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how to recover deleted secondary harddrive

Question: how to recover deleted secondary harddrive

I accidentally deleted my second hard drive. Is there a way to reverse to accident? Preferable Free.


OS: WinXP installed on HDD1: 40 Gig
HDD2: 200 GIG - Deleted

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Preferred Solution: how to recover deleted secondary harddrive

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: how to recover deleted secondary harddrive

or you could just download Winhex and that will solve all your issues even if there are no hard drive flags on the drive you will still be able to get most of the info back.

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Whilst trying to reformat one hard drive i didnt realise that an external hardrive was still connected. Noticing a second harddrive on the screen i just thought that xp was being weird. and like an idiot i deleted the partiton before realising. Now the drive dosnt show in my computer.

What steps can i take to make this drive accessible again?

thanks for your time
 

Answer:recover a deleted partition on external harddrive

In Disk Management, RIght click on the drive and set a partition and format it . . this will erase all data so be sure that is ok!

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Disc Management
 

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I have an older 266 that I let my girls use to play their games on. The hardrive on it is 4GB and is just about full. I am trying to install another 6GB harddrive to help. I'd like to run Windows off of one harddrive and some of the larger games off of the other. Is this possible? I tried to put in the other harddrive but Windows won't recognize it. How do I get it recognized?
Thank you!!
 

Answer:installing a secondary harddrive

I take it you have connected the drive, jumpered it, and set the ide channel in setup.

If the drive is recognized when you boot up you need to use the fdisk tool from the dos prompt to partition and format the drive.

Safest way to do it. shut your machine down. Go in and disconnect your old drive so as not to work on the wrong drive.
Place a win98 startup disk in and let it boot to the command prompt. Do not choose with cdrom support.
From the a prompt type fdisk
Answer yes to the lba question, make sure the drive size is the new one, not old if you didn't disconnect it.
choose option 1, create primary partiton, make the partition the full size of the drive, follow the prompts. when done you will have to reboot again, leave the startup disk in and the old drive disconnected. Do not choose with cdrom support. Once at the a prompt type format C:

ONce the format is done, shut the machine off, reconnect the old drive, boot up, windows should see your new drive

Just make sure that you don't partition or format your old drive, that's why it's a good idea to disconnect it while doing this.
If you don't disconnect it it is too easy to do the wrong drive if your not familiar with doing this type of operation

Hope that helps

If the drive isn't recognized when you boot up post back and someone will help you get it configured properly
 

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Hey Guys, Happy New Year. I need a little help I got a new PC over theweekend. (The Motherbroad fried in my old PC) I am all setup, but I have a small problem.My old HD I want to reuse but it has the XP OS on itstill! (Old Hard Drive ATA) (The new PC's HD is Sata) I do have one free ATA slot to use in the new PC, the other ATA slot is being used by two DVD Burners. 1.How can I install this and get my old info.for that HD or 2. Just erase the old HD and reuse itin my new PC. I don't have a problem physically installing the second HD, I know where it goes IE: ATA port, Master, Slave, ect.  My problem is what to do before, during, or after the boot screen!  When I installed the secondary, it went to the screen that asks you to choose, normal start, safe mode, ect. No matter what I choose, it restarted and then looped me back to that screen again.  Now correct me if I am wrong but don?t I need to hit F6 or one of those keys during boot-up to get to the screen I need? If so, what do I do from there? Can you send me to a website or emailme the link on how to do this step by step? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to install my used secondary Harddrive?

Okay go into your bios by pushing the "Delete" key as it is booting then change the boot order from "cd/dvd" to "floppy or harddrive (which has the OS you want to use not the other)". The harddrive should be either the second thing that boots or the third either way should work.

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Hey.

I just bought myself a 500gb 16 mb cache HDD and i just wanted to know the benefits of having a secondary hard drive.

My current HDD is a 160gb 8mb cache.
Should i store my music on the 500gb or on the 160gb?
I heard u can use the secondary HDD to act as a buffer or something similar to make windows faster? And store temp windows files on there.
Just wanted to hear some discussion regarding the benefits and the file setup i should use.

Windows on the 500gb? or the 160gb?
Music on the 600gb? or the 160gb?

Thanks alot,
Lococard.
 

Answer:Secondary Harddrive Benefits?

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is it the same as using say, partition magic? also after i formatted it in xp, can i jus take it out and plug it into another computer as a main harddrive and install XP in it?
 

Answer:qs about formatin secondary harddrive in XP

You can do the partitions and format the drive just before installing XP. Ensure boot order is set to CD first boot in the BIOS. Put the XP CD in the drive and boot. Read the directions and tell it what you want to do. No need to do it in a different PC.
 

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I have an older computer, IBM 155mhz 3GHD, that I have added an even older harddrive (600MB), which has Windows 95, but no longer loads. I want to format it to use to increase storage space. However, when I right click then click format, it tells me that Windows cannot do so because the Windows swap file is on it. How can I make Windows format it?
 

Answer:Format secondary harddrive

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I'm helping a friend with a gateway pentium 166.He installed a second harddrive.The bios is set to auto on the slave drive on primary ide controller & we moved the cd-rom over to make room for the 2nd harddrive which should be D drive cd-rom E drive. the problem is when he boots up it doesn't recognize 2nd harddrive at all.I went into his harddisc controller & his are set to single fifo.He is running win 95b On my win 95a p200I needed to get bus mastering drivers from gateway to run a 2nd device on my primary ide controller would these same drivers work on 95a & 95b also do we need to uninstall the controllers first ? thanks,Jim
 

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I have a Windows 8 pc with 2 hard drives. 1 SSD [C:] which holds the operating system. The other is an internal 2TB HDD [D:] which mainly houses (ProgramFiles) Steam and lots of games.

I would like to replace the 2TB HDD with a new internal 5TB HDD. I will leave the SSD as is.

Can anyone recommend a good way to switch the HHD's. I know registry entries can be a concern so I was hoping to copy the 2TB to the 5TB and then rename the 2TB to [E:] and then rename the 5TB HDD to [D:]

Will this work? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Replace Secondary Harddrive

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WinXP, 2 drives (C: 20 GB, D: 30 GB), both formatted FAT32, no partitions of any kind

D: drive has spontaneously become unformatted after startup on two occassions (span of several months between incidents). I don't know why. The drive has a letter assigned, but XP asks me if I want to format it. Drive contents aren't recongnizable on another XP machine, so something is wrong with the drive. I have run the Maxtor drive utility to see if there is a problem, and the full scan has come up clean.

Is there a simple utility that might fix this problem without reformatting?

edit: TestDisk 5.2 sees the files on the drive, I just can't access them in XP. Is there anything I can do with TestDisk to help my cause? I'm not technically repairing a partition, so maybe this isn't the best utility for me. It does see my files fully intact, however. This is good.
 

Answer:My secondary harddrive became unformatted

Just ran a utility that scans and repairs bad sectors, but it found nothing wrong.

Obviously something weird is going on here. I also ran something called "PC Inspector File Recovery" and it couldn't touch the drive saying it has a bad boot sector.

I can't run chkdsk either. When I do, it immediately closes the window and quits. Norton Disk Doctor can't access the drive because it's "not formatted."

HELP!
 

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Hi,

Whilst removing a virus I have somehow managed to delete office 2003 with my outlook with all of my work emails on !!!

I have tried a system restore but it wont let me do it and comes up with %systemroot%\registration then ComPlusStaging

I could just reinstall office but I dont have all of my emails backed up on a pst file

Thanks

Steve

Answer:Need to recover deleted office 2003, deleted in error

Hello Steve, welcome to Seven Forums.

I would try reinstalling, just in case you did not actually remove the pst file.

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Can you put program files onto a secondary harddrive and the pc knowing it is on 2 not 1. i have a 80gb main 32.7gb left on it and a 320gb secondary with 294gb free( i have only backups on it) and i put a file in it called Program files and am waiting to see if i can or not. is it as simple as just installing onto it or do i have to partition it or anything. i would imagine it is as easy as just having the program installed onto it.
 

Answer:Can you put program files onto a secondary harddrive

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I have an issue that just recently started...my secondary (E Drive) will just disappear on occasion...when it reappears, all data is on it...the E drive is a 1 TB HD and my OS is Win 7 on my C drive running a solid state drive 64GB.

I'm running almost all of my programs out of Program Files folder located on my E drive which is SEVERELY limiting my workflow as I'm sure you can imagine...can someone shed some light on this for me?

Thanks,

Brandon Morris
 

Answer:Intermittant secondary Harddrive not being recognized

check the data cable is securely plugged in

try a new data cable
 

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My pc is running windows 10 and I'm trying see files in another hdd that's running xp. I connected it as a slave just so I could see the files and collect and save what I needed to. when I go into storage and have a look It does show the hard drive and it does have the colour co ordinated bar and what each type of file is in it. but It just tells me there are no files to show me when I click on each one so I cant retrieve pics, music etc.
does anyone have a solution for this or should I just carry on with the install of windows 7?

Please help.

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Whilst trying to fit a second hard drive to my PC I was working with downloaded manufacturers installation software. Eventually I gave up on the supposed tested hard drive (I trusted stuff purchased on ebay - mistake) and attempted to return my PC to the condition it was in prior to my tampering. I found that my secondary IDE controller was now out of action and along with it the CD-rom drives that depended upon it. The system summary re CD Rom drives advised ? Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) has been dynamically disabled. And when I went to check the Secondary IDE controller the report say?This device is either not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed. I then check drivers?best available installed etc. I check device?shows present. So I am back to not working because it has been dynamically disabled. Question?what does this mean and how do I reverse it?

Answer:Help me recover my SECONDARY IDE CONTROLLER

First try uninstalling it (deleting it) - then restart Windows - it may redetect it and install it again correctly.

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Is it possible to recover/restore files deleted from the recycle bin?Any help is appreciated....

Answer:Recover deleted files deleted from Recycle bin

Doubtful, but try here:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=free+data+recovery

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Someone probably asked about this so if u can kindly direct me to a previous post, I thank you in advance...
But is there any way to disable Outlook's Office "Recover deleted email" or "Recover email from Microsoft Exchange" - whatever the heck that is.
I am getting pretty darn tired of 'purging' deleted emails.
This only happens with my live.com account and quite frankly, I hesitate to keep using it.
I mean seriously, emptying trash means just that. In the real world I don't visit the dump and say, "I'd like to recover my trash that was picked up last Thursday. Gee. Thanks."
Know what I mean?

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Is it possible to use files and settings transfer wizard or something similar off a secondary harddrive?

If so, how?

Thanks
 

Answer:Files and Settings transfer from Secondary Harddrive

No, not unless you had already previously ran the File and Settings Transfer wizard when the original OS was running and have the file saved somewhere on that drive. The XP transfer wizard will only run within a functional OS. I'm also not aware of anything that would do this for you. If you need something from a 2nd HD you have slaved in your current system, you'll just need to copy it over manually. Unfortunately anything in the registry (ie. network drives, printers, etc), can't be copied this way. Files only.
 

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Ok right now im running windows 98, i took thinking i could use an old harddrive from her computer, its 826 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, write precomp 0, and is 420 megabytes, i just need to store things basically, i know exdactly how to plug it in and everything so i isntalled it and it froze up my starting screen for a couple sexs i tried to set different options by hitting F1 but still couldnt figure out what to do, Also this harddrive was running windows 3.1 on her computer, will it work? if so how? if not should i just trash it?
 

Answer:{Moved to Hardware} How do i install a secondary harddrive

This is a Tips and Tricks forum. I'm moving your post to the Hardware Forum
 

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I have a machine that is runing windows xp pro, I put in a second harddrive and it was formatted and paritioned as d: , I ran the windows install set everything up. When I removed the primary drive and tried to boot off the new install it will not let me. Any help would be great! could i just run a windows repair?

Answer:[SOLVED] Make Secondary harddrive bootable

Is the second drie now set as master?

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Ok right now im running windows 98, i took thinking i could use an old harddrive from her computer, its 826 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, write precomp 0, and is 420 megabytes, i just need to store things basically, i know exdactly how to plug it in and everything so i isntalled it and it froze up my starting screen for a couple sexs i tried to set different options by hitting F1 but still couldnt figure out what to do, Also this harddrive was running windows 3.1 on her computer, will it work? if so how? if not should i just trash it?
 

Answer:{Moved from Tips/Tricks} How do i install a secondary harddrive

This is a Tips and Tricks forum. I'm moving your post to the Hardware Forum
 

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I format once each year and I have a little problem regarding format.
When I format the primary drive, install the OS and all software, the secondary harddrive is not seen. So I reformat the secondary harddrive with the software that came along (Maxtor).

I like to know if it is possible to format the primary harddrive and have the secondary harddrive to retain all the contents. Meaning, I do not want to reformat the secondary drive and continue using it as it is, even after formatting the primary drive.

Is this possible?
 

Answer:Format primary harddrive and not touch secondary drive

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I format once a year and I have a little problem regarding format.
When I format the primary drive, install the OS and all software, the secondary harddrive is not seen. So I reformat the secondary harddrive with the software that came along (Maxtor).

I like to know if it is possible to format the primary harddrive and have the secondary harddrive to retain all the contents. Meaning, I do not want to reformat the secondary drive and continue using it as it is, even after formatting the primary drive.



Is this possible?

Answer:Format primary harddrive and not touch secondary drive

Hi,

Under normal circumstances formatting the boot drive should have nothing to do with being able to use the slave drive after the format is done...that is assuming nothing has changed from the way you had it before.

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I get a message - secondary drive fails - when i boot up. I need info from the hard drive. How can i recover the files or the hd?

anyone please help.

Answer:Secondary drive fails - recover HD or files

Is the hds. IDE or sata? check the cables. try it in a different computer?

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!
 

Answer:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

Partition undelete

Have a look at TestDisk
 

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!

Answer:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

http://www.runtime.org/gdb.htm

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I have been having a decent deal of problems with my boot up and in the least loading into windows. There were also periodic freezes at some points like watching videos or trying to run scans on my computer. after a long list of things i was trying to do, i detached my secondary hard drive to rotate in a dvd drive to reinstall windows. i hadn't yet changed over to booting off of the dvd, so i got to see that things were loading a lot faster w/o it. i am not sure if that means that just as with detaching some of my usb items earlier to fix a slow boot at bios screen... that there might be a problem with that drive, or some settings with it/windows.

somehow i still fee i may go ahead and reinstall windows anyway to have a clean start. i figured i would just post this here before i did maybe, so i can be prepared if there is something here that might just happen again. also, i feel dumb saying it( and this could very well be part of it) but a while ago i upgraded my video card to one that needed more power cables to power it. after that i didn't have the right connectors/enough cables to power my dvd drives, hard drives and everything else all at once. so i usually was only usually using the 2 hd's or a hd and a dvd drive at a time. i was fine with just periodically swapping between these situations, but after detaching my 2nd hd and seeing this difference i figured i should add all things about my hardware here.

thank you.
 

Answer:Computer problems possibly resolved by detaching secondary harddrive

What is your make/model of PC, and what is your operating system (i.e XP, W7, etc.) and service pack.

You can find this info at "Start"> Control Panel> the System headings

that's generic, but we don't know what you've got.
 

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Folks,

I'm running a primary SSD with the W7/64. I installed with ONLY that SSD in the computer. (I've learned.)

Then, after a few reboots and updates, I installed a 1tb WD hard drive. It was a new OEM drive. I did a long format, then a chkdsk.

After a few reboots (and reading some OUTSTANDING tutorials on this site), I moved my USERS folders over to the harddrive. ("D" drive.)

Upon opening Macrium Reflect to perform a backup, I see that my hard drive (D) has a 128MB partition, unformatted, but full. (That does not show up in W7's disk management.)

As expected, my "C" drive, the SSD, has a 100MB System Reserved partition. (As I want.)

What is this 128MB unformatted partition used for? (NTFS file system.) Is this where the file system stores the access table?

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Newly formatted secondary harddrive shows 128mb unformatted partition

Did you format your 1TB WD drive to GPT? If so it will create a 128MB reserved partition called MSR MicroSoft Reserved. See my post External HDD suddenly requires formatting, read as RAW instead of ntfs

For drives less than 2TB, I would still say it would be better to go with the known MBR format rather than GPT if that option exists.

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Good evening,

I have a huge problem and need your help. A friend of mine was trying to help me install a third dvd device (I already had a normal dvd-drive and cd-burner). We added an ATA adapter and hooked the cd-rom up to it. I have Win XP and it did not recognize the ATA adapter, so we installed the XP driver, then it would not recognize my old two devices, etc. The device manager showed that we also had 2 primary IDE channels and two secondary ones which caused conflicts in the properties section, so I deleted one of each. The computer rebooted and since then, I cannot run Win XP anymore. Not even in the Safe Mode. It keeps loading and loading. I do have access to the BIOS. It shows that my Primary IDE Master is uninstalled, the Primary IDE Slave is my HDD, and both Secondary IDEs are uninstalled, too. I am desperate. Please tell me somebody what to do know.

Thank you so much!!!!
 

Answer:Help: primary and secondary IDE channel deleted

Have a look here:
How to: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html
 

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I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

So, basically:

WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:WindowsApps folder can't be deleted on secondary disk

SkyTheDestroyer said:

I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

So, basically:

WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

Thanks in advance.



I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media on a USB or CD.
Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
I then booted from it (spam-pressing F8 during startup),
I clicked "browse my files for an image", but for real it open up a windows explorer interface.
Navigate to the WindowsApps folder on your secondary drive, and delete it.
It doesn't disappear instantly, but when you exit the drive, and log back into windows, the folder will be gone.

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I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

So, basically:

WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:WindowsApps folder can't be deleted on secondary disk

Originally Posted by SkyTheDestroyer


I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

So, basically:

WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

Thanks in advance.



I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media on a USB or CD.
Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
I then booted from it (spam-pressing F8 during startup),
I clicked "browse my files for an image", but for real it open up a windows explorer interface.
Navigate to the WindowsApps folder on your secondary drive, and delete it.
It doesn't disappear instantly, but when you exit the drive, and log back into windows, the folder will be gone.

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Well I had a laptop (Dell 5000e I use every day my buddy crashed his for like the 40th time so being the nice guy that i an i told him to bring me his PC and lend him my backup laptop it just got a new fresh copy of XP Pro Corp on a new 80 gig HDD well i fixed his and when he brought mine back guess what it was down also now every time i get into XP Load it says cant complete format tried deleting partitions and reformatting but it fail using the XP Pro install disk any software that would get my new hard drive back in XP installable shape???? (Dont Loan out your Computer what a headache
 

Answer:Recover My HardDrive

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Question: Recover Harddrive

Hey  My laptop recently died on me the Graphics Card inside it has broken and it has to be sent for repair so that is some good news for me today however the repair guy says that all the data will have to be erased from the computer but i ain't being ripped off to pay a fortune to recover my hard drive when i could do it myself so this is my question?How could i recover am laptop hard drive with a broken graphics card? I know some programs can let you see what files you want but the Grpahics Card has broken so that idea is out the window, I was wondering if i could just plug my portable USB  hard drive in to the computer via USB and it would just start grabbing the data off the computer?Or would i have to go around this a different way optionally i would like it if i could just plug the portable HDD in the computer and then it will copy all the files without any hassle?Thanks for your time!

Answer:Recover Harddrive

WAIT STOP!!!If the Graphics Card is broken, ask him 'why the heck would you need to erase the computer's hard drive??'

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Hi,
if this is posted in the wrong forum, then please move it to the right place...

My problem is that I ran the recovery CDs (for XP) on my harddrive, believing that I had all data securely backed up. Big mistake. It turns out that I cannot read/find the files (pics) on the DVD (my backup). Some files and folders have been copied onto the DVD correctly, but other files appear to be missing and in many cases entire folders are labelled "Folder is Empty" when trying to open them. On one of my DVDs containing the backup, the info provided in "my computer" says that it contains 4.22GB data, but when going onto the DVD itself and adding together all the files and folders, then it adds up to no more than 3GB. It clearly seems like data has been copied, but somehow I cannot see it (same result on 2 different computers).

What could be the problem? Is there an easy way to recover my files on the DVD?

If not, how much of a chance would I have when it comes to recover the files from the harddrive on which I have run the recovery CDs? After running the recovery CDs, nothing has been written or deleted onto the harddrive. The harddrive is 80GB and the pic files I'd like to recover are no more than 1-2GB in total, so there should be a good chance that the new Windows+applications is not going to sit on top of my files.

Apart from an estimate on how much of my files on the harddrive I can hope to recover, can I expect my recovered files be complete, i.e not p... Read more

Answer:Recover pics from harddrive or DVD

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I was attaching a drive, with all my movies, shows and game + add on's to a new unit that I was making for multimedia when I broke off the part that secures the power sata to the board.  I bought a replacement drive and switched the boards only it's showing a small portion of the drive and clicks slightly as well.  Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31500341AS-Bare Drive

Answer:Harddrive Recover Files

Swapping the boards is only part of the process. You need to make sure the rev of the board and firmware is exact for both drives controller boards ... Do they match?

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I install a new harddrive in my computer like a hundred times befor, I have factor disk (easy ok )  ha!Put in disk 1  and up pop this error.       this cd contains a backup software of the originally  installed on a hp pavilion pc,If you are receving this message on a hp pavilion,please call hp support. that it no way out . all they want is  $$$$$$                                     Thanks   Floyd

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Hi guys and gals.  A friend asked me to retrieve some pictures from his Dell computer which won't boot. I thought I could slave the harddrive to my pc and save the pictures but the Western Digital connection is not the same as what's on my pc. Is there an adapter available for this type of harddrive? When I boot the computer I get a black screen saying that there is a hardware or software problem and recommends I do a "Launch Setup Repair". I hit enter and it just comes back to the same message. I can choose "start Windows Normally" but it just goes to a black screen. I ran a diagnostic on the harddrive and it passed. I also ran a Memtest86 on the RAM which also passed the test. I have a Recovery Disk but I'm more concerned with saving the pictures first. Any ideas?

Answer:Recover pictures from the harddrive

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-3-5-SATA-IDE-USB-Converter-Adapter-Connector-Cable-Hard-Disk-HDD-UK-/200698649526?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item2eba925bb6Something like this.

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I defraged my Windows ME partition, and all ok until I tried to load Mandrake Linux, which had be corrupted by the defrag. I then attempted to re install Linux, but it took the whole drive (39G). so I did not have Windows. After a great deal of trouble attempting to reformat drive using Fdisk, I resorted again to the recover CD, which announced that the Media in drive C was not recognised. But in frustration I pressed escape and return a number of time and the drive was re formatted, but only approx 29G. I have now a working Windows system but not enough room on the partition to fully load Linux. Somewhere on the Drive there is about 9G unacconted for, which neither windows or linux appear to recognise. Fdisk displays :partition status type vollabel mb system usage 1 EXT DOS %C: 2 A PRI DOS HPPavilion30602Mb 80%System FAT32Whilst I understand what is displayed none of the Fdisk functions will recover the lost 9Mb, Can any one help, Ido not want to re format the whole drive again. but would like to run linux in the lost partition.

Answer:How do I recover a partition on my harddrive?

and chose option 4 "view partitions" as Linux uses (I think) a non-DOS partition which looks like its not being recognized by windows.If you find the non-DOS partition delete it and format the partition.Don't trust me - I'm sure more knowledgeable people will respond

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I was attaching a drive, with all my movies, shows and game + add on's to a new unit that I was making for multimedia when I broke off the part that secures the power sata to the board.  I bought a replacement drive and switched the boards only it's showing a small portion of the drive and clicks slightly as well.  Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31500341AS-Bare Drive

Answer:Harddrive Recover Files

Swapping the boards is only part of the process. You need to make sure the rev of the board and firmware is exact for both drives controller boards ... Do they match?

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I was recently doing a fresh install on my SSD (primary). I saw a 100mb system reserved partition and deleted it thinking it was from the primary drive. But it was from my data drive/secondary hard drive. Now the data partition is there in secondary hard drive but I'm unable to access it. Windows says I have to format the drive to access it, rightfully so.

Is there any way to access my data now?

Answer:Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

Didn`t you even pay attention to what the Disk # was when you deleted it ? Obviously not.

Why didn`t you unplug your data drive before you even attempted the new install ???????

If you format your data drive, bye bye data.

There is no reason you can`t access the data on that drive.

Partition Wizard, Linux etc, there are many ways.

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I've had two disks:
1- SSD drive with OS
2- HDD with 4 partitions + system reserved

Because i wanted to get rid of system reserved partition i've deleted and extended one of those 4..
After that i formated and installed windows 7 x64 on my SSD.
Right now the hdd partitions won't show up, and the only way i can see those partitions is running windows installation cd, but they are listed as Dynamic and cant do anything about them. The partition i resized appears multiple times, i don't know what to do. I'm desperate here.

Gregrocker if you are around, please help me out.

Answer:Deleted System reserved partition on secondary hard drive

While you're waiting you should post a screen shot of the HDD.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
If you have made 5 partitions you have probably made the HDD dynamic and should attempt to make it basic again. A basic drive can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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My cousin's laptop recently went to crap. The windows system startup folder got corrupted. Anyway, I pulled the harddrive and plugged it into my desktop to pull off her personal files (System restore/repair with CD did Not work)
Anyway, I got it to show up fine on my machine, but every single folder, subfolder, and file requires me to go through the arduous process of about 7-10 clicks to 'acquire the security permissions'
Since there are a good 4-600 photos alone, and numerous folders and subfolders, this obviously is not a very efficient method.
After poking around some, it seems like running the takeown commands through the disk would solve this issue...am I correct in assuming that or do I need to run down a different avenue?

Thanks!

Answer:takeown cmd to recover harddrive files?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...24(WS.10).aspx

See /r switch

recursive through sub folders and all included files.

Or get everything onto an external USB this way

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hi

I need to help someone recover data from a dead scusi harddrive,

I have not yet inspected the device but I am told the computer makes a beep when it starts then fails to read the disk and wont load the operating system.

I was under the impression that a single beep indicated it had found your harddrive, but I maybe wrong.

It also has a scusi card so could it be possible that the card has failed?

I have the ultimate boot CD so I will possibly be able to do some scans on it with this, but is it possible to recover the data myself without sending it off and paying a small fortune?

If so then how do I go about doing this do I need to connect another harddrive to it to transfer the data?

and what software will I need???

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I'm looking for a good software to recover files from a formated hard drive?
 

Answer:Recover files a formated harddrive

GetDataBack, worth every penny if you buy it.
 

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Hey all ... I need to recover data from a crashed HD. What can I try to get it off. I noticed that it wasn't mounting if I would leave windows and log back in later. I was [planning on moving the data but of course now XP doesn't see it at all ... ran a CHKDSK on it during boot up and then it showed. But when I went to access the data it wouldn't let me. Rebooted and now it doesn't show up.

Suggestons and guidance needed!
 

Answer:Recover Data From Crashed HardDrive

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Alright well first let me direct you to my previous cry for help:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...se-452422.html

I originally thought I had some sort of virus, but it turns out my disk is failing...

I need some help on how to recover everything.

Here is what I have.

C: (Failing drive) with Vista Home Premium
D: 1TB storage Hard Drive with some games on it (Steam)
E: Old Harddrive I pulled from an old pc, with windows xp on it except it won't run without a BSOD unless in safemode

I don't have a vista installation disk or anything, but I do have the OS Key.

Should I move over my important files to my D: and then install vista on there to make it my new C:? or should I format my failing drive and reinstall vista? I'm not sure if it will just fail again or not. Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you very much for any help

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Hi, Can anyone recommend the best data recovery company. I had dropped my external hard drive and opened it to recover, but failed. It is serious, difficult job. There are so many data recovery company in UK, but i do not know which one can do such difficult job.
Many thanks

Answer:data recover from broken harddrive

If you have opened it game over!
and spam springs to mind.

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On my new ThinkCenter A57 i have installed more than one Harddrives.So i have tried to save also the second and .. Harddrives with Rescue and Recovery but i was not able to do so.Only the first Harddrive with all the Part. can be saved with Rescue and Recovery is that normal ?My opinion is  that an Thinkcenter may have more than one Harddrives and Rescue and Recovery must be able to save all. 

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My old laptop's motherboard died, probably as a result of overheating.  The harddrive is RAID 0; two drives stacked on top of each other.  I've had some friends look at it, and they recommended a 2.5" PATA/IDE enclosure kit.  I found this one at tigerdirect - Sabrent 2.5" USB 2.0 to IDE/PATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure.  Will I still be able to recover the data one drive at a time, even though it is RAID 0?  I also looked into IDE cable adaptors, but again, the IDE cable adaptors I've found only connect to one harddrive at a time.  Thank your for any help you can give me. 

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Hi guys,
well heres the story: My sister brought me a computer to fix for her friend who owns a restaurant. So all i did was an easy fix formatted the hard drive and installed windows. Well i brought it back to the owner and she is very sad that i have deleted all the files on the computer. If i knew she wanted to recover the data i would have installed the hard drive into my computer and backed it up for her but i didn't know.
Heres the problem: She had a lot of records stored on the computer she needs and I was wondering if there was a way to restore some of her data that i formatted? I am willing to buy the software because i am getting more ppl who ask me to fix their computer. I know that since i installed windows on it, that it is impossible to recover all the formatted data but I think if i just get some she will be happy. I thank you for any help. Thank you.
 

Answer:Recover Data from Formatted HardDrive?

Runtime software's get data back seems to work the best for me,
 

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A couple weeks ago my USB External harddrive got unplugged and when i plugged it back in, it asked me to Format it. It game me a "2HC015KJ" Error code. Its 500GB but now appears as 2000GB. Ive tried to use Partiton Wizard 7, but when doing a quick scan for a couple days, it was only at 163608 sectors, and still at 0%.

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Hi,

I recently broke my laptop and as it was fairly old decided to upgrade instead of trying to fix it, however I want to get the data from my old laptop to upload onot my new one.

I have a external enclosure for a laptop harddrive that I can slave off but my issue is that the drive from my old laptop is partitioned (C:\ & D:\). My new laptop's system drive is C:\ so when I plug in the harddrive it detects but does not come up as a drive. I've tried to change the drive letter of the C:\ drive but as it's the system drive it won't let me, anyone know what I can do?

Any suggestions would be most welcome, I have 3 years worth of emails on my old harddrive which I really don't want to lose.

Thanks,

Dillonmr

Answer:Broken laptop - recover harddrive data

Not sure why the partitions aren't showing up, but I can tell you there is absolutely no point in changing the drive letter as it wouldn't help you access the external drive and could really screw up your current system. What operating sytem were you running on the old drive? If the partitions are formatted as NTFS, they could be refusing to mount due to an "unclean shutdown".

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problem:

got a pc which wont work, it keeps asking fr the boot disk. this doesnt matter - its an old heap of junk which doesnt need fixing. i dont even know which OS it was using at present. (i will find out tomorrow)

I need to get the data off the the harddrive which it used.

the drive is only 10gb, its a fujitsu MP3102AT drive.

i tried ubcd4win but the pc kept asking for floppy, i set the boot options in the bios to cd, but it still wont load.

EDIT: got it to load the cd drive - ubcd loaded, but isnt recognising the hard drive.

This hard drive just wont be picked up or recognised in any machine i have, is it just fuked completley?
this all adds to experience!
 

Answer:Solved: trying to recover data from harddrive - unsucessfully...

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I got a client with their Mac OS screwing up on them with this sort of "Whiting out" of the MacBook screen past login and I'm trying to recover these internal files locked away from the Apple OS format. HFS can detect the recovery, but not the main disk of 222.22 GB of storage that's just locked away there, unable to be labeled or opened for as far as I can tell. What do I do to read this Hard drive? It's not an external one either, it's straight from a mac laptop.

Answer:Trying to recover Some Files From a MacBook harddrive through Windows

Originally Posted by SotoPrior


I got a client with their Mac OS screwing up on them with this sort of "Whiting out" of the MacBook screen past login and I'm trying to recover these internal files locked away from the Apple OS format. HFS can detect the recovery, but not the main disk of 222.22 GB of storage that's just locked away there, unable to be labeled or opened for as far as I can tell. What do I do to read this Hard drive? It's not an external one either, it's straight from a mac laptop.



A Linux Distro booted from a thumb?

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I'm in desperate need to recover things from my corrupted D drive. When I click on it, it says D:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable. When I restart it always does chkdsk for that drive, but it can't repair the corrupt master file table, and it's the same result where the drive is unreadable. I used the Getdata recover my files software to recover the drive. It didn't find the things I desperately need, and I noticed a bunch of files it recovered is now corrupt.

The most important thing I need to recover is a windows movie maker project that I've spent hours upon hours upon hours on for a music video. I so desperately need that .mswmm file. This software found just about all of my windows movie maker projects except that one, just my luck.

The second most important thing I need is my Adobe Audition session files along with the wav's for the sessions. I have a new computer I should be getting today, and my friend will be over in 2 days. I need to figure something out quickly cause he will need to format the drive which will make it lose everything. He is pretty sure that the drive will be unreadable on his laptop which he's bringing over.

It recovered 2 936gb files and a 465 gb file with no file extensions that were labeled $BadClus~$Bad_1 $BadClus~$Bad_3 & $BadClus~$Bad_4 Is there anything I can do to open these files to try to retrieve anything from it?

Answer:Need to recover files from a corrupt unreadable NTFS harddrive

Actually the programs to recover deleted and corrupted files from a drive are not very professional inspite of what they claim. In my experience they hardly ever do a good and professional job.

Only a real professional can make a good and acceptable recovery of corrupted files from a corrupted drive. These professionals charge the earth for it. For Home Users it is hardly ever worth it. But that is my opinion. May be there are others who can give good guidance on this subject so that you are able to recover your data.

I wish you Good Luck

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My computer crashed.  It went right back so it looked the second you take it out of the box when it was new... register with gateway, set up internet, install programs, etc. The sad thing is I wasn't the one using it when it happened so, I really don't know what happened. I tried to go back to a restore point but there isn't any. I've got the computer up and running.  Internet is back on.  My question is:  How do I recover what I had on there before?  Can I recover things I had saved like Microsoft word or excel documents?  Can I recover pictures or other files? Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thank You.

Answer:Compute crashed.... Help to recover harddrive files... virus???

It's unclear what you have done...but if the CD or hidden recovery partition were used to revert back to Day One status then your data is gone...

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I am using self booting Spotmau 2009 it found 2000000 files in the unformat mode but then it switched to a window with an orange bar that keeps refilling saying constructing a file list, it has been doing so for nearly a full day now. Is this time too long or normal for such a thing? Should I be looking into another program?

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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Hello,

I have a major problem. Because my laptop was having problems involving the 'blue screen of death', I chose to backup my files to an external portable harddrive before reformatting the entire drive.

However, when opening the backup folder, I discovered that my art folder, located in the 'PUBLIC PICTURES' folder was not to be found.

What is the BEST method to recover the files from the 'PUBLIC PICTURES' folder? I had almost 5GIGS worth of pictures.

I KNOW there is a way to recover the files, but not sure if they will even be located in the Public Pictures folder. Is it possible that after reformatting, Windows 7 relocated the contents of the 'Public Pictures' folder to another place on the drive?

Is it possible to restore the folder to previous versions AFTER reformatting the drive?

Can someone PLEASE help me?? This is seven years worth of photos I saved that I'm desperately trying to recover.

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for your patience and assistance.

Answer:HELP!!! RECOVER Public Pictures Folder AFTER reformatting harddrive!!!

Can someone please help me? I'd really need to recovery these files WITH the exact file names associated to them.

Does anyone know of a free method to recover them from the 'PUBLIC PICTURES' folder AFTER reformatting the harddrive?

Would appreciate any help!!

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Please assist...

I have had a recent laptop failure. I put the hard drive in an enclosure and was able to copy it to another hard drive.

How can i recover my outlook inbox, contacts and calendar from the hard drive when outlook is reinstalled on the laptop?

note - I have not backed up in a couple on months and need to recover the non backed up information.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: recover outlook inbox from external harddrive

Search for your PST file. This contains all of the data for Outlook (except accounts, but it'll have emails, calendars, tasks, etc). Exchange accounts use OST files.

Edit: And welcome to the board!
 

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I have a hard drive that I keep my software on. I deleted the partition on accident and would like to recover it without having to reformat. I really don't feel like installing all my software again. Would a system restore fix this problem?
 

Answer:Deleted the partition on a harddrive

No.

You may be able to recover the partition with:

Free:

Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
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
Nucleus Kernel Recovery for NTFS
But you better be prepared for the worst. You will probably need to restore your backup.
 

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Title says it all. Ihave a 90 GB harddrive. I deleted everything (including windows) and I still have 15 GB of taken space. How would I remove this space?

Answer:90 GB harddrive, only 75gb after I deleted everything

run evidence eliminator or delete those file in the recycle bin

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I accidently formatted or deleted my harddrive w a fix it utilities disc that doent explain what to do or how to fix or start over by.....so im stuck on stop! I have n hp laptop pavilion, running vista home edition,32 bit. 1st i had the blue screen of death, an i couldnt do system restore cause i didnt know the password, so i found n old windows vista home basic recovery disc from n old everex pc i had n it worked, but once in i couldnt get online, driver was missing (wifi) so i bought n external belkin wifi usb adapter, now able to get online, i found that i was missing different drivers that i had but didnt anymore, idk they could not b found. I then tried windows n microsoft sites to install drivers but i guess cause the OS system disc was so outdated i couldnt get on sites or upgrade to get on them, then i kinda gave up, n started checking out what was on some sd cards n sticks i had. Well 1 day i started my laptop w this stick that i left in a usb port n as long as i kept it in i had my internal wifi n chrome back?  I believe the stick had someone elses Dell OS system on it, i think 7? Well it didnt take but a day or 2 n idk if it was all the porn this person had on this stick but my laptop was taken over by virus after virus, thats when i got this fix it utility disc n wiped out my harddrive. So now how do  i start over from scratch? I bought n external harddrive thinkin i could install n os on it ...idk??? ive tried running an xp os disc on it n it tells me 1... Read more

Answer:deleted or formatted harddrive

Your post is hard to read.Please answer these questions: 1. Do you have the Vista disc that came with the computer? 2. What is the full make and model of the computer? 3. What is the name of the disc that let you format the drive?This will help volunteers offer some ideas.

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Oh kay, I know I am dumb for doing this, but let me explain the problem. I was going to reformat and install Windows XP on my old computer. So, I had my external hard drive in and a USB wireless adapter in. Not knowing, I unplugged the USB adapter and left the external plugged in. I went to reformat and made two partitions out of my external, after notices what I have done. I freak and turned off my computer. Now, I have two partitions both in a raw format on my external. What should I do?

I do have a trial of Get Data Back (I heard it was pretty good.) I am afraid though, because it's two partiton. I will only get half of the my data back. Should I just make another reformat for the external? I don't know what to do and I am pretty scared.

Thank you for your time,
Sugi

Answer:OH GOD, I deleted my external Harddrive. I need it back. Help!

I've not had much experience with back-up programs, however is the data is important enough, most small half-decent computer shops will be able to provide a backup service for a small fee.

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Is it possible to retrieve an email from Hotmail on the computer? I have tried retrieving all the e-mails from Hotmail that they will bring back without success. Is it possible the e-mail will be on the computer's hard drive somewhere? If so how can I retrieve it from the hard drive? It is an important email.
Thanks.

Answer:Deleted Email Retrieval Harddrive HELP

Assume you have done this?

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I can open the import in outlook express and find the path where the deleted items.dbx is but it give me an error because I have outlook express open to do this. I found a help topic that said to rename the file deletedold.dbx and it would restore but that didn't work either. Any help???

Answer:Need to recover deleted.dbx files

I understand what you are saying about finding the location of the deleted items.dbx file itself (within the system). Otherwise I'm struggling a bit to understand your question. Can you clarify what has happened and what you are trying to do please?Reading between the lines it appears that you might have deleted some emails from the Deleted Items box and are trying to recover them - is that right? If so, probably the best chance is to do System Restore to a date before that. There are free programs such as Recuva. If you can get the original old dbx file back (properly identified as such) you would then have to copy it on top of the one that now exists in the system, and the emails at that time would then be present in the OE Deleted Items box. When you rename the file deleted items.dbx Outlook Express will promptly create a new replacement file and therefore an empty Deleted Items box will appear in OE.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have a pc running Windows XP that the user profile got corrupted in and I would get an error message upon boot up saying something like will log on with a temp user...blah, blah, blah, but it would never log in or go any farther. So, I had to enter safe mode and create a new user and then it would boot up fine. Problem is, I thought I had moved everything over to the new user before I deleted the old one, but I forgot some old emails and the email address book.

So, is there anyway to recover a deleted user profile in Windows XP?
 

Answer:Can you recover a deleted user in XP?

you should be able to pull over the .WAB file....but in anycase copying and pasting the profile in its entritey generally works in XP. check recycle bin?
 

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Today I deleted sixteen files that I needed - they weren't sent to the recycle bin as I usually hold down shift and delete together so I don't have to empty the recycle bin often. I know there are many file recovery programs available that you have to pay for, but as I only need to recover around 16 files I was wondering if any of you knew about a deleted file recovery program which was free, even if it was for a limited time. I tried downloading some demos but they either only allowed small files to be recovered or didn't let you recover any files without paying.

The files I deleted were no more than 100k/b, and I use Windows 98 SE. Anybody know of any recover deleted file programs that would help me?
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

There are no demo or free programs for recovering files. It there were then the one's out there couldn't charge an arm and a leg. Do you have any backups? Sorry
 

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My computer became infected with a virus, infostealer.banpaes that norton 2006 seemed unable to get rid of.

I decided to simply reinstall XP pro, onto my 10gb C partition, while maintaining my files on the other two 50gb partitions (drive is 120gb sata). I'd done this countless times before just to clean out the system from time to time and didn't think too much of it.

When I booted up into XP installer and got to the point where i would need to delete the C partition and reformat it, I didn't notice until too late that somehow my 3 separate partitions now looked like one 120gb partition to the windows installer (something that had never happend before).

Before it fully dawned on me, I deleted my C partition, effectively deleting the entire drive.

Not sure what to do, I made another 10gb partition, installed XP pro, and now am wondering how I can recover the files from my lost 50gb partitions.

Is this possible without having to employ some expensive recovery software or recovery service?

The files lost are not earth shatteringly essential, but quite a few of them are ones I will truly miss.

Any ideas on anything I can do? Or should I just let go and move on?

Thanks
 

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Hi all,I am in big trouble,I deleted by mistake a folder on my external drive.I really need it back.Is there any way,Tony.

Answer:Recover deleted items

Have you looked in the recycle bin? If not there, try recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva)

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Hi,

Recently I had to recover Deleted files from Recycle Bin using Handy Recovery software.

I often use, Disk clean and Defrag. Update windows, driver etc.

Question: When I recovered deleted files, I got some very old files deleted more than 3 or 4 months ago. I wonder why they were in the computer? Why they did not delete till now?

Thank you
Ari

Answer:How come recover deleted files?

Because when a HDD Stores files it stores it Physically and Magnetically - The only way to secure delete something without it being recoverable is to write Data over. your computer may have not Written any data over those files yet

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I deleted accidentally mi pst file. Installed several recovery programs (Recuva, Recover My Files, Stellar Phoenix Win Data Recovery, Active @ Undeleted, Pandora Recovery) and none of them show the deleted file in the original folder.

I even made a new test, deleted an old copy of my pst located in the same folder and run all programas without making any changes in the hard drive and cannot view the pst file in the deleted file list.

Both files were deleted with shift+del and the size was 500Mb aprox. Runing Win XP.

How can this be possible? Is there any way I can recover the deleted file?
 

Answer:Cannot recover deleted pst file

Cannot recover deleted pst file - Cannot Recover Deleted PST File
 

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I missed some important files, I thought I backed up them already, before install Fresh Windows 7 on it. How can I recover them? TIA.
 

Answer:How to recover the deleted files?

Do you have System Restore on? If so, the Previous Versions tab on a folder or file can restore old versions.
 

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I have inadvertantly deleted a personal file (containing data and pictures files) from my laptop.I tried to use recovery programs to recover at least the pictures. I have recovered some of the files containing the pictures, but cannot open these pictures . When trying to open each picture (of the recovered ones) I've got the following note:"Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, ot its format is not currently supported"I checked the System Restore and found that a restore point is available to the date prior the delete.Can System Restore recover the deleted file?Note: The file was installed on the Desktop (before being deleted).I am using Windows XP ProThanks for your assitance.

Answer:Recover A Deleted File

The restore point may work for you, or it may not. Persoanlly, that's a tough call, because you risk erasing the deleted version where you can't retrieve it, and you risk the possibility that the restore point won't work, and at the same time, erased any possible chance of you recovering what was accidentally deleted.If possible, the best way you is to hook the hard drive in question to another computer as the slave. And then use the other computer to get the data off, because you stand the risk of that sector of the hard drive to be over-written with data if you add/install a program to the computer. It's not always true.. but that risk still exists.If you don't have access to another computer then you'll want to use a few FREE ones that are out there. Look in the Commercial FREEWare forum here on this site. Sorry, I forget the link right off hand.But whatever you do, don't keep deleting and (or) modifying the hard drive if you want your data back. By all means, just download what you need, and do as less installing/deleting on that computer as possible.And then again, if you feel that the Restore Point will bring back the data, then all I can say is go for it. But remember to weigh out your odds, no matter which route you take.a. connect the hard drive to another computer, and do it that way (safest known method)b. install a program(s) on the computer in question, and run it from there (risk/a workable method)c. Use the Windows Restore Point (ris... Read more

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Hi. i have deleted a programme from my recently bought Lenovo 3000 C200 laptop. It is the hibernate programme which puts computer into "hibernate" state. can anyone help me please? My OS is Vista Home Basic. Would this programme be Windows or Lenovo. and can it be recovered ?

Answer:Can I Recover Deleted Programme?

How and what did you delete? I don't know of a stand alone power management program. You can access your power options in the control panel, in XP anyways not positive with Vista. Whether Lenovo has one you'll have to read your owner's manual. Have you emptied the trash bin? If it's still in there, restore it back
Mark

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Hi,

some photos were deleted from my SD card on my computer is there any way to get them back? Also i dont have the card any more as my wife lost the camera with it in. Any help would be great.

thanks

Answer:recover my deleted photos, help

If the photos were never transferred to the computer and were deleted directly from the memory card, there's absolutely no way you can recover it, not that you've lost it. Sorry. If they were deleted from the hard drive, you could try using a program like Recuva or Restoration (both free) to recover them. But you cannot afford to waste time before you do that. There are a lot of free programs that recover it from the memory card too (maybe Restoration and Recuva do that too), but you need to have the card to do that.

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I have XP Professional and I emptied the Recycle Bin and now I need a file - now what?? I see some solutions online but I don't want to download just any old program! Thoughts??

Answer:recover a deleted file?

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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i have locked some files using folder lock 6 but wen i tried to unlock them i found no option and mistakenly i deleted the locker and now i lost all the files in the locker ......can any body help me in retrieving those files.........plsssssss thoes files are really important to me .......



thnks in advance

Answer:how to recover deleted locker

Hi, priya sehgal. Welcome to TSF!

Recovering files is easy to do and you can easily do it by using Recuva (which you'll find a link for in my signature, it's highlighted dark brown/redish).

Here's a beginner's guide on recovering files with Recuva[1].

[1] http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/recuvabeginnersguide/

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Hello,My other computer was infected with the Fake System Restore malware. I believe I managed to remove it, but I also accidentally removed the Taskbar. Also, all desktop icons are missing. I scanned my PC with "SuperAntiSpyware" removal tool Free version. I selected "remove" instead of "quarantine" when the results detected the trojan. I think this deleted the taskbar in the process. Can I copy a file from this computer to reinstall the missing taskbar on the other computer?

Answer:recover deleted taskbar

almostthere,Let's try the following:Press CTRL ALT DEL to run Task Manager. Now, on the File menu, select New Task (Run...). Type in: explorer.exe and press OK. That will restart explorer and may display your Taskbar.Any luck?The infection mentioned will hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your Desktop:Unhide.exe: http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...Double-click on the Unhide.exe icon. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.Malware Eliminator/Member of UNITE and the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals

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Is there a free software to recover emails i deleted today from Outlook 2007 please?
 

Answer:Recover deleted emails

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

wizzard on start up select outlook give it a wizz if no good switch to advanced start wizzard select other files look for .pst
 

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hello
just for an example
if i just deleted a movie file , by shift+delete , can i recover him right away? i mean 2-3 seconds after
cause theoretically the space is still available and the DATA doesn't get erased unless it was rewritten onto by something else

thanks in advanced
p.s i didn't find another sub-forum more suitable than this so you think it doesn't belong here...
 

Answer:is there a way to recover a files you have just deleted?

Recycle bin - undelete doesn't work?

whoops just saw the shift - delete.

HAHA /nelson
 

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can I reload the original ms content of the ie favorites list - media etc.?

Answer:recover deleted favorites

If you have deleted them you will be able to find them in the Recycle Bin.My Computer>C drive and open Recylce Bin.You should see a list of your Favourites - click on the ones you want and then Restore.

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HiI recently deleted some picture and video files from my computer because i emptied the recycle bin without checking what was in there. I am unsure of how, if it is even possible, to recover these files. I'm running windows XP, on a pretty new machine....500 gig hard drive...1 gig of ram....you know, a decent computer. I'm not usre hows that going to affest my question, but the info said to put it in. But yeah, i tried running some undelete programs i got from the net, but either they aren't working or im not working them properly.Any help is very much appreciated in this matter.Dan

Answer:Recover deleted files

Don't write to the HDD anymore and google, download and install PC Inspector.

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What recovery program would work to recover an email that has just been deleted and the deleted item folder then emptied in Outlook Express ?Thanks.

Answer:Recover a deleted email from OE

Have you tried a Search (from Start>Search>Files and Folders) using .dbx?You could also use OEViewer:click hereMore advice:click here

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I deleted accidentally mi PST file. Installed several recovery programs (Recuva, Recover My Files, Stellar Phoenix Win Data Recovery, Active @ Undeleted, Pandora Recovery) and none of them show the deleted file in the original folder.I even made a new test, deleted an old copy of my PST located in the same folder and run all programs without making any changes in the hard drive and cannot view the PST file in the deleted file list.Both files were deleted with shift+del and the size was 500Mb aprox. Running Win XP.How can this be possible? Is there any way I can recover the deleted file?

Answer:Cannot recover deleted pst file

Johnw its a local copy of .pst or there would be no need for recovery software.Flox15 you should never install software when trying to recover a file. You run the recovery software from a usb or cd boot disk. This prevents the file from being partially or fully overwritten.Another aspect is how much free space do you have? If not much then a deleted file can be overwritten immediately.There is also the issue of a corrupt file table. You run chkdsk /f to correct this.But all of this sounds too late in your situation.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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My outlook express program would not delete emails in the inbox and in an attempt to fix this problem I created a far worse problem by deleting the .dbx files (dumb) and now I need to recover these files if possible.

Answer:I need to recover deleted .dbx files

Did you look in the recycle bin? If they aren't there, try a restore point.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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i need help... i accidentally deleted some important files on my drive D... can i still recover it? ..... i've already saved something else on the same drive......
im using windows XP.... Thanks.... hope you can help me......
 

Answer:Recover deleted files

It's possible the filles may still be there. First try to undelete in your recycle bin. If that's a no go, there are a few commercial recovery programs out there. The only way you can possibily undelete files that have already been deleted in the recycle bin is using such a program provided the files have not been overwritten. If you write something to the same disk it doesn't necessarily mean your deleted files have been overwritten.
If a file recovery program doesn't work, they're gone forever.

ALLWAYS back up! :hotbounce

try this link: http://pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,1295,00.asp
 

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Oye. Where to start. I had a problem on my comptuer, so I had to reinstall XP. All is well. I have "roaming profiles" set up on a "server" [really is just my profile on a XP Pro machine w/ a big hard drive]. They are on their own partition. I set my new install machine profile point to the place where it should be. I wanted to use it right away and not wait for it to copy the 12gb of My Documents to my computer at the moment, so I moved them to a different folder. I logged on, and did what I wanted to do. Then I moved My Documents back to the profile folder on the server. Logged off of my computer and logged back on. My Documents is GONE! Apparently, since when I logged on there wasn't a My Documents, and when I logged off, it was there, Windows thought it would get rid of it...and it did. I tried several data recovery programs, and only one was able to recover some of my files, but about 90% of them are useless. A document is just a bunch of ??Ya94~9??A ect ect. Pictures are unreadable, music is corrupt. I'm very organized, and have everything set up into folders and sub-folders upon sub-folders ect. I'd like to not have to find out where everything goes, but if all else fails, I guess I could. Its about 12gb, and if there is any way of getting it back, I'd GREATLY appreciate it. I called a guy who does this for a living, $500 flat rate, and if successsful $100/gb. It's not worth that much, but it has a LOT of value ... Read more

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

Try Directory Snoop from http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm
or File Scavenger from http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

Both have demos to try out first.
 

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a friend accidentally installed the system cd of my os and deleted the folder with photos that i have no backuo of!is there a way to recover those?pleaseeeee help.thank you
 

Answer:how to recover deleted files...

On of these should do the job.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4268.html

http://majorgeeks.com/download2934.html

http://majorgeeks.com/download2805.html

and this one is freeware:

http://majorgeeks.com/download4407.html
 

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Can anyone help me with the best way to recover deleted files...

I have just discovered that all my photos have dis appearred! and of course i haven't backed them all up!

The only thing I have done is deleted old user accounts. I checked the box to save all files. Not sure if my flatmate's daughter has deleted them by accident and not told me.
I am running window XP SP3.
I have done a restore point but it will only let me go back 3 days.
I have just tried FreeUndelete2.0 but it doesn't find them either?

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time
Jo
 

Answer:Help with best way to recover deleted files

Recuva?
http://majorgeeks.com/Recuva_-_File_Recovery_d5514.html
 

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I accidentally deleted a folder from my computer out of the recycle bin instead of restoring it. Well I know that if the data has not been written over by something else it can be recovered. Does anyone know of a program that can recover it for me?

Answer:How Can I Recover Deleted Data?

Try this. http://www.hiren.info/downloads.php/data-r...ry/hard-drive/8There are some other undelete utilities in those articles, although if one doesn't work there's no guarantee that another will, especially if your drive is currently in use and being written on.

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