data recovery

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  1. Leonniar

    [SOLVED] Destination Folder Access Denied

    Hello guys, Recently Windows <Mod Edit> up my computer and now after a format of my C drive, I copied all its contents using ubuntu and now I am copying them over. 99% of the files get the "Destination Folder Access Denied" error so pretty much out of the 40GB of files about 500MB get copied...
  2. M

    Question Hitachi HDD PCB fried after using different brand SATA power connectors, replaced PCB and copied BIOS but HDD not spinning ?

    Hi, A while ago I managed to fry the PCB of a Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB HDD after using modular SATA power connectors from different brand PSU. After I removed the burnt diode that apparently had no super important job to do the drive spun up to medium speed and started ticking. I bought a...
  3. C

    Question IPad Pro Data Recovery

    I have an Ipad Pro that I inherited from my mother recently. She had data on it (pictures, videos, etc) that i wanted to make backups of and store. My mother however was not tech literate and did not know how to use the ICloud so there is no backup of her data on the cloud. She also did not have...
  4. A

    Question Seagate External Slim SSD not showing up in file explorer

    As mentioned, my drive isnt showing up in file explorer. Its a relatively old drive (around 3 years) and I wouldnt doubt theres an issue with the tech itself but Id like to explore ways to get my data back first. It shows up in device manager before removing itself around 5 minutes after being...
  5. A

    Question Disk suddenly turned "RAW". Any chance of recovering the data?

    Hello. I am seeking help with my external usb HDD. The disk has it age but HD sentinel was reporting that it is in perfect condition with no error. Actually I think the problem may occured because my system hung during doing "short self test" in HD sentinel, although i am not sure if the...
  6. F

    Question Problem trying to recover deleted files from a Bitlocker encrypted disk ?

    Hi all I'm trying to recover videos from 2 external USB drives which are Bitlocker encrypted (one Seagate Backup Plus 4TB, and one Western Digital My passport Ultra 4TB) but results are quite bad. After deleting the files (SHIFT+DEL) I did not write on the disks, so there shouldn't be any...
  7. _D34D_

    [SOLVED] best way to intergrate a bsod windows files into a working install?

    i have a 2tb ssd (#1) with a broken windows 11 and 2tb of files and applications. i have a 120gb ssd (#2) that i installed windows 10 on to recover my files. all applications on ssd 1 are looking for their required files on the C drive but the drive was renamed D now. so generally its a...
  8. Question Shorted 4 drives after installing new PSU - Repair/Recovery advice needed.

    Hey folks, I appreciate in advance any knowledge or advice you can share. I was upgrading from a Corsair CX600m PSU to an EVGA Supernova 750 P2 PSU. I had 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's as storage, with an M.2 as the boot drive. I replaced the GPU, CPU and Motherboard cables but kept the Sata cables in...
  9. P

    [SOLVED] Recovering data from a faulty HDD & choosing a replacement solution (+ what's the longest a drive has lasted you?)

    Hi folks, I have a few questions around a specific hardware situation. In short: (1) I have an old HDD suspected to be dead and whose data I'm looking to recover if possible, and (2) I'm trying to decide on a storage solution with which to replace it. To preface, I've read the pinned threads in...
  10. J

    Question HDD file system changed to RAW ?

    I have a rig that runs Windows 10 off an SSD and has a Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD for storage. The HDD has become unrecognizable by Windows Explorer, although it shows up in Disk Management, previously as "not initialised", and when I tried to initialise it, Windows said the device does not...
  11. M

    [SOLVED] BMR Restore Help?

    I found an old backup file and have done a bunch of research but going in circles so hoping I might be able to get a little help. The backup is in a folder named BMR > USER-PC > image and there are two files - image.bmr and image.bmr$D I'm assuming that these are Bare Metal Recovery files but...
  12. [SOLVED] Surface Pro 3 Data Recovery

    I would be especially grateful and thankful to anyone who can help me out with this problem. We have a surface pro 3 where Windows went nuts and we cannot get windows to boot at all. We’ve tried everything under the sun and at this point the only concern we have is getting the data off of the...
  13. D

    [SOLVED] All hope lost for this external hard drive?

    Hello, I was having issues with an external HDD and was trying to recover files. It was running normally and providing a drive letter despite being unable to see the files normally. But a few hours later it disappeared, and when I tried plugging it in again is beeped a few times, didn't sound...
  14. N

    [SOLVED] No Windows detected after Bios update

    I recently updated my Bios, it appeared to work properly. However something changed, the BIOS update applied, but Windows wouldn't boot afterwards. The Bios settings appeared to have changed and the NVMe drive (C: Windows) was non-detectable. Windows Boot Manager was lost as an option. I...
  15. [SOLVED] 32 GB MicroSD Card filesystem got corrupted. Asks formatting. Any chance to recover data before?

    Hi. On my 32 GB Apacer microSD card the filesystem got corrupted. Either of due of a faulty USB port, or ejecting the drive while was some in process. Now the device see the microSD card as RAW a filesystem, and both PC and smartphone asks me to format the SD card. C:\Windows\System32>chkdsk...
  16. M

    Question External HHD just randomly died, please help!

    I have this external hard drive that isn't working suddenly today, I think it's most likely related to how when I tried to cancel shutting off my pc everything just went black and I just press the physical power button to shut off my pc yesterday. When I start up my pc today it was starting up...
  17. T

    Question USB shows RAW

    I can mount my encrypted USB, but the logical drive when clicked when unencrypted shows RAW. Any suggestions to get this fixed? Is there a way to copy the RAW logical decrypted logical drive data to a physical USB drive so I can run data recovery software on that physical drive because it will...
  18. A

    [SOLVED] Laptop HDD suddenly not initialized - what to do?

    Hi guys, I have an Acer Predator laptop that has a 500GB primary SSD and a secondary 1TB HDD. I recently upgraded my SSD from the stock 128GB to the 500GB one. Today, I remembered that there was a file that I forgot to backup from the old SSD so I opened my laptop and reinstalled the old SSD...
  19. mitsosha

    Question Inaccessible external hard drive

    Hello, a friend of mine handed me the following external hard drive: WD Elements Portable WDBUZG7500ABK - hard drive - 750 GB - USB 3.0 Specs She had connected the hard drive to her phone and apparently the phone formatted the drive with android file system. She asked for data recovery from a...
  20. B

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to use recovered data from not booting windows 7 hdd by live usb linux distro ?

    Hi, I have windows 7 laptop which is not booting currently but i have take data back-up from that windows user profile and desktop folder which are having default file permission, so planning to boot the laptop with live USB Linux distro and copy windows user profile and desktop folder. I'm...
  21. A

    [SOLVED] Data recovery from slow HDD

    Hello! Several years ago my laptop's HDD started dying and I had it replaced. It's a Toshiba 1 TB 2.5 HDD from Toshiba laptop. According to HDD Sentinel it's at 9% life with 2848 bad and 13528 weak sectors.It's almost empty but I have previously scanned it with EaseUS Data Recovery and...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] HDD failing after hard shutdown

    I had a windows update stuck on 0% for hours so decided to just hard shutdown my pc. After booting up again, windows ran a scan and repair on my second drive (not my windows drive). The repair was progressing extremely slow and the ETA was over a month so I rebooted and skipped scanning. Boot...
  23. KatakuriChan

    [SOLVED] How to recover recently deleted files?

    Hi, I just accidentally deleted 15GB worth of data a few minutes ago. Can you please recommend a method or software? Recuva shows files delete months ago. But not the recent ones. Thank You.
  24. barleysinger

    [SOLVED] better software to recover files

    I have an old external WD UDS HDD. It's a 4TB "My Passport". I am trying to recover files. I did find errors on a surface scan. I have Minitool Partition Manager Pro, and was going to use to to get back whichever files are retrevable but I've found a rather large issue with the software. I...
  25. Pleaaasehelp

    [SOLVED] Help meee

    I'm so close to ruining a whole family's lives. I'm gonne be really honest. I'm 16. I was installing Windows 10 on some guys PC. I was getting paid. When I was choosing a disk drive to install his 2nd hard drive had "new" button glowing. So I thought they didn't formatted it. I clicked new and...
  26. A

    [SOLVED] Bootloop, BitLocker and Data Recovery

    I have an HP computer that is on a bootloop (preparing automatic repair> diagnosing PC >restart because windows update screwed it again. I need to save the data in it, however the drive is encrypted with BitLocker now when I go to reset this PC it gives the message "You need to sign in as an...
  27. sds20020024

    Question Recovering data off an external hard drive not working

    Hi. So I've been trying to recover some data off of this external USB hard drive. It’s a SONY 1TB External USB hard drive, (specs here) I would have taken this to a professional data recovery service, but the data on this HDD is more of a 'nice to have again' kind of data than something very...
  28. Bros1083

    [SOLVED] Uncorrectable sectors can't create an image/clone or manually transport data

    I've tried Chkdsk /r and /b and after using EaseUS there are 3 bad sectors and I can access like 99% of the data like pictures and videos fine but if I try to transfer it out using an image or cloning it to another HDD/SSD it keeps crashing and saying the device is disconnecting (it's an...
  29. K

    [SOLVED] RAW Drive Partition Data Recovery SUCCESS (EASY)

    So I just had to post this here because I couldn't find this solution anywhere else on the internet (unless I'm not looking hard enough) Quick backstory, I work at a basic phone/computer repair shop, and I have had a few customers come in with computers that wont boot, upon mounting the hard...
  30. Billyrayhusband

    [SOLVED] Data off corrupted HDD

    Hi all, So I have an external hard drive that has been corrupted to unknown reasons (probably old, or dropped, or due to not ejecting properly), it works fine just seems to be hella slow! I'm trying to get the files off it onto my PC so I can format the drive and go from there. but it takes...
  31. F

    [SOLVED] Dynamic Disk: Invalid!

    Hi there people! I have a Dynamic Disk which just suddenly went "Invalid". I have searched through the Internet but none had my problem. =================================== I have a Windows 10 on a SSD and was using this Dynamic H.D.D as storage. Now it's labeled "invalid" in Disk management...
  32. N

    [SOLVED] Rectify file sizes on recovered files from a deleted volume

    Hello all, I made a dumb mistake last night and when going to clone a drive and clean up some old file data I deleted a volume from a harddrive which I did not intend to. Not a super big deal. I have a backup of the drive from probably 3 or so weeks ago. There were a few projects added to the...
  33. G

    [SOLVED] I think my HDD just died, what can i do now?

    Hello everyone, Today my HDD (S: ) started to act strange. I realized that a Video i saved yesterday with Nvidea Shadow Play wasn´t there. Navigating through the folders of the HDD was a bit slow but nothing i worried about at that moment. I first expected a software problem with Shadow Play so...
  34. twgamerbuilder

    [SOLVED] Samsung 970 EVO not showing in BIOS

    I just rebuilt my computer to clean it, same parts, nothing has changed. It was working fine beforehand. I have it all set up and turn it on and my 970 evo isn't being recognized by the bios. It's my boot drive and has a lot of valuable data on it. No info anywhere in the bios on it. I tried...
  35. rank1337

    Question Is it possible to recover data from this drive?

    I used this drive about a year ago, and I shut off my pc because it was running slow, so I went to sleep. I woke up and it took minutes to boot into windows, which is irregular because I run a 7th gen intel chip and a NVME m.2 boot drive. this one terabyte drive was missing, and I now want to...
  36. N

    [SOLVED] Trying to recover data from a 12 yr old hard disk

    Hi, I have a very old hard disk (around 12 yrs old now) that I got from our laptop that was last used maybe 8 yrs ago. I have plugged it into my current laptop using a usb adapter but the problem is it doesn't show up on explorer nor on disk management. It does however show up on device...
  37. consptheory77

    [SOLVED] Can I view contents of dynamic disk with a virtual OS?

    I just discovered a hard drive I was using for extraneous storage was somehow, on my part, accidentally converted to a "dynamic disk". I always wondered what that meant when I've seen that option before, and now I know. As I said, extraneous - I remember some of what I went to copy over to...
  38. Ibo T

    [SOLVED] Mobo dead, how to access striped volume externally from laptop?

    I have a dead PC with 2 data drives that are windows striped (not hardware raid-0). If I buy a usb raid enclosure, do you think windows will recognize them as a dynamic disc? If not, is there a way to access it externally without a desktop? Thanks.
  39. G

    [SOLVED] Attempting to recover files off of my old SSD, device not showing up under "This PC"

    Hi there, I have been struggling with an issue the last couple of days attempting to recover the files off of my old SSD from my previous desktop. The device is a Seagate Barracude, Model Number ST2000DM001 About half a year ago, I had noticed my desktop was getting really slow, to the point...
  40. Insane Potatoz

    [SOLVED] How to protect my data?

    Hey everyone. I noticed people talking about stuff like clean data recovery images or something like that, and how it's recommended to do that often. So I was just wondering; what are some ways I can keep the data on my PC safe, and how? Thanks!