back to the same condition it was in before the reformat.

Thanks!
 

Answer:recover data

No, sorry. Nothing particuarly easy but there are some choices. You can try a number of freeware apps such as this: http://officerecovery.com/freeundelete/ providing all you did was reformat and did not do anything else. I haven't used this but it was recommended once before here. It's for the NTFS file system. What file system was this drive?

I've used PCInspector and it's a fine tool but that was for recovering specific files not an entire drive's contents.
 

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hey...my XP crashed thus i had 2 repair it and i had a password enabled. when it finishd installing the OS it askd me 4 a password and my old one didnt work
i installed a fresh OS without formatting the harddrive coz of the info in it. and nw i cnt access my info which was in my documents in my old XP and it doesn't even show my username in Documents and settings folder. hw can i b able to access it? i need the data ASAP
 

Answer:please help me recover my data

Have you tried programs like Recuva or Recover Files 3.11?
 

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Does anyone know of data recovery software that runs under XP that will perform data recovery on a HFS formatted disk that came out of a Mac?

I don't have access to a Mac.

Thanks for any advice/info...
 

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Question: recover data

trying to recover data from mates xp pc that will not boot,the pc is well over due for retirement orupgrade, but they have over 4 thousand photos going back years,my normal approach in this situation is load slax linus job done, but buggeronly one cd/dvd drive.question, does slax detect external hdd,memory sticks,in the way windows plug and play.if not looks like pulling hdd out put in one of my pcs as slave. unless you chaps know a better way

Answer:recover data

To my understanding slax should see any external hdd's, wis.

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Question: can data recover?

Hello friends,

i have 40 gb harddrive i overwrite one folder with same name.

is it possible to recover that old folder if yes kindly guide how i can recover that.
 

Answer:can data recover?

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I have recorded movie on a mini DVD -RW through Sony handycam, I need to finalize this disk(in camera) before I can use this disk anywhere else i.e. DVD player etc. but I took out without finalizing it and use it in a laptop with windows7, when I put in the dvd drive of the laptop I got an option to use this dvd like USB and as I choose this option, it started to format it, and I suspected something wrong and ejected the disk out, now I cannot see any data in the disk whether on camera or computer.
Before also many times I took out the disk from the camera without finalizing it but I put it back in the camera and can finalize it to use anywhere else.
Is there any possibility to retrieve that data, please help.
Thanks, Tariq
 

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kindly provide me link for free recovery software, as i lost my data from hard disk.
 

Answer:I lost my data from hard disk , and want to recover my lost data

Download from : https://www.piriform.com/recuva
 

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Hi,

I'm not sure what has failed, HDD or OS, but we really need to recover important data, and I'd be grateful if you could help. I'm writing on behalf of my brother, it's his laptop/HDD that needs to be restored/recovered.

It's a Sony Vaio VGN-AW110J laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium.

The system used to get stuck when moving a picture from desktop into a folder, and a Restart would get the computer working again. The problem with moving pictures into a folder persisted for some time, maybe a couple of months. Kaspersky and IObit Malware Fighter were run several times, no threats were found.

So once, when the system got "frozen" again, my brother was in a hurry and put the computer to Sleep instead of Restarting it, hoping it would be back to normal upon "waking up."

When he tried to turn it on again, it just wouldn't start. Nothing he tried has worked so far. The OS seems to be missing, it's not listed anywhere in any options when booted with F8.

He has put the HDD into an enclosure and connected it to an HP computer running Win 8. As soon as the USB is connected, the HDD starts working/spinning, a progress bar is displayed on the screen, it seems as if the Win 8 were trying to find data on it. This progress bar gets to about 96-97% and then stops forever.

At this point, all we can do is to Safely Remove the drive. First time, the Safely Remove worked. The second time, it would say the Pro... Read more

Answer:HDD or OS failed, need to recover data

Greetings, Leucine, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

I would try Option #2 first - I may be wrong but it just seems that any operation involving drive partitioning stands a better chance of losing/destruction of data.

That "sda2" reference is interesting. You might try booting the machine to a live Linux distro to see if the drive can be accessed - if so, then you may be able to transfer any important data to a flash drive.

Also: you don't happen to have the Microsoft Vista installation disk handy, do you?

Be patient: MajorGeeks is staffed mainly by volunteers so sometimes it takes a while to get the ball rolling. I'm sure other MGs will jump in soon with suggestions.
 

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Hello everyone!! I lost all my data and *must* to recover it. I am hoping any praying for assistance in the recovery of my data that is "stuck" in my computer. I am very distressed because of this and I can use all the help in the data recovery I could get (I'm an "intermediate" in computer knowledge )

I will try to make this as short and concise as I can:

I run Win98SE (computer has a floppy disk drive to boot)

Synopsis of what happened (got a virus of some kind):

1) First, the entire desktop looked 100% "normal" but nothing (nothing!) on it was operable (double clicking on icons did NOTHING)

2) ALL the files in the START menu became unassociated (with any program to open & run them) and EVERY SINGLE icon in ALL of the subfolders changed to the "generic" Windows "unassociated" icon (plain white background with the 4-color Windows Pane)

2A) Note: All menus could pop open up from the start menu EXCEPT for the "Search/Find Files/Folders" menu...that one basically vanished!

3) A while later 3 icons disappeared from my desktop: the Recycle Bin, the My Documents folder, and...I'm not sure what the 3rd one was (could not remember what had been in that spot....but, it was NOT the My Computer Folder (although, double clicking on My Computer did nothing)

4) Then...a short while later....My screen flashed for a second or two and then ALL my icons on the desktop suddenly went to the Windows "generic&... Read more

Answer:lost all my data and *must* to recover it

Take the hard drive out, and install it as a slave drive in another computer or put it in a USB external enclosure and try to read the data.

I'm going to assume the file extensions changed to LNK not INK. You saw lnk which is not a capital I, it's a small L. It sounds like a virus, so the data may not be retrievable, but try the suggestion above. If that doesn't work, you'll have to pay a data recovery company to try, but you have to pay even if they don't recover anything, and it could get very expensive (hundreds of dollars).
 

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I have a Crucial 256GB SSD drive that failed recently, and now Win7 doesn't even recognize the drive. I have back-ups of most of the stuff that was on it, but not everything. I've been searching online, and I'm getting conflicting info. Some people say there's no way to recover the data. But I also found a link to this software ( http://hetmanrecovery.com/download.htm ) that claims it can. That software is too expensive, but if it's possible, I'm wondering if there's something cheaper that would work.
 

Answer:Any way to recover data from failed SSD?

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Can anyone recommend a data recovery tool that works.I've just re-formatted me laptop and I've got 600MB of "stuff" backed up on cd.Now the little sod tells me that it is a blank cd but I know it's lying.When we were speaking,it used to say 600+MB available(when new),now it's in the huff it sez 11MB available(0 MB used).It appears that the cd has hidden me data and will not hand it over.I've tried being nice but to no avail. Please help an old man who's getting vexed.I think I'll go back to using an abacus.At least the beads are big enough to be seen when you lose them!!While I'm at it,I might buy some writing paper and envelopes then I can throw the !"£$%^&* machine out the window.Please help before I slash me wrists!!

Answer:How to recover data from a cd............hurry !!

Try Isobuster from click here

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I have a hard drive here that is not recognized by windows. I ran western digital tool and ran diagnostic test and it sees the drive but detects that it has bad sectors. If I run the WD tool to repair bad sectors those sectors will become unrecoverable. I would like to preserve as much data that is on the disk as it has important pictures that are irreplaceable. Is there a way to recover any data on this disk?
 

Answer:Recover Data from HD W/ Bad Sectors

Update: Just went into disk management and it is seen there as unallocated space.
 

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I was running win 7 with 4 partitions , thought to upgrade to win 10. While installing it didn't allowed me to install. I thought i can run diskpart clean on one partition, selected one volume and ran clean command, but it still cleaned all the partitions. Long story short, I cannot boot my OS until I install OS on freshly created single partition. I was told to use partition recovery apps like partition and mount software, Do I have to install OS on it anyways and once OS is installed, instal the partition and mount software for the recovery?

Answer:how can i recover my partition and data

Do not install any OS now.Do not install any OS now. Do not install any OS now.

(Diskpart clean only erases the first 2048 sectors of the drive. The most important one is sector 0 which holds the MBR and the partition table.

If the MBR and partition table are restored you should be able to get back the drive.

I hurry up to post this so that you don't do any such "mischief" like installing the OS)

I shall comeback again.

Do not do any mischief till I tell you what you should do.

EDIT: There is a power shut down now. So I am shutting off my PC. Only when power returns I shall come back.

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Hello,

I run a Windows XP with NTFS Partition. I have got a Zip disk in which a few clusters in the middle have somehow corrupter,I guess it is the click of death, known to be associated with zip-disks.

As soon as any application tries to read in these clusters, the zip-drive goes vanishing, so I need to eject and re-insert the diskette to make it recognisible. I am not able to make even complete image of the drive.

Which software should I use to recover these files?(are these files recoverable?). Im trying to scan the disk with "Trouble In Paradise(TIP)" but it doesnt recognise my internal IDE zip drive.

i tried "ASPI_ME" & "force ASPI", still "TIP" doesnt recognise Zip disk. Can spinrite recover my data? if so how to make myNTFS machine run dos? and how to make spinrite detect zip drive in DOS?(i.e how to mount zip drive in dos?)

im not able to find the guest.exe utility to run it on DOS.,

Best Regards,
Krishna.
 

Answer:recover data from zip disk

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I have an old laptop hard drive I want to recover pictures from onto my desktop pc which is running windows 8.1. I bought an ez-connect for 2.5" IDE this one here Amazon.com: Kingwin USB 2.0 to SATA and IDE Adapter for 2.5 Inches and 3.5 Inches Hard Drive with One Touch Back-Up: Computers & Accessories
But when I connect it to my hard drive and then the usb to my computer. I go into disk management and can see the device connected as Disk 1. But it shows as unknown and not initialized. Also when I go into device and printers it shows up as USB storage device. It doesnt show up under devices and drives like my normal Hard drive which is Local C; drive . But my question is how do I view the files on there and how do I access them?

The Hard drive is is a Hitachi Model: HTS548080M9AT00

I've got the jumpers attached so that it is a slave following these setups
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf...e/T5K80_ig.pdf

here is a picture of what it shows up as in device and printers
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and here is a picture of what shows up in device management high lighted in red the specific fields
Gyazo - f86c8b4ff33c5163adb3424de80e4163.png
any and all help would be greatly appreciated
I hope I provided enough info for an answer thanks.

Answer:Old laptop HDD 2.5 IDE need to recover data on it.

Hook it up to a Windows 7 machine.

Or make a Linux Live boot cd, boot up with that on your Windows 8 PC with the old drive hooked up, mount the old drive, explore it and you should be able to copy and paste your data to the Windows 8 drive, which may also have to be mounted.

You may or may not have to disable secure boot in the bios of the Windows 8 PC before you can boot the Linux disc.

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I have used so many tools to recover
but some tools are too slow like they want weeks and some get stuck

I need a tool to rcover the data it has memories pics...

Its ok if a lil portion cannot be recovered but atleast the ok portion

Should not get stuck because of bad sectors.
 

Answer:Recover data from damaged cd\dvd

Check out this page, it might help. It is good software.

http://www.giveaway-club.com/
 

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So I'm trying to help a co-worker who never made any back ups of a 4 month running spreadsheet. Of course yesterday when she tried to open it, you guessed it, "Unable to read file. Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible." I tried opening the file in Office 07 as it was created in 03, and did manage to get some data. But that was only maybe about 10%. Any other thoughts as to recover the data? I know there are some software out there to purchase, and if that's what needs to be done then so be it. If so, then which one is trustworthy?

Thanks..
 

Answer:Need to recover data in Excel

What OS is your co-worker using?

All I can think of right now is that if the OS has a Shadow Copy type of service enabled then the user could grab an older copy of the file.
 

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My labtop was infected by a trojan virus i was not able to restore from an earlier setting. I did get rid of the virus and reinstalled windows vista but now i want to recover my word documents and pictures and other programs but i do not know how. How can i recover all my data?

Answer:How to recover data after a virus?

If you reinstalled Windows on your computer, it overwrote everything. I dont think you can recover anything from before you reinstalled windows, unless you took a copy of them all on an external HDD/USB memorystick before reinstalling.

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