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Q: Free hard drive or usb data recovery

DiskGetor data recovery free : 1, Increased ability of undeletion; 2, Recover system destroyed files and recover deleted ( word, excel ,photo,dwg ,cad,office ppt etc important data) files names perfectly which were erased in Recycle Bin ; recovered files will add right file extensions automatically, if they were in sub-folders before, DiskGetor will recover all these folders as well, Recover encrypted and hidden folders
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Preferred Solution: Free hard drive or usb data recovery

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A:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
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A:Hard drive data recovery? Can it be done?

If the drive is physically damaged enough there is no software that will recover the data. Have you tried the freezer trick yet? It may make the drive available long enough ot get the data off of it.
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A:Data Recovery on Old Hard Drive

Hi Mat the w,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I presume it is an internal drive on your desktop.

Please run the manufacturer's diagnostic/repair utility. ( Since you did not tell us the make/model number of the drive, I can only give this general statement.) Check whether it is able to repair your disk.
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Does something called M.2 NGFF sound like the right kind of product?
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I have also tried using chkdsk, but not to avail - chkdsk said it cannot get direct access to the drive.

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A:Please help with hard drive data recovery

see this to get your DATA off the drive.
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A:Data recovery from hard drive

Is this a laptop or a desktop?

If it's a desktop remove the hd and place it in another desktop as a slave. Transfer the data to either that machine's hd or a cd.


You can try to repair the op system and hope you don't destroy the data while attempting it.
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Some people have had luck with PC Inspector page:
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A:Can you put Recovery Drive D on a flash drive to free up hard drive

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I wonder what others will say.
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I'm really stumped as I've never had this problem on an IDE hard drive

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(one confused computer user)!

A:Data Recovery From A Sata Hard Drive

Try assigning a letter to the drive.Right-click the drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or click the drive letter that you want to use. Click OK.How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
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A:Data recovery from failing hard drive

Try running a Disk Check

If this fails sometimes what will work is How to Check File System? Partition Wizard Video Help.. I'd also run Video help on how to perform partition surface test with Partition Wizard..

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Hi, I lost 120GB last months and I recovered with this software:

GetDataBack for NTFS


GetDataBack for FAT

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A:Amiga hard drive data recovery...

If the drive itself is damaged, it makes it difficult or impossible to read data off the drive.

It's been a long time since I've touched an Amiga 1200/600. I still have my Amiga 3000 in this room. Oh well.. I remember when the high-priced A4000 came out and the A1200 - I knew C= royally screwed up big time. Yeah - $2000+ for a desktop and $600 for a key-board computer, when $600~1000 gets you a desktop-PC. Ouch. Oh well... memories.

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A:[SOLVED] Hard drive data recovery

Take ownership of the drive or folder.
If you are having problems accessing a corrupted drive, try recovering your files with the free TestDisk Program, I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. You will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.,
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A:Fireltie USB Hard Drive Data Recovery

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A:Possible fried hard drive, data recovery

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A:Data recovery from an Acer hard drive

In linux you might have to mount manually. Check if the system can read the drive/partitions. Running command....
sudo fdisk -lu
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A:Hard drive data recovery failing

Hey, Ben! What exactly do you have this hard drive plugged into? I'm a bit confused on that part. Is it an external enclosure or a dock? Or something else? The new laptop is displaying the message about "unknown address?" Is it a particular software that you're running showing that?
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A:data recovery on an external hard drive: please help

Sometimes you can recover data and sometimes you cannot. You are correct in that when you do a normal delete, you are really just removing the references to the file in the MFT or if fat32, the FAT.

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That will work just fine.
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What exactly are you trying to recover and why?

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So my first question is, is there a way to access ASO via a cold reboot?

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Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.
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