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Q: Recovering data from a spanned volume

Help!

I had three 2TB drive spanned together into a single volume for all my media files. I had the hose on my liquid cooler break and dump all the coolant on one of the drives. It, obviously, is toast.

Now, I would like to get the data of the remaining two.

I have run two different recovery software suites (Easeus and File Scavenger) on them and only find about 1TB of data.

Is there any other way or did I really lose 4 TB of data?

Thanks!

Evan

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A: Recovering data from a spanned volume

Wow, This was posted a long time ago. I think you may have already solved your problem, but Spanned volumes take the first disk, fill it and moves on to the next disk. For example:
If the 2TB drive that got trashed was the first, well you're ****ed.
If it was second, and no more than the drives capacity was full, you're ok.
If it was 3rd and untouched, you are good to go.
Word of advice: DO NOT FORMAT

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Hi all,

First I'd like to say that I'm an idiot, I just deleted my spanned volume . I'm about to run the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v8.1.1 (free version), and just wanted to run this by you guys so I don't mess it up even more. Here's the setup I had that I am trying to recover.


Code:
Disk 0 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 1 - 64G NTFS System, Boot drive (C:)
Disk 2 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 3 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 4 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
... a few others that don't matter
Disk 9 - 2.5 T iSCSI Spanned volume (F:)
So, I was trying to pull the iSCSI Disk 9 off the other spanned volumes on F:. I did a Delete Volume, and they all disappeared. Was I supposed to use Shrink Volume? Anyway, there were a lot of threads about recovering partitions, but none of them I saw had spanned volumes. Is recovering a spanned volume the same as recovering a single partition, multiple times? Or is there something I'm missing?

I am in the MiniTool Partition Wizard, and I see all of the disks that I want to recover. However, it doesn't allow me to select multiple disks. So the only option that I have with this tool is to go through the recovery process on each disk individually. Is this the right method? If so, how do I get the full spanned volume back after each disk is recovered?

Thanks in advance!
-cyberyoda

A:Spanned Volume Recovery

Just a quick update. I've been scanning the disks for partition data using the MiniTool, and it's come back with some strange results. Disk 0 shows an abnormally large partition. And after a long while of scanning, I haven't found any partitions on the other disks yet.

Even though the first disk is 931.51GB, after finding the partition, the MiniTool is displaying it as a capacity of 6167.3GB (the sum of the entire spanned volume). Does this mean disk 0 holds the partition data for all 5 disks, and recovery of this will undelete the partition on all disks?

Thanks again!

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So here's the situation: I have two 320GB disks that were setup as a spanned volume under XP Pro, hanging off a third-party PCI SATA controller. That controller has died. I know in theory, I should be able to replace it in the machine and the volume will still be there. However, this system MAY be totally dead... and putting it all back together will be a pain either way.

Is it possible to recover the volume by plugging both drives into a new machine using USB-SATA docks or external cases?? And if so, HOW?
 

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Hey all,

I had a question regarding a spanned volume versus RAID 0.

I understand that RAID 0 uses stripping, and for that reason, if one HDD dies you lose the data of the entire array. However, what I don't understand is why people suggest the same fate if you lose a single drive in a spanned volume setup. Even the Wikipedia page for spanned volumes states that "if any disk fails, the data on the whole volume could be lost." The entire volume? That doesn't sound right to me...

My understanding of a spanned volume is that most files would only be on one drive or the other, and very rarely split. So, if one drive fails, the data loss would be very limited. I always assumed that with a spanned volume, data would just be written to where ever there's free space, so splitting files between multiple drives would only happen when free space is low. Are my assumptions wrong? Do files frequently get split between multiple drives? Or is that just some over exaggerated caution?
 

A:Spanned volume versus RAID 0 ?

That's due directly to the type of RAID setup you have...so for basic RAID setup (2 HDD's) that copies data on to both HDDs, you should use RAID 1. This method will allow you to remove any failed drives and replace with new drive and data will be transferred automatically with no data loss.
http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/08/raid-levels-tutorial/
 

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Hi,

I have a spanned volume setup with 4 drives. One of the drives is starting to throw read errors which is preventing WHS from backing it up (Yikes!).

Is it possible to clone the drive with the errors and to reinsert a new drive into the array?

Can the new drive be bigger?

Thanks!

A:Can I clone a drive from a spanned volume?

You may end up cloning the errors as well. An imaging program capable of handling all four drives at once like the Acronis True Image server edition would be able to handle Dynamic volumes if that's what you are working with there.

The best time for any imaging however is while everything is working 100% to make your backup of the entire setup just in case something like this comes up. The imaging program used would back up each block to be restored on the new identical replacement drive in order to work.

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I have a system with a spanned volume of five 2TB disks. Actually, the "disks" are all iSCSI targets (since Windows XP won't see targets >2047GB on my QNAP array)... but in any case, Windows shows all the disks as being present and the spanned volume as being "Healthy"... it just doesn't appear to be formatted any longer. The array itself (RAID5 with a hot spare) shows as healthy, and the SMART on all the physical drives shows fine as well. So all the components look to be good, I've just lost the NTFS structure.

Any suggestions on how to recover??
 

A:Solved: HELP: Spanned volume unformatted??

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A friend of mine, not me, accidently deleted a spanned volume, One of the disks is an IBM Deskstar 80GB and the other is a Maxtor 200GB with 8M Buffer. The Spanned volume was a total of 190 GB (using unallocated space from both). The volume was deleted using the MMC utility from windows. I was wondering if there is any software out there that would me, not me, my friend, recover the data that was in it.
 

A:Recover Deleted Spanned Volume

I would think that this is the app your looking for, but its not free. Most app's that are worth there salt aren’t.

File Scavenger
 

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I have Windows XP installed on a 500 gig drive. I also have a collection of drives that are setup as Spanned Dynamic Volumes through Windows XP.

I want to re-install XP and wonder if the Spanned Volume will survive the reinstall?

Thanks!
 

A:Windows Spanned Volume Survive a re-install?

I am thinking it would be very wise to disconnect those spanned drives during XP installation, updating, driver installation, then reconnect them, and follow these instructions.

Scroll down to "Moving Disks to a Different Computer"

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=332154
But as always, I recommend backing up Irreplaceable data first.
 

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Hello,

I just bought myself an HDD docking station, and following instructions on lifehacker, tried to create a spanned volume, so that I can use two spare Western Digital 500Gb HDDs as a single 1Tb HDD.

All seemed to go OK until the last point, when I got an error "The operation is not supported by the object"

The two drives are fine, and the dock seems to work fine. I can format the two drives individually, and they show up in File Explorer correctly, but I can't crate a spanned volume.

Anyone any ideas? Thanks

A:Create new spanned volume - Operation not supported by object

I would not bother. Spanned drives are PITA to backup, and if one fails life gets complicated.

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Hello all.

I have been researching this to no avail.

Here is the TL DR;

Old computer died which had two 400GB sata drives that houses a lot of family pictures and MP3s. The drives were dynamic and a 745 GB volume spanned across the drives. I now know these drives are also RAID-0, but I wanted to see if I could see any data on them and I had a USB sata dock. Learned the hard lesson that a dynamic disk wont be visible via USB no matter what (at the time I didnt know it was also a RAID-0) . I put the drive (which just happened to be the first drive) in my dock and somehow the drive got corrupted and became a basic disk. Pop up came asking if I wanted to format which of course I didn't. Odd thing is that the partition is intact (745GB) which causes the issue of not allowing me to convert it back to dynamic. It would seem if somehow I could just get it back to dynamic everything would work again or would be a heck of a lot easier to repair.

The issue is I cannot convert directly back to dynamic because it appears I don't have enough "free space" due to the partition reporting a 745GB volume which is correct.

I have tried multiple pieces of software mostly from Acronis, EASEUS, and Runtime (Disk Director, GetDataBack NTFS, Raid Recovery for Windows, and Data Recovery Wizard). Problem is these products don't fully solve the problem and I cannot reliably get the data off. The one product Runtime does have is raid reconstructor - but I am not ready to spend ... Read more

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Hi

I am about to re-install XP Pro with sp2 on my main file serving PC

I have 2 x 400gb drives that are spanned. I use these drives to file share a range of data across my home network.

I am concerned that if I re-install I may lose access to this data or it may become corrupt by installing a new version of XP Pro.

I currently have XP Pro sp2 on a separate drive on the system but it is steadily becoming unstable.

Stored data across these drives is about 500GB.

I would like to know if backing this data up would be the best option of if all will be fine and the new S will find and recognise this spanned volume.

Cheers
 

A:data on spanned drives when reinstalling XPpro

What do you mean by "spanned"? You have them set up as Dynamic Disks? It should Just Work if you have Windows XP or newer. If you are installing to a drive outside the spanned set, then no data will be corrupt.

Unless you use file encryption, any access problems should be resolvable with a simple permissions reset.
 

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I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my file server and it auto syncs user's file every minute. I have 3 disks. The primary partition (Disk 0) and two others (Disk 1 & Disk 2). My question does not include the primary
partition.


I shrunk Disk 2 so that I had unallocated space. I then extended Disk 1 using the unallocated space from Disk 2 creating spanned volume on Disk 1 (extended volume on Disk 2). It did not do what I wanted so I want to 'undo' it. Can
I just delete the spanned volume on Disk 2 (space that added to Disk 1)? Or more accurately if I'm going to delete the spanned volume on Disk 2, will it affect my users' files?

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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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Hi,
So i have my computer running with a 120gb ssd as the boot drive and 2x 1tb hdds in raid 0 for the data. And today when i went to boot up my computer the raid 0 failed to start....both of the drives are detected but only one appears to be in the raid 0 volume. I know the disc physically still have all there data on them because i have not touched them. Is there any way that i can recover that raid 0 volume? i ask because i have data programs and complicated mk links setup to manage the files.....and yes i know i should have backups....... i have a asus p8z68-v pro gen 3 board with 8gb ram and a i5-2500k


Thanks

A:Recovering a raid 0 volume?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ITtechy


Hi,
So i have my computer running with a 120gb ssd as the boot drive and 2x 1tb hdds in raid 0 for the data. And today when i went to boot up my computer the raid 0 failed to start....both of the drives are detected but only one appears to be in the raid 0 volume. I know the disc physically still have all there data on them because i have not touched them. Is there any way that i can recover that raid 0 volume? i ask because i have data programs and complicated mk links setup to manage the files.....and yes i know i should have backups....... i have a asus p8z68-v pro gen 3 board with 8gb ram and a i5-2500k


Thanks


RAID 0 means striping. Both disks must be fine otherwise you lost everything!!
Both are detected... what do you mean... BIOS sees them?
Only one in raid volume.... maybe you mean something else but both are needed. Only one isn't possible.

Disks can die

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DEAR FRIENDS
I HAD SOME COLLECTIONS OF SOFTWARES AND MOVIES IN C DRIVE.I COPIED THESE IN D DRIVE AND THEN FORMATTED C DRIVE AND LOADED WINDOWS XP.UNFORTUNATELY NOW IAM UNABLE TO READ THE CONTENT.IT SAYS TO FORMAT,BUT IN DOS MODE I CAN SEE THE DIRECTORIES.CAN ANYBODY GUIDE ME RECOVER THE DATA
THANK YOU
NATHAN

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:Data Recovering

You can use the Ultimate Boot CD to burn the data to CD or DVD. If you have the room on the C: partition you could use UBCD to drag&drop your files from the second partition to the primary partition, format the second partition and move the files back.

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Hi everyone, I was wondering which program/s you use to recover data off a corrupt or formatted hard drives. Say you had photos you needed to get back or what about general files, say doc. files, do you use the same program or is one program better for certain files than another? Ive used Recover my Files in the past with vering results.
Would be interested to read your opinions.

A:Recovering Data

Unformat C:

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I recently copy and pasted my laptop's hard drive local disk data on my external hard drive. I then deleted all the data on my hard drive. How can I put all the copy and paste data back? Or is it impossible and I need to reinstall everything? I also copied the "Users" folder, can I at least restore everything on my background? Also, when I right click my windows background, the graphic card options aren't there anymore. I deleted the data and used a Window 7 Installation Disk to recover. I dont seem to have any security either. Do I need to buy all of them again?
I'm not sure what its called, so the thing I'm calling background has the options Screen Resolutions, Gadgets, and Personalize when you right click on it.

A:Help with recovering data

Hi,
All of the data, not programs, that are on your hard drive can be copied back to your internal drive.
Programs will have to be reinstalled one by one
You should not have to repurchase any of the programs you currently own, developers understand crashes
Keep us posted
 

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I need to recover important data from a hard drive i formatted. I used partition magic to do it, so i believe it only deleted the header info. Is there a way to restore the header information? If I need to restore the data, what program do you recommend? I have go back but is there something that is better? How do you recommend I go about this?

thanks
-Atmun
 

A:Recovering data

These 2 are among the best:

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html (Click "Other" and "Scan all clusters".)

The only possible solution for the "unformatting" that I know of would be to run this program to create a floppy, boot from it, and run pr.exe at the prompt. Have it scan for partitions and file systems that may still be on the drive and repair them. But use the recovery programs first to see if you can get your data from the partition in case the repair makes things worse (It has been known to happen).

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/APR.exe

Other possibilities are the "unformat" and "mirror" commands in DOS:

http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/unformat.html
http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/mirror.html

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This program works very well, but it is doubtful that it works any better then the free alternatives I have listed:

http://www.uneraser.com/quest12.htm
 

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I killed my laptop
I pulled the harddrive and connected it to my desktop to retrieve data and I've been able to get all my documents, but I can't figure out how to get to the mail store (I had some saved messages in Outlook). Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
-Brian
 

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Windows was repaired on a machine and the user profile seems to have been erased....

What software do you guys recommend for recovery?

Get back data for ntfs?
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard?
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software?

Some other software?

Hdd was running XP.

Thanks.

A:Recovering data

I hope that you understand to turn off that machine - NOW.

Connect the drive to another working machine.

Many here use Recuva. I use File Scavenger and/or Recover My Files (I have each on different machines).

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Have had an XP system crash in notebook - can't enter XP in standard or safe mode. Need to recover data from the drive. Pulled the drive, installed as a slave in my Desktop system, and can access the drive data using the Desktop's XP system. However, the Documents and settings user directory I need to access is "not available". A tech I spoke with says this is a security function of XP - becuase there was a password set for the USER ID in the notebook's operating system, even as ADMINISTRATOR on the Desktop system, I don't have rights to access the protected data.

Anyone know of a workaround to access those directories so I can copy off the data before reformatting and reloading the drive?
 

A:Help recovering data!

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My mother board went out on my old computer. I got the hard drives out and bought a Diablotex SSD to USB 3.0 Sata Adapter to get my music off the old hard drive. The drive will show up in disk management but it is write protected so I cannot initialize it. I am pretty handy with computers but don't know where to go from here. I had everything backed up except my music.
An help is greatly appreciated.
Gary
In Windows 7
 

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This probably isn't really a Windows question but I can't find a better place to put it.

I'm trying to recover files from a Dell laptop that won't boot into Windows. I think the partition is corrupt but I don't know enough to say for sure. When I try to boot normally, it says "NTLDR is missing".

When I use a Windows installation disk (as if I were going to install or repair Windows), and I get to the part where it asks me to choose a partition, it shows the partition as "C: Unknown" where the other partitions (from Dell) are FAT or FAT32. When I run Ubuntu off of a LiveCD, I can see a "52.1 GB Volume: disk", but when I try to open that it tells me "The folder contents could not be displayed". The DellRestore and DellUtility partitions can be browsed normally.

What are my best options for trying to recover the data?
 

A:Recovering data

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I have a Quantum 10gb hard drive. When in Fdisk, it says Non-Dos partition with no valid file system listed. How do I get the data off this drive? It is not accessible when hooking up as a master or slave.
 

A:Recovering data

are you wanting to install an operating system on this drive?
if so you can boot with the 2k/xp cd rom and format/install from there........without using a boot floppy.
 

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hi,
my laptop recently shut down for some reason, which wasn't good because i had a lot of important files there, but i took out the hard drive and i bought a hard drive adapter and connect it on my new laptop. but the problem is that the hard drive doesn't show any file. can someone help me with this?
 

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my problem is that i had windows XP installed on my pc then after a while it started geting slow due to number of programs and less storage space and perhaps a few viruses as well. then it would hangup as soon as i log in to the windows so i had to install another version of windows XP. I did so but when the new version scanned the drive that had previous window (XP) it did something with the clusters either removed them or deleted them (i dont remember) so nw i have lost all my folders that i earlier had on that drive i.e. folders made on desktop or "my documents". Only the non window folders are there but all the data i stored in window related folders is gone, as all the folders are gone as well, but the catch is that the space of that drive is still occupied, can you find me any way that i can recover my files??? please please help me
 

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I had to reinstall my Vista due to an accidental Os deletion. All my data is on a lost partition. I used the program findandmount to mount the lost partition on a virtual hd disk drive. But I can't chkdsk on it because it's write protected. How do I get into that drive?

A:Recovering Data

you can create a bootable USB via some data recovery software, booting from which you may be able to recover the data on the lost partition. Use Runtime Live CD or Easeus data recovery Win PE edition. but data recovery is always not 100% guaranteed.

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Howdy,

I have had a SATA HDD for about 2 years and never backed up silly I know.
With numerous problems in the past month being solved I know have a very slow computer that takes literally half an hour to boot - and this is with a clean install.

Someone has suggests that I need to delete the MBR and start all over again.

Fair enough, but I have some files that I need to keep. I have tried to back them up to a networked computer, even copying and posting them. But to no avail.

I think that there are too many bad sectors so this just keeps on throwing up errors and causing the action to terminate.
So, I need to recover the data that is on an 80GB HDD that is partitioned into two 40Gig drives. It is the second partition that I need recovered - I dont care about the first.
I have tried Hard Drive Mechanic but this is only for IDEs.

I have one 15GB IDE drive thats ancient - cant remember the last time I used with windows installed on it to try and recover data.

Any help will be most appreciated.
David
 

A:Recovering Data

I purchased Norton's Ghost 10.0 to take images of my hard drive and to back up my files.

Using it as a recovery disk, you boot from it. It has a little know utility which allows it to analyse the drive and list the programs, files etc.

You can then select the drive you want to save them to.

It saved my butt, when I partitioned my C drive when I reinstalled Windows and my second "data" drive did not show up as a drive.

I had taken an image of my C drive but not my "data" drive.

The recovery disk of Norton's Ghost was able to recover all my files.
 

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i use a xp based system. i have a 80 gb hard disk with four 4 partitions all NTFS.

the system notified my that a file is corrupt and that i need to run a chkdsk,
instead of running the utility i decided to do a cold reboot cos i was hoping the checkdisk would run since it wasnt shutdown properly. but as it turns out a disk read error occured and the system wasnt booting-up.

i tried using the recovery(repair) console option after booting using an xp cd but wen i run chkdsk i got an error message wich said the disk had two or more unrecoverable errors(i dnt exactly remember the correct message but its pretty close to this)

so then i decided to format the c drive and reinstall the os. after installation i found out some files from drives d e f have been lost.

plz help me out i have lost a few very important files. and if theres any chance of recovering file from the c drive that would be a bonus.
 

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Evening team,

I was repartitioning a 3 NTFS partitioned 1,5tb drive down to one partition via win 7 Disk Management tool. I successfully shrank one of the partitions. After shrinking the second partition, win 7 had a hiccup and reported the remaining single partition is now in a 'RAW' format. I still have data on the drive that i would like to recover prior to reformatting it.

Apparently, on reading up about "RAW' files, the data is still there. What i would like to do is to somehow view the data and extract portions of it at a time to other smaller hds. From what i has read i can only extract everything to another 1.5tb drive, which i just don,t have available. If i can find a solution, i will eventually reformat and reuse my 1.5tb drive.

So my question is:

How can i extract portions of data from a "raw" drive to a second smaller drive?

Thanks for looking

A:Recovering data from a 'RAW' hd

You could try Recuva (free) file recovery.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that doesn't work there are also other paid programs that may work.
There may be other free programs, I'm not sure.

I used "[email protected] UNDELETE", and it worked very well for me.
They have a free TRIAL program, so you can see what can be restored and restore very small files.
It does cost for the version that can restore all files.

UNDELETE Files - [email protected] UNDELETE Software recovers deleted files, folders & partitions

hope this helps
david

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Hello forum.

Thank you for having such a great resource!

I'm not too sure this is in the correct forum, if not I apologize. I have a windows XP machine that has data recovery software installed on it. I have a external drive (HFS+) that can no longer mount on a Mac. My data recovery software can see all the data, the problem arises when I attempt to save that data to a new exernal. Since XP sees the new external as NTFS, I cant copy the HFS+ files to it. Is there a work around to this?

Thank in advance

JP
 

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I have a hard drive on another computer where the motherboard went down. I have ordered another motherboard, memory, processor, etc. Am I going to be able to recover all data on the hard drive?
 

A:Recovering HD data

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i am using windows 7 operating system and i have an external harddrive that used to be my primary. when attempting to access it through my external hd enclosure it mostly asks me to format it and shows the drive under "my computer" as just a drive with no current/maximum drive capacity and trying to open the drive results in a cyclic redundancy check error. ocassionally when plugging in the drive or changing its drive letter from drive management i get the "scan and fix or continue without scanning" promp and when i choose continue without scanning it allows me to access the drives contents. i have finally freed up enough space on my primary harddrive to backup the drives data but cannot seem to get the scan and fix prompt to show up again :[ is there any way to force it to ask to scan and fix instead of asking to format so i can recover the files? all the information i can seem to find online about it only tells me how to disable the autoplay so it no longer asks ... but i want it to ask so i can remove the data then reformat the drive fully. is there any way you can help?
 

A:recovering harddrive data

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Had a user delete some stuff she really needs. (Emptied it out of deleted items also) Any way to get it back on an XP system? I think it's formatted with HPFS.
Thanks
Bill
 

A:Recovering Deleted Data

First thing, XP does not use HPFS. It either uses NTFS or FAT32. This program is very good at recovering deleted data:
http://www.runtime.org/
 

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help please! whilst uploading a college assignment my pc crashed and now the file is gone. Is there anything i can do to find them?
 

A:recovering lost data

Can you tell us a little about it? Is the machine running? Where were you uploading? Did the upload succeed? Etc.
 

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I was adding more data to a DVD & something screwed up - the DVD is now damaged - and I cant access anything on it.
Is there anything I can do to recover the info?

Thnx in advance.
 

A:Recovering data from a damaged DVD...?

http://www.isobuster.com/

One of the reasons to stay away from multi-session burning!
 

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Please can someonehelp me please here. My Hp envy laptop stopped booting. I did the test and confirmed a failure of the TOSHIBA HDD 1TB. Someone advised me to attach the HDD through SATA to another functional laptop. On connecting to another laptop the data on my document appeared as shortcut and attempt to open it was unsuccessful.  It read ''access denied''. 

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I am hoping and praying that one of you may be able to help me, this is an emergency. I have a charter.net email account... I receive email through their site but have incredimail installed on my computer for daily use. I had folders set up to save all my receipts and transactions online. I received in excess of 100 emails from someone who has now defrauded me and every single one of those emails implicate him and prove his guilt, and a lawsuit is now pending... now for my problem... my husband decided to reformat my hard drive and he thought he saved all the folders and contents to my removeable zip drive, but when he went to reinstall them as he had done before the file was overwritten. Is there any way whatsover of ever recovering these email messages from anywhere? I need these badly to prove his guilt and more importantly my innocence and to retrieve the funds he stole from me. HELP PLEASE!!!

 

A:Recovering Lost Data

Stop using the computer and get the drive to a pro. It can most likely be retrieved. If you want to try it yourself there are programs designed to do it but remember this. Everything you do and everything you write to that hard drive has the possiblity of overwriting the data. Then it is gone.
 

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Hello-
I'm trying to recover files from an IDE drive from a dead computer. I've hooked it up in my computer as a slave drive, it's visible in both my bios and in My Computer as drive D, but when I attempt to access or explore the drive Windows tells me that the drive is unformatted and tries to prompt me to format it... but of course I don't want to loose the data. Both the old computer and my current one use Windows XP Pro. Any idea how I can get to the files on that hard drive without formatting it?
Thanks!
 

A:Recovering data on old IDE drive

System Specs, including OS?

System Specs, including OS of the dead computer?

Was the old drive a boot drive?

Are you confident that the drive is safe/clean?
(ie no virus/malware - up to date with AV, etc, and clean scans).

Your answers may affect recommendations for how to approach.

In anycase... DO NOT Format!
You will loose your data if you do.
 

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My Gaming PC broke down I am highly guessing is the processor which would always run really hot. Cant Complain since it lasted at least 3 years.

Anyways, right now, all I got left is my laptop. Is there a way I can pull out my old hard drive and get some data and put it on my laptop? I only need one file which is a text file that has my passwords for every site i joined on it.

I am guessing I need to find a way to connect the hard drive externally to my laptop using USB port and get the data i need.

Both my laptop and the harddrive I need to pull has Window Vista home edition installed on it.
 

A:Recovering Data From Old HardDrive

You could purchase an external HDD caddy suited to the interface of the hard drive (presumably it would be SATA) and then connect, as you said, via USB to the laptop.
 

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So, my corporate desktop was originally assigned to me with the previous user's login information. Today, when an error was discovered on the account, the IT dept, via T.V., decided to add a new account with my information. I asked why he didn't just change the UN + PW for the existing Login that I was already using. He said that he could not do that. Now, I was able to move all of my User folder data over, but all existing Logins(Citrix) and Firefox data is no longer working. How can I recover this from the other account? Or is possible, as I originally asked, to just change the previous UN + PW Login information in the registry for the previous account.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

James

A:Need help recovering user data

Hi James -

If you can find the location where Citrix, Firefox and any other missing program data is stored (I ask Google) in the old account, you can bypass permissioning using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon rescue disk to recover data.

Then often you can just paste that data into the exact same folder>file in new account.

I've been able to retrieve any data this way except encrypted.

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Just a quick question this time: does defragging my computer's hard drive make it more or less likely that I can recover deleted stuff from it? That is, defragging it after stuff has been deleted.

Thanks
 

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Hello,

I have a dell dimension running xp pro and I had an error message come up. It said unmountable boot volume. After going thru the steps on screen I called dell (it is still under warranty). The tech had me put in the windows cd. We ran ckdsk and it came up as failed. Then we did a windows recover. It did not work. The next he wanted to do is reformat but I want to get off the data before this and he told me to contact a local computer svc co. and they can do this. How can I do this? In one thread it was mentioned that you could slave the HD in another computer. I have one that I could use. I would even be willing to install another in the existing one. Sorry for being so wordy.
 

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My hard drive was recently reformatted accidentally. I've been trying to find a good drive recovery program with little luck. Any suggestions on what to do?

A:Recovering formatted data

PC Inspector File Recovery

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.html

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My XP E-machine died an untimely death. I purchased a new comp loaded with Vista.

In an attempt to get the data off the old XP hardrive, I conneced it via the ribbon cable to the new vista motherboard. I did this both jumped as a slave drive and unjumped as a master drive. To my great surprise and delight the drive loaded (a F Drive) and was visable in explorer file menu. I was able to recover the Outlook PST file without a problem from the Programs folder as well as all the other shared folder data which was not specifically filed under a users file folder.

When I attempted to open one of the three user file folders, the XP hard drive starts to make its normal cycling sounds and the computer shows that it is attempting to open the file folder but then continues to load without ever opening. Then I recieve an error message telling me I must have a password but not giving me the option to enter one.

How do I gain access to these file folders? Is it the standard "How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP" answer?



thanks in advance.

A:Recovering data from old XP hardrive

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Yes, that's almost certainly what it is. Do you know how to do this?

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Hello!

Does anyone know if I can retrieve and email that I deleted?

THx,
Jarrett
 

A:recovering deleted data?

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