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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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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #855 on: November 20, 2017, 08:02:40 AM »
Great news either way!
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« Reply #856 on: November 20, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »
Great news and relief either way!
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #857 on: November 20, 2017, 05:09:33 PM »
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Absolutely! Been there, done that :)
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #858 on: November 20, 2017, 05:18:36 PM »
Update: Recuva did the job this time. It brought back seemingly everything.

Just as an aside, it is possible that I never lost the pics and vids in the first place. The GoPro Quik desktop app seems like it doesn't display everything you actually have. This led me to think I lost everything. So FTR I actually wiped my SD card clean, and recuva actually recovered deleted files. I just may have had a copy of them stored somewhere on Windows Explorer. I will have to compare the files to confirm this.
Why did you delete all your files if you didn't get them back yet?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #859 on: November 20, 2017, 05:23:23 PM »
Depends what and how it's corrupted..   where you at?
when I insert the SD card into my drive sometimes it shows up sometime not can't really run the recovery program without it showing up in my drive?
 
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #860 on: November 20, 2017, 05:23:35 PM »
Why did you delete all your files if you didn't get them back yet?
When writing "wiped my SD card clean" I was referring to the original loss. So basically, as soon as you insert a disc with new GoPro files in it, the app will launch and automatically (if set) import all the new media. Once the import is done you have the option of deleting the newly imported files from the SD to make room for more. Which is what I did, without checking to make sure I actually have them in the computer. Afterward I realized that they weren't appearing in the desktop app, so I panicked, asked, attempted to recover, failed, recovered, and then found that they actually had originally imported, they were just hidden in some file.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #861 on: November 20, 2017, 05:24:48 PM »
When writing "wiped my SD card clean" I was referring to the original loss. So basically, as soon as you insert a disc with new GoPro files in it, the app will launch and automatically (if set) import all the new media. Once the import is done you have the option of deleting the newly imported files from the SD to make room for more. Which is what I did, without checking to make sure I actually have them in the computer. Afterward I realized that they weren't appearing in the desktop app, so I panicked, asked, attempted to recover, failed, recovered, and then found that they actually had originally imported, they were just hidden in some file.
Bh, I hope I can do the same I recover the files on my SD card.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #862 on: December 19, 2017, 11:09:38 PM »
I have a 2 tb Seagate internal Hard drive that is a second hard drive. It's been working smoothly for years. I keep movies, TV shows and backups of pictures on it. It was working as late as last night. I went to stream something tonight and it is no longer showing up on my computer. I swapped the cables with the primary hdd, but no dice. Any idea what could have happened?
I ordered a USB enclosure on Amazon. Any other tips?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #863 on: December 20, 2017, 07:25:55 AM »
I have a 2 tb Seagate internal Hard drive that is a second hard drive. It's been working smoothly for years. I keep movies, TV shows and backups of pictures on it. It was working as late as last night. I went to stream something tonight and it is no longer showing up on my computer. I swapped the cables with the primary hdd, but no dice. Any idea what could have happened?
I ordered a USB enclosure on Amazon. Any other tips?
So u swapped cables from DVD player to second hard drive and disconnected primary. Went into bios and secondary was showing up. I rebooted, connected primary and secondary no longer showed up anymore.
Gonna go to microcenter, see if they can find anything. Maybe get an enclosure? Maybe it's the data port being bad somehow? Any ideas?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #864 on: December 30, 2017, 02:42:39 AM »
noturbizniss, Recuva is good enough to recover video from HDD. Try it with Deep scan option (see here).


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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #865 on: January 11, 2018, 02:55:57 PM »
WD ultra passport, was working fine. Now it does not show in explorer and disk mngmt says it's uninitialized  :(

Do I have any options?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #866 on: January 11, 2018, 10:04:33 PM »
WD ultra passport, was working fine. Now it does not show in explorer and disk mngmt says it's uninitialized  :(

Do I have any options?
Probably not (except normal expensive professional recovery.)

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #867 on: Yesterday at 10:44:47 PM »
Brand name microsd card was working fine in an Android phone. Then one day pops up and says "SD card type not supported- tap to format". I tried formatting it but it keeps on giving me an error. Tried formatting on a computer it also gives me an error. Any options?

There isn't any data I want to recover on it. Just would like to get it to work again.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #868 on: Yesterday at 11:01:06 PM »
Brand name microsd card was working fine in an Android phone. Then one day pops up and says "SD card type not supported- tap to format". I tried formatting it but it keeps on giving me an error. Tried formatting on a computer it also gives me an error. Any options?

There isn't any data I want to recover on it. Just would like to get it to work again.
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« Reply #869 on: Today at 01:30:10 AM »
Have 2 USB sticks. Both when inserted into a computer  the drive blinks on and off and can't be opened or formatted. When inserted into my phone I start fixing errors but it stops after 20%.