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Which more beneficial data recovery services or data recovery softwares?

Q: Which more beneficial data recovery services or data recovery softwares?

I am just try to figure out some thing which works best out of these two. As recently have gone through a recovery company Stellar Data Recovery http://www.stellarinfo.co.in/company/company.php . And after surveying i found companies proving software also.
The services paid more isnt it? but the recovery is maximum. what you think?

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Preferred Solution: Which more beneficial data recovery services or data recovery softwares?

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

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I have a failed 2.5" drive and the owner may want to spend the $$ necessary to recover the data.
Does anyone have experience with this process, and can you recommend a company?
 

A:Data Recovery Services

While browsing I found the source for list of companies and softwares, hope it will help you.
http://www.datarecoverycompanies.com/softwareandservices.html
 

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The family of a friend living in Germany have had their hard drive fail on them.

It has 5 years worth of work on it, none of which is backed up.

They took it to a shop, and they were able to recover all of her work, but none of his. At a guess, I would say that this was because they were using different user accounts, or it was stored on a different partition.

I have no idea as to the filesystem, capacity, interface or operating system (other than that it is a version of windows).

Given that the computer shop have already attempted this once (no idea what recovery software they used, or even if they just copied the files off):
Does anyone have recommendations and approximate prices as to Data Recovery Services in the UK? (I know it will be 100's or 1000's)

Alternatively:
Does anyone have recommendations for (preferably free, or fully-functional trials) data recovery software?
- I would of course use this with the drive as a slave.

Thanks for any suggestions
J
 

A:Recommended Data Recovery Services

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Hi,
I need to have data recovery done on one of my hard drives. I know this is pretty expensive, but the data on the drive is important. It was backed up not too long ago, but I have put alot on it since.
Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences with any data recovery service? It seems to range from national types down to mom and pop companies. There is one I see on the net called Gillware, and there are also ones in my area ( Southeastern NY ).
I've removed the drive from my system ( it is a secondary drive ) and installed it into a friends external case, with the same results. It spun up long enough for my PC to see the USB connection, but then it died. The drive is making a click, and the pitch from the drive spinning goes up and down, like it is struggling.
Any ideas, suggestions or testimonials would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your time.
 

A:Solved: Data Recovery Services Company Questions

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I finally got around to taking my computer to a professional after having it fail to boot. The drive is dead. He couldn't access it by any means.

So it looks like a data recovery service is my last option to actually pull the drive itself apart and physically make the data accessable and copy it. I can find several online, but have no idea of one over the other. And with pricing done on a case by case basis according to thier sites, all I can find is that these services are 'expensive'.

I'd like to have an idea of what 'expensive' is prior to contact some of these places. Best I can find any discussion of is a low range of $500-$1,000 and moving up from there.

Does anyone have any hard number ranges? Anyone have experience with or recommendations for any data recovery services?

I'm not sure how much I'm really willing to spend on this. I hadn't been regularly backing up because I never considered most of my stuff to be very worthwhile. I have most of my music on my iPod, so I wasn't worried about losing most of that, but I know there is some there I will lose. The real problem is that just about all the pictures of my daughter for the last six months are on there. And of course with a newborn, I didn't have the time to setup a backup system or manually do it.

I wasn't sure what section this would best fit in. If it should go elsewhere, let me know.

As always, thanks for any help. I appreciate the time.
 

A:Dead hard drive. Data recovery services.

http://www.myharddrivedied.com/
I think there's a $50 evaluation fee but you're not charged further if they can't recover the data. Very good at what they do (employ both software and hardware recovery methodology-the cheaper ones usually only have software), not cheap but not outrageous either.
 

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I have 2 problems, mine is recovering data from a DVD-R & a friend is looking for my help in recovering data from a "corrupted" Flash Drive.

I was burning data on a DVD-R multiple sessions disk when my Burner crapped out while using Nero. I now have a new Burner & when I go back into this disk I can only read data from my 1st session when I compare the #s from Nero's disk info tool, however it also shows that session 5 is still open?? but I cannot read anything from sessions 2, 3 & 4. Looking around I spotted CD Recovery Tool Box Free 1.1.7 is there anything more recent and or better that would let me try to recover the data on this disk. The data in session 5 is still on my HD but I would like to be able to recover the data in the other sessions, worst possible case even just the file names would be a small plus.

Now for the Flash Drive. It is a Lexar 8 Gig & what supposedly happened is that Peter lent it to a fellow employee so he could extract some data (probably a mistake). When he got it back a few minutes later & tried to use it all he got was a message that it was corrupted. As it has all of his product codes, phone numbers & personal sales data for the last year he is really desperate to try & recover the data. He does not have a computer of his own, so he has no backup (another bad idea). He has gotten a new Flash Drive a Sony 8 Gig, but I have told him that he better go out & get a 2nd one to use as a back... Read more

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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
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So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
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IS THERE ANY PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION even can take very long time..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

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A:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.

Hi,

Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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hi
i have a scSi disk 36.4GB, i lost information from it and tried to recover with other recovery softwares to no avail finally i got winhex & got the professional licence.

i can now be able to see all the information on the 1 whole NTFS partition, but the problem is that i can't be able to recover it.
when ever i open the logical drive i can see all the information and most of the information is stack up in a "free space" which is around 33gb which i can be able to see has all the information that i need.
i have tried to recover the free space but its only copied to the location that i specify and no recoveries are made.
recovering the files by type/ name has bore no fruits.

a freind told me i have to curve out that area and use data extractors to get the information out of that area (freee space).

the information in that drive are sql data bases and zip files. whats the header for sql.

what techniques do i use to curve out that space and be abele to extract the information, for i can even read the information in text format.

which are the data extractors available in the market

kindly assist its quite urgent i get this information out
 

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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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

A:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which

Hi

Both are good programs and i would recommend purchasing both ( if you can afford ). Both has it's own pros and cons.
"GetDataBack" is good at virtual reconstruction of damage/unrecognizable file systems but i personally found it weak at recovering image files. It recovers images but most of them seems to be corrupted in my testings. Also you need to purchase seperate versions for FAT and NTFS ( GetDataBack simple is garbage ).

On the other hand, "Power data Recovery" works with both FAT and NTFS and it is better at recovering image files. Another proven tools is "R-Studio" which has quiet good reputation among DR professionals. It's user interface is not newbie friendly but has lot's of options which no other tools offers.

Data Recovery from an External Disk with a Damaged File System

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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

A:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which

you can try the trial of both products which give you a taste of what the programme is like  

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

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Can i recover my data after full format the hard disk on windows 7?

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Yoga 2 11 (Lenovo) Serial Number: YB******** Machine Type Model: 80CX59445810
 
Motherboard crashed and I need to get the data off the hard drive.  However, Lenovo apparently uses some proprietary connection that no repair service can connect to.  It does not just plug into normal hard drive interface devices.  How can I get all of my data from this hard drive??
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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I booted up my Win 7 computer today and ChkDsk said my Ex HDD may have been corrupted and proceeded to delete some files. Those were some very important files - how can I get them back? (Video and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 files)

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

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

Please help!

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

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

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(BTW if this is in the wrong forum then please tell me and then move as appropriate. Thanks.)

Yesterday I was trying to put my Packard Bell iMedia 1601 running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 to sleep and I got a blue screen with the following error codes:

STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x835C7A98, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

Following that, I could not boot in any mode further than the Microsoft Windows XP loading screen, at which point the same blue screen was displayed.

Today I decided to go ahead with a Packard Bell Partial Recovery, which allows you to retain your data. At first the System Restore (on the first screen) and Partial Recovery (on the second screen) options were greyed out, and then System Restore randomly became available, so I tried that, got an error message, clicked "OK" the first time and closed it the second time and both times it restarted. Then Partial Recovery was suddenly available.

So I went ahead with that and when it came to the screen where it asked me what user I wanted to retain the only option was "No Profile". Thinking that my data would still be in the place the instructions said it would be (C:\documents and settings\[Chosen user name]) I went ahead with "No Profile". The recovery ran and the computer restarted, and Windows started up again as if it was the first time I'd ran the computer. So I created the two user accounts that had previously existed and then logged in with mine. A... Read more

A:Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

clarification - does your documents and settings folder only shows your new accounts?

do you have two window folders? Try a windows search for your old profile folder and see what it comes up with.

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/594609-data-recovery-lost-data-format.html

eddie
 

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Don't know of any freeware ...
But I know someone who has recovered all of his data from a formatted drive using ..
http://www.runtime.org/

I know he tried some others ... but this one worked.
 

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Hi,

I have been using a Kingston 1gb data traveler to store work however as I was saving my word document to go home Word 2007 crashed and restarted itself, it did not however bring up any autorecover options. I therefore thought everything was ok and pulled out the USB. When I tried to plug this in again it says 'USB device not recognized' This device may have malfunctioned etc. It then proceeds to install the USB as an unknown device and appear like this in the device manager.

I desperately need to recover this data, I was designing a website and had 25 pages of text on the USB stick.

What I've Tried

Plugging the USB in another machine. This bought up exactly the same error

Downloading a Data Doctor Recovery Pen Drive tool. This however did not recognise a USB as being in the system and thus did not work.

Is there anything I can do to rescue this data?

P.s. I use Vista 32-bit Business.
 

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Please do not post duplicates. With patience, you should get a reply to your post within 24 hours.
 

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Hiya... I managed to lose one of my HDD's with all my multimedia on it and have been trying unsuccessfully to regain it with PCINSPECTOR.The HDD ISNT where my windows is installed and has become corrupted; something happened with the partition and it went kablooey.The problem i seem to be having with PCINSPECTOR is that it comes up with; for example "Cluster386.MP3" and it doesn't work. Is it something wrong with how im using PCI or something like that. I scan for drives...Choose "NONAME on FIXED DISK 2", scan for logical drives... and withing the first ten seconds it comes up with two partitions... Choosing the second one i get these files and the first one nothing. Scanning them for FAT. So basically am i using "PCI FR" properly am i doing something wrong and/or, is there a cheap, better alternative with results?Patch.Sorry guys bt i managed to fix this with the use of a different program... Awesome program I'm gonna plug it now "R Studio," well worth the investment... My Multimedia was worth the $80 odd...

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Hi all, i am requesting some technical assitance in solving this issue.

i have a hard disk that has been recently affected by [email protected] virus and all the .doc and xls files have been reduced to 1kb irispective of their initial sizes and when you open the files you get this error; DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]

I would like to recover the affected files to their original state, i have searched the internet over and no one seems to have the solution documented

currently i am trying to download QuickView Plus (Version 8), i have tried all aplications i can come across, including recover my files, winhex, get data back for ntfs, and r-studio.

i am honestly intrested in documenting the solution to this problem, and am intrested in suggestins on the best way to approach this

looking forward to your favourable reply.

regards
 

A:DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5] Data Recovery

You will most likely need to restore those files from a backup. But don't do anything until you've made sure the virus is gone. Don't want to reinfect the files.
 

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Hi,

I have a larged data drive that failed a disk check. It stalls when starting stage two (I belive that is the verification of indexing). I have been able to back-up all of the folders except for a large folder of raw video. The PC locks up when I attempt to access/copy this folder (it appears to be part of the problem). I want to make an attempt to recover this data before reformatting the drive.

The check disk fails both at start up or if I run from the desktop both in regular and safe mode. Does anyone have tips for recoverying this data?
 

A:Data Recovery of data drive

You could try using a 98 boot disk and then run ntfsdos from there to access the ntfs partitions. Then try an xcopy of that file to another drive.

Another method could be to use Winrar to create a multipart archive and store it on another drive. This might chunk it up enuff.

Or boot to recovery console from the CD and then run chkdsk /r which marks any sectors that are corrupt as bad so they will not be used again, even after format. All take some time, but they are readily availalble fixes.

Alternatively, you could create an image of the drive and save that somewhere else, then run your drive manufacturers disk utility to check integrity of the disk.

Hope this helps
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (245 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Background: A family member got mad and deleted all of my creative projects, then deleted them from Recycle Bin. (I caught them in the act, they are now penitent, and I'm going to change the computer's password to avoid future mishaps.) The hardest files for me to reproduce would be the dozens of psd files (Photoshop) into which I've sunk hundreds if not thousands of hours.

I've done nothing on the computer since then, except to sleep it, then turn it back on (after a power outage while it was asleep), plug in a flash drive with Recuva's portable version (recommended to me by a friend, this is my first time ever using it), and run it from the flash drive.

After deep scanning, Recuva finds the the files, but for the four psd files I most want to recover, Recuva notes, "The file's data could not be found on the disk."

Not only is this upsetting, it's also mystifying, given that I've done nothing else on the computer since the deletion.

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A:Recuva Data Recovery: "file's data could not be found..."

OK, the ability to recover any data is inversely proportional to operating the system. The longer the system is ON, the less chance you have of recovering data.

The very first thing to do is STOP using the system. Pull the hard drive out and connect it to a working system. Now run data recovery software. I would use multiple programs; recuva is just one of them. What one finds, the other may or may not find. If you do not have another system, you can boot your system with a linux live usb. At least windows would not be writing to the disk in question.

Hopefully this can be a lesson. Data you do not have multiple copies of is data you do not care about and you should expect to lose said data. Drives fail, accidents happen. With a current backup, it is a non-event.
Personally I make four copies of important data; two on internal drives, a third on a NAS, and a fourth on an external that is stored in a safe. Maybe overkill however it only takes once loosing important data to make you paranoid about backups.
 

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Hi,
I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Recommend Data Recovery Company not Data Software Company

Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.
 

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Hi!

I have a problem with my HDD...
While I was trying to install a program the drive blocked and from this time needs to be formated.

I took this drive intoo another PC thinking that i could recover my data through another system but the same attitude from the disk apeared ....
The disk can be seen on my computer screen as a second drive but Cant open ....says that is not formated and needs to be formated.



Only format.

Does anybody know how i can recover the data?
 

A:HDD data recovery.

Try mounting it from a linux live cd, or use recovery software like GetDataBack or recover4all.
 

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Hello,

my computer has gone away last year and I recovered its hard disk with all my data.

I bought a Serial ATA 2.5 external enclosure in order to read and recover the data, but the problem is that when I used my old PC I put a password for entering in my account, and now with the new PC every time I read my old hard disk it appears a message (attached) saying that I have not the authorisation to enter in the files, and it does not let me put the password.

For your info in the old PC I used windows vista.
In the new PC I use windows 7.

Could you please help me to solve this obstacle? :roll:

thank you very much in advance

A:Recovery data

What was the operating system of the hard drive you're trying to recover the data from?

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I have ten text files on a cd - if I go to my computer it shows that the data is there but will not show the folders - I have tried to go to disk repair and it gives me the message that windows cannot access the disk - is there a good free data recovery software out there to help me find these files?

A:cd data recovery

Hello Milam, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if Recuva may be able to rescover the files for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
 
Does anyone  know how i would recover a microsoft word document that was not saved when microsoft word crashed ?
 
i use Win 7 and Word 2010
 
 
Many Thanks

A:About data recovery

Its very easy only you need to follow some basic step which is given bellow...

On the File menu, click Open, and then click Recent Documents.
Scroll to the end of all recent documents, and then click Recover Unsaved Documents.
If you find the Word document that you are looking for, double-click it to open it.
Save it immediately.

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Here's my situation.

Recently my hdd would stop windows boot up and give me an error code and there was no fix you unless reformat it. So I went ahead and pulled the harddrive out and got an eSATA usb adapter and plugged it in to another computer. Problem is power wasn't being pulled (through the wall obviously) and I couldn't get the hdd running for the computer to recognize it. I tried another hdd to test the cable and it worked fine.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to get my data back. I don't want to spend a fortune.

A:HDD data recovery

Hi fenix9158,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you please clarify

1. Which is "your HDD"? If it is an external HDD the make and model and also how it was connected to the PC, esata/usb ? ( I have atleast five or six HDDs, two inside my PC, the rest externals outside and all are "my HDDs" )

2. If it was preventing Windows from booting, how did you get the error message that it needs to be formatted?

3. Is your ASUS PC/Desktop fully functional?

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Older system running XP Pro power supply crapped out so I decided it was upgrade time. New system running Windows 7 Home Premium. I removed XP drive from old machine and plugged into new Win 7 machine via a usb drive dock. I can see the drive but when I go to documents & settings, then find my user name, all I can see is "application Data", where is my data? I should be able to see links to desktop, mydocs etc. & so on. What can I do to drag & drop from XP to 7? I've done this in the past without issue, now all of a sudden, I'm a Newb all over again. Extremely important to recover years of family photos, documents, etc. Same story, different person. Hope you can walk me thru this one. Thanks guys!

Regards,
F Nolte
 

A:Data recovery from XP pro to Win 7

Current Username and password must be EXACTLY the same as the original at a minimum.

There are "legal" ways to get at them so don't panic and do something silly.
 

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I was having problems with my PC (wouldn't boot up properly). So I went to install XP on a 2nd hard drive so I could backup what I needed from my main hard drive.

By accident it formatted my main drive (I think). It formatted like 75gb of a 160gb hard drive in like 2 secs- I stopped it as soon as I could. The main question is is there anyway of recovering any data from that drive? I don't need to recover everything but would like to recover mp3s if possible but more importantly my uni work and photos.

If it's possible, please could you point me in the direction of software that I should be using and what I should do to avoid losing the data forever. If anyone offers this service then drop me an email and we'll sort out a deal.

Also is it possible to recover photos deleted from a SD card? I had some holiday snaps on there which I copied on to my PC then deleted off the card. If there was anyway I could retrieve those files, please let me know.

Any help will be appreciated.
 

A:Data Recovery - Anyone?

i would edit your post and remove the email address from the post - otherwise you will get lots of spam

this may help - i have only used on a CF card to recover images and it worked great

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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Hi,
I was looking for suggestions for Data Recovery Software to recover data from a hard drive that looks to have been reformatted. I was considering using R-Studio or RecoverMyFiles, but was wondering if anyone had suggestions on others or experiences using either of these. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated. Thanks.

MDROBO

A:Data Recovery

Hello MDROBO and welcome to BC.There are some good freeware tools out there that can help.http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1http://www.pandorarecovery.com/If you can't get into the operating system for whatever reason you could use a Linux live CD.

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Hey all,
First off I would like to state that I have searched through "Data Recovery" (keywords) and could not find a thread with my issue, or a Thread explaining it in Laimens Terms.

Here is the situation, recently my computer got stuck in a boot loop and nothing worked for fixing it, not fixboot, chkdsk, chkdsk /r, fixmbr, nothing. So then I was left with an XP (Pro) CD and a decision to re-install Windows. Which is exactly what I did. When re-installing I choose the option to not Format my drive and leave the files. Once I had it all installed I found that I did have some files, but others were missing. I had a bunch of movies placed in a folder on my Desktop, along with Music, and thousands of pictures/photoshops in my "My Pictures" folder. All of that seems to be gone. How can I recover this? Is it possible to recover these files? I would HATE if I had to lose all of that, its all very important to me. I still have all of the files that were in my "Program Files" folder, or inside the C:/ drive itself. I went to the "Documents and Settings" folder and I did not find the files in there either.

I have two drives in my computer, (Master) and one 300GB (Slave), the 300GB had nothing on it (I know, it was DUMB of me to not backup all of the files onto it).

Also please check out this other thread of mine for other information:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/628620-xp-pro-help.html?highlight=data+recovery

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A:Data Recovery

Never had occasion to use it but I have been told this is an excellent program to recover lost files.

http://www.recuva.com/
 

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Hi,

Could someone please help me with my problem? I'm using Windows XP. I couldn't get it to load Windows it just kept going around and around to the start up process. I tried starting in Safe Mode and it wouldn't. My teenage son got an XP disk from one of his friends and I thought he was going to just boot it, but he reinstalled Windows XP and now all my stuff is gone. (I know I should be backing up to disks, BUT...)

Is there any possible chance I can get all my files back, or are they lost forever.

Hope you can help.

Thankyou.

Liz D
 

A:Data Recovery XP?

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Someone did a re-installation of his Operating System of the C: drive using his computer's 'Acer hidden recovery partition' (the alt+f10 procedure). Then he chose 'do not back up personal data (this will wipe the entire C: drive)' during the recovery process and his system was 're-installed'. All of his personal data was in that C: drive.

Does an Acer hidden partition recovery install zero-format the disk?

Serious issue: He didn't backup his data. His data is now lost, supposedly. Would it be possible at all for me to recover all of his 'my documents' data (important financial data, years of family pictures, ..)? The data is crucial.

I called up Acer (some low level helpdesk support girl answered) and they said "no it's not possible". I don't believe them. Would it be possible to recover his data with data recovery software?

His computer: Acer AZ5610

Windows 7 Home Premium
 

A:Data recovery possible?

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Had Trouble retrieving data from a hard drive that crashed kept getting access denied message due to my documents having a password on it but following Kimsland advice(below) data recovered Phew thought i lost all my photos
Thanks a million



Xp pro on crashed drive
Xp Home on system i put drive into


Thanks to Techspot For This Great Site Also
Cheers Herb
 

A:Data Recovery

Security Permission issue http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/permissions.mspx

Right click the folder you want to open and choose Properties>Security. Make sure their is a group named "Everyone". If not click Add>Advanced>"Find Now" and choose everyone. Click OK and you should no longer get those nasty Access Denied messages. (refer to the above link to allow specifically your user account to access the old Hard Drive folders)

Note: in Windows Xp Home, the "Security" menu will not show. Just start your computer in Safe Mode (continuously press F8 function key on computer Startup then select Safe Mode)
Also confirm that you are running an Administrator privlidged account. (Check Users in Control Panel)
 

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I find out that my pc had rebooted after an automatic windows update, and couldn't load windows xp because of a disc error. so i tried rebooting a number of times, but couldn't get xp to load.then i did the stupidest thing ever.
i have an hp pavillion, and there's an option during startup called f10 system recovery, which i assumed would work in the same way that windows system restore does [i.e. roll back computer settings to an earlier time, like 6, 12 or 24 hrs ago]. the warning said that i would have to re-install programmes but any data i had created would not be lost. so i thought okay, this sounds alright and went ahead with it.30 minutes later, the process was complete but when i re-booted i still couldn't get windows xp to load. instead now i see 2 warnings:-
- pri master hard S.M.A.R.T. status bad, backup and replace
- ntldr is compressed, press ctrl+alt+del to restart

i tried re-installing windows xp but i received an error that
- c drive is corrupt, installation cannot be completed

after googling what those errors mean, i saw some fixes for the corrupt drives, so i'm not as worried about that. what i AM freaking out about is the hp f10 system recovery that i so stupidly went through with - because apparently it restores factory settings and wipes your documents clean.

Pls help how coud i recover my lost data.

A:Data recovery

plug your disk into another computer with windows as a slave drive and drag across your current files..format your drive and reinstall windows and put it back on :)

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about a year ago i backed up all my family pictures onto a CD using Nero Burning ROM. As i remember it an error came up just as the disc was finishing (ive had this happen a few times over the years of using Nero Burning ROM and never thought anything of it; the data/music etc. that i put on the disc was always fine).
However, i recently had a hard drive fail and ive lost all my family pictures and when i try to get them from the backup disc my entire computer freezes until i eject the CD. i can open explorer and see the folders on the disc (e.g. Mum + Dad, Holiday 1995) but its only when i click on them to view the pictures inside that the computer freezes.

Is there anyway i can get my incredibly important (to me personally) back??
 

A:Data Recovery From A CD?

ive never used xcopy before...ive found some online instructions for it but how long should it take? its a full CD of pictures so 700MB
 

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Hi guys my external hard disk has crashed. It doesn't show anything when I connect to my laptop nor does it make any sound I assumed that it has crashed. The data inside it is very important and I want the data to be recovered. I took it to my nearest data recovery center[/URL]. They have diagnosed it and gave me a quote for 800 but I don't want to pay so much. Is there any there way I can recover the data the Hard disk. Its a Toshiba 500 gb hard disk.
 

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Hi all, I had a family video on cd-rom that I have played on my computer, somehow the cd-rom smashed in about 10 different places, is their anyway possible to recover the video from HD? As far far as im aware all information viewed is stored somewhere for recovery... not sure if this is the case for videos that has been played or just stuff that has been saved, it was the only copy and very important sentimental video, fingers crossed.

Any help really appreciated, thankyou.

A:Data Recovery.

If the video was only on CD ROM media, and the media is no longer good, sorry to say but no, the video is gone.

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Hello everyone,

I am wondering what tools I would need to take apart a HDD, pull out the actual "disks" the data is wrriten on, and then place those disks into something that can read them? I know professional shops can do this, but I never understood what kind of equipment they used. Does anyone have any links to any of this kind of hardware?
 

A:HDD data recovery

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My external hard drive just died...it wont let access any of the folders. When I try to click the drive it says that it is not formatted. It's a 320 gb hd, but it says there is 0 gb. I was trying to use Photorec to get the files back but it was changing the file names of everything. Is there anything that will reconstruct the hard drive to the way it was?
 

A:Data Recovery Help!!!

It's possible the HD is OK and the circuits in the case have died.
Get a USB/IDE/SATA adapter, remove the drive from the case and see if it works.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2329300&sku=M501-1220
 

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one of the hard drive has gone corrupt and the the file system is showing as RAW. I am unable to format it also and all the data stored in side it seems to be lost. How can i recover those lost data and how to format that RAW drive. I tried it with Windows CD as well as by doing a right click and then format but still it didnt work. I tried it from admistrative tools also but still no joy.
 

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Recover Files 2
 

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Misplaced a Family Video on my PC.Wondering which recovery Program is the best and simplest to use,either bought or free.
Ran Windows search and Negative.Being a Novice I need some program easy to navigate.
Thanks in advance.

A:Data Recovery

I have heard good things of PCInspector, also Recuvahttp://data-recovery-professional.com/?k=PC%20Inspectorhttp://www.recuva.com/

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Hello there people, any ideas on the best Data Recovery Software, hopefully easy to use  also, is there any software around that the equivilant of VLC for Photos, I mean software that'll open anything

A:Data Recovery

 IMO...the "best" data recovery software I have used...is a paid version of Get Data Back - NTFS.  But...I have a small sample size, since I've only had to use such software less than 5 times in my 19 years of playing with computers.  So..."best" really doesn't mean much when you are speaking to me...whatever works for a given user is often considered "the best" by said member.  It's probably NOT the best, since "the best" recovery would probably be done by a professional entity and would cost more than most of us are willing to spend.
 
But I can suggest a number of options.
 
The following was contributed by a fellow Staff member and may be helpful:  Data Recovery Flowchart - Online Repair Service at FixIt.Litten.com - http://fixit.litten.com/datarecoveryflowchart.htm#flow6.
 
Info:
  Ddrescue - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) - http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
  TestDisk - Recoveery Software - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
  Testdisk Instructions - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic377698.html/page__st__15
  TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
 
Other members of the forums have shared their successes in the forums using the following alternatives::
Data Recovery , GParted, AA - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic474881.html
Data Recovery Using Puppy Linux, Brooks - http://www.bleepingcom... Read more

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