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Ok so my rule of determining the level of difficulty in data recovery is really 2 questions.
#1 -  is it making any noise
#2 -  is it detected in the bios if you connect it directly to the mobo

If the answer to #1 is yes - then if you want any hopes of recovering the data do not attempt to continue powering it on. It can be making noise because the heads are broken or bent and if that's the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isn't like the way they show it in the movies you cannot actually remove a platter and recover any data off it) And please do not attempt the Freezer Trick - it doesn't work on current drives anymore and actually introduces condensation in the drive that can kill the platters.
If its detected in the bios we can try a couple of things - and i can usually recover the data for about $250 - $799 - over 50% of the time its about $300.

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Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:09:58 PM »
Hi I just wanted to start a conversation for anyonme that may have data recovery questions or concerns I will do my best to advise you.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 11:11:11 PM »
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 11:12:33 PM »
Free Advice actually! This is a very critical issue right now as hard drive die very frequently

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 11:15:57 PM »
Ok, I have a hard drive with 500gb on it, when I access it, it only shows a couple of files, but when I look at the available memory, it shows almost nothing. Where are my files?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 11:17:17 PM »
Ok, I have a hard drive with 500gb on it, when I access it, it only shows a couple of files, but when I look at the available memory, it shows almost nothing. Where are my files?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 11:20:57 PM »
Hi Robi,

Without checking the drive i would say one of two options.

1) Your Drive was infected and the files are hidden. Fix: Either Show all your hidden files in the folder options or use a unhide file utility.
2) Your Drive is failing and the data is corrupt. Fix: Depends if your adventurous and want to try recovering your data yourself. If you are there are a few options.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:25:31 PM »
search the boards, someone recently posted that he was in need of data recovery

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 11:27:02 PM »
Hi Robi,

Without checking the drive i would say one of two options.

1) Your Drive was infected and the files are hidden. Fix: Either Show all your hidden files in the folder optio unhide file utility.
How do I do that?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 11:46:35 PM »
you can use a program called unhide its made by bleeping computers

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 11:50:59 PM »
or you can show hidden files by going into folder options which is in control panel, then go to view and select show hidden files and folders

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 11:58:03 PM »
or you can show hidden files by going into folder options which is in control panel, then go to view and select show hidden files and folders
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was the drive used in a windows environment as well?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
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was the drive used in a windows environment as well?
yes. But had same problem when I used Windows
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
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