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Title: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery 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.
David
DH Data Recovery
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Post by: momo on July 24, 2012, 11:11:11 PM
Free advertising anyone?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery 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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Post by: robi 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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Post by: PlatinumGuy 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?
Happend on my iPad as well
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Post by: DH Data Recovery 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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Post by: smurf 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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Post by: robi 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?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 24, 2012, 11:46:35 PM
you can use a program called unhide its made by bleeping computers
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Post by: DH Data Recovery 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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Post by: robi 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
Thnx so much, but I use a Mac
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 24, 2012, 11:59:59 PM
was the drive used in a windows environment as well?
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Post by: jj1000 on July 25, 2012, 12:03:31 AM
How do I get a universal hard drive reader?
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Post by: robi on July 25, 2012, 12:05:51 AM
was the drive used in a windows environment as well?
yes. But had same problem when I used Windows
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Post by: Centurion on July 25, 2012, 12:06:27 AM
DH offered free service / work at the "other" internet asifa for free- please respect him and no, i dont know him
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Post by: robi on July 25, 2012, 12:24:14 AM
Tnx for the help! I basically found all my music!
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Post by: Cholentfresser on July 25, 2012, 12:32:10 AM
Tnx for the help! I basically found all my music!
Niiice.
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Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 12:46:42 AM
How do I get a universal hard drive reader?

Something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/140808325864) should do the job, I just wish I could find something like it (which is reasonably priced) from a reputable vendor, as I'm afraid to trust it with my data.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 08:56:21 AM
Asher - you can get something similar from newegg - its made by rosewill and they are a pretty good company. If you need something specific I will search later and send you one of the models I've used in the past. In general however only use these hard drive connectors if you don't have any issues with the hard drive. If your drive is acting up I don't recommend using these - even though they sometimes work - USB isn't the way to connect a bad drive. Most USB devices today run off a chip Chinese chip and that's not recommended when working in a bad or dying drive
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Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 09:01:14 AM
Asher - you can get something similar from newegg - its made by rosewill and they are a pretty good company. If you need something specific I will search later and send you one of the models I've used in the past. In general however only use these hard drive connectors if you don't have any issues with the hard drive. If your drive is acting up I don't recommend using these - even though they sometimes work - USB isn't the way to connect a bad drive. Most USB devices today run off a chip Chinese chip and that's not recommended when working in a bad or dying drive

Precisely why I stated I'm looking for a reputable brand, even for healthy drives. So you would or wouldn't recommend the Rosewill ones (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475) for reliability?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:06:01 AM
I've seen some of the cheap connectors kill the drive. I've use 4 of the rosewill USB adapters in the past the only negative thing I can say about them is sometimes they stop working after a while, but most of the time they work. The only thing you have to know about some of these adapters is some of them have a specific sequence for the USB to pick up the drive - some of them have to be connected to USB and then to power or vice versa.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 09:24:37 AM
I've seen some of the cheap connectors kill the drive. I've use 4 of the rosewill USB adapters in the past the only negative thing I can say about them is sometimes they stop working after a while, but most of the time they work. The only thing you have to know about some of these adapters is some of them have a specific sequence for the USB to pick up the drive - some of them have to be connected to USB and then to power or vice versa.

So, I'll ask again: Do you recommend Rosewill as reliable? Yes or no?
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Post by: jj1000 on July 25, 2012, 09:28:27 AM
@DH data Recovery How do I know if I need something specific? The screen on my Samsung notebook broke a while back and I never got the data of my hard drive it's just sitting on a shelf. How would you suggest I back it up?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:32:08 AM
My honest answer - Yes it won't damage your drive. No - just like EVERY ONE OF THESE DEVICES it won't last forever and will eventually stop working.
As a side note - when you look at these adapters make sure they have the upward capability of detecting whatever size drive you want to connect i.e 3tb hard drives.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:37:44 AM
@jj1000 - for laptop data drives - you can always use the inside of any portable external hard drive - they usually use better parts than the enclosure and you don't have to use as many wires. All you need is the small green board I side the enclosure and a USB cable. That usually does the trick.

Here is the small print warning though - HARD DRIVES AREN'T VERY FORGIVING! Make sure you don't knock or hit the hard drive or even put it down firmly while the drive is powered and spinning. Always place the drive wherever you will be using it and then power it on and connect the cables. Try not to move a powered hard drive.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 26, 2012, 05:25:55 PM
Todays Update!

Please Please Please if any of you guys are setting up Nas Backup or any type of raid backup DO NOT USE RAID 0
You don not got ANY redundancy or backup from this and it should not even be called RAID!
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Post by: Name Changed on July 26, 2012, 06:16:53 PM
Todays Update!

Please Please Please if any of you guys are setting up Nas Backup or any type of raid backup DO NOT USE RAID 0
You don not got ANY redundancy or backup from this and it should not even be called RAID!
+1

Leave the Raid 0 for the Gamers.

I have a HD Data  Q'
A friends of mine HD basically stopped working. I have tried connection it with cables directly thru USB, and nothing doing... no movement.
What would you recommend before spending $600+ ?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 26, 2012, 06:39:16 PM
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 thats the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isnt 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 actuall 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 abot $300.
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Post by: Name Changed on July 26, 2012, 08:58:25 PM
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 thats the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isnt 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 actuall 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 abot $300.
Thnx, will try to see if the Bios picks it up
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 26, 2012, 09:05:46 PM
Anytime - Lemme know if any other questions and I'll try to be of assistance
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 30, 2012, 11:44:35 PM
todays tip - guys an external hard drive is not! a backup if its the only place you have the files! I get this all the time - my backup died, ok so use the original files, this is the original - then it isn't a backup!! And btw interesting piece of info -external hard drives are way inferior to internal drives. Basically when the manufacturers test the drives before they go I to production they use the best ones as internal drives - because they figure that's where you put the important data. The ones that aren't as good are sold as external drives.
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Post by: Cholentfresser on July 30, 2012, 11:46:10 PM
todays tip - guys an external hard drive is not! a backup if its the only place you have the files! I get this all the time - my backup died, ok so use the original files, this is the original - then it isn't a backup!! And btw interesting piece of info -external hard drives are way inferior to internal drives. Basically when the manufacturers test the drives before they go I to production they use the best ones as internal drives - because they figure that's where you put the important data. The ones that aren't as good are sold as external drives.
so external drives are made because of "mistakes"?
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Post by: gozalim on July 30, 2012, 11:46:48 PM
so external drives are made because of "mistakes"?
kind of like 'export quality'
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 10:08:48 AM
Not really mistakes. Basically when har drive were 40gb - 80gb etc the drives were prob 95% perfect - no bad sectors on the drive. New drives today I would say at least 35% have bad sectors straight out of the box. Now the truth is that hard drives are prepared for bad sectors and they have built in error correction - (this doesnt actually repair the sector, but it marks it as bad so it shouldn't be used and it has a special list telling the drives where the bad sectors are and it will avoid it) this doesnt always work right because if it gets bad sectors where the mft is (mft is kind of an index telling the drive where all the data is and what sectors have data) it wont be able to read the drive (there is a backup mft but they can both fail and ive seen this happen many times).
External drives are usually the drives with more errors or the ones that werent built perfectly and they had to make some changes to correct them.
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Post by: moish on August 17, 2012, 06:28:10 AM
freezer trick worked for me recently. how new do you mean? the hd is about a year old
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 17, 2012, 08:22:48 AM
glad it worked.
what are you referring to in ur question?
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Post by: Nitantnel on August 17, 2012, 01:09:11 PM
@DH DATA, can you start a thread on how to speed up a computer?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 17, 2012, 01:09:39 PM
Sure.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 17, 2012, 01:47:24 PM
Just Started it
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Post by: Nitantnel on August 17, 2012, 02:13:36 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: moish on August 18, 2012, 07:34:51 PM
glad it worked.
what are you referring to in ur question?
on what you said

And please do not attempt the Freezer Trick - it doesn't work on current drives anymore and actuall introduces condensation in the drive that can kill the platters.

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 18, 2012, 09:19:53 PM
So here is the deal with the freezer trick
THE PROBLEM  - older hard drives especially pre 2000 used a special lubricant to help the read/write heads move smoothly across the drive. Over time (and sometimes due to heat or other conditions) the lubricant would break down, lose some of its smoothness and sometimes become sticky. What followed was when you would stop using the machine or power it down the read/write heads would get stuck in the broken down lubricant and stop moving when you turn it back on.

THE SOLUTION - People did one of two things to try to recover the data - Both of them CAN ABSOLUTELY damage the drive but it did work part of the time. 1) giving the drive a little knock on the side - WHEN IT'S OFF - sometimes worked. Remember this can also damage the read/write heads especially if they are stuck to the drive and can also cause platter damage if the heads breaks off or gets stuck to the platter and then you power it on. 2) Putting the drive in the freezer sometimes expanded the chip (cold expands) and helped the heads move off the platters so you can recover the data quickly. This can also damage the platters as well by bringing in condesation into the drive and when you take it out of the cold the condesation can move over the platter and the heads will destroy it.

THE FIX - The hard drive Manufacturers solved this issue by introducing a little ramp that the heads park on when they power down as a result 99% of the time the freezer trick will do more harm than good.

Sometimes the freezer trick will still work because changing the temperature in the drive can sometimes alter the situation and help the drive work again - however I would say even in that case dont put the drive in the freezer rather get a really cold surface - (You can get a usb powered cooler) and place the drive on the cool surface to achieve the same temperature withought risking additional damage to the drive.
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Post by: elikay on August 30, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
I have a Hard drive which when I connect it, asks me to format, how can I recover data?
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Post by: Name Changed on August 30, 2012, 09:00:27 PM
I have a Hard drive which when I connect it, asks me to format, how can I recover data?
Runtime software - GetDataBack  (http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm) Free to download and run the recovery

I know someone that has a Key
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Post by: elikay on August 30, 2012, 09:07:04 PM
Runtime software - GetDataBack  (http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm) Free to download and run the recovery

I know someone that has a Key

Thanks it was not working before, but now it is :)
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 10:33:31 PM
sometimes that happens when USB isn't providing enough power.
getdataback is great - just be careful sometimes the format drive message comes up because the drive is dying and can't read the mft or the beginning of the drive. Scanning with software my sometimes damage it more I just had a really bad case like that
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Post by: elikay on August 30, 2012, 10:51:34 PM
sometimes that happens when USB isn't providing enough power.
getdataback is great - just be careful sometimes the format drive message comes up because the drive is dying and can't read the mft or the beginning of the drive. Scanning with software my sometimes damage it more I just had a really bad case like that
what would you suggest?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 11:03:18 PM
My honest Recommendation is as follows.

If the data isn't critical (movies, downloads etc) play around with get data back, many times it can work and recover data even from a damaged drive.

If the data is critical -
Get data back added a new feature in the latest version, upon the recommendation of one of my colleagues. They have an option called quickscan - this is a great feature. Instead of canning the entire drive for data (which kills the drive when its failing!!) it uses the mft - which is a part of the hard drive that keeps a record of all the files and directories. This help you see in a few seconds if it detects your files. If it does - continue, and recover all your data. If it doesn't I recommend not letting it scan the entire drive for data, this sometimes really kills the drive! Its a chance I wouldn't take with critical data.
I'm not saying this because I want you do bring me the recoveries. I've seen this happen too often. Most technicians that send me data recoveries these days have learnt and we have an agreement they don't mess with drive and I give then better prices:)
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Post by: elikay on September 01, 2012, 11:17:28 PM
Thanks the person who owns the drive needed a couple of files of it. It was not worth the hassle and they just redid the job. Thanks so much for the info.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 11:20:26 PM
Anytime
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Post by: jack12 on September 02, 2012, 10:26:53 PM
My honest Recommendation is as follows.

If the data isn't critical (movies, downloads etc) play around with get data back, many times it can work and recover data even from a damaged drive.

If the data is critical -
Get data back added a new feature in the latest version, upon the recommendation of one of my colleagues. They have an option called quickscan - this is a great feature. Instead of canning the entire drive for data (which kills the drive when its failing!!) it uses the mft - which is a part of the hard drive that keeps a record of all the files and directories. This help you see in a few seconds if it detects your files. If it does - continue, and recover all your data. If it doesn't I recommend not letting it scan the entire drive for data, this sometimes really kills the drive! Its a chance I wouldn't take with critical data.
I'm not saying this because I want you do bring me the recoveries. I've seen this happen too often. Most technicians that send me data recoveries these days have learnt and we have an agreement they don't mess with drive and I give then better prices:)

GetDataBack:
It's $79 here - http://download.cnet.com/GetDataBack-for-NTFS/3000-2242_4-10061737.html
It's $69 here http://www.laptopmag.com/best-data-recovery-software/getdataback-review.aspx and here http://data-recovery-software-review.toptenreviews.com/getdataback-review.html

Any reason to buy it from cnet for more $?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 10:32:13 PM
same thing, they both take you to runtime software which is the company that developed and sells getdataback
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 10:32:43 PM
what happened to your drive?
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Post by: jack12 on September 03, 2012, 01:18:03 PM
what happened to your drive?

The computer stopped reading it. It says that it needs to be reformatted.
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 02:20:35 PM
My Lenovo G470's screen stopped working. I hear the Microsoft jingle when the computer turns on but see nothing on the screen. I also took out the battery and tried restarting but it did not help.
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Post by: doodley on September 03, 2012, 03:06:16 PM
Hi! I have the bb 9930 and lately when I take pictures the picture will be good but when I go into the media  2 min later the picture won't show up only it looks like its there but you can't see it. Like when it loads the pics you also don't see the pic for 2 seconds as its loading it but then you see it  but These files are there but llately its not loading?
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 03:26:03 PM
My Lenovo G470's screen stopped working. I hear the Microsoft jingle when the computer turns on but see nothing on the screen. I also took out the battery and tried restarting but it did not help.

i connected my laptop to my desktop screen and it works, so the screen is definitely the issue. Any ideas?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 04:58:31 PM
Sure we can replace the screen, it's not that expensive
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 04:59:42 PM
Hi! I have the bb 9930 and lately when I take pictures the picture will be good but when I go into the media  2 min later the picture won't show up only it looks like its there but you can't see it. Like when it loads the pics you also don't see the pic for 2 seconds as its loading it but then you see it  but These files are there but llately its not loading?

Its possible that its very full and you have lots of pictures. try copying the pictures to the computer and then wipe the card and start over
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:02:02 PM
Sure we can replace the screen, it's not that expensive

Thanks, I still within the Amex guarantee. Perhaps they will give me a new laptop?
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Post by: myb821 on September 03, 2012, 05:02:21 PM
Thanks, I still within the Amex guarantee. Perhaps they will give me a new laptop?
call and ask
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:04:06 PM
Possibly. Are you within the 1 year warranty from lenovo?
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:04:18 PM
Nope.
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:05:37 PM
What exactly went wrong? It was working perfectly yesterday!
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:11:47 PM
Do you see cracks on the screen or not?
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:12:46 PM
No, there is no input at all.
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:16:44 PM
Here's the deal. the last couple of years, screens switched for lcd to led. LCD Screens used a separate piece called an inverter and that gave the screen the backlight etc. The LED screen have them built in. Very often after a while, they die. The screen usually still works if you check closely in the light - but no backlight. A new screen can be bought on ebay for abbout $50 - $100 a change about 5 of them a week lol.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:28:17 PM
Here's the deal. the last couple of years, screens switched for lcd to led. LCD Screens used a separate piece called an inverter and that gave the screen the backlight etc. The LED screen have them built in. Very often after a while, they die. The screen usually still works if you check closely in the light - but no backlight. A new screen can be bought on ebay for abbout $50 - $100 a change about 5 of them a week lol.
Your right on the  money!

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:30:16 PM
Lol, I know my stuff ;) The good thing about this is that it can be repaired during the year on warranty because it isn't comsidered physical damage. However after the first year you have to rely on amex I guess
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:36:20 PM
Do you think Amex will just repair it?
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
They may send you to get it repaired and pay for it. It's not that expensive. If they pay for it, I can do it for you no problem
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Post by: myb821 on September 03, 2012, 05:37:32 PM
Do you think Amex will just repair it?
they will either repair it/pay for it to be repaired or refund the original cost
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Post by: AJK on September 03, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
Thanks, I still within the Amex guarantee. Perhaps they will give me a new laptop?

Depending on its cost, they'll might request a quote first on what it would cost simply to replace the screen.

No reason not to try.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
PM me. I Can give you the quote etc
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:43:37 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: Nitantnel on September 03, 2012, 05:55:01 PM
Depending on its cost, they'll might request a quote first on what it would cost simply to replace the screen.

No reason not to try.

They will only do this if I tell them what's wrong; if I just say that it's not working, they will have me send it to them. Does this improve my chances?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 06:01:50 PM
Tell them the screen doesn't work - you don't see anything
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 03, 2012, 08:31:31 PM
hey dh
i have a server running server 03 and the main c drive is low on space. i cant seem to delete more items to clear up space
is there a way to pop in a new drive while maintaining all the info?
thanks
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Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 08:54:57 PM
Yes, 2 ideas. The easy way is to add a data drive as a secondary hard drive. The other better way to do it, is to clone the entire c onto a bigger hard drive that way you maintain the integrity of the server, dont lose data, add space and it will help for speed as well many times.

Specifics obviously depend if you're running raid or not etc.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 03, 2012, 09:17:57 PM
Specifics obviously depend if you're running raid or not etc.
What server isn't Raid? Lol

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 09:20:06 PM
you'd  be surprised! Many small offices use a regular optiplex  or precision as a server
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 03, 2012, 09:24:24 PM
you'd  be surprised! Many small offices use a regular optiplex  or precision as a server
Lol, that's not called a server ;)

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 09:26:25 PM
why not? can be a file server, a vpn server, exchange server, bes server, sometimes even they install reg windows 2003 server on a precision machine
Title: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 03, 2012, 10:23:04 PM
Typically an office that has a simple Desktop that they are using as a Server its a file server, and IMHO its stupid not to have a Raid config.

I'm kidding by saying its not a server.

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 10:27:56 PM
agreed - just to avoid downtime you should have raid 5.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 03, 2012, 10:33:17 PM
Raid 10 - Raid 5 is harder to recover ;)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
he's running server 2003 really doubt he has raid 10. anyway I have recovered min 100 raid 5
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2012, 03:58:24 PM
i believe its raid drives, does that affect the cloning process?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 04:25:39 PM
just means its a little more difficult to do properly - and involves replacing all the drives as well. it may be cheaper to add a raid array for data
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: BAHayman on September 04, 2012, 08:30:09 PM
So someone just called me asking if I could recover data off a hdd... The laptop was on a counter and was on when it fell to the floor. They had someone take the hdd out and connect it to another computer but the hdd wouldn't power up.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 09:12:57 PM
try connecting it directly to pc and check if its detected in thebbios
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 04, 2012, 09:15:04 PM
try connecting it directly to pc and check if its detected in the bios
FTFY

BAHayman prob figured that out :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 09:19:25 PM
I don't really know him or his skill set, most ppl try to connect with external USB and give up if data doesn't show up
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on September 04, 2012, 09:21:48 PM
I don't really know him or his skill set, most ppl try to connect with external USB and give up if data doesn't show up
He's the programer behind these forums

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5616.345
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 09:35:45 PM
Ok so once he checks if its picked up in the bios the next step is to determine what type of activity and feedback you feel from the drive, Meaning do you fell it spinning? clicking? not spinning? scraping? wierd mechanical/ electrical noise on a loop? and we can try to take it to the next step
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AJK on November 04, 2012, 07:26:20 PM
Can someone recommend a 2.5inch IDE (which is what I think it is) to USB hard drive enclosure?

Preference given to amazon prime.
Title: Re: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on November 04, 2012, 11:02:58 PM
Can someone recommend a 2.5inch IDE (which is what I think it is) to USB hard drive enclosure?

Preference given to amazon prime.
check Newegg and meritline, they occasionally have them FAR
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 04, 2012, 11:05:41 PM
they're mostly pretty much the same. I've used vantec nexstar , startech and acomdata. -I was satisfied with all of those. I assume rosewill will be fine as well
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AJK on November 04, 2012, 11:22:28 PM
Thanks.

Don't quite see any FAR but I guess <$10 aint too shabby.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 04, 2012, 11:24:39 PM
they're pretty much antiquated - as is the whole ide interface
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2012, 12:08:52 AM
Not sure this is the right place for this question:

When I boot up my Sony Z12 I've been getting the following error for the past few weeks (see attachment), the raid controller is an Intel ICH8M-e and the HDDs are Toshiba (apparently).

The config utility doesn't show me any details on the SMART event, and none of the software I've tried (e.g. HDD scan) can scan the drive. How can I diagnose this myself?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 14, 2012, 12:53:30 AM
its difficult to diagnose because these machines run a striped raid on 2 SSD drives. Smart is a standardized monitoring tool for hard drives that's meant to detect irregularities etc and determine drive failure or imminent failure. SSD drives however don't really have standardized smart therefore anything don't like can trigger it. I will put up a utility you can use to test it tom....too tired.... To be continued
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2012, 12:56:34 AM
its difficult to diagnose because these machines run a striped raid on 2 SSD drives. Smart is a standardized monitoring tool for hard drives that's meant to detect irregularities etc and determine drive failure or imminent failure. SSD drives however don't really have standardized smart therefore anything don't like can trigger it. I will put up a utility you can use to test it tom....too tired.... To be continued

Thanks, no rush.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 14, 2012, 05:39:18 PM
Ok I'm Back -

As I was saying SMART on SSD is kinda limited and may false positives etc -

You can try this tool

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: sruly101 on November 14, 2012, 05:42:56 PM
Im sure that you will know  DH Data Recovery!!

Which companies are the best for a external hard drive?

And if you know where is the cheapest to buy them ?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 14, 2012, 07:04:00 PM
Honestly - They all fail - I get all companies.

If you get portable drives I would tell you don't get the ones with a built on USB connector (like the wd passports, or some of the seagates) They fail much faster and have firmware issues as well.

I try to purchase the manufacturers hard drive - meaning WD, Seagte, Hitachi and not fantom or iomega etc
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AJK on November 14, 2012, 07:13:06 PM
built in USB connecter? What's that?

I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Passport-Essential-Portable/dp/B0041OSQ9S

Don't think it has anything built in...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 14, 2012, 07:25:01 PM
@ AJK Your drive is exactly what im talking about - up to a few years ago all the external drives were connected via the standard sata port to a little board that turned into a usb. The newer portable drives, in an attempt to make the drive a little smaller, cut out that piece and soldered the usb directly to the hard drive. Although more compact it causes multiple issues since this isn't the natural interface - it has to interpert the connection thru the usb controller.

Here's a classic scenario that happens all the time - the drive gets a couple of bad sectors and starts failing, with a standard drive it will still be detected and you can properly copy off all your data however with the usb onboard drive it can't get past these bad sectors to further connect to the drive - as a result the drive powers up, but nothing further happens - you don't see any data.

They also have multiple firmware issues that cause chaos on these drives.
 
Title: Re: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 14, 2012, 07:39:22 PM
The newer portable drives, in an attempt to make the drive a little smaller, cut out that piece and soldered the usb directly to the hard drive.
I believe its also because they don't want people taking it out to put in their PC.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 14, 2012, 08:00:13 PM
Why would they care?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AJK on November 15, 2012, 03:33:57 PM
@ AJK Your drive is exactly what im talking about - up to a few years ago all the external drives were connected via the standard sata port to a little board that turned into a usb. The newer portable drives, in an attempt to make the drive a little smaller, cut out that piece and soldered the usb directly to the hard drive. Although more compact it causes multiple issues since this isn't the natural interface - it has to interpert the connection thru the usb controller.

Here's a classic scenario that happens all the time - the drive gets a couple of bad sectors and starts failing, with a standard drive it will still be detected and you can properly copy off all your data however with the usb onboard drive it can't get past these bad sectors to further connect to the drive - as a result the drive powers up, but nothing further happens - you don't see any data.

They also have multiple firmware issues that cause chaos on these drives.

Thanks for the explanation.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on November 15, 2012, 06:50:45 PM
You can try this tool

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

Shows "good" for both drives, should I trust it?

Shows "worst" read error rate on one drive at 99 instead of 100, should I worry?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 15, 2012, 06:59:08 PM
You can also try hdtune
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on November 15, 2012, 07:09:44 PM
You can also try hdtune

TY. Doesn't support much for the RAID array, no smart data or anything, health data is "n/a".
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 15, 2012, 07:11:58 PM
I wouldn't worry as long as you back up constantly. Its hard to be sure - but I wouldnt worry Try to download the manufacturers dianostics ssd utility
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on November 16, 2012, 06:12:17 AM
I wouldn't worry as long as you back up constantly. Its hard to be sure - but I wouldnt worry Try to download the manufacturers dianostics ssd utility

Can you pleasefind me a link for that, I don't any listed here:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCZ122GX&LOC=3#/downloadTab
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/category/chpsts/imsm/rsrc_util

ETA:

Intel Matrix Storage manager wouldn't show me the event details but allowed me to reset the "smart event", let's see if it comes back.

Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 16, 2012, 11:02:56 AM
Why would they care?
They cost less.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 16, 2012, 11:06:52 AM
They cost less because they use inferior drives - they save the better drives for internal drives and use the imperfect drives for external drives
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centurion on November 17, 2012, 07:50:43 PM
1. looking to buy an apple product ( need garage band) even i pad 1 or any tablet , any sugesstions?
2. looking to install a root certificate (like i have on my pc) will this work on a ipad?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 20, 2013, 02:31:10 PM
Any recommended utilities for moving large amounts of data?
I want to back up an old computer, but only selected folders,I don't want to come the whole disk.
Tia
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 20, 2013, 02:41:33 PM
unstoppable copier is pretty good
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 20, 2013, 02:58:36 PM
unstoppable copier is pretty good
Thanks,
Exactly what I was looking for
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centurion on May 20, 2013, 03:05:23 PM
dh to the rescue again
sorry i missed you at landaus shul
zevy shains first event in r chatzel roth shul last year was pretty impressive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 20, 2013, 11:18:31 PM
Thanks.
Yea - Goes to show that you can accomplish without speeches! (or you can have speeches and accomplish nothing...)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centurion on May 20, 2013, 11:24:07 PM
the internet is here to stay just need to protect yourself- if you want to go somewhere you will if not its a good block
to avois unwanted ads pop ups you tube etc.
however you can do most yourself
some computers in my office have k9 and they have their own password
if you NEED to go somewhere you can go - its just a reminder so you dont slip
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on May 22, 2013, 02:11:04 PM
Any recommended utilities for moving large amounts of data?
I want to back up an old computer, but only selected folders,I don't want to come the whole disk.
Tia
Copy-paste to external HD?

I assume from the simplicity of my answer that your question must have more to it.  I'm going to assume that your old computer won't boot up.  If so, you can use a live cd (or usb) to access the drive, and then copy-paste.

ETA:
Just saw that I was replying to an old post..
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 22, 2013, 04:45:13 PM
unstoppable copier is pretty good
On second thought I'm having a problem. It's only copying the contents of the folder I select but not the folder itself. Made a complete mess off my portable hd by just dumping everything in the root dollar


Copy-paste to external HD?

I assume from the simplicity of my answer that your question must have more to it.  I'm going to assume that your old computer won't boot up.  If so, you can use a live cd (or usb) to access the drive, and then copy-paste.

ETA:
Just saw that I was replying to an old post..
Standard Windows copy-paste isn't stable enough, and get be left alone to copy may gbs
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on May 22, 2013, 04:57:53 PM
http://codesector.com/teracopy
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 22, 2013, 05:26:45 PM
Gotta select to copy subfolders as well, also make sure you have access to the full user folders...
Copy to a new folder on the external drive - not to the root.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 22, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
Gotta select to copy subfolders as well, also make sure you have access to the full user folders...
Copy to a new folder on the external drive - not to the root.
it is copying subfolders the problem is when copying " D : folder x" to "G:" it will copy the contents of folder x into G without first copying folder x
You copy? :))
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 22, 2013, 06:50:09 PM
You gotta checkoff the option to Include subfolders iirc
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Nitantnel on May 23, 2013, 11:23:53 AM
This must be really basic:

I connected a wireless printer via WEP--pressing the button on my router--and behold, it created a new password, or did some other thing, and I now cannot access my wireless from my laptop???
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 23, 2013, 12:00:21 PM
connect to the router via ethernet and login to the router, then check what the wep password is
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Name Changed on May 23, 2013, 12:01:35 PM
Or just reset the router, most routers have a reset pin, that you hold in for 30 seconds to factory reset it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Nitantnel on May 23, 2013, 12:32:14 PM
I did that but than the printer lost the connection
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 23, 2013, 12:39:17 PM
Because it lost the wireless settings, now you hve to set it up again.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Nitantnel on May 23, 2013, 05:55:46 PM
OK, so how do I set it up again without have the wireless setting lost?

Also, the printer still prints so I was thinking that the wireless is still working??
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2013, 03:18:06 PM
Maxtor OneTouch Plus 1Tb external drive is (intermittently) making clicking noises and gives I/O errors. Cheap boss won't pay to professionally restore the drive, any free/cheap way to retrieve the data?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2013, 03:20:17 PM
Maybe DH has a discounted rate for mods :D
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
Maybe DH has a discounted rate for mods :D

It's for my boss, and I'm not looking for a discount, I'm wondering if there's an alternative to full-blown recovery.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 30, 2013, 04:49:33 PM
If its being detected by the bios and the data isn't that valuable I can try to give you some advice, just be aware that this drive will prob degrade really fast and now is the optimal time to recover the data if its important
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2013, 04:59:43 PM
If its being detected by the bios and the data isn't that valuable I can try to give you some advice, just be aware that this drive will prob degrade really fast and now is the optimal time to recover the data if its important

It matches both criteria, though I should've asked sooner. Earlier it would allow me to access any data but would I/O error after an hour or two. Drive has 1TB of phone call recordings on it. I managed to transfer like 100gb off but now the I/O errors happen right away.

Just to clarify, IMHO the data is important, but since my boss doesn't need it now (though he might in the future) he isn't willing to pay to recover it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 30, 2013, 05:15:02 PM
If you want to send it to me, I will give you the Mod rate :D. Otherwise if you want to experiment with what you've got, we can do that as well.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on May 31, 2013, 01:58:55 PM
If you want to send it to me, I will give you the Mod rate :D. Otherwise if you want to experiment with what you've got, we can do that as well.

I'd like to experiment :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 31, 2013, 03:42:50 PM
Ok First thing you have to do is take out the Hard Drive out of the casing and use the Sata connection - not the USB.

Now we can try this in 2 way, 1 is cloning the Drive, 2 is Using recovery software.

Do you have Norton Ghost? We can try changing a few switches and cloning using sector-by-sector option.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on June 13, 2013, 04:07:11 PM
Do you have Norton Ghost? We can try changing a few switches and cloning using sector-by-sector option.

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, and thanks for your help.

I took apart the enclosure and installed the drive in a desktop, the desktop also has Norton Ghost 15 installed.

Eagerly awaiting NG instructions :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on June 14, 2013, 07:38:24 PM
Rather use previous version and bootable. Download hirens boot cd 10.6 (not later version) and lemme know when your ready to continue.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on June 15, 2013, 04:26:56 PM
Rather use previous version and bootable. Download hirens boot cd 10.6 (not later version) and lemme know when your ready to continue.
Link:
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v106/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2013, 11:07:53 AM
Link:
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v106/

Thanks for link.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 17, 2013, 11:08:59 AM
How likely is one to recover data off a bad CD or USB thumb drive?

And how much does data recovery cost? (Ballpark figure.)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2013, 11:22:06 AM
Rather use previous version and bootable. Download hirens boot cd 10.6 (not later version) and lemme know when your ready to continue.

Ready when you are.

Once again, thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on June 17, 2013, 04:54:18 PM
How likely is one to recover data off a bad CD or USB thumb drive?

And how much does data recovery cost? (Ballpark figure.)
Try this, using deep scan:
www.recuva.com

or torrent:
https://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/7662150/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Moishel on June 17, 2013, 05:10:42 PM
How likely is one to recover data off a bad CD or USB thumb drive?

And how much does data recovery cost? (Ballpark figure.)
Bad CD as in scratched? If yes, how bad are the scratches?

If the scratches are not too bad you can try fixing it by applying a tiny amount of toothpaste to the scratch and rubbing in with a dry lint free cloth. Then try putting it in to several drives/players, some are more precise than others.

If this fails you can use some software tools to try to retrieve/copy the data.

Re the USB flash drive, please describe how the files got deleted, plain delete, format, physical damage, or can't find partition. Based on that I can try to help you recover the files. One thing is sure, don't use the flash drive at all until you're ready to recover the data.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on June 17, 2013, 05:29:18 PM
Ok Asher,  Here's the first try. This will help us determine in what condition the drive is and once you report to how it clones we can see if  we should proceed with this or use deeper tools.
Connect the bad drive and a good drive (same size or larger) to a desktop. Use SATA Internal Connection - Not usb
Without booting into windows, boot into the hirens cd.
Select Dos programs
Backup Programs
Norton Ghost 11
Use normal mode.
Start Ghost
Go to options and select Force clone, (this will cause it not to abort by errors)
also select image all in options
Now clone drive to drive - make sure you know which drive is the source drive and destination drive.

Start cloning, and we'll determine by the speed and amount of errors if we should continue with this method.

Note: This is not a recommendation for most recovery situation. I never use ghost to copy a bad drive, but for someone without any decent tools and ready to take a chance and the drive is mostly full this is a place to start
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on June 30, 2013, 02:20:53 PM
My laptop broke and I bought a new one, I have some stuff on my old one which I would need to retrieve, can I just take the hard drive out the laptop and connect it to the new one with a USB adapter and get my files out of there?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on June 30, 2013, 03:28:34 PM
yes usually, just be careful not to drop it while its running. You will need to change the permissions to access your files in the user directory but its really easy.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on June 30, 2013, 03:35:19 PM
yes usually, just be careful not to drop it while its running. You will need to change the permissions to access your files in the user directory but its really easy.
Hmmm, got no idea what that is,
If you don't mind to explain I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on June 30, 2013, 05:03:01 PM
Hmmm, got no idea what that is,
If you don't mind to explain I would appreciate it.
Actually I think I do know how to do it, if I'll get stuck I'll then ask for your help, tx.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 01, 2013, 03:27:00 PM
yes usually, just be careful not to drop it while its running. You will need to change the permissions to access your files in the user directory but its really easy.
I just connected the drive to my laptop and I get a msg that "You need to format the disk in E: drive before you can use it ",
What should I do?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 01, 2013, 03:28:59 PM
Dont format it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 01, 2013, 03:30:45 PM
Dont format it
So what should I do? How do I access the drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 01, 2013, 03:32:50 PM
possible your hard drive was failing, try using runtime getdataback to recover the data. You should need the NTFS version
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 01, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
possible your hard drive was failing, try using runtime getdataback to recover the data. You should need the NTFS version
I installed it, if it's just simple steps would you mind telling me what I need to do?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 01, 2013, 03:51:08 PM
scan for drive, click on drive, select partition - let it run
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 01, 2013, 04:34:19 PM
Tx so much, running now, goto wait now 7+ hours until it's over ( anybody wants to play a game meanwhile ;)  ).
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 01, 2013, 04:35:46 PM
Then you're not using the right one, the latest one can do a quickscan which takes minutes
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 01, 2013, 04:40:47 PM
Then you're not using the right one, the latest one can do a quickscan which takes minutes
Even for a 500GB drive?
And if so, may I stop the scan that is running now or it can harm the drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 01, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
The newer versions parse the MFT so they can give you the list of files in minutes, however you can try with the one you have.
Stopping a scan doesn't damage the drive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Moes Tavern on July 02, 2013, 12:26:12 AM
Any suggestions on getting pictures off a SanDisk Micro SD card that seems to have died.

My Computer, Cell Phone & Printer USB port don't even acknowledge that's it even been plugged in.

Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 02, 2013, 01:45:57 PM
possible your hard drive was failing, try using runtime getdataback to recover the data. You should need the NTFS version
So if I wanna copy my info I goto pay 70 bucks?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 02, 2013, 02:11:48 PM
or you can try to run a chkdsk on the drive, but I had doing that.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on July 02, 2013, 02:20:02 PM
or you can try to run a chkdsk on the drive, but I had doing that.
Guess you meant "hate doing that"

The main thing that I need urgent from the drive is my Quickbooks data, I haven't did a backup for quite a long time,
So I would do anything to get that,

Is it possible to retrieve that data if it wasn't saved as a backup, just in the program?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 02, 2013, 02:40:16 PM
Yea sure. You can try buying the software, not that expensive - or we can run a chkdsk that should give you access.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 02, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
Quick question: if I do shift+delete on a desktop icon, is that the same as running uninstall?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 03, 2013, 12:22:16 AM
Nope, all you're doing is deleting the shortcut to the program.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: metziah on July 09, 2013, 05:23:15 PM
Sorry if its the wrong thread but no reason to start another one, anyway, I have a 21/2 yr old MacBook, currently not working to well, brought it to apple they told me it need a new part where you put the plug in, since it wasn't powering up from a plug, it needs a need plastic housing since its all cracked, I saw when they did a diagnostic test on the battery it said it was "good" the "genius" told me that it's dead and won't hold a charge, however I don't think that it's true, I just think its a battery after two and half years so it isn't   Working as brand new, all repairs total about $200 without the battery which is 130, my question is do you think it's worth fixing it since it really is a great laptop, if I have to buy another one I'm only going to be spending up to 450, so I'm not going to get as good of a laptop. Thanx
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 09, 2013, 06:12:15 PM
Wrong thread.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on July 09, 2013, 06:58:26 PM
I have a 128gb flash drive thats corrupt can't format thru disk management file system: raw used is 0 bytes and free is 0 bytes what's the best program to try and format this? TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 09, 2013, 07:29:51 PM
Needs physical recovery. If its not detected with the right size and capacity, most software recovery tools can't do anything
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on July 09, 2013, 07:50:02 PM
Needs physical recovery. If its not detected with the right size and capacity, most software recovery tools can't do anything
I've tried diskpart, easeus, HP USB program and in process of creating a Linux USB I am more interested in using it then recovering data is there any hope?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 09, 2013, 07:53:05 PM
Well it seems like you have some data recovery software at hand. The problem here is that this doesn't;t sound like a software issue. Software can't be used to repair physical issues.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on July 09, 2013, 07:53:50 PM
What I thought:-[
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: chucksterace on July 12, 2013, 10:20:02 AM
I have a external hard drive (500gb) that when plugged in the light blinks and I can feel the drive running, I also see it in disk utility, running Mac OS X. But I cannot find the device in Explorer.

Second hard drive I have this issue with, is there an easy solution to this?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 12, 2013, 10:35:08 AM
I assume you're trying this in a mac not a pc correct?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: chucksterace on July 12, 2013, 10:44:32 AM
I assume you're trying this in a mac not a pc correct?
Correct, and it seems we meet again  ;) ;)

I am doing a repair disk now to see if that fixes it.

Update: Disk Repair claimed to not have fixed it, but then started working so I guess it did.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2013, 06:42:05 PM
Might be the wrong place to ask this, but which external drive manufacturers/product lines have the longest warranties?

ETA: Verbatim seems to have a "limited 7-year warranty", is this for real?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
I don't trust companies that don't manufacture their own drives, you never know what they use. I have drives coming in all the time for all types of recoveries with weird drives, they rebrand other companies drives and tend to use the cheapest option available at the time.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
I don't trust companies that don't manufacture their own drives, you never know what they use. I have drives coming in all the time for all types of recoveries with weird drives, they rebrand other companies drives and tend to use the cheapest option available at the time.

What's the longest warranty from a manufacturer (that's still in the usual price range)?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2013, 09:57:17 PM
3 years for decent drives. 5 years for the better drives usually. You can buy good enclosure and use WD Black series Drives, those drives come with 5 yr warranties
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on August 08, 2013, 01:07:11 PM
3 years for decent drives. 5 years for the better drives usually. You can buy good enclosure and use WD Black series Drives, those drives come with 5 yr warranties

Which ones have 5 years? None of these (http://external-hard-drive-review.toptenreviews.com/) show 5 years.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 08, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
Your right, seems like most of the manufacturers that had 5yr went down to 3yr max
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on August 08, 2013, 01:36:00 PM
Your right, seems like most of the manufacturers that had 5yr went down to 3yr max

Your suggestions for an affordable reliable external 500gb drive? The one I'm replacing is a Maxtor OneTouch four that is 2-3 years old (and already out of warranty). I'm looking, and all the WD/Seagate/Maxtor/Hitachi drives I see are 1/2 years.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on August 08, 2013, 05:22:54 PM
All these are 7 year, pretty sure:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007601%2050001649&IsNodeId=1&name=VERBATIM
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 08, 2013, 09:45:00 PM
yea, but they don't make their own drives. If you want the warranty for replacement then its great, but if you're looking for a good reliable drive you have no idea what you're getting with external hard drive manufacturers.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Saver2000 on August 12, 2013, 01:30:34 PM
I  have a 16gb  SanDisk  micro sd  card  in my phone. I took it out last week to develop a picture.
After inserting it in the Wal-Mart picture machine and successfully printing the picture, I  put back in my phone.

 Ever since then,  the phone cannot read the card.
 It says "memory card damaged".

I  put it into an adapter and then into pc and it reads it fine.

 Any idea what the issue could be?
 Thanx.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on August 12, 2013, 01:45:21 PM
I  have a 16gb  SanDisk  micro sd  card  in my phone. I took it out last week to develop a picture.
After inserting it in the Wal-Mart picture machine and successfully printing the picture, I  put back in my phone.

 Ever since then,  the phone cannot read the card.
 It says "memory card damaged".

I  put it into an adapter and then into pc and it reads it fine.

 Any idea what the issue could be?
 Thanx.

Why don't you back it up to PC to make sure your data is safe. Then, try formatting it again and copy the data back.

I guess it wouldn't tell you if the card is faulty, but if it's just some corruption it should sort out your issues.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 12, 2013, 02:01:41 PM
+1

Back up all data, plug into pc and run chkdsk.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Saver2000 on August 13, 2013, 02:12:32 PM
Why don't you back it up to PC to make sure your data is safe. Then, try formatting it again and copy the data back.

I guess it wouldn't tell you if the card is faulty, but if it's just some corruption it should sort out your issues.
Its from my phone,  so there are a bunch of different files on there.  But I guess I'll do that anyways.

 Another unrelated issue that I have is that when I put any sd  card into my  Dell  laptop,  it automatically slides the lock button down and therefore the card cannot be accessed/ isn't even recognized.

It seems that it's an issue with the sd  slot,  and not the card.

 Is this something thats  easy to repair? e.g.  Can I do it myself?
 Is this a normal malfunction?
( It didn't always do this.  It used to work fine)

 Thanx
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2013, 02:08:11 AM
Hi,

Just put my 500gb wd external hard drive into computer, and nothing is showing up. Are all my files lost?

The light on the hd powers on when connected, but nothing shows up..
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on September 08, 2013, 09:34:18 AM
Hi,

Just put my 500gb wd external hard drive into computer, and nothing is showing up. Are all my files lost?

The light on the hd powers on when connected, but nothing shows up..
Nothing is showing up - what does that mean?
Do you see the drive as being connected on the computer?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: chucksterace on September 08, 2013, 09:35:38 AM

Hi,

Just put my 500gb wd external hard drive into computer, and nothing is showing up. Are all my files lost?

The light on the hd powers on when connected, but nothing shows up..

What type of computer you using?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2013, 10:13:17 AM
Nothing is showing up - what does that mean?
Do you see the drive as being connected on the computer?

Meaning usually i connect it and it just pops up on the screen, or i go to my computer and it shows up there, now it does neither, can't access my hard drive in any way.

What type of computer you using?

Using windows xp, and didn't work on my windows 7 laptop either.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 08, 2013, 03:00:23 PM
Meaning usually i connect it and it just pops up on the screen, or i go to my computer and it shows up there, now it does neither, can't access my hard drive in any way.

Using windows xp, and didn't work on my windows 7 laptop either.
Right-click on My Computer, Select 'Manage Computer'.  On the screen that comes up, in the left column, click on 'Disk Management'.  In the right column, do you see the drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 08, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
Can be software issue (virus, file corruption) or hardware issue.

First check if drive is detected. Do you get a drive letter in My Computer? Do you see a drive detected in device manager?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2013, 04:48:30 PM
Right-click on My Computer, Select 'Manage Computer'.  On the screen that comes up, in the left column, click on 'Disk Management'.  In the right column, do you see the drive?

Followed those steps and i don't see it there. All i see is the C: and D: built in drives.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2013, 04:49:32 PM
Can be software issue (virus, file corruption) or hardware issue.

First check if drive is detected. Do you get a drive letter in My Computer? Do you see a drive detected in device manager?

Drive is detected by computer, you hear the beep when connected. But it won't show up in my computer.

In the device manager it is detected. There is something WD and something WDC there.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 08, 2013, 07:57:26 PM
I assume this is a WD Portable drive, these drives are known to have major firmware issues.

Try checking disk management and see if it shows up there.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 08, 2013, 08:42:43 PM
I assume this is a WD Portable drive, these drives are known to have major firmware issues.

Try checking disk management and see if it shows up there.
See a few posts up...he already tried that.
He said it shows up in device manager as unknown USB device.  So, if the drive is spinning, then you are probably correct about firmware.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2013, 09:42:50 PM
See a few posts up...he already tried that.
He said it shows up in device manager as unknown USB device.  So, if the drive is spinning, then you are probably correct about firmware.

Right, so does that mean i lost everything? :(

I assume this is a WD Portable drive, these drives are known to have major firmware issues.

Which company would you recommend as oppsed to WD?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 08, 2013, 09:45:14 PM
the problem is most of the new usb 3.0 portable drives have these issues. I try to get drives like the seagate drives as most of them use a separate piece to connect the drive to the usb cable
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on September 09, 2013, 01:41:24 PM
How would you rate the Toshiba canvio desktop drives? I'm thnking of getting this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DW976A/?tag=cl03f-20) 3TB one from amazon gold box, also is $100 a good price for it?

ETA: I see that the seagate expansion is also $100, which would you recommend?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 09, 2013, 02:03:49 PM
Toshiba has pretty bad reviews...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on September 09, 2013, 02:10:07 PM
Toshiba has pretty bad reviews...
does that mean the Seagate is good ?
 reminds me of the story with the esrog dealer and the rav.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 09, 2013, 03:39:52 PM
Right, so does that mean i lost everything? :(
1.  You mentioned that you also tried connecting the hd to a Windows 7 computer.  Had you previously connected the hd to this computer?  If so, try connecting to a computer that you have never used.
2.  You can remove the hd from its current enclosure and put it in another USB enclosure (you can find them on Amazon for around $10).  This is not a definite fix, but it is worth a shot.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 09, 2013, 03:44:04 PM
Obviously, these are on the more expensive end, but I have set a few of them up.  They work great.
http://buffalotech.com/products/desktop-hard-drives/drivestation/drivestation-duo-1
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on September 11, 2013, 01:44:09 PM
I use office 2000 --it serves my purpose very well and am familiar with it, when I save  excel-word to Drop Box it changes them to  office 2010 starter , I do not want to use office  2010 --ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

also I use paper port 11 and and it has picked up "every document and photo " in my computer  --- b4 all this paper port showed only what I scanned into paper port  --- now I have so many  unnecessary  documents in paper port --example -- all my word documents now show up in paper port --- I also lost all my documents that i had scanned
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on September 11, 2013, 01:46:30 PM
RE above post --also I use paper port 11 and and it has picked up "every document and photo " in my computer  --- b4 all this changed --- paper port showed only what I scanned into paper port  --- now I have so many  unnecessary  documents in paper port!!! and impossible to manage 
--example -- all my word documents now show up in paper port ---

I also lost all my documents that i had scanned -- HELP PLEASE
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 02:32:15 PM
RE above post --also I use paper port 11 and and it has picked up "every document and photo " in my computer  --- b4 all this changed --- paper port showed only what I scanned into paper port  --- now I have so many  unnecessary  documents in paper port!!! and impossible to manage 
--example -- all my word documents now show up in paper port ---

I also lost all my documents that i had scanned -- HELP PLEASE
Regarding the last item, from your desktop (not the paperport program) try going to 'My Documents' and looking for a folder called 'Paperport' or 'My Scans' or 'Scans', etc.  Look in that folder for your scans.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 11, 2013, 02:35:59 PM
I have "Live mail" in outlook 2013 currently its a POP3 connection. I want to switch to IMAP.
The way I think I would do this is by deleting the current account from outlook (and thereby deleting the data files also) and then setting up a new IMAP account.
Is there any risk of me losing the thousands of emails that are on the server?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 02:37:35 PM
I use office 2000 --it serves my purpose very well and am familiar with it, when I save  excel-word to Drop Box it changes them to  office 2010 starter , I do not want to use office  2010 --ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

also I use paper port 11 and and it has picked up "every document and photo " in my computer  --- b4 all this paper port showed only what I scanned into paper port  --- now I have so many  unnecessary  documents in paper port --example -- all my word documents now show up in paper port --- I also lost all my documents that i had scanned
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 02:39:49 PM
RE above post --also I use paper port 11 and and it has picked up "every document and photo " in my computer  --- b4 all this changed --- paper port showed only what I scanned into paper port  --- now I have so many  unnecessary  documents in paper port!!! and impossible to manage 
--example -- all my word documents now show up in paper port ---

I also lost all my documents that i had scanned -- HELP PLEASE
This may be by design since Office 2k is no longer supported by Microsoft.  A possible work around (although it will be a pain) would be to change to file extension from .doc to .tmp, then put the file in dropbox.  When you take it out, change the extension back to .doc.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
I have "Live mail" in outlook 2013 currently its a POP3 connection. I want to switch to IMAP.
The way I think I would do this is by deleting the current account from outlook (and thereby deleting the data files also) and then setting up a new IMAP account.
Is there any risk of me losing the thousands of emails that are on the server?
As long as all of the data is really on the server, you should be ok.  To be on the safe side always back up the Outlook data file before deleting.  It only takes a few minutes, and can save tons of headache.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on September 11, 2013, 04:06:39 PM
This may be by design since Office 2k is no longer supported by Microsoft.  A possible work around (although it will be a pain) would be to change to file extension from .doc to .tmp, then put the file in dropbox.  When you take it out, change the extension back to .doc.

Thanks---I think you are right as it has happened in the past few weeks and msft or drop box must have changed something  -- b4 that it was fine

ur suggestion --ur right---it wood be a pain -- i guess msft wins since i will now have to join the 21 century and learn to use office 2010
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on September 11, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
Regarding the last item, from your desktop (not the paperport program) try going to 'My Documents' and looking for a folder called 'Paperport' or 'My Scans' or 'Scans', etc.  Look in that folder for your scans.


I did -- no luck ----I have a back up drive connected -- never had need to even look in it -- have only for  "just in case"( this is a just in case insinuation)  -- have no idea how to search it etc --but will look to see if scans are in it -- does anyone know if scans are picked up in a backup drive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 04:34:24 PM

I did -- no luck ----I have a back up drive connected -- never had need to even look in it -- have only for  "just in case"( this is a just in case insinuation)  -- have no idea how to search it etc --but will look to see if scans are in it -- does anyone know if scans are picked up in a backup drive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 11, 2013, 04:36:11 PM

I did -- no luck ----I have a back up drive connected -- never had need to even look in it -- have only for  "just in case"( this is a just in case insinuation)  -- have no idea how to search it etc --but will look to see if scans are in it -- does anyone know if scans are picked up in a backup drive
Most if not all scanning software will save the files to your documents folder under a sub folder.  Most if not all backup software will backup your Documents folder and everything in it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on September 11, 2013, 04:43:28 PM
Most if not all scanning software will save the files to your documents folder under a sub folder.  Most if not all backup software will backup your Documents folder and everything in it.


will open drive tomorrow and start to look
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 07:57:28 PM
Bought an all in one samsung desktop and they only have windows 8. (side note it sux) I'm having problems with all Internet browsers. Pages aren't loading properly. Problem would be from the computer? Or from windows 8? It's not the Internet cus I've never had a problem till now with it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: sky121 on September 15, 2013, 08:25:09 PM
Bought an all in one samsung desktop and they only have windows 8. (side note it sux) I'm having problems with all Internet browsers. Pages aren't loading properly. Problem would be from the computer? Or from windows 8? It's not the Internet cus I've never had a problem till now with it

I think it's a Samsung issue. I had this once and someone on the forums posting a fix for it. Not sure where it's at.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 08:29:00 PM
I think it's a Samsung issue. I had this once and someone on the forums posting a fix for it. Not sure where it's at.
ok.. if anyone knows than that wud be gr8.. otherwise- shipping this baby right back!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 15, 2013, 10:12:32 PM
Bought an all in one samsung desktop and they only have windows 8. (side note it sux) I'm having problems with all Internet browsers. Pages aren't loading properly. Problem would be from the computer? Or from windows 8? It's not the Internet cus I've never had a problem till now with it
What do you mean 'pages aren't loading properly'?  Can you give more details, please?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 10:36:30 PM
What do you mean 'pages aren't loading properly'?  Can you give more details, please?
the dont load the way they should look. Missing things on the page- and wrong layout...i can take a pic of it and post it (im not very good at figuring out how to post on DD though)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 10:41:45 PM
made it as an attachment cus no idea how else to do it...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 10:43:19 PM
oh haa.. thats how u post it.  could never figure it out. ok well here is an image when i sign onto webpages.. happens to many pages (facebook, amazon..) happens on firefox, chrome- and i happen to thing it doesnt happen on IE- but i hate IE for other reasons
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: sky121 on September 15, 2013, 10:47:36 PM
Search for the thread "computer help".  I'm on a mobile so can't past it at the moment.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on September 15, 2013, 11:02:07 PM
Search for the thread "computer help".  I'm on a mobile so can't past it at the moment.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27868.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27868.0)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 15, 2013, 11:41:47 PM
awesome. thnks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on September 16, 2013, 12:48:57 AM
the dont load the way they should look. Missing things on the page- and wrong layout...i can take a pic of it and post it (im not very good at figuring out how to post on DD though)
Do you have an internet filter?  What AV are you using?  To troubleshoot, I would first disable the filter, if you have one, and then test.  Next, I would disable av/malware protection and test.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MnM1130 on September 16, 2013, 07:45:36 AM
Do you have an internet filter?  What AV are you using?  To troubleshoot, I would first disable the filter, if you have one, and then test.  Next, I would disable av/malware protection and test.
no filter that I'm aware of. The comp does say it comes with some sorta malware protection.. I'll let u know what that is called
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yaalili on September 17, 2013, 12:18:16 AM
1.  You mentioned that you also tried connecting the hd to a Windows 7 computer.  Had you previously connected the hd to this computer?  If so, try connecting to a computer that you have never used.
2.  You can remove the hd from its current enclosure and put it in another USB enclosure (you can find them on Amazon for around $10).  This is not a definite fix, but it is worth a shot.

1 didnt work, i didnt try 2. I gave up on it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: kracked dude on October 23, 2013, 08:21:32 PM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/10/lakewood-resident-hit-with-new-computer-malware-which-demands-ransom-money.html (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/10/lakewood-resident-hit-with-new-computer-malware-which-demands-ransom-money.html)
Was gonna ask the OP for his opinion on this, but then I noticed one of the comments 8)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on October 23, 2013, 08:43:23 PM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/10/lakewood-resident-hit-with-new-computer-malware-which-demands-ransom-money.html (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/10/lakewood-resident-hit-with-new-computer-malware-which-demands-ransom-money.html)
Was gonna ask the OP for his opinion on this, but then I noticed one of the comments 8)
As old as the internet.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 25, 2013, 12:04:43 AM
What's as old as the internet?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on October 25, 2013, 12:08:12 AM
What's as old as the internet?
Malware.  The article (really, every article, every time a different flavor of malware comes out) was describing this "new" method of installing software on people's computers and threatening to delete their files without paying a "ransom".
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 25, 2013, 12:10:48 AM
You obviously aren't familiar with this - or didnt completely read through this article. This isn't your typical fake FBI virus that can be removed easily with the right tools, this is an actual 256 bit encryption on your data that cannot be removed without the key! This is serious stuff!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 25, 2013, 12:12:25 AM
Oh and for the record they "actually" do "delete" all your data if you dont pay or respond within the alloted time
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on October 27, 2013, 04:48:01 PM
You obviously aren't familiar with this - or didnt completely read through this article. This isn't your typical fake FBI virus that can be removed easily with the right tools, this is an actual 256 bit encryption on your data that cannot be removed without the key! This is serious stuff!
I stand corrected (based on your research).  I've been out of the business for over 5 years, but I have literally removed thousands and thousands of viruses, and recovered data from hundreds of hard drive.  I've never met a virus I could not remove (or in the case that the OS was too corrupted,  at least recover the data), but I suppose technology has advanced.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 27, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
Quick question: If i download and use teamviewer or gotomypc is there an increased security threat?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 27, 2013, 06:28:40 PM
Quick question: If i download and use teamviewer or gotomypc is there an increased security threat?
Yes, but an insignificant one.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 27, 2013, 06:32:16 PM
I stand corrected (based on your research).  I've been out of the business for over 5 years, but I have literally removed thousands and thousands of viruses, and recovered data from hundreds of hard drive.  I've never met a virus I could not remove (or in the case that the OS was too corrupted,  at least recover the data), but I suppose technology has advanced.
Well here you go - here's some research for you to make your own conclusion. I have actually worked on some earlier versions of this virus a few years back already but back then they mostly targeted servers.

There's only one thing you can do - if you have shadow copy enable you can restore previous versions of the file.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/10/12/destructive-malware-cryptolocker-on-the-loose/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yuneeq on October 28, 2013, 12:12:12 AM
Quick question: If i download and use teamviewer or gotomypc is there an increased security threat?

Just stay away from ammy whatever you do
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 28, 2013, 06:39:51 AM
Well here you go - here's some research for you to make your own conclusion. I have actually worked on some earlier versions of this virus a few years back already but back then they mostly targeted servers.

There's only one thing you can do - if you have shadow copy enable you can restore previous versions of the file.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/10/12/destructive-malware-cryptolocker-on-the-loose/
Also see this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information
and
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511780/dns-sinkhole-campaign-underway-for-cryptolocker/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 31, 2013, 11:08:35 AM
Wrote some phone numbers and passwords on a notepad (windows 7) and by mistake closed it without saving> any way to recover?
 :'( >:(
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on October 31, 2013, 11:11:16 AM

Wrote some phone numbers and passwords on a notepad (windows 7) and by mistake closed it without saving> any way to recover?
 :'( >:(
Run malwarebytes, hopefully some key-logger saved them  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: sawlw on November 21, 2013, 12:34:11 AM
from an email i received
Quote
Subject: CryptoLocker virus alert.

Hi.

Do not reply to this email. I will not read responses.
Send a new message instead - if you have any questions.

I typically refrain from sending out alerts of this sort.
The damage this malware causes is (in my opinion) worth making an exception for.

(Applies to Windows computers only. Macs are exempt - for now.)


http://www.surfright.nl/en/cryptoguard
Watch the video at the link above or seach for cryptolocker on youtube.

Read
http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligence/2013/10/cryptolocker-ransomware-what-you-need-to-know/

I suggest that you download and install this blocker ASAP.
http://dl.surfright.nl/hmpalert25.exe



This will download a file named hmpalert25.exe.
Open (run) the exe file...
Close and reopen your browser (IE, Chrome...)
You will need admin rights to install the blocker.
Each time you open a browser or tab you should see a message indicating that the blocker is active. (May be annoying, but...)

If your computer is infected with this malware and encrypts your files, there is no way for you to recover them unless you have a backup which is not accessible to the computer at time of infection or pay the ransom.
This malware encrypts files on USB and network drives.
Removing the malware does not decrypt the files.
The loss of several hundred dollars may not seem that bad. Problem is, if you wait beyond their deadline for paying, the key is deleted. There would be no way to recover your data - unless you have backups (not copies on your network...).
(Think tape drives or online backup.)


This email is being sent to dozens of people.
I am unable to log in and install the blocker for you at this time.
Please do NOT call me regarding this issue at this time.
Send a new email instead. I will respond as soon as I can.



If you forward this email, please remove my email address.
(I ask that you forward from a desktop computer so this can be done easily.)
Please forward to your employees / colleagues....

cf

thoughts?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 07:16:18 AM
Not sure what thoughts you are expecting?
It's useless if you have an up to date (good) antivirus.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 21, 2013, 08:57:51 AM
Whats useless?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 12:22:16 PM
Whats useless?
Getting their "special" anti-Cyrypto-malware program.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 21, 2013, 03:04:16 PM
Even good up to date anti-virus doesn't stop this attack
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: sawlw on November 21, 2013, 03:09:48 PM
Even good up to date anti-virus doesn't stop this attack

are you advising to install, is the question
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 05:04:43 PM
Even good up to date anti-virus doesn't stop this attack
What are you talking about?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 21, 2013, 06:56:51 PM
The CryptoLocker virus, what are you referring to?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 07:32:16 PM
The CryptoLocker virus, what are you referring to?
Same.
Sawlw's friend is suggesting to install some program to stop cryptolocker from infecting your computer (stops the encryption process).  I said that any decent AV already has the malware in its db, and will not allow it to infect the computer.  Therefore, sawlw's friend's program is pretty much useless.  I say pretty-much, because there can be new variants.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 07:33:02 PM
Even good up to date anti-virus doesn't stop this attack
http://blog.avast.com/2013/11/19/can-avast-protect-me-against-cryptolocker/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 21, 2013, 07:40:02 PM
Although, see this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/513182/cryptoguard-prevents-your-files-from-being-taken-hostage/
http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/
http://www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information#infected
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 21, 2013, 08:31:47 PM
Ok.  1. Never trust an anti virus when they say they can protect against a specific virus, they couldn't do it the first time around and the virus gets modified slightly it will bypass the anti-virus again. Remember an antivirus is usually a step behind the virus.
2. I believe these new programs protecting against cryptolocker are working against the encryption not the virus.  Meaning even if you get infected they try to stop the encryption from running. 
I never tested these utilities but the theory is sound.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 05, 2013, 12:05:01 AM
My sister has an Acer Aspire netbook with Win7 x64. She just started getting an error message on boot that a boot device cannot be found. The hard drive is the 1st on the boot device list in the BIOS.
My initial reaction is that it could be a loose HD cable, a defective HD,  or that Windows is corrupt. Is there an easy way to try to repair Windows if she can't boot into it before checking the hardware? TIA
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. She ended up taking it to a technician, who booted with a Win7 disk and still couldn't get the drive to be recognized. He said that data recovery would cost a bundle, so she opted to just replace the hard drive.
I told her to give it to me and I would see what I could do. I plugged it in to a HD enclosure; the drivers loaded, and Device Manager shows it with the correct name. However, it does not show up in My Computer. I checked Disk Management, and it shows the disk, but doesn't show any partitions, rather all the space is unallocated. When I try to initialized it, for both MBR and GPT, it gives an error: "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)", which sounds like a checksum error. Does this mean the MBR is corrupt? is there any way to create a partition without erasing the data in order to attempt data recovery? TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 05, 2013, 12:10:02 AM
Don't try creating anything new, you will just be writing data to a failing drive and a. overwriting the existing data, b. destroying the hard drive further. If you're on a low budget and data isn't valuable to spend $200-$300 in recovery and you aren't afraid to risk it yourself - you can try using runtime getdataback for NTFS - you may be successful in recovering some or all of the data before the drive is completely destroyed.
If the data is valuable don't take the chance yourself - I can most likely do a recovery like that for under $300.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 05, 2013, 09:57:48 AM
Don't try creating anything new, you will just be writing data to a failing drive and a. overwriting the existing data, b. destroying the hard drive further. If you're on a low budget and data isn't valuable to spend $200-$300 in recovery and you aren't afraid to risk it yourself - you can try using runtime getdataback for NTFS - you may be successful in recovering some or all of the data before the drive is completely destroyed.
If the data is valuable don't take the chance yourself - I can most likely do a recovery like that for under $300.
Getdataback had been running for ~7 hours and it seems like it's just finding error after error. Is there anything else i can try myself?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 05, 2013, 10:43:31 AM
Nothing I would recommend - it will only get worse and worse at this point. Your only option right now is hardware based recovery - which requires equipment that you don't have
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 05, 2013, 08:38:56 PM
Nothing I would recommend - it will only get worse and worse at this point. Your only option right now is hardware based recovery - which requires equipment that you don't have
OK, thank you for your time and help.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 08, 2013, 01:39:32 PM
My laptop died with a cd stuck inside. is there a way to get the cd out and how can I recover the data?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on December 08, 2013, 01:43:02 PM
My laptop died with a cd stuck inside. is there a way to get the cd out and how can I recover the data?
Check if there's a thin hole someplace on the cd tray, if there is one then push in a thin long thing into it and it should eject.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 08, 2013, 01:44:22 PM
Check if there's a thin hole someplace on the cd tray, if there is one then push in a thin long thing into it and it should eject.
thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 09, 2013, 09:05:31 PM
My laptop died with a cd stuck inside. is there a way to get the cd out and how can I recover the data?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 09, 2013, 09:32:32 PM
Use paper clip for CD, and USB connection for hard drive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 10, 2013, 12:42:27 AM
Use paper clip for CD, and USB connection for hard drive
I thought I responded something like that above...it never posted.
I added that from your description it sounds like a power issue.  If yes, then a USB enclosure should work great.  If not, and you do have a hard drive issue, you can still use the USB enclosure with a data recovery program.  If that does not work, or you are not a do-it-yourselfer, send it to DH.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 10, 2013, 04:27:11 AM
Thanks I gott out the cd with a pin. There is no power at all. What is a usb enclosure?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 10, 2013, 04:52:02 PM
Thanks I gott out the cd with a pin. There is no power at all. What is a usb enclosure?
I am on my phone and can't send a link.  Go to amazon and search for laptop usb hard drive enclosure.  You will need either a sata or ide connection.  Probably a sata, but what is your laptop model?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 10, 2013, 05:13:05 PM
I am on my phone and can't send a link.  Go to amazon and search for laptop usb hard drive enclosure.  You will need either a sata or ide connection.  Probably a sata, but what is your laptop model?
Dell inspiron 1720
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 10, 2013, 08:03:15 PM
Dell inspiron 1720
Do an Amazon search - laptop sata hard drive usb enclosure
Maybe $10-$20.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 02:40:41 AM
Do an Amazon search - laptop sata hard drive usb enclosure
Maybe $10-$20.
ok thanks now i need to find where the hard drive is...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 03:39:55 AM
also if its my hard drive that died then will a sata enclosure still help??
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 12:50:41 PM
I took out the hard drive can you or DH tell me specifically what type of sata enclosure to get, there are lots of them??
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 11, 2013, 12:56:10 PM
also if its my hard drive that died then will a sata enclosure still help??
No.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 12:58:43 PM
For +/-$10 its worth a try
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 02:07:30 PM
I took out the hard drive can you or DH tell me specifically what type of sata enclosure to get, there are lots of them??
BUMP I need to order soon (1 hour) to get it in time
Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 03:00:02 PM
So i think its this s\o please confirmhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JQNXZC/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=00DJJ5Z46P7AB6X94N0A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JQNXZC/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=00DJJ5Z46P7AB6X94N0A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846)
ETA or

http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Screwless-Enclosure-EC-SK25/dp/B00EIBPI9K/ref=pd_cp_e_3 (http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Screwless-Enclosure-EC-SK25/dp/B00EIBPI9K/ref=pd_cp_e_3)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 11, 2013, 03:34:36 PM
either look fine for what you ned it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 03:35:49 PM
either look fine for what you ned it
thanks
is there a way to use the optical drive as an external cd drive for my netbook?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 11, 2013, 03:37:59 PM
Yes you can probably buy the connection for it - but I doubt it's saving that much money
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 11, 2013, 03:44:27 PM
Yes you can probably buy the connection for it - but I doubt it's saving that much money
yup it looks like its $10 and $12 for a new external drive
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 25, 2013, 12:40:38 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Screwless-Enclosure-EC-SK25/dp/B00EIBPI9K/ref=pd_cp_e_3 (http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Screwless-Enclosure-EC-SK25/dp/B00EIBPI9K/ref=pd_cp_e_3)
I ordered this one above and its the wrong piece my hard drive is a mm to big and the connector is the wrong type...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 25, 2013, 06:36:17 PM
I ordered this one above and its the wrong piece my hard drive is a mm to big and the connector is the wrong type...
Are you in Lakewood?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 25, 2013, 06:39:08 PM
I ordered this one above and its the wrong piece my hard drive is a mm to big and the connector is the wrong type...
Sometimes the hard drive has a thin metal bracket attached to it.  You checked to make sure nothing is screwed to the hard drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 25, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
How do I know what how many GB/TB I need to back up my computer? I want to buy a drive or something just in case.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 25, 2013, 07:36:16 PM
How do I know what how many GB/TB I need to back up my computer? I want to buy a drive or something just in case.
Go to 'My Computer', right-click 'Local Disk C', select properties.  It will tell you there how much space you are using.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 25, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
Go to 'My Computer', right-click 'Local Disk C', select properties.  It will tell you there how much space you are using.
Thanks. It says 6.66 of 136 GB. Wow we are close to no space. I guess a 500GB will more than do.

Any recommendation on a specific product? Never did this before, but I am the point that I can't afford to wait to back myself up.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 25, 2013, 09:34:54 PM
Thanks. It says 6.66 of 136 GB. Wow we are close to no space. I guess a 500GB will more than do.

Any recommendation on a specific product? Never did this before, but I am the point that I can't afford to wait to back myself up.
I asssume you mean 6.66 free, right?  500 is obviously more than your total capacity, but nowadays you can find TB drives cheap.  Seagate and Buffalo are both very good brands.   Also, if you have internet on this computer, spend the little money it takes to get an online backup as well (carbonite, mozy, etc).  You should never rely on only one backup if the information is important.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 26, 2013, 02:54:53 AM
Sometimes the hard drive has a thin metal bracket attached to it.  You checked to make sure nothing is screwed to the hard drive?
Yes and it doesnt  matter because the connector type is wrong
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on December 26, 2013, 02:55:14 AM
Are you in Lakewood?
Holy land
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 26, 2013, 02:37:28 PM
Holy land
I'm in Israel.
I have IDE/SATA to USB here..
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 26, 2013, 10:03:31 PM
Yes and it doesnt  matter because the connector type is wrong
Can you take a picture?  IIRC from what you said about your laptop, it is too new to be IDE.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 27, 2013, 12:13:38 AM
I asssume you mean 6.66 free, right?  500 is obviously more than your total capacity, but nowadays you can find TB drives cheap.  Seagate and Buffalo are both very good brands.   Also, if you have internet on this computer, spend the little money it takes to get an online backup as well (carbonite, mozy, etc).  You should never rely on only one backup if the information is important.
Thank you. What is the specific name of the product? Back up disc drive? External hard drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on December 27, 2013, 10:50:53 AM
I am transferring some files onto multiple sd cards, the files have failed md5 verification on two different card when I try to use them. Now when I try to copy the files again, I am getting this error  "Error 0x8007045D: the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" where does the problem lay?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on December 27, 2013, 10:55:25 AM
is it possible that theres an issue with the cheap card reader I a m using?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 28, 2013, 07:33:51 PM
Thank you. What is the specific name of the product? Back up disc drive? External hard drive?
For online backup, carbonite.com
For external had drive, check Amazon for seagate external hard drives.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 28, 2013, 08:44:18 PM
is it possible that theres an issue with the cheap card reader I a m using?
Possible. Use process of elimination
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on December 28, 2013, 09:31:44 PM
seagate hard drive died, after 2 months. under warranty, however, the data is lost. upon calling seagate, they wanted to charge $350!  any suggestions how to recover?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 28, 2013, 10:01:53 PM
seagate hard drive died, after 2 months. under warranty, however, the data is lost. upon calling seagate, they wanted to charge $350!  any suggestions how to recover?
$350 is not so bad for data recovery.  Give the business to a yid, and send it to DH. 
Does the drive turn when it has power?  You can try to download a data recovery software, if you are a do-it-yourselfer.  If it does not turn, there is not much you can do yourself.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 29, 2013, 07:35:15 AM
seagate hard drive died, after 2 months. under warranty, however, the data is lost. upon calling seagate, they wanted to charge $350!  any suggestions how to recover?
Which hardrive was it?
Title: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on December 29, 2013, 09:33:08 AM
$350 is not so bad for data recovery.  Give the business to a yid, and send it to DH. 
Does the drive turn when it has power?  You can try to download a data recovery software, if you are a do-it-yourselfer.  If it does not turn, there is not much you can do yourself.
its not worth $350, i didn't have anything that important.
It does turn on, just doesn't show up on computer. Any suggestion for a good software? How much do those run for$?
Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on December 29, 2013, 09:33:27 AM

Which hardrive was it?
seagate portable backup plus
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Shmulyg on December 29, 2013, 09:42:16 AM
DH, what do you think about making a wiki? Will take longer in the short-term but save you a lot of time over the long run with all these redundant questions.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 29, 2013, 10:22:48 AM
seagate portable backup plus
Wow.
It just died?  Was it plugged into the computer when it died?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on December 29, 2013, 11:06:19 AM

Wow.
It just died?  Was it plugged into the computer when it died?
wasnt plugged in. The light flashes but doesnt work. It was prob 6 months old.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on December 29, 2013, 11:06:51 AM

DH, what do you think about making a wiki? Will take longer in the short-term but save you a lot of time over the long run with all these redundant questions.
great idea. And sorry for my redundancies
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 29, 2013, 11:58:51 AM
wasnt plugged in. The light flashes but doesnt work. It was prob 6 months old.
Interesting.  I guess the Ultra-Portable ones were better (the Backup Plus was the "newer version" of the Ultra Portable).
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 29, 2013, 01:23:19 PM
People still don't take this seriously - ALL DRIVES DIE - it's just a question of how much use you get out of it until they die.
I opened up a brand new 1tb internal hard drive last week, and it was clicking straight out of the box. Hard drives are mechanical and they are built cheaply.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 29, 2013, 10:41:42 PM
People still don't take this seriously - ALL DRIVES DIE - it's just a question of how much use you get out of it until they die.
I opened up a brand new 1tb internal hard drive last week, and it was clicking straight out of the box. Hard drives are mechanical and they are built cheaply.
+1
One should never rely on one backup...redundancy is key.  Ideally, the backups should be kept at separate locations.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 29, 2013, 11:52:00 PM
I occasionally hear a mechanical click from my laptop when switching folders in explorer,( windows 7). Is this reason for concern?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on December 30, 2013, 02:06:14 AM
I occasionally hear a mechanical click from my laptop when switching folders in explorer,( windows 7). Is this reason for concern?
See my previous post.  ;)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Shmulyg on January 01, 2014, 02:07:31 AM
DH, what do you think about making a wiki? Will take longer in the short-term but save you a lot of time over the long run with all these redundant questions.
BUMP

It will really be appreciated by your loyal followers and probably save you time on the long run. Whaddaya say?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: IsraelGuy on January 01, 2014, 08:02:42 AM
Have a Seagate barracuda 3TB external that's been a valuable companion. I usually back it up, but not often enough. This morning I started up my computer and the drive wasn't visible. Unplugged it and plugged it back in, and after about 3 second of spinning up, you hear a 'chunka-chunk, chunka-chunk, chunka-chunk', after which it seems to give up and quiets down. Tried removing from enclosure and connecting direct through SATA, but same noises and still not visible in disk utility (I'm on a Mac btw).

Any thoughts? Tried some disk recovery tools, but they can't seem to do anything if the drive isn't recognized. If there was no spinup or power I'd know I need to send it away for recovery, but is there anything else I can try I'm not thinking of?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 01, 2014, 09:05:47 AM
I will try to work on a wiki later today...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Shmulyg on January 01, 2014, 12:39:28 PM
I will try to work on a wiki later today...
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 03, 2014, 04:27:14 AM
I'm in Israel.
I have IDE/SATA to USB here..
Can you take a picture?  IIRC from what you said about your laptop, it is too new to be IDE.
I thought I replied to this but I see it never posted. There was another layer protecting the hard drive that I unscrewed and it fit thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on January 04, 2014, 12:35:57 PM
I thought I replied to this but I see it never posted. There was another layer protecting the hard drive that I unscrewed and it fit thanks
Okay, great!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on January 05, 2014, 11:01:43 PM
Alright, downloaded a couple of the best softwares to recover data from hard drive, however, i cant quite figure out locating the hard drive any where on computer or from software to recover anything? Any suggestions??
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 05, 2014, 11:29:58 PM
If the drive isn't detected in the bios - no amount of data recovery "software" will help you.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 05, 2014, 11:30:56 PM
The only thing you accomplish is you continue to wear the broken drive down and usually end up scrapping or scoring the platters and deem the drive completely unrecoverable.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Vosizderneias on January 06, 2014, 07:09:23 AM
Great
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Banillareloads on January 06, 2014, 08:15:32 PM
I somehow lost all my pictures on an sd card. Took it to a local photo store and they could not retrieve it! Any advice?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 06, 2014, 09:57:46 PM
Try Getdataback for FAT
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 08, 2014, 01:57:20 PM
Try Getdataback for FAT
What software can I use to recover programs from my working hard drive. I was able to copy all the documents etc. but I was wondering If I can get programs and program settings that were on my old computer onto my new computer.
TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Banillareloads on January 10, 2014, 02:25:42 PM
Try Getdataback for FAT

Need a license key to actually get back pictures. Any tips? ;)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on January 10, 2014, 03:47:53 PM

Need a license key to actually get back pictures. Any tips? ;)
I'll do it for you in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 11, 2014, 11:24:02 AM
What software can I use to recover programs from my working hard drive. I was able to copy all the documents etc. but I was wondering If I can get programs and program settings that were on my old computer onto my new computer.
TIA
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Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on January 12, 2014, 02:10:57 PM
What software can I use to recover programs from my working hard drive. I was able to copy all the documents etc. but I was wondering If I can get programs and program settings that were on my old computer onto my new computer.
TIA
You can't recover programs.  Program settings is possible, depending on the program.  Which programs do you need, and which program settings are you looking to recover?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 12, 2014, 02:24:16 PM
You can't recover programs.  Program settings is possible, depending on the program.  Which programs do you need, and which program settings are you looking to recover?
I thought I would be able to use Microsoft Office and I really wanted my Outlook settings. I have emails going out for the next year in there that I have to redo
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 12, 2014, 02:27:39 PM
You can transfer your outlook settings and info
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 12, 2014, 02:30:44 PM
You can transfer your outlook settings and info
to what program?  I dont have outllook in Windows 8
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on January 12, 2014, 02:50:48 PM
to what program?  I dont have outllook in Windows 8
There's a good app called OpenOffice
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 12, 2014, 03:00:54 PM
If you had a licensed copy on the original one, you should be able to reinstall it on the new one using the same code
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: jack12 on January 12, 2014, 05:44:32 PM
Is it true that Carbonite Mirror Image will put the programs that were on the backed up computer onto a new computer? Meaning, if I had Microsoft Office it would be put straight onto a new computer?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 12, 2014, 06:47:50 PM
Yes but won't always work properly iinm
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on January 13, 2014, 01:18:29 AM
David, why does my MSI netbook shut off at the slightest move? The battery lasts for 9 hours (obviously without being plugged in via charger.) I have never spilled anything on it. Everything shuts off - screen, monitor, no fan, etc.. It's mamish shut off.

It's fine if I leave it on my lap or on the desk, however once I move it, it shuts off... SO FRUSTRATING.

The netbook is 3 years old...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 13, 2014, 09:32:37 AM
Possible that the battery is loose. Try moving it while plugged in and see if it happens.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: how on January 14, 2014, 03:29:17 AM
You can transfer your outlook settings and info
How?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 08:27:37 AM
Copy the pst and nk2 files and set it up on the new computer
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 14, 2014, 09:53:36 AM
I bought a no name brand micro sd card a while ago. At the time i tried it in my phone and it wouldn't mount, even after formatting, so i gave up on it. Is there any program i could use to check and see if it's corrupt?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: jack on January 14, 2014, 10:47:06 AM
I have an old hard drive from a laptop that went on me after a black out - was not plugged into a surge protector , at that point I paid $100 for someone to look at it but he couldn't get it to give me back my filesg was about 7 yrs ago.  Has tech improved enough that worth another shot.  Would love to get my pictures back or should I toss?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 12:00:24 PM
I bought a no name brand micro sd card a while ago. At the time i tried it in my phone and it wouldn't mount, even after formatting, so i gave up on it. Is there any program i could use to check and see if it's corrupt?
Not if it isn't recognized in the computer...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 12:02:49 PM
I have an old hard drive from a laptop that went on me after a black out - was not plugged into a surge protector , at that point I paid $100 for someone to look at it but he couldn't get it to give me back my filesg was about 7 yrs ago.  Has tech improved enough that worth another shot.  Would love to get my pictures back or should I toss?
1. Yes
2. Don't know that it couldn't be done at that point either. Depends how much the tech knows about data recovery. Most technicians aren't very knowledgeable in this field beyond using a few basic software programs. You need to send it to someone with hardware tools and proper experience and equipment
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 14, 2014, 01:09:47 PM
Not if it isn't recognized in the computer...
The computer recognizes it. I did a full format, and it shows up as an empty formatted card. I checked it for errors (properties / tools tab) and none were found. However, I've had problems with it in the past, so I want to know if there's a more powerful programs to do a more in depth scan.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 14, 2014, 01:31:10 PM
Don't bother. If its a no name brand - don't use it, especially if you had issues with it. Data is far more valuable than a card
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: eis517 on January 29, 2014, 12:42:41 PM
I have a USB key that just randomly stopped being recognized on any computer. It is a Lacie 4GB. Is it easy to get the files off of it? How much should that cost?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on January 29, 2014, 12:45:36 PM
I have a USB key that just randomly stopped being recognized on any computer. It is a Lacie 4GB. Is it easy to get the files off of it? How much should that cost?
There are a few free tools you can try before going to pay someone. EG: Recuva, TestDisk, there are more but that's what comes to mind.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 29, 2014, 04:29:01 PM
If its not recognized at all and you don't see it in device manager - software tools wont help
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on January 29, 2014, 04:42:24 PM
If its not recognized at all and you don't see it in device manager - software tools wont help
That part wasn't specified...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: eis517 on January 29, 2014, 05:03:21 PM
If its not recognized at all and you don't see it in device manager - software tools wont help

Any idea how much it should cost to get the files off? I would bring it to you, but I live in Toronto.... I have Avios, but I imagine that isn't the best use :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 29, 2014, 06:03:42 PM
I don't really do those myself, I send them out. Too much work & micro soldering on those.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: judahk88 on January 29, 2014, 06:12:40 PM
I have a harddrive that had a lot of TV shows, Movies, Music etc. I lent it to my bro and when he returned it he said that the hard drive got erased. Any way to get back what was lost? I have no clue how everything got erased.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on January 30, 2014, 08:33:47 AM
Possible that the battery is loose. Try moving it while plugged in and see if it happens.
Hi, nothing happened when it was plugged in. So what can I do to fix this battery problem? Tape it in place? Any other suggestions? Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on January 30, 2014, 09:03:45 AM
So it seems like my assumption was correct. Check the battery and the part where it clicks in to see if anything is bent or not in place properly
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on January 30, 2014, 12:54:39 PM
So it seems like my assumption was correct. Check the battery and the part where it clicks in to see if anything is bent or not in place properly
Seems like a piece of plastic which latches the battery in broke. When removing a battery, you need to press two buttons to release the battery but now I only need to push one button to release because the second one broke.  How to fix this issue? Preferably something I can do myself and without having to tape the battery in place (unless it's my only solution.) Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ilherman on February 02, 2014, 11:09:50 PM
So why is this happening? I am trying to print out something but this come up, and it says that it can't print?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on February 03, 2014, 01:02:53 AM
Seems like a piece of plastic which latches the battery in broke. When removing a battery, you need to press two buttons to release the battery but now I only need to push one button to release because the second one broke.  How to fix this issue? Preferably something I can do myself and without having to tape the battery in place (unless it's my only solution.) Thanks
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Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ask5599 on February 03, 2014, 01:08:24 AM
I have a toshiba computer a few years old and it's getting very slow I would like to wipe it clean, something like a factory reset. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on February 03, 2014, 01:11:21 AM
I have a toshiba computer a few years old and it's getting very slow I would like to wipe it clean, something like a factory reset. Any ideas?
1.  Do you have a lot data to back up?
2.  Do you have a lot of software to reinstall?

If the answer is yes, it may be k'dai to try to determine why your computer is slow, and fix it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ask5599 on February 03, 2014, 01:13:19 AM

1.  Do you have a lot data to back up?
2.  Do you have a lot of software to reinstall?

If the answer is yes, it may be k'dai to try to determine why your computer is slow, and fix it.

No I don't have anything I really need on the computer. I just need it to surf the web.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on February 03, 2014, 01:16:54 AM
No I don't have anything I really need on the computer. I just need it to surf the web.
Do you have the CDs that came with the computer?  Ig yes, use those.

If no, it gets a little murky.  You can search the computer troubleshooting thread for eitzahs others have given on how to obtain Windows.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ask5599 on February 03, 2014, 01:21:10 AM

Do you have the CDs that came with the computer?  Ig yes, use those.

If no, it gets a little murky.  You can search the computer troubleshooting thread for eitzahs others have given on how to obtain Windows.

Good idea but how do I do step 1. Wipe the computer clean?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on February 03, 2014, 01:23:57 AM
Good idea but how do I do step 1. Wipe the computer clean?
Windows will do that for you during the installation.  Do you have the CDs?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ask5599 on February 03, 2014, 01:25:38 AM

Windows will do that for you during the installation.  Do you have the CDs?

I don't think so
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on February 03, 2014, 01:31:06 AM
I don't think so
Get yourself a copy (ask a friend, search the threads) of Windows.  Boot to CD and follow the instructions.  You want a clean install with a format.
Be aware that when the install is done, you'll need access to another computer with internet to download some drivers.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on February 03, 2014, 02:39:14 AM
Get yourself a copy (ask a friend, search the threads) of Windows.  Boot to CD and follow the instructions.  You want a clean install with a format.
Be aware that when the install is done, you'll need access to another computer with internet to download some drivers.
I once formatted with Ubunto. It was very helpful for me.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on February 03, 2014, 07:34:06 AM
I once formatted with Ubunto. It was very helpful for me.
Ubuntu*

Windows CD can do it just as well :)  (for most people's needs)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on February 03, 2014, 07:53:56 AM
Ubuntu*

Windows CD can do it just as well :)  (for most people's needs)
Thanks for correction :)  Yes, my case was difficult, so I needed Ubuntu*  :)  I was just giving him another option just in case he needed it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on February 03, 2014, 08:09:42 AM
You can get Windows 7 here (official Microsoft link):
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso

Then to activate, you can use: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/24901

To do clean drive before install, http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 03, 2014, 11:12:23 AM
Most of the last few pages were on the wrong thread - please discuss computer troubleshooting in the troubleshooting thread!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on February 03, 2014, 11:29:01 AM
Most of the last few pages were on the wrong thread - please discuss computer troubleshooting in the troubleshooting thread!
+1 RTM
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CS1 on February 05, 2014, 12:59:47 AM
I have a harddrive that had a lot of TV shows, Movies, Music etc. I lent it to my bro and when he returned it he said that the hard drive got erased. Any way to get back what was lost? I have no clue how everything got erased.
I've been successful using File Salvage.
(Not sure if they do files that large - In my case I needed to recover approx 20 deleted photos and it worked!)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2014, 12:07:03 AM
I have a broken hard drive that contains some sentimental photos and files. I gave it to the guy who fixes my computers, but he couldn't get the files off. So I sent it to Data Recovery Labs, and they examined it and told me that they could get the files off for $1500. I'm wondering if there are any other professional places out there that could maybe do it for a little cheaper. I'd probably be willing to spend $500 for this, but not $1500.

Any advice?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 07, 2014, 12:09:24 AM
I can take a look at it. I have most of the same equipment the labs have, I can usually know within a few hours how much it will run you, and I'm always cheaper.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2014, 12:18:04 AM
I can take a look at it. I have most of the same equipment the labs have, I can usually know within a few hours how much it will run you, and I'm always cheaper.
Might be a good idea. I wonder how much it would cost to ship you the drive.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 20, 2014, 09:17:08 PM
Might be a good idea. I wonder how much it would cost to ship you the drive.
Just wondering if you got the hard drive, and if you have an update on it....
Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 20, 2014, 11:38:54 PM
Got it, interesting case. Seems like a firmware issue and no bad heads. Will put it up to run further testing tomorrow. PM or email me for update
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 21, 2014, 12:44:37 AM
Got it, interesting case. Seems like a firmware issue and no bad heads. Will put it up to run further testing tomorrow. PM or email me for update
Interesting - looking forward to hearing the  verdict!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CountValentine on February 23, 2014, 01:23:23 PM
Asus R704A
Trying to get to recovery partition, boot menu or BIOS setup. Tried F2, F8 and F9 at start up with no luck.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 01:36:36 PM
IIRC most of Asus systems use f9 to to a system recovery. If it didn't work I would try a few more times and press f9 as you see the Asus screen. It's also possible that the recovery partition was deleted, check if you have a 25GB partition and report back.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CountValentine on February 23, 2014, 01:47:25 PM
Healthy (EFI Sys Part) 300 MB
Healthy (Recov Part) 600 MB
Healthy (Recov Part) 20.01 GB
What to load Win7. What to make sure Recov Part works but F9 will not get me into it. Trying also to back up C using Ghost but it will not boot from CD.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 01:51:18 PM
Did you turn secure boot off?
Ghost may not work properly if the computer was running Windows 8 - it may not recognize the UEFI partition
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CountValentine on February 23, 2014, 02:13:12 PM
Secure boot is now disabled. F9 still will not get me to the Recv Part (manual says F9). Will not boot from CD.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 04:28:49 PM
Did you enable legacy boot?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 04:29:59 PM
Is this laptop one of those that require you press the fn key as you press the f9 key?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CountValentine on February 23, 2014, 04:55:50 PM
Did you enable legacy boot?
No.
Is this laptop one of those that require you press the fn key as you press the f9 key?
Will have to try but manual just says F9. I did find an option in advance settings to reload the software. The problem is if the computer does not boot what do I do? I have a lot to learn to about this Win8 stuff. Bring back MS-DOS 3.0 and FAT16.  :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 07:00:40 PM
Lol!  Honestly if you don't like win 8 I would just do a full wipe and install Windows 7. If you need help just pm me I can give you step by step instructions.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CountValentine on February 23, 2014, 07:04:04 PM
Lol!  Honestly if you don't like win 8 I would just do a full wipe and install Windows 7. If you need help just pm me I can give you step by step instructions.
Thanks will do if I don't get use to this. I hear with 8.1 that Start button comes back and you can have it boot right to the desktop?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: bubbles on February 23, 2014, 07:25:53 PM
Download iobit start menu 8
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 08:17:57 PM
Thanks will do if I don't get use to this. I hear with 8.1 that Start button comes back and you can have it boot right to the desktop?
Yes but not entirely...
You can always use the Windows key + D to get to a regular Windows 7 desktop.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 08:19:17 PM
Download iobit start menu 8
+1
I mentioned this many times here as well, this helps some people acclimate to the Windows 8 format by having both options the classic Windows look or the newer "Metro" look with all the apps.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: bubbles on February 23, 2014, 08:32:31 PM
+1
I mentioned this many times here as well, this helps some people acclimate to the Windows 8 format by having both options the classic Windows look or the newer "Metro" look with all the apps.

Forget about acclimating. I haven't looked at the metro view with the apps since I downloaded it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 23, 2014, 08:35:39 PM
Many people want to get used to the Windows 8 Experience too.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on February 23, 2014, 08:39:27 PM
Many people want to get used to the Windows 8 Experience too.
+1
what I did.
I uninstalled the start menu after a few months with 8.1
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on March 18, 2014, 12:33:40 PM
Anybody have experience recovering deleted files from an android phone internal memory?
Or anybody have experience with cygwin and adb shell in general?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on March 19, 2014, 10:45:13 AM
Anybody have experience recovering deleted files from an android phone internal memory?
Or anybody have experience with cygwin and adb shell in general?
update in case anyone is interested
I managed to use cygwin/adb to copy the data partition on the phones internal storage. It saved it as raw drive data and then I  converted it to a VHD
i mounted the drive and formatted in fat32. Then I was able to scan it with recuva
Question. Most of the images I recovered were low res, is that because I did something wrong?  Should I bother trying different software?
Also any way to scan raw data so I don't have to format it as fat?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 19, 2014, 11:44:49 AM
Maybe you only found the thumbnails?
What format was the raw data? Which file system is the internal storage using?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 19, 2014, 12:41:04 PM
I would use get data back or rstudio rather than recuva
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 19, 2014, 12:42:07 PM
Also you don't need to convert the raw data file with rstudio...  You can just mount it as an image file.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 19, 2014, 02:37:51 PM
I think some people need help recovering deleted files from a flight simulator, anyone here who can help out? :P
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on March 19, 2014, 02:39:42 PM
Maybe you only found the thumbnails?
Possibly. Would those also be jpg or PNG?
What format was the raw data? Which file system is the internal storage using?
not sure. I extracted the data in a .raw file. I think its called a direct binary disk image
The internal storage uses EXT4 iinm
Also you don't need to convert the raw data file with rstudio...  You can just mount it as an image file.
thanks. Maybe I'll try that
Also have you ever heard of diskdigger?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: tmendy226 on March 24, 2014, 12:55:05 AM
Hi,

My external hard drive (1tb) was completely deleted by mistake. I need a recovery program that will get me back the files the same order they were before. Do you know anything?

Also my main laptop is a mac so it would be better if something works for mac, but windows is also fine.

Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on March 24, 2014, 01:03:35 AM
Hi,

My external hard drive (1tb) was completely deleted by mistake. I need a recovery program that will get me back the files the same order they were before. Do you know anything?

Also my main laptop is a mac so it would be better if something works for mac, but windows is also fine.

Thanks
1.  Do NOT plug in the hard drive to your computer before you are ready to do revovery.
2.  If you are a DIY then buy a data revovery software.  If it was a simple delete or format, you should be ok, provided the drive was not used since then.
3.  If you are not a DIY, or the data is very critical, get it done professionaly - give DH a call.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: tmendy226 on March 24, 2014, 01:24:47 AM
well I already plugged it a couple times... (it was deleted a while ago, but I didn't need the stuff for a while so... laziness)

what's DIY?

I'm not exactly sure what happened but apparently it was a simple delete and there was no file added on it after it was deleted
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on March 24, 2014, 01:42:13 AM
well I already plugged it a couple times... (it was deleted a while ago, but I didn't need the stuff for a while so... laziness)

what's DIY?

I'm not exactly sure what happened but apparently it was a simple delete and there was no file added on it after it was deleted
Do It Yourself
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: milechazzer on March 25, 2014, 02:00:39 PM
I have hard drive from an old laptop that I am trying to recover the data from. I powered it up and plugged it in to my desktop using a Rowewill USB/SATA connector. The drive seems to be spinning when I power it up, and initially when I plugged it into my desktop (through USB), it eventually detected the drive, but didn't show any files, and prompted me to format the drive (I didn't).  I just tried to plug it in again through USB, and now the desktop seems to be trying to detect the laptop drive, but is freezing/not responding on the "My Computer" screen.

Would appreciate any low cost suggestions to try to access/recover the data on this drive. Should I try connecting it to the desktop via SATA (instead of USB)? Anything else?

thx
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on March 25, 2014, 02:41:53 PM
I have hard drive from an old laptop that I am trying to recover the data from. I powered it up and plugged it in to my desktop using a Rowewill USB/SATA connector. The drive seems to be spinning when I power it up, and initially when I plugged it into my desktop (through USB), it eventually detected the drive, but didn't show any files, and prompted me to format the drive (I didn't).  I just tried to plug it in again through USB, and now the desktop seems to be trying to detect the laptop drive, but is freezing/not responding on the "My Computer" screen.

Would appreciate any low cost suggestions to try to access/recover the data on this drive. Should I try connecting it to the desktop via SATA (instead of USB)? Anything else?

thx
IDK your definition of low cost, but DH's priced are very reasonable for data recovery.

You can try another enclosure to try to get the drive readable, then use software to recover the data.  It'll be time consuming, and ymmv.  It is also possible to further damage the drive if you do not know what you are doing.  Having a pro do it is the best way, if you can afford it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: milechazzer on March 25, 2014, 04:22:23 PM
IDK your definition of low cost, but DH's priced are very reasonable for data recovery.

You can try another enclosure to try to get the drive readable, then use software to recover the data.  It'll be time consuming, and ymmv.  It is also possible to further damage the drive if you do not know what you are doing.  Having a pro do it is the best way, if you can afford it.

My understanding is the cost of professional data recovery will start at around $300 (which I'd prefer not to spend).  Should I try to connect it directly to the desktop PC via SATA? What type of enclosure are you referring to, if this is a laptop hard drive? What type of software would you recommend that I try?

thx

Thx.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on March 25, 2014, 04:41:39 PM
My understanding is the cost of professional data recovery will start at around $300 (which I'd prefer not to spend).  Should I try to connect it directly to the desktop PC via SATA? What type of enclosure are you referring to, if this is a laptop hard drive? What type of software would you recommend that I try?

thx

Thx.
It doea not hurt to at least call him, he may be a tad cheaper than 300.

You can try another sata to usb, or even try what you have on another computer.  IMO, plugging the hard drive directly into the sata on the mb would not help (and anyways you would need a converter).

Regarding software, I have used Getback NTFS, as well as a number of other programs.  For partition retrieval, format, etc most of the softwate out there will work ok.  IE if the hd is physically damaged enough that the location on the drive that stores partition info cannot be read, but most of the data is intact, these softwares will help.  Anything more, you'll need a pro.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: milechazzer on March 25, 2014, 04:53:59 PM
It doea not hurt to at least call him, he may be a tad cheaper than 300.

You can try another sata to usb, or even try what you have on another computer.  IMO, plugging the hard drive directly into the sata on the mb would not help (and anyways you would need a converter).

Regarding software, I have used Getback NTFS, as well as a number of other programs.  For partition retrieval, format, etc most of the softwate out there will work ok.  IE if the hd is physically damaged enough that the location on the drive that stores partition info cannot be read, but most of the data is intact, these softwares will help.  Anything more, you'll need a pro.

Ok, thanks a lot. I'll give that a try.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on March 30, 2014, 02:48:21 PM
update in case anyone is interested
I managed to use cygwin/adb to copy the data partition on the phones internal storage. It saved it as raw drive data and then I  converted it to a VHD
i mounted the drive and formatted in fat32. Then I was able to scan it with recuva
Question. Most of the images I recovered were low res, is that because I did something wrong?  Should I bother trying different software?
Also any way to scan raw data so I don't have to format it as fat?

What did you end up doing?
I think you may have taken the wrong partition, chances are the files you were looking for were in  /mnt/sd
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on March 30, 2014, 09:11:53 PM
What did you end up doing?
I think you may have taken the wrong partition, chances are the files you were looking for were in  /mnt/sd
I'm pretty certain I got the right partition, why would thumbnail size images be on a different partition?

Someone suggested scanning the raw image with r studio. Anyone have a copy I can try?  Don't wanna spend the 70 bucks only to get the same results I got with recuva
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on March 30, 2014, 09:24:08 PM
Scan with trial version and see if it picks anything up...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: kracked dude on April 28, 2014, 01:43:51 PM
Any way to recover and/or fix a 32gb class 4 micro SD that stopped working? I can't even get it to mount
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on April 28, 2014, 01:52:33 PM
Just wanted to give a shout-out to DH who did a great job on my hard drive that I had almost given up on. Beforehand, 2 places said it wasn't recoverable, and 1 place wanted 4 digits to recover the data. But DH did it, and for a great price too!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: pizzahut on May 04, 2014, 09:02:07 PM
hard drive works and connect to a computer. I can copy files to it.

If I try "quick" formatting it then that works. However if I choose format without ticking the "quick" format then it starts formatting but dies/disconnects after a few mins. what might I do to try test/fix it.
(this is in windows)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 04, 2014, 09:09:38 PM
Run a hard drive test to confirm no errors...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: pizzahut on May 05, 2014, 05:29:57 AM
Run a hard drive test to confirm no errors...
thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: rivkao on May 09, 2014, 03:29:09 PM
I worked on a file for many hours a few days ago and now it seems like I didn't save it. When I open that file I have half of it missing. Any ways to retrieve it? It's extremely important.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MoGro17 on May 09, 2014, 03:42:41 PM
I have an old Dell Inspiron 530 tower.
I want to add another VGA port to it.
Can I buy any old VGA card (e.g. this one http://www.amazon.com/ATI-Rage-8MB-Video-Card/dp/B003FP95Q2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399664478&sr=8-2&keywords=vga+card ) or are there differences between diff cards?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 09, 2014, 03:47:10 PM
1. Wrong thread...
2. You need a dual monitor graphics card...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MoGro17 on May 09, 2014, 03:48:32 PM
my bad. can you link me to the right thread?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 26, 2014, 10:06:38 PM
Galaxy s4 reset. Appears on computer as media device. Any way to recover photos?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 26, 2014, 10:20:38 PM
Never tried, really depends what it does when it resets. If it shows up as some sort of drive you can try running standard recovery software on it and see what happens.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 27, 2014, 10:05:04 AM
It is not a drive, it shows up as camera/media device. Won't show up in software that I tried (GDB/Recuva)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 27, 2014, 10:25:26 AM
It is not a drive, it shows up as camera/media device. Won't show up in software that I tried (GDB/Recuva)


Anybody have experience recovering deleted files from an android phone internal memory?
Or anybody have experience with cygwin and adb shell in general?


update in case anyone is interested
I managed to use cygwin/adb to copy the data partition on the phones internal storage. It saved it as raw drive data and then I  converted it to a VHD
i mounted the drive and formatted in fat32. Then I was able to scan it with recuva
Question. Most of the images I recovered were low res, is that because I did something wrong?  Should I bother trying different software?
Also any way to scan raw data so I don't have to format it as fat?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on May 27, 2014, 01:32:18 PM
It is not a drive, it shows up as camera/media device. Won't show up in software that I tried (GDB/Recuva)
When the USB is plugged in, you have two options...media device, and (mass) storage (I forgot the exact language).  Choose the storage option on your device.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 27, 2014, 02:27:50 PM
When the USB is plugged in, you have two options...media device, and (mass) storage (I forgot the exact language).  Choose the storage option on your device.
choices are usually camera or media
No mass storage
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: notanonymous on May 27, 2014, 02:44:50 PM
choices are usually camera or media
No mass storage
www.device-recovery.com/how-to-connect-android-devices-to-pc-with-usb-mass-storage-mode
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 27, 2014, 02:51:16 PM
www.device-recovery.com/how-to-connect-android-devices-to-pc-with-usb-mass-storage-mode
none of that stuff worked for me for some reason
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 27, 2014, 05:45:53 PM
none of that stuff worked for me for some reason
+1 they have removed mass storage in the later Androids.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 27, 2014, 05:47:12 PM
Not quite sure why that link says that debugging will get you Mass storage.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 27, 2014, 05:48:32 PM



Interesting, how did you pull? cat?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on May 27, 2014, 05:56:08 PM
Interesting, how did you pull? cat?
I needed to root the phone and use cygwin/netcat/adb...
I honestly don't undestand half the stuff I did but it worked
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on May 27, 2014, 06:50:26 PM
I wonder if copying partition using (system/bin)cat /dev/block/xyz > /sdcard/image would work. I will have to give it a try.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on August 07, 2014, 07:50:03 AM
Data,  I just took out my internal 3"5 Floppy drive and internal CD - is there a wire I can buy to turn it into an external hardware? If so, what wires? Obviously something that has a USB at one end...

Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 07, 2014, 12:12:18 PM
What's a good free program for folder syncing?
I want to keep a local folder and a network folder synced
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 07, 2014, 12:25:26 PM
What's a good free program for folder syncing?
I want to keep a local folder and a network folder synced
If you can install a program on the network computer, I like BitTorrent Sync. It syncs via internet, but I think it will use your local network first if it's available. You might want to double check on that point.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on August 07, 2014, 03:22:49 PM
If you can install a program on the network computer, I like BitTorrent Sync. It syncs via internet, but I think it will use your local network first if it's available. You might want to double check on that point.
He is right.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 07, 2014, 03:29:25 PM
He is right.
She is?
Glad to hear it :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on August 07, 2014, 03:31:07 PM
She is?
Glad to hear it :)
lol
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on August 24, 2014, 01:23:58 AM
Data,  I just took out my internal 3"5 Floppy drive and internal CD - is there a wire I can buy to turn it into an external hardware? If so, what wires? Obviously something that has a USB at one end...

Thanks
BUMP
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2014, 01:25:28 AM
Cheaper to buy straight out USB CD Drive. You still use floppy disks???
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Super Speed on August 24, 2014, 01:26:18 AM

She is?
Will this never end?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on August 24, 2014, 01:50:30 AM
Cheaper to buy straight out USB CD Drive. You still use floppy disks???
I don't use floppy disks, lol... there are a few documents my wife needs from them, so I want to just transfer everything over and throw them all out. A waste of space.  I am asking because I just dissembled my old laptop and took out the internal floppy drive. Want to buy something inexpensive because I don't plan on using it more than once... Can you link me to something from Amazon?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2014, 01:57:59 AM
Your laptop had a floppy drive? Ancient lol.
Search on ebay for any usb floppy drive, Shouldn't cost too much
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Miracle on August 24, 2014, 02:11:28 AM
Your laptop had a floppy drive? Ancient lol.
Search on ebay for any usb floppy drive, Shouldn't cost too much
lol... OK thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ergel on August 24, 2014, 07:18:15 AM
Posted in the generic computer troubleshooting thread. I guess it's more appropriate here:

My SIL has a Western Digital wd10tmvv-11tk7s1  HD. The mini USB port got damaged (seems like a pretty common issue with this model). She would like to get her data of. The problem is there is no SATA connection on this model. From some google searching it seems pretty complicated to get the data off of this model. Any ideas? If I can't do it myself, any idea how much this would cost?
Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2014, 11:47:45 AM
The best solution in this case is to get the USB port repaired. Their are some different methods of recovering the data but they are all more complicated not to mention the fact that the pcb does have some encryption which you will need to get around if you don't use the correct board.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ergel on August 25, 2014, 12:49:35 AM
The best solution in this case is to get the USB port repaired. Their are some different methods of recovering the data but they are all more complicated not to mention the fact that the pcb does have some encryption which you will need to get around if you don't use the correct board.
Yeah. That's what I gathered from my research. Can I have a quote?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ergel on August 25, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Yeah. That's what I gathered from my research. Can I have a quote?
Bump
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 25, 2014, 09:33:55 PM
He is right.
Do you have any experience with BitTorrent Sync? For some reason lately both my computers are showing "No Connected Devices". I googled the issue but found nothing.

Anyone know anything about this?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on August 26, 2014, 07:09:06 AM
Do you have any experience with BitTorrent Sync? For some reason lately both my computers are showing "No Connected Devices". I googled the issue but found nothing.

Anyone know anything about this?
Did you upgrade recently?
The easiest is to just delete shared secret/folder, and re-share.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 27, 2014, 12:32:37 AM
Did you upgrade recently?
The easiest is to just delete shared secret/folder, and re-share.
Probably. For ages it wanted to upgrade but had a problem downloading. I guess this time the "upgrade" worked :).
I will try that. Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on August 27, 2014, 07:26:26 AM
OK, here's my issue: I bought a 1tb hd to replace my 320gb hd on my laptop that I bought on Black Fri in 2009. The laptop came with Windows 7, preinstalled. I transferred the data using Macrium Reflect - free edition. Now, Windows keeps telling me to verify my Windows, but it won't verify when  I try to do it online. I tried calling them up & they said that they can't help me - I need to call Acer. I didn't call Acer, because I'm out of my 1 year warranty & the Microsoft guy basically told me that calling Acer would be a waste of time if my laptop is older than a year old. My question is as follows: is there any free & easy way to verify my Windows so that I can get the microsoft updates, without the need to transfer data again from ym old HD to the new HD?

TIA!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2014, 07:41:40 AM
Use the key from the bottom of the laptop. Should be fine.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on August 27, 2014, 08:50:58 AM
I tried to validate online (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/DownloadValidationSupport.aspx?displaylang=en), this is what I keep getting when running the program they ask me to download:

(http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18378.0;attach=12332)

How can I use the key from the bottom of the laptop?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avrumy22 on August 27, 2014, 10:03:08 AM
HI,

someone emailed me a zip file with a font for Microsoft Word. How do I install it?

thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MC on August 27, 2014, 10:05:51 AM

HI,

someone emailed me a zip file with a font for Microsoft Word. How do I install it?

thanks
Once you've extracted the file, open control panel-fonts and drag the font into the folder (you should see all your other fonts there as well)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avrumy22 on August 27, 2014, 10:15:18 AM
Once you've extracted the file, open control panel-fonts and drag the font into the folder (you should see all your other fonts there as well)

worked!! thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Novo on August 27, 2014, 01:23:37 PM
One morning my BlackBerry Bold didn't wake up (probably a heart attack :-\)
I had there tons of information. The most important, I had in text docs written down all money people owe me (totals around 15k).

I do have the BB backed up on an SD card which I transferred to my new phone but for some reason none of the text docs were saved  :(

Is there anything I can do?

TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2014, 10:42:23 PM
Honestly, BlackBerry are almost impossible to recover if the phone is completely gone. The best advice I can give you is try to get the phone repaired. If the phone is beyond repaired its extremely difficult to recover data from it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 28, 2014, 01:05:04 PM
One morning my BlackBerry Bold didn't wake up (probably a heart attack :-\)
I had there tons of information. The most important, I had in text docs written down all money people owe me (totals around 15k).

I do have the BB backed up on an SD card which I transferred to my new phone but for some reason none of the text docs were saved  :(

Is there anything I can do?

TIA
plain docs or bb memos?
Backed up how?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on August 28, 2014, 05:14:03 PM
One morning my BlackBerry Bold didn't wake up (probably a heart attack :-\)
I had there tons of information. The most important, I had in text docs written down all money people owe me (totals around 15k).

I do have the BB backed up on an SD card which I transferred to my new phone but for some reason none of the text docs were saved  :(

Is there anything I can do?

TIA
Dumb q, did you ever back up your BB using BlackBerry Protect?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2014, 06:29:01 PM
Possibly, why?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on August 28, 2014, 07:13:28 PM
Possibly, why?
Well, if he did, he can recover it using BlackBerry Protect.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 28, 2014, 07:23:42 PM
Dumb q, did you ever back up your BB using BlackBerry Protect?
which is why I asked..

plain docs or bb memos?
Backed up how?
If they were bb memos and he used bb protect then the memos can easily be extracted from the  backup file
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Novo on August 29, 2014, 06:39:23 PM
I had it on plain docs (docs to go).
I guess my only option is to try to get it repaired :-[
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Novo on August 29, 2014, 06:41:21 PM
Honestly, BlackBerry are almost impossible to recover if the phone is completely gone. The best advice I can give you is try to get the phone repaired. If the phone is beyond repaired its extremely difficult to recover data from it.
But doable?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 06:30:28 PM
But doable?
Bump
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2014, 08:36:14 PM
Depends on the job, most of the time it's only doable by repairing the original device.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on September 02, 2014, 04:07:08 AM
I tried to validate online (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/DownloadValidationSupport.aspx?displaylang=en), this is what I keep getting when running the program they ask me to download:

(http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18378.0;attach=12332)

How can I use the key from the bottom of the laptop?
Bump
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 10:42:30 AM
Depends on the job, most of the time it's only doable by repairing the original device.
Thanks! I'll try to get it repaired.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
Bump
You may need a tool to clear the original attempt to activate and then it can try again. Try using the tweaking AIO repair tool from tweaking.com
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on September 02, 2014, 02:39:27 PM


You may need a tool to clear the original attempt to activate and then it can try again. Try using the tweaking AIO repair tool from tweaking.com

Thanks! I will try that and let you know the result.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on September 03, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
OK, here's my issue: I bought a 1tb hd to replace my 320gb hd on my laptop that I bought on Black Fri in 2009. The laptop came with Windows 7, preinstalled. I transferred the data using Macrium Reflect - free edition. Now, Windows keeps telling me to verify my Windows, but it won't verify when  I try to do it online. I tried calling them up & they said that they can't help me - I need to call Acer. I didn't call Acer, because I'm out of my 1 year warranty & the Microsoft guy basically told me that calling Acer would be a waste of time if my laptop is older than a year old. My question is as follows: is there any free & easy way to verify my Windows so that I can get the microsoft updates, without the need to transfer data again from ym old HD to the new HD?

TIA!
You can use MTK.  Just open it, click the Windows button (bottom right, to the left of "Settings"), click "Activation", and press "Activate".  You have valid SLIC, so it should just work.
Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2iGJWPxOzXvbk9qWE9ldDVuLVE/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on September 04, 2014, 10:01:02 PM
You can use MTK.  Just open it, click the Windows button (bottom right, to the left of "Settings"), click "Activation", and press "Activate".  You have valid SLIC, so it should just work.
Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2iGJWPxOzXvbk9qWE9ldDVuLVE/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks, just downloaded.
I'm up to:
---Processing--------------------------
----------------------------------------
I'll update when it's done.

ETA: The program never said anything else. I'll see if Windows continues to bug me about validation.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on September 05, 2014, 02:04:54 AM
DanH, MTK didn't work for me :(
Thank for your help though!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on September 05, 2014, 03:00:55 AM

DanH, MTK didn't work for me :(
Thank for your help though!
What if you do "check system". It's on the tab to the right of "activation"

Did mtk give you an error or it just didn't work?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: WAM on September 07, 2014, 06:32:28 PM
You may need a tool to clear the original attempt to activate and then it can try again. Try using the tweaking AIO repair tool from tweaking.com
Tried this, my result was the following:
Quote
Windows could not be validated as genuine. The validation service couldn't determine whether the copy of Windows that is running on your computer is genuine. Please try to validate Windows again. If you keep getting validation errors, try to again later or contact support.
ETA This was only on IE. On FF I had the same issue as before - it asked me to download WindowsActivationUpdate which came up with the error attached.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: hh613 on September 11, 2014, 01:06:18 AM
I don't know if this is what you meant by data recovery questions.

I have a sd card that became corrupted. After many assorted attempts to recover the data, I mostly recovered all photos. But some of them have some type of colored film covering them. The funny thing is, that when I open the folder (with viewing large icons) all pictures are clearly visible, but after a few seconds they get a film over them that covers most of, if not all of the pic. Some pictures when opened look like a bunch of photos merged together.

Please advise if you have any ideas.

Thank you
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 11, 2014, 12:10:58 PM
Basically the ones with the colored film on it are corrupt. You can view them for a second because its showing you the thumbnails (a tiny version of the photo). The ones with slices of photos are because it merged some photos together or it's carving small portions of the photos.

With better software you may have a little better results.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: hh613 on September 12, 2014, 03:08:29 AM
What do you consider better software?  And is there anyway to uncorrupt the files?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: whYME on September 29, 2014, 01:40:39 AM
I have a drive that appears to have died on me.

When I plug it in it spins for about 10 seconds then stops. (no unusual noises)

Windows doesn't recognize it at all, if I connect it using a SATA > USB connector it shows up in the device manager as "USB Device" with all the info blank.

In the BIOS it just says "hard disk error" by this drive.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 29, 2014, 10:20:13 AM
Does it stop spinning completely?
Is it a Seagate?
Sata to USB is detecting the USB Connector not the drive.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: whYME on September 29, 2014, 11:17:50 AM
Does it stop spinning completely?
Is it a Seagate?
Sata to USB is detecting the USB Connector not the drive.
1. It feels like it stops completely, but "hand against the drive" is probably not the most accurate measurement.
2. WD blue 500gb (3+ years old)
3. It seems to be recognizing that there is something there. If I plug in just the connector without a drive attached it says something like "sata to usb connector," but if I plug in the drive, it takes s couple of minutes buy then shows up as "usb device"
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on September 29, 2014, 12:30:10 PM
DH, are external WD drives more popular, or just fail more often then others?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 29, 2014, 01:57:04 PM
Both I think.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: whYME on September 30, 2014, 09:12:00 AM
1. It feels like it stops completely, but "hand against the drive" is probably not the most accurate measurement.
2. WD blue 500gb (3+ years old)
3. It seems to be recognizing that there is something there. If I plug in just the connector without a drive attached it says something like "sata to usb connector," but if I plug in the drive, it takes s couple of minutes buy then shows up as "usb device"
Any options for me, anything I can do here?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 02, 2014, 10:57:27 AM
Posted this in the other thread, maybe I can get help here.


I want to install the Windows 10 preview, but I first need to create a recovery drive.

I tried using my USB stick with the Windows recovery thing, but the 'next' button is greyed out.
Seems like it doesn't recognize the USB - even though I can see it listed as my J drive in file explorer.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 08:39:52 AM
I just plugged in my 500gb Seagate external hardrive and I can't seem to locate any of my pictures, the folders are there but they are empty.
When I click on hardrive info it says that 40gb is used which makes sense its my pics, how would I find it. I may have to get drunk for all eternity if I cannot recover them.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 21, 2014, 09:56:32 AM
I just plugged in my 500gb Seagate external hardrive and I can't seem to locate any of my pictures, the folders are there but they are empty.
When I click on hardrive info it says that 40gb is used which makes sense its my pics, how would I find it. I may have to get drunk for all eternity if I cannot recover them.
Firs thing - don't do anything to with the drive!

Will reply shortly with steps to fix (hopefully).
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 21, 2014, 10:05:29 AM
I just plugged in my 500gb Seagate external hardrive and I can't seem to locate any of my pictures, the folders are there but they are empty.
When I click on hardrive info it says that 40gb is used which makes sense its my pics, how would I find it. I may have to get drunk for all eternity if I cannot recover them.
Very likely files are just hidden due to virus
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 21, 2014, 10:08:41 AM
Very likely files are just hidden due to virus
yup. whats sad is that many people dont know this, and are ripped off by the stores here that charge hundreds of shekel for picture recovery...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 12:45:25 PM
I have a Kingston 128GB USB, like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLGPMVE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But since I designated the USB as a recivery drive I lost almost 100GB of storage space!

(http://s28.postimg.org/s444y5nt9/sameach.png)

Where did all my strage space go??


Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 21, 2014, 01:32:43 PM
You formatted the drive as a fat32 and made the partition size as 32gb, I would imagine the rest of the space is unallocated disk space
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 01:38:53 PM
You formatted the drive as a fat32 and made the partition size as 32gb, I would imagine the rest of the space is unallocated disk space
Whatever ^ means, how can I get the full storage space?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 21, 2014, 02:17:36 PM
Whatever ^ means, how can I get the full storage space?
Create new partition with remainder of space.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 02:42:55 PM
You formatted the drive as a fat32 and made the partition size as 32gb, I would imagine the rest of the space is unallocated disk space
Yep! I have 85GB of unallocated space.

Create new partition with remainder of space.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7

I tried follwing the instructions to create a new partition
But the option is greyed out:

(http://s17.postimg.org/53508eein/lalala.png)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 21, 2014, 02:45:09 PM

Yep! I have 85GB of unallocated space.

I tried follwing the instructions to create a new partition
But the option is greyed out:

(http://s17.postimg.org/53508eein/lalala.png)
Pic isn't showing up for me.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 02:50:43 PM
Pic isn't showing up for me.
Shows for me.
Try http://s17.postimg.org/53508eein/lalala.png

Thanks man!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 21, 2014, 02:51:46 PM
Best solution would be copy all data off device, then delete partition and format full USB that way it's done properly
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 03:06:39 PM
Best solution would be copy all data off device, then delete partition and format full USB that way it's done properly
So it's as simple as it sounds?

-Move data from E: to C:
-Format E: drive
-Move back data C: > E:

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: whYME on October 21, 2014, 03:08:32 PM
So it's as simple as it sounds?

-Move data from E: to C:
-Format E: drive
-Move back data C: > E:


yup, it's that simple.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 21, 2014, 04:06:09 PM
Shows for me.
Try http://s17.postimg.org/53508eein/lalala.png

Thanks man!
My filter is blocking it.
I would have suggested something different then those above me, but I don't see the screenshot so I can't really give an opinion.
My assumption, (again, without seeing SS), is that since its over 32gb, windows will not allow you to create a fat32 partition that big.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 05:20:04 PM
Best solution would be copy all data off device, then delete partition and format full USB that way it's done properly
I can't delete the partition, it's greyed out.

God knows why.  :(
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 21, 2014, 07:56:07 PM
I can't delete the partition, it's greyed out.

God knows why.  :(
Then he's the one you should pray to!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 21, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
Then he's the one you should pray to!
You think he'll listen to my prayers if I supported the Kickstarter shabboss app?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 21, 2014, 11:09:54 PM
You think he'll listen to my prayers if I supported the Kickstarter shabboss app?
I am not privy to His secrets, sorry.
HUCA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 22, 2014, 04:46:49 AM

I can't delete the partition, it's greyed out.

God knows why.  :(
After backing everything up. Open command prompt as admin. Type - diskpart, hit enter. Type - list disk, hit enter. You will see a list of disks. Disk 0 is usually your primary hardrive. Anything later is usually secondary. Locate the USB drive you wanna wipe. Assuming it's disk 1, type - select disk 1, hit enter. Type - clean, hit enter. Exit command prompt. Go back to disk management (where you were originally trying to delete partition). You should be good to go.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 22, 2014, 04:59:28 AM
I can't delete the partition, it's greyed out.
You probably cant delete partition because it is active.  Unmount it.  IIRC you right click on it (in disk management), and do "change drive letter", and then remove associated letter.  Or in command prompt (run as administrator), mountvol drive_letter_thats_currently_associated_goes_here /D 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 22, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
After backing everything up. Open command prompt as admin. Type - diskpart, hit enter. Type - list disk, hit enter. You will see a list of disks. Disk 0 is usually your primary hardrive. Anything later is usually secondary. Locate the USB drive you wanna wipe. Assuming it's disk 1, type - select disk 1, hit enter. Type - clean, hit enter. Exit command prompt. Go back to disk management (where you were originally trying to delete partition). You should be good to go.
(http://i.imgur.com/nG3Ui4c.png)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 22, 2014, 12:32:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nG3Ui4c.png)
ETA:

I just checked and it actually did a clean!
I now have 115GB of storage!

Thank you so much!


Is is possible that this happened because I use this drive for Windows File History?
Or maybe because I used it as a USB recovery drive (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive)?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on October 22, 2014, 12:36:36 PM
Is is possible that this happened because I use this drive for Windows File History?
Or maybe because I used it as a USB recovery drive (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive)?
Not sure what you mean by "this".  If you mean the access is denied error, I assume it was because the drive was being used (mounted).  Glad you got it sorted out :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: meshugener on October 22, 2014, 12:51:59 PM
Not sure what you mean by "this".  If you mean the access is denied error, I assume it was because the drive was being used (mounted).  Glad you got it sorted out :)
That the drive was converted to a FAT drive and it moved 80GB to unallocated space.
Last time I checked (two months ago), nothing was unallocated.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on October 29, 2014, 01:32:45 PM
Just set up crashplan to backup to a local machine and to the cloud. I created a new partition on the backup machine just for crashplan. After the backup I see the backup archive is about 1GB and the size of the files backed up is about 12GB.
Does that make sense? Crashplan indicates that all files were backed up?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 05, 2014, 09:29:19 PM
I repartitioned Windows 7 laptop, created a 2nd partition. Now the original windows will no load. I get to startup repair and it says something like osloader missing. All the files are there. For now I reinstalled windows on the clear partition. But I would love to get the original partition working..
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 06, 2014, 03:00:12 AM
I repartitioned Windows 7 laptop, created a 2nd partition. Now the original windows will no load. I get to startup repair and it says something like osloader missing. All the files are there. For now I reinstalled windows on the clear partition. But I would love to get the original partition working..
Oy.  i'm assuming you didn't repartition within windows.  You would've just had to install bootloader (or aim previous one at partition - not sure what you did).  You basically need to add a 2nd entry to the loader.  look into easybcd. but be careful playing around there.  maybe dh can give you exact instructions.   iirc there was a way to run bootcfg /rebuild or something to that effect.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on November 08, 2014, 09:26:32 PM
I repartitioned Windows 7 laptop, created a 2nd partition. Now the original windows will no load. I get to startup repair and it says something like osloader missing. All the files are there. For now I reinstalled windows on the clear partition. But I would love to get the original partition working..
not ethical but i had the same issue on a computer in yeshiva i used https://kickass.to/easy-recovery-essentials-pro-win-8-7-xp-t9024786.html
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 15, 2014, 04:27:25 PM
I accidentally deleted a video from my Android phone. I tried using wondershare to scan for it, but couldn't find it (I definitely may not have been doing it right). Any tips? (I have a Mac computer and don't have a card reader- usually just connect the phone to the computer directly via USB.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 15, 2014, 11:39:57 PM
Does it mount as drive?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 16, 2014, 12:00:39 AM
Does it mount as drive?
Yes
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 16, 2014, 12:17:36 AM
Try recuva
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 16, 2014, 12:30:02 AM
Try recuva
Is it available for Mac?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 16, 2014, 12:31:59 AM
Oops no idea
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 16, 2014, 07:54:02 AM
Is it available for Mac?
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 16, 2014, 09:50:04 AM
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
Thanks! I'll give it a try
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 01:06:23 PM
What brands of portable hard drives do you recommend?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 17, 2014, 04:37:38 PM
Right now? Hitachi is very good.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 04:38:12 PM
Right now? Hitachi is very good.
Thanks! Looking for something that's not gonna break :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 17, 2014, 04:39:08 PM
Then don't look for a hard drive.... :P
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 04:39:30 PM
Then don't look for a hard drive.... :P
I know, I know...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on November 19, 2014, 10:57:55 PM
Did a backup and reset on my S4 Active but now all pictures that I had on my SD are corrupted it shows that its there but when I click on it its blank! anyone ever had this? I tried a different phone I put it directly to my laptop but nothing  :'(
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on November 20, 2014, 02:11:45 PM
It was basically encrypted but did the reset and now it cant be viewed is there an option how to retrieve them?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 20, 2014, 07:01:46 PM
My laptop is not turning on. Where can I go in Brooklyn to get it fixed?

If that doesn't work, where can I go to retrieve my data?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: VacationLover on November 20, 2014, 07:18:16 PM
My laptop is not turning on. Where can I go in Brooklyn to get it fixed?

If that doesn't work, where can I go to retrieve my data?
Which part of Brooklyn? Are you sure the power plug is working properly?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 20, 2014, 08:51:46 PM
Which part of Brooklyn? Are you sure the power plug is working properly?

Flatbush but anywhere is fine. And yes.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: VacationLover on November 20, 2014, 09:43:27 PM
Flatbush but anywhere is fine. And yes.
You can try any computer store. I had experience with one store in BP called Technical Difficulties 18x59, but they are expensive ($350 to retrieve an external Hard Drive)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 20, 2014, 10:16:51 PM
You can try any computer store. I had experience with one store in BP called Technical Difficulties 18x59, but they are expensive ($350 to retrieve an external Hard Drive)

Wow that's a lot. I doubt my laptop is worth that much at this point. I guess I'll keep asking around. Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: VacationLover on November 20, 2014, 10:20:17 PM
Wow that's a lot. I doubt my laptop is worth that much at this point. I guess I'll keep asking around. Thanks for your help!
If the problem is just getting it powered on, I assume its about $75
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 20, 2014, 10:37:12 PM
If the problem is just getting it powered on, I assume its about $75

Ok that's not bad. A ltitle annoying since I was thinking of getting another one soon. Moral of the story - always have a backup.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 21, 2014, 02:46:03 AM
Ok that's not bad. A ltitle annoying since I was thinking of getting another one soon. Moral of the story - always have a backup.
Although I don't know any details, may I suggest trying to turn it on with it plugged in but the battery out?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 21, 2014, 10:21:24 AM
Although I don't know any details, may I suggest trying to turn it on with it plugged in but the battery out?

Tried that. No such luck.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on November 21, 2014, 11:47:36 AM
Try A place on 65th st and new Utrecht I used them a few times, 718-256-3976
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 21, 2014, 11:54:51 AM
Try A place on 65th st and new Utrecht I used them a few times, 718-256-3976

Thanks. I'll call them.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on November 25, 2014, 01:30:44 PM
Not recovery per se, but related:
Spilled drink on (Toshiba) laptop (drink contains sugar).

Obvious first step; power off, remove battery, let dry (rice etc?).

What should my next step be?
Once it's dry, turn it on and hope for the best?
Disassemble? Distilled water/alcohol rinse? Any good disassembly guidance?

TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 25, 2014, 02:13:26 PM
Thanks. I'll call them.
I'm in Brooklyn if you want to stop by.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 25, 2014, 02:15:48 PM
Not recovery per se, but related:
Spilled drink on (Toshiba) laptop (drink contains sugar).

Obvious first step; power off, remove battery, let dry (rice etc?).

What should my next step be?
Once it's dry, turn it on and hope for the best?
Disassemble? Distilled water/alcohol rinse? Any good disassembly guidance?

TIA

Unplug, remove battery.
Skip the rice - it will go everywhere, take apart the laptop and see where it got wet and report back.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on November 25, 2014, 02:19:21 PM
I'm in Brooklyn if you want to stop by.

Can you PM me address?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on November 25, 2014, 11:57:10 PM
Unplug, remove battery.
Skip the rice - it will go everywhere, take apart the laptop and see where it got wet and report back.
here's what I can see.
how would I remove the keyboard?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 26, 2014, 01:01:05 AM
Thats your hard drive and your memory, I'm assuming its the other side that got wet :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on November 26, 2014, 01:55:35 AM
got it open and here it is

some sticky residue visible near the holes, not sure how far down there...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: zevi on November 26, 2014, 07:18:31 PM
All my wassaap pictires got deleted from a cleaning app any way to recover them?tia
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Eff_Doubleau on November 26, 2014, 07:40:14 PM
All entire phone had to be reset to factory settings. Any way to retrieve the lost pix?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on November 26, 2014, 08:22:03 PM
Model?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 26, 2014, 11:38:52 PM
All entire phone had to be reset to factory settings. Any way to retrieve the lost pix?
Not likely in most current phones
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Eff_Doubleau on November 26, 2014, 11:39:56 PM
Have the iPhone 5
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 27, 2014, 09:28:41 AM
Have the iPhone 5
Were they backed up to icloud?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Eff_Doubleau on November 27, 2014, 09:35:12 AM
Only partially.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on November 27, 2014, 10:03:56 PM
Okay so got the back lid open (pic attached) and from this side I don't see any sticky residue, but
if I look from under the keyboard, the holes where the stuff seemed to have seeped in, (see this post (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18378.msg978804#msg978804)) would line up with the back of the board here (right center in this picture)
do I need to take that off also? is that even doable?

paging DH
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on November 30, 2014, 06:26:59 PM
Okay so got the back lid open (pic attached) and from this side I don't see any sticky residue, but
if I look from under the keyboard, the holes where the stuff seemed to have seeped in, (see this post (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18378.msg978804#msg978804)) would line up with the back of the board here (right center in this picture)
do I need to take that off also? is that even doable?

paging DH
Bump
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 02, 2014, 01:59:20 PM
I have a brand new laptop and I just got an SSD for it. What's the best way to swap it?

I'm thinking use an enclosure for the SSD.
Boot the computer using Hiren's boot CD.
Ghost internal drive onto SSD.
Swap the drives.
then Boot pc for the first time.

Would this work? Do I have to first boot the PC and go through the initial configuration? anything to be aware of??

TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 02, 2014, 02:22:19 PM
Bump
Looks fine to me, try to clean any sticky residue and you should be OK. Very possible the keyboard wont respond properly or some keys may not work if it got damaged but other than that you should be fine.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on December 02, 2014, 07:49:00 PM
Looks fine to me, try to clean any sticky residue and you should be OK. Very possible the keyboard wont respond properly or some keys may not work if it got damaged but other than that you should be fine.
thanks!
so it there isn't likely any issue of residue on the 'back' of the board?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 02, 2014, 08:39:24 PM
I have a brand new laptop and I just got an SSD for it. What's the best way to swap it?

I'm thinking use an enclosure for the SSD.
Boot the computer using Hiren's boot CD.
Ghost internal drive onto SSD.
Swap the drives.
then Boot pc for the first time.

Would this work? Do I have to first boot the PC and go through the initial configuration? anything to be aware of??

TIA
Option B
Start new computer with existing drive.
After setup install a free clone utility like
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/download.htm
then clone and swap.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 03, 2014, 04:02:22 AM
I would do option a.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 03, 2014, 09:50:58 AM
I would do option a.
thanks. No disc drive though, so I made a bootable usb.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 03, 2014, 09:55:28 AM
I would do option a.
Just curious, any particular reason?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: chayal101 on December 03, 2014, 02:49:13 PM
laptop battery question:

Battery:
4-cell, 2200mAh Li-Cylinder battery
Battery Life
Up to 5 hour(s)
Vs.
Battery:
3-cell lithium-ion (Up to 12 hours)*
How is that possible? i was under the impression that a higher cell will last longer, (i'm really not a techie, just googled abit) is it because of the lithium ion? Is the 3-cell actually gonna last longer than the 4-cell, obviously not 12 hrs., but maybe 5- 6?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 03, 2014, 11:59:34 PM
Next set of questions.
do I have to change the boot option from UEFI to Legacy in order to boot from the USB?

Do I have to initialize the SSD?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 04, 2014, 04:29:39 AM
Next set of questions.
do I have to change the boot option from UEFI to Legacy in order to boot from the USB?

Do I have to initialize the SSD?
I don't think Hiren's was formatted for UEFI boot, so yes, you would need to change to Legacy.
Initialize SSD?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 04, 2014, 10:05:05 AM
I don't think Hiren's was formatted for UEFI boot, so yes, you would need to change to Legacy.
Initialize SSD?

This
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/How-to-initialize-your-SSD-Windows/ta-p/111492
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 04, 2014, 11:05:22 AM
This
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/How-to-initialize-your-SSD-Windows/ta-p/111492
Oh. Create a partition table :)  I don't know, it probably depends on the cloning software.  But use MBR if your current setup is also MBR.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 04, 2014, 01:27:55 PM
Oh. Create a partition table :)  I don't know, it probably depends on the cloning software.  But use MBR if your current setup is also MBR.
Can you use MBR with UEFI?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on December 04, 2014, 01:48:18 PM
Next set of questions.
do I have to change the boot option from UEFI to Legacy in order to boot from the USB?

Do I have to initialize the SSD?
if you use http://rufus.akeo.ie/ to make the usb bootable for uefi and then you dont have to change to legacy
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: snagger on December 09, 2014, 10:08:23 AM
Right now? Hitachi is very good.
hi would you say hitachi is the best to backup a mac? another question, is apples time machine the best way to backup my imac? thanx in advance!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SPLP on December 09, 2014, 12:54:33 PM
need to buy a Multi function printer --for office --print as much as 2500-3000 copies a month Require :

print duplex ( to sides)
scan two sides by self
copy 2 sides by self
laser black n white NO COLOR
paper tray min. 250 pages
do not care if no fax -if comes with ok
do not need wifi if comes with ok


bought a XEROX that had all the features -model 3325 -had to pay in Greece over $700.00 AND IT WAS A ONE MONTH DELIVERY !

http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/multifunction-over-30ppm/workcentre-3315-3325/enus.html

had to return because machine was such bad quality -- had trouble as soon as took out of box

OK if you give me a U S machine as  most can be bought in Europe
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 10, 2014, 01:07:00 PM
Next set of questions.
do I have to change the boot option from UEFI to Legacy in order to boot from the USB?

Do I have to initialize the SSD?
argh.
Bootable USB wasn't running Ghost properly. Kept on crashing.
Tried Clonezilla. Booting worked but it doesn't support a seamless clone to a smaller target.

New options.

Use Gparted to shrink the big partition on my old drive. But that would be a pain as I would have to create all the partitions on the new drive and copy one by one.

Or I can boot to windows,create a recovery usb And try and restore directly to the SSD? Would thath Work?

TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 10, 2014, 01:48:46 PM
argh.
Bootable USB wasn't running Ghost properly. Kept on crashing.
Tried Clonezilla. Booting worked but it doesn't support a seamless clone to a smaller target.

New options.

Use Gparted to shrink the big partition on my old drive. But that would be a pain as I would have to create all the partitions on the new drive and copy one by one.

Or I can boot to windows,create a recovery usb And try and restore directly to the SSD? Would thath Work?

TIA
Why don't you make a bootable usb with Macrium and clone the hard drive to the ssd?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 10, 2014, 02:00:43 PM
Why don't you make a bootable usb with Macrium and clone the hard drive to the ssd?
how does macrium handle cloning to a smaller target?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 10, 2014, 02:44:18 PM
how does macrium handle cloning to a smaller target?
I think you can resize the target partition. I'm assuming you have free space that can drop out.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CS1 on December 10, 2014, 03:08:41 PM
hi would you say hitachi is the best to backup a mac? another question, is apples time machine the best way to backup my imac? thanx in advance!

I haven't used Time machine much, but after trying Seagate and Western Digital, it looks like the G-Drive RAID with the Thunderbolt connections are much more efficient and heavy duty for our use.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: snagger on December 10, 2014, 03:11:31 PM

I haven't used Time machine much, but after trying Seagate and Western Digital, it looks like the G-Drive RAID with the Thunderbolt connections are much more efficient and heavy duty for our use.
thx! Did you have any actual issues with seagate and wd? Are there any reasonably priced g-drives out there? Thx! 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CS1 on December 10, 2014, 03:29:56 PM
thx! Did you have any actual issues with seagate and wd? Are there any reasonably priced g-drives out there? Thx!

my seagate crashed while new -- will look into recovering data one day, when I get a chance.. (was a back-up). The G-DRIVE is built of more solid metal, seems smoother, quicker, etc...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: snagger on December 10, 2014, 03:31:31 PM

my seagate crashed while new -- will look into recovering data one day, when I get a chance.. (was a back-up). The G-DRIVE is built of more solid metal, seems smoother, quicker, etc...
"more solid metal" sounds like a physical thing.. Was the crash anything to do with that?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CS1 on December 10, 2014, 03:43:49 PM
"more solid metal" sounds like a physical thing.. Was the crash anything to do with that?

The G-DRIVE seems to be built better. Perhaps the Seagate is built cheaply... hard to tell. It's definitely more prone to tipping as the G-DRIVE is horizontal.
2 Terabyte for Mac: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/g-drive-2tb-external-usb-3-0-firewire-hard-drive-silver/6699353.p?id=1218782872323&skuId=6699353&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=6699353&extensionType=pla_multichannel:g&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!58460710247!g!!52694329159&kpid=6699353&k_clickid=2c998fed-e6c5-85c8-f2f8-0000756d2ec0&kpid=6699353&lsft=ref:212,loc:1&ksid=2c998fed-e6c5-85c8-f2f8-0000756d2ec0&ksprof_id=8&ksaffcode=27&ksdevice=c
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: snagger on December 10, 2014, 03:46:00 PM

The G-DRIVE seems to be built better. Perhaps the Seagate is built cheaply... hard to tell. It's definitely more prone to tipping as the G-DRIVE is horizontal.
2 Terabyte for Mac: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/g-drive-2tb-external-usb-3-0-firewire-hard-drive-silver/6699353.p?id=1218782872323&skuId=6699353&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=6699353&extensionType=pla_multichannel:g&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!58460710247!g!!52694329159&kpid=6699353&k_clickid=2c998fed-e6c5-85c8-f2f8-0000756d2ec0&kpid=6699353&lsft=ref:212,loc:1&ksid=2c998fed-e6c5-85c8-f2f8-0000756d2ec0&ksprof_id=8&ksaffcode=27&ksdevice=c
thx! But i am just looking for something to backup my mac every once in a while.. Do u recommend seagate or wd? 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on December 10, 2014, 03:57:42 PM
thx! But i am just looking for something to backup my mac every once in a while.. Do u recommend seagate or wd?
I recommend buying on amex :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CS1 on December 10, 2014, 04:01:39 PM
I recommend buying on amex :)

true, but when it's your data, or video back-up/photo back-up, then it's not about the money at all...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on December 10, 2014, 04:20:53 PM
true, but when it's your data, or video back-up/photo back-up, then it's not about the money at all...
100%
That's why you need to have everything stored in more than one place (ie: multiple hard drives, or online backup). If your pictures only live on one hard drive, that's not a backup.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on December 10, 2014, 04:26:03 PM
Galaxy S3 reset, anyone know best way to recover?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 10, 2014, 07:30:48 PM
Galaxy S3 reset, anyone know best way to recover?
Recover what? If it factory reset, that should not affect any files in internal storage or the sd card.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 10, 2014, 08:28:19 PM
Galaxy S3 reset, anyone know best way to recover?
recover files that were saved to the internal storage?
See upthread, I posted a recovery process that might work for you
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 10, 2014, 08:29:18 PM
I think you can resize the target partition. I'm assuming you have free space that can drop out.
brand new pc with 1tb hdd. Just the is there, so most of it is empty.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on December 11, 2014, 01:49:07 PM
recover files that were saved to the internal storage?
See upthread, I posted a recovery process that might work for you
What command did you use.  dd or cat? I seem to remember that cat has a 1gb limit.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: snapit on December 15, 2014, 10:10:43 AM
What are my chances/options in recovering text messages from an s5 that were lost when it was rebooted?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on December 15, 2014, 10:21:16 AM
What are my chances/options in recovering text messages from an s5 that were lost when it was rebooted?
No Chances I tried with My carrier and Samsung they say its lost forever  :'(
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 18, 2014, 11:21:49 AM
Why don't you make a bootable usb with Macrium and clone the hard drive to the ssd?
thanks macrium. Worked great. And wow the difference ssd makes.

But now I'm having Wi-Fi issues. I hope I didn't damage the card when swapping drives
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 18, 2014, 11:44:43 AM


thanks macrium. Worked great. And wow the difference ssd makes.
Great to hear.
But now I'm having Wi-Fi issues. I hope I didn't damage the card when swapping drives
What's the issue?

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on December 18, 2014, 12:02:32 PM
And wow the difference ssd makes.
+1
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 18, 2014, 12:46:35 PM
Great to hear. What's the issue?
Why is no one talking about this deal? Its currently the best offer out there now.

Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop Intel Core i5-4210U/8GB RAM/1TB HDD/12 hours battery life for $399 starting 11/27

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i15547-5033sLV-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.308795000?sdtid=7401848&ClickID=bffzsksmznqvdsd1uy1fgkqs1dfnn6gvfqqv
got this, upgraded to ssd. However internet speeds over WiFi are unbearable, I moved the laptop to a different room and it was better. However my old laptop works fine everywhere in the house.
Does this have an inferior card? Or is mine possibly damaged?

Just did a speed test in a friends office. However i'm maybe 5 ft away from the router
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 18, 2014, 01:51:19 PM
got this, upgraded to ssd. However internet speeds over WiFi are unbearable, I moved the laptop to a different room and it was better. However my old laptop works fine everywhere in the house.
Does this have an inferior card? Or is mine possibly damaged?

Just did a speed test in a friends office. However i'm maybe 5 ft away from the router
That's above my pay grade, sorry. :D
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 22, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
got this, upgraded to ssd. However internet speeds over WiFi are unbearable, I moved the laptop to a different room and it was better. However my old laptop works fine everywhere in the house.
Does this have an inferior card? Or is mine possibly damaged?

Just did a speed test in a friends office. However i'm maybe 5 ft away from the router
Drivers?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 22, 2014, 08:30:03 PM
Drivers can be an issue. Also very possible you didn't reconnect the Wifi cables properly when you opened up the laptop. Maybe it's not utilizing the antenna.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 24, 2014, 01:44:59 PM
I just added a new HDD to our server. The shared folder on it was getting to big. Now what would be the best way to move that entire folder -approx. 200gb- over to the new drive?

Also how do i redirect everyone the new drive? Do i just delete the old share and recreate it with the same name?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 24, 2014, 03:55:44 PM
I just added a new HDD to our server. The shared folder on it was getting to big. Now what would be the best way to move that entire folder -approx. 200gb- over to the new drive?

Also how do i redirect everyone the new drive? Do i just delete the old share and recreate it with the same name?
You can use Unstoppable copier - its a free program that, it will automatically skip anything it can't copy and report it..

Delete and rename share should be fine.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 24, 2014, 04:07:35 PM
You can use Unstoppable copier - its a free program that, it will automatically skip anything it can't copy and report it..

Delete and rename share should be fine.
Thanks, running it now, @ approx 20mb per second It'll probably take close to 3 hrs.

ETA: And now it froze.  :-[
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 24, 2014, 07:18:03 PM
Good thing about it is you can restart it and select it should skip copied files..
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 24, 2014, 11:53:18 PM
Good thing about it is you can restart it and select it should skip copied files..
By unchecking the "overwrite existing files"
Thats what I did but I also checked off "copy undamaged files first"

Now I see that only 114 out 194 gb were actually copied. Do I really have that much corrupted data? Or did I do something wrong
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 25, 2014, 12:05:26 AM
Probably not, I don't know the condition of the drive. Very possible some of the data is in locked user profiles?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 25, 2014, 12:20:30 AM
Probably not, I don't know the condition of the drive. Very possible some of the data is in locked user profiles?
No,  Only copying a specific shared folder. Keep getting this error

'Source – The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect'
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on December 25, 2014, 01:29:29 PM
By unchecking the "overwrite existing files"
Thats what I did but I also checked off "copy undamaged files first"

Now I see that only 114 out 194 gb were actually copied. Do I really have that much corrupted data? Or did I do something wrong
Where's a headbumping emoji?
Turns out the folder I was moving was only 114gb, however that share folder was also mapped on the server as a shared drive in order to synchronize the drive letter across all computers. Anywayu the 194gb was the drive total not folder total. Looks like everything mover over fine
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Tzfas on December 29, 2014, 10:04:54 PM
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Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on January 29, 2015, 12:19:18 AM
how do i  download pictures that i  uploaded to icloud onto my windows pc? i see it onmy iphone and icloud is activated. but for some reason icloud for pc not picking up those pics
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 12, 2015, 06:29:42 AM
Would you say Avast and Malwarebyte are the best free software to keep computer safe?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 12, 2015, 07:11:47 AM
Would you say Avast and Malwarebyte are the best free software to keep computer safe?
That's definitely a good combination.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2015, 11:05:02 AM
That's definitely a good combination.
Do Windows Defender (aka MSE) and Malwarebytes work well together?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 21, 2015, 10:56:05 PM
I would like to check my wifi speed. Is there a way to check in windows? or an app someone can recommend?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 21, 2015, 11:14:09 PM
I would like to check my wifi speed. Is there a way to check in windows? or an app someone can recommend?
do you mean speedtest.net ?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 22, 2015, 02:36:25 AM
That helps. Is how is that different then the info shown in Control Center> Network and Internet> View network status> and clicking on the connection

(http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/402409-ww-win-speed.jpg?thumb=y)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 09:29:02 AM


That helps. Is how is that different then the info shown in Control Center> Network and Internet> View network status> and clicking on the connection

(http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/402409-ww-win-speed.jpg?thumb=y)
speedtest.net is the realtime connection from your device to the internet not just your local network
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 22, 2015, 01:41:06 PM
speedtest.net is the realtime connection from your device to the internet not just your local network
I'm not sure I understand the difference. You internet speed can't be greater than the speed to your network?

Separately, what is the best practice for keeping the health of your laptop battery if mostly used plugged in? I read that some suggest removing the battery when plugging in for an extended period of time. Anyone do that? Also it seems some manufacturers offer a primary AC use mode, which stops it from charging 100%. It seems maxing out the charge at about 90% is much better for the battery.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on February 22, 2015, 03:34:06 PM
I'm not sure I understand the difference. You internet speed can't be greater than the speed to your network?

But can be significantly slower.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 03:37:36 PM
But can be significantly slower.
+1 i've seen a network that was getting over 90mbps down but after connecting about 100 virus and bot infested computers to that network the speeds went down to about 1% of that (no it's not a typo)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 03:40:42 PM
Separately, what is the best practice for keeping the health of your laptop battery if mostly used plugged in? I read that some suggest removing the battery when plugging in for an extended period of time. Anyone do that? Also it seems some manufacturers offer a primary AC use mode, which stops it from charging 100%. It seems maxing out the charge at about 90% is much better for the battery.
I unplug my laptop when it hits 100% although it makes sense that if you take it out when plugged in it will last longer because it's used less but if your plug gets pulled on for any reason your computer will shut down immediately which is very bad for your computer
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 22, 2015, 04:31:55 PM
But can be significantly slower.
The results I get on speedtest.net is about a 1/9th of the speed showing in the Wifi status window mentioned above. I dont have any viruses on my computer. What is slowing it down?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 04:36:04 PM
The results I get on speedtest.net is about a 1/9th of the speed showing in the Wifi status window mentioned above. I dont have any viruses on my computer. What is slowing it down?
there can be many things slowing it down for example overloaded cables you can check late at night to see because then there is the least network traffic
ETA: Just an example When Lexington Tower in  lakewood was built they had great network speeds but then as it filled up the speeds slowed drastically because the cables on the street got overloaded
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 04:43:50 PM
The results I get on speedtest.net is about a 1/9th of the speed showing in the Wifi status window mentioned above. I dont have any viruses on my computer. What is slowing it down?
A filter can slow it down too
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: thaber on February 22, 2015, 04:47:30 PM
reminds me of a question. paying for 300 down from time warner cable, speed test shows consistent speeds between 90-95, tried at various times etc. time warner says its getting 250 to 275 at all times and sometimes 300. Anyway other than speedtest to independently verify?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 05:09:12 PM
reminds me of a question. paying for 300 down from time warner cable, speed test shows consistent speeds between 90-95, tried at various times etc. time warner says its getting 250 to 275 at all times and sometimes 300. Anyway other than speedtest to independently verify?
90-95 is excellent even that is almost unheard of on cable as i said before you can check at night to see if it gets better

you can also use pingtest.net it tests the stability of the connection which can makes a huge difference because even if it has great speed if it keeps losing packets it won't help you. Just BTW i've never seen an A on pingtest.net so a B+ is very good
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: thaber on February 22, 2015, 05:11:03 PM
I get that.  I'm paying for 300 if I was paying for 100 I'd be happy at 90. I'd also be paying less though.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 05:23:12 PM
I get that.  I'm paying for 300 if I was paying for 100 I'd be happy at 90. I'd also be paying less though.
it may be any one of your devices is not gigabit speed either your modem, router, switch, or computer if it says 10/100 it probably won't go past 100 if it's 10/100/1000 it's gigabit speed and should be able to handle up to 1Gb but if any device along the way are not it will slow down, it can also be a cable if you are using cat5 and not cat5e or cat6.

or your router is just not powerful enough to handle all the traffic how many devices are on it? is this a home network or office?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: thaber on February 22, 2015, 05:26:15 PM
I'm plugging right into the modem/ router provided by the cable company.  No other devices on at the same time,  and all devices other than mine would be capped at 3.5.
Might be the cable though,  that's interesting.  Didn't know that,  thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 22, 2015, 05:27:57 PM
I'm plugging right into the modem/ router provided by the cable company.  No other devices on at the same time,  and all devices other than mine would be capped at 3.5.
Might be the cable though,  that's interesting.  Didn't know that,  thanks
do you have a lot of devices on the network? the router may not be able to handle all the traffic
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 12:09:25 PM
Are all wireless printers able to creat their own mini-network with a computer, or do they need an existing wireless network? I recall using a Brother that was able to make it's own network.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 12:11:30 PM
Are all wireless printers able to creat their own mini-network with a computer, or do they need an existing wireless network? I recall using a Brother that was able to make it's own network.
Yes it's called an ad-hoc network
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 12:33:49 PM
Staples has the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W Laser Printer for $44.99 (http://www.staples.com/Canon-ImageCLASS-LBP6030W-Laser-Printer/product_967568#desc_content)
Dan posted same printer here (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/54790) in November when it was $49.99, and here (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/58666) in December when it was $44.95.
It's now $57.99 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5UZO0Q/?tag=cl03f-20)
Anyone know if you need a home network for it to work wirelessly?
I imagine it does need a home network. I have a Canon Pixma mx922 and it needs a home network.
Are all wireless printers able to creat their own mini-network with a computer, or do they need an existing wireless network? I recall using a Brother that was able to make it's own network.
Yes it's called an ad-hoc network
Is that an option with the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W? Do you disagree with Mountain Man? On the Canon (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/printers_multifunction/laser_printers/imageclass_lbp6030w) website it says " Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients."
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 12:46:38 PM
Is that an option with the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W? Do you disagree with Mountain Man? On the Canon (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/printers_multifunction/laser_printers/imageclass_lbp6030w) website it says " Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients."
I'm not sure I never used one I just know they exist
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 01:25:42 PM


Is that an option with the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W? Do you disagree with Mountain Man? On the Canon (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/printers_multifunction/laser_printers/imageclass_lbp6030w) website it says " Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients."

When it says "Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability" it means the printer is not a wireless printer therefore if you want to print wirelessly you need it to be plugged in to the network and you can connect wirelessly to the network but IINM any wireless printer can print with an ad-hoc network
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 02:02:35 PM

When it says "Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability" it means the printer is not a wireless printer therefore if you want to print wirelessly you need it to be plugged in to the network and you can connect wirelessly to the network but IINM any wireless printer can print with an ad-hoc network
From the description on Staples.com "Print from virtually anywhere with wireless connectivity".
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 02:12:32 PM
From the description on Staples.com "Print from virtually anywhere with wireless connectivity".
It says this about this printer or a different one?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 03:16:24 PM
It says it about the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W, the one I mentioned in my post.  link (http://www.staples.com/Canon-ImageCLASS-LBP6030W-Laser-Printer/product_967568#desc_content?PID=6156223&storeId=10001&AID=10428703&SID=i6jqghkiyp00we6f009bn&cm_mmc=CJ-_-6156223-_-6156223-_-10428703&CID=AFF%3A6156223%3A6156223%3A10428703&CJPIXEL=CJPIXEL)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 03:32:13 PM
It says it about the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030W, the one I mentioned in my post.  link (http://www.staples.com/Canon-ImageCLASS-LBP6030W-Laser-Printer/product_967568#desc_content?PID=6156223&storeId=10001&AID=10428703&SID=i6jqghkiyp00we6f009bn&cm_mmc=CJ-_-6156223-_-6156223-_-10428703&CID=AFF%3A6156223%3A6156223%3A10428703&CJPIXEL=CJPIXEL)
that's very interesting to me it seems quite deceptive but maybe they get away with it by saying "Mobile Capability    No"
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 03:47:29 PM
I believe it works wireless however it requires an existing wireless network.
On the Manual for the Canon PIXMA MG3220
  (http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/pdf/wireless/setup_MG3220_win.pdf)on page 4 it says "An "Ad-hoc connection," which establishes a direct wireless connection between
the computer and printer without using an access point, is not supported.
A router or access point is required for your printer to be used on a wireless
network."
I'm guessing this maybe the way all Canon printers function.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 03:54:50 PM
I believe it works wireless however it requires an existing wireless network.
Correct the only reason why it works wirelessly is because the router it's plugged into can be connected to wirelessly but the printer itself has no wireless connection as opposed to other printers that can connect to a network over WiFi
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 04:06:42 PM
What your saying seems incorrect. If your right it's not a "wireless printer" at all!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 24, 2015, 04:12:39 PM
What your saying seems incorrect. If your right it's not a "wireless printer" at all!
Correct.
Does your printer say anywhere that it's a wireless printer?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on February 24, 2015, 04:16:16 PM
Correct.
Does your printer say anywhere that it's a wireless printer?
true it doesn't say it's a wireless printer but says you can print wireless which is technically incorrect it's printing over the network
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on February 24, 2015, 04:51:03 PM
true it doesn't say it's a wireless printer but says you can print wireless which is technically incorrect it's printing over the network
well I guess wireless could mean that it doesn't need to be plugged into the computer itself...

I've had the same thing before. Bought a printer, and then discovered that it's not REALLY wireless.

I've actually been toying with the idea of hooking mine up to a raspberry pi, and then printing to that (from any computer with internet!). It's on my list of projects to work on when I'm bored (ha).
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on February 24, 2015, 09:46:58 PM
Correct the only reason why it works wirelessly is because the router it's plugged into can be connected to wirelessly but the printer itself has no wireless connection as opposed to other printers that can connect to a network over WiFi
that's usually referred to as a network printer not a Wi-Fi printer
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Other Guy on March 03, 2015, 03:44:12 AM
My hard drive suddenly stopped working, I sent it in to a company for a free diagnostics and I was told that I have a "mechanical failure caused by a head crash" and quoted $900 for the recovery.

Do I have any other options? Is that really the cost?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yesitsme on March 03, 2015, 02:29:47 PM
My hard drive suddenly stopped working, I sent it in to a company for a free diagnostics and I was told that I have a "mechanical failure caused by a head crash" and quoted $900 for the recovery.

Do I have any other options? Is that really the cost?
then go to DH data recovery
For Computer Repairs, Networking and Data Recovery  - 718.509.9211
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on March 03, 2015, 03:05:59 PM
then go to DH data recovery
For Computer Repairs, Networking and Data Recovery  - 718.509.9211
+1
He did a great job on my hard drive last year, and it cost about a third of what some other company quoted me.
A pleasure to deal with.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 12, 2015, 08:02:39 PM
I started noticing that I'm unable to submit certain forms through Chrome. The 2 examples that came up where the Target Prepaid Redcard site where I wasn't able to enter the security question answer, and logging into my Aeroplan account. Both these times it worked in Firefox. Any clue what the issue is? To be clear; I'm able to enter the data, but unable to actually submit it.
Probably pertinent to mentionI recently installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus, smartmenu8, as well as Kasperskys Chrome extensions and Ublock Chrome extension.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 12, 2015, 08:06:46 PM
Just tried disabling Ublock, and it now works. To confirm I enabled it again, and it doesn't work. Any clue why that is? Any solution?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SOS on March 12, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
I have a iPad that the screen broke a few times already, this time that it broke they said that the digitizer is also broken and wanted $175 to fix it. I bought a new ipad instead, and I wasn't to transfer the data to the new ipad. The issue is that there is a password on the broken iPad that doesn't let me back it up to iTunes till I enter the password which I can't do because of the broken screen.
Is there any way to transfer the data to the new ipad without entering the password? Or do I have to fix the old ipad?
Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on March 13, 2015, 05:17:49 AM
Just tried disabling Ublock, and it now works. To confirm I enabled it again, and it doesn't work. Any clue why that is? Any solution?
Purge cache, update filters.  still have issues?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on March 13, 2015, 08:29:56 AM
Is there any way to transfer the data to the new ipad without entering the password? Or do I have to fix the old ipad?
Thanks
Try to use ifunbox (http://www.i-funbox.com/) there are step by steps of how to get rid of the password, and backup all the data/put it on a new device
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 13, 2015, 02:58:48 PM
Purge cache, update filters.  still have issues?
Click on the Ublock button and there will be a large blue power logo to turn off blocking for that site.
This worked before I saw your post. Purged cache and updated filters anyways.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 01:50:27 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 i5547-7450sLV Signature Edition Laptop (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5547-7450sLV-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.312522400?tduid=632292661b6b986f5ba1de978c30fad0) which I got from this (http://www.dansdeals.com/index.php?s=microsoft+dell+laptop) DDMS deal. How do I know if I can expand the RAM? Do I need to know any other specification besides DDR3L? Should I be able to install by myself? any recommendations in terms of brand?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 02:00:41 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 i5547-7450sLV Signature Edition Laptop (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5547-7450sLV-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.312522400?tduid=632292661b6b986f5ba1de978c30fad0) which I got from this (http://www.dansdeals.com/index.php?s=microsoft+dell+laptop) DDMS deal. How do I know if I can expand the RAM? Should I be able to install by myself? any recommendations in terms of brand?
yes you can expand it up to 16gb it's very simple to install you open the back and snap it in
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 02:26:51 AM
Thanks. Just curios for the future how do I determine if it's expandable?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 02:46:50 AM
Thanks. Just curios for the future how do I determine if it's expandable?
crucial.com
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yesitsme on March 29, 2015, 11:40:13 AM
https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download/ a great tool to see the system specs i think its plug n' play
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 05:39:25 PM
OK. So do I need to know any specification beyond DDR3(L) memory? Do I need to see the 'L' on RAM I'm buying?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 05:46:18 PM
OK. So do I need to know any specification beyond DDR3(L) memory? Do I need to see the 'L' on RAM I'm buying?
usually all you need is DDR3 however it is still possible that it won't be compatible your best bet is using crucial.com scanner and buying from them, when i upgraded my laptop from 4GB to 8GB i only saved about $2 by buying on amazon
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 06:02:31 PM
usually all you need is DDR3 however it is still possible that it won't be compatible your best bet is using crucial.com scanner and buying from them, when i upgraded my laptop from 4GB to 8GB i only saved about $2 by buying on amazon
I have a large amount of BestBuy reward dollars.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 06:03:31 PM
I have a large amount of BestBuy reward dollars.
So find the exact same item number
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 06:22:23 PM
So find the exact same item number
Don't see it on BestBuy. Certainly there are other good Brands. No?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 06:23:36 PM
Don't see it on BestBuy. Certainly there are other good Brands. No?
Crucial doesn't give you other buying options other than their own brand?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 06:41:22 PM
no.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 06:48:58 PM
no.
I would copy take all the specs they give and try to find the same from a different brand the chances of having an issue are really unlikely
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 07:39:58 PM
Within their own brand they give me anch of options. I'm trying to compare specs, but don't understand some of the details.  What is 1866 MT/S vs. 1600 MT/S? and PC3-14900 vs PC3-12800? What does 10-10-10-30 mean?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 07:43:37 PM
Within their own brand they give me anch of options. I'm trying to compare specs, but don't understand some of the details.  What is 1866 MT/S vs. 1600 MT/S? and PC3-14900 vs PC3-12800?
I don't know but I assume one is better than the other for some reason but I'm on mobile now maybe I'll be able to look into it later
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 08:40:44 PM
Within their own brand they give me anch of options. I'm trying to compare specs, but don't understand some of the details.  What is 1866 MT/S vs. 1600 MT/S? and PC3-14900 vs PC3-12800? What does 10-10-10-30 mean?
I did some research and all these numbers are the speed and latency however it seems that since the RAM is slowed by the FSB (which transfers data from the RAM to the CPU) generally it won't make a difference (especially if you have an older generation motherboard and CPU) and even if it does make a difference it's something like 1%
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 29, 2015, 11:37:08 PM
Thanks. Searching on Best Buy for 8GB DDR3 RAM gave me these (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=8gb%20ddr3%20memory%20laptop&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=soldby_facet%3DSold%20By~Best%20Buy%5Ecurrentprice_facet%3DPrice~%2450%20-%20%2499.99&list=n&iht=y&usc=All%20Categories&ks=960&keys=keys&seeAll=) 5 results. 2 are Made by PNY and are 1,6GHZ; both the same except one is low voltage???. A third made by PNY is only 1.3GHZ; I'm assuming that means it's slower. There are another 2 made by Corsair, one with 1.3GHZ, one with !.6GHZ. So it's between the 2 PNY 1.6GHZ, one which is low voltage, and the Corsair Vengeance 1.6GHZ. Recommendations?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 30, 2015, 12:41:07 AM
Thanks. Searching on Best Buy for 8GB DDR3 RAM gave me these (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=8gb%20ddr3%20memory%20laptop&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=soldby_facet%3DSold%20By~Best%20Buy%5Ecurrentprice_facet%3DPrice~%2450%20-%20%2499.99&list=n&iht=y&usc=All%20Categories&ks=960&keys=keys&seeAll=) 5 results. 2 are Made by PNY and are 1,6GHZ; both the same except one is low voltage???. A third made by PNY is only 1.3GHZ; I'm assuming that means it's slower. There are another 2 made by Corsair, one with 1.3GHZ, one with !.6GHZ. So it's between the 2 PNY 1.6GHZ, one which is low voltage, and the Corsair Vengeance 1.6GHZ. Recommendations?
The first thing is you need to check if you currently have 1x8GB or 2x4GB and how many slots you have total. I would assume you have 2x4 and 2 slots so if you want 16 you would need a 16gb kit of 2x8 and if not try to get exactly what you currently have
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on March 30, 2015, 12:51:57 AM
How do I check that?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on March 30, 2015, 12:55:00 AM
How do I check that?
you can open it and look it's probably only 1 screw
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 30, 2015, 07:25:42 AM
How do I check that?
Download CPU-Z.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yesitsme on March 30, 2015, 07:35:53 AM
How do I check that?

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on April 24, 2015, 07:08:02 PM
Are all wireless printers able to creat their own mini-network with a computer, or do they need an existing wireless network? I recall using a Brother that was able to make it's own network.
Yes it's called an ad-hoc network
I'm now considering buying the Samsung SL-M2020W/XAA (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JCA4GQS/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza) and am trying to figure out if it can connect via a ad-hoc network?
The manual (http://) reads "
Wireless networking may not be available depending on the model (see Features by model).

-Using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) button
You can easily connect to a wireless network using the WPS button on the machine and the access point (a wireless router).
-Using the USB cable
You can connect and set various wireless network settings using a USB cable.
-Using the Wi-Fi Direct
You can conveniently print from your mobile device using the Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct feature."

It doesn't mention an ad-hoc option.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on May 18, 2015, 01:27:40 PM
my hard drive is making some issues. i am not sure if it is the wire or internal. when i connect to my computer it seems like it is dying. the light goes on and off and computer says the hard drive has an error. but after trying a few times i can access my memory. is it time to buy a new hard drive? :-\
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on May 18, 2015, 01:50:51 PM
my hard drive is making some issues. i am not sure if it is the wire or internal. when i connect to my computer it seems like it is dying. the light goes on and off and computer says the hard drive has an error. but after trying a few times i can access my memory. is it time to buy a new hard drive? :-\
You can try a new wire but it sounds like its almost dead and you should probably not use it till you get a new one
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on May 18, 2015, 02:04:29 PM
my hard drive is making some issues. i am not sure if it is the wire or internal. when i connect to my computer it seems like it is dying. the light goes on and off and computer says the hard drive has an error. but after trying a few times i can access my memory. is it time to buy a new hard drive? :-\
step one: backup your data
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on May 20, 2015, 02:53:44 PM
You can try a new wire but it sounds like its almost dead and you should probably not use it till you get a new one
any recommendations for a good hard drive?  eventually i plan to cloud everything but for now i want to buy a new hard drive. TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on June 01, 2015, 12:22:13 PM
my hard drive is making some issues. i am not sure if it is the wire or internal. when i connect to my computer it seems like it is dying. the light goes on and off and computer says the hard drive has an error. but after trying a few times i can access my memory. is it time to buy a new hard drive? :-\
HELP!  since this post i cant access my hard drive. it comes up that something is in the drive but it cant open. any here can, or can refer me to someone that can help? obviously ready to pay
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 01, 2015, 12:27:22 PM
HELP!  since this post i cant access my hard drive. it comes up that something is in the drive but it cant open. any here can, or can refer me to someone that can help? obviously ready to pay
Try to run a check disk right click the drive, properties>tools>check now
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on June 01, 2015, 12:29:34 PM
Try to run a check disk right click the drive, properties>tools>check now
ok thanks i will.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 01, 2015, 12:30:58 PM
ok thanks i will.
If that works copy all your data off immediately and get a new drive because it will happen again and this may not work again
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on June 01, 2015, 06:52:03 PM
Try to run a check disk right click the drive, properties>tools>check now
When i right click the drive my computer freezes
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 01, 2015, 06:54:19 PM
When i right click the drive my computer freezes
If you wait a few minutes does it get anywhere?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on June 01, 2015, 06:55:13 PM
If you wait a few minutes does it get anywhere?
Ye, turns my screen blue(as in non responsive )
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 01, 2015, 07:04:53 PM
Ye, turns my screen blue
So there goes the simple solution
For the next options you are best booting off of the hirens (http://hirensbootcd.org) boot CD  and trying the HD manufacturers repair tool like the western digital data lifeguard tools and then file explorer in mini xp
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on June 01, 2015, 07:10:20 PM
So there goes the simple solution
For the next options you are best booting off of the hirens (http://hirensbootcd.org) boot CD  and trying the HD manufacturers repair tool like the western digital data lifeguard tools and then file explorer in mini xp
This is like spanish to me  care to elaborate just a bit?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: User6669 on June 04, 2015, 06:06:10 AM
Lately whenever I connect a USB or memory card to my computer it automaitcly hides the files, I tried updating deffender and scanning the PC, which worked on a different computer in the past, but in this case it didn't. Any expirience with this?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 06:27:03 AM

Lately whenever I connect a USB or memory card to my computer it automaitcly hides the files, I tried updating deffender and scanning the PC, which worked on a different computer in the past, but in this case it didn't. Any expirience with this?
Google search gave me this...

Quote
Hello,

Try this 1

Follow all the steps given below.

1) Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-11613-autorun-exterminator

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your pendrive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives and plug your pen drive to

remove the autorun.inf file from it also.

[Note : Make sure Dot Net Framework is installed in your PC.

OR

Click on the below link and download the Dot Net Framework.

http://www.microsoft.com/...]

2) Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and press Enter.

Here I assume your pendrive drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Replace the letter g with your pen drive letter.

Now check for your files.
I did something similar (step 2 part) when all my files became shortcuts every time I plugged it in
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on June 04, 2015, 10:09:16 AM
Lately whenever I connect a USB or memory card to my computer it automaitcly hides the files, I tried updating deffender and scanning the PC, which worked on a different computer in the past, but in this case it didn't. Any expirience with this?
I had something like this. But first are you running windows and what version.look in control panel and see if any process is using a lot of CPU. try a virus scan with https://www.safer-networking.org/dl/ or http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on June 04, 2015, 12:56:22 PM
its a common usb virus
any normal a/v will get rid of it, or usbfix - http://www.en.usbfix.net/
files are hidden, just open cmd, switch to drive letter of usb, and run attrib -h -s *.* /s /d
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 15, 2015, 08:46:36 PM
When I plug my external HD (seagate goflex) into my computer, it doesn't come up in my computer and the screen says it needs to be formatted. the light on the HD goes on and it's making noise.
[No, I do not have a backup.]
What's best thing to do?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yitrap on June 15, 2015, 08:49:04 PM
When I plug my external HD (seagate goflex) into my computer, it doesn't come up in my computer and the screen says it needs to be formatted. the light on the HD goes on and it's making noise.
[No, I do not have a backup.]
What's best thing to do?
Clicking noise or regular one?
Did you try a different wire?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 15, 2015, 08:50:15 PM
Clicking noise or regular one?
Did you try a different wire?
clicking noise. will try different wire

ETA: tried different wire, still hear clicking noise / see light but does not show up in my computer. I do see it in computer manager/device manager / disc drives

I just want to get all my pictures off this thing asap
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yitrap on June 15, 2015, 08:51:08 PM
clicking noise. will try different wire
Eh clicking noise is a bad sign, try a different wire and plug but I really doubt it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 15, 2015, 08:52:54 PM
Eh clicking noise is a bad sign, try a different wire and plug but I really doubt it

see my edited post. is my stuff gone??
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yitrap on June 15, 2015, 08:54:43 PM
see my edited post. is my stuff gone??
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 thats the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isnt 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 actuall 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 abot $300.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 15, 2015, 08:56:06 PM


disconnected it - will pm DH
Thanks for your help
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yitrap on June 15, 2015, 08:57:50 PM
Wiki added DH care to add other things?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on June 16, 2015, 05:02:08 PM
I just ordered a Monitor which has only has VGA & DVI, while my Laptop only has HDMI. Which would be better to connect through? It seems DVI is digital but does not include audio. Also is a direct cable better than an adaptor add-on?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 16, 2015, 05:07:45 PM
I just ordered a Monitor which has only has VGA & DVI, while my Laptop only has HDMI. Which would be better to connect through? It seems DVI is digital but does not include audio. Also is a direct cable better than an adaptor add-on?
HDMI is digital
VGA is analog
DVI is both digital and analog

That being said you can use a VGA-DVI cable or adapter they are the same thing
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on June 16, 2015, 07:38:41 PM
My question is if a DVI -HDMI cable which is digital better quality? If not VGA would be better because DVI doesn't include audio.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 16, 2015, 07:45:34 PM
My question is if a DVI -HDMI cable which is digital better quality? If not VGA would be better because DVI doesn't include audio.
I didnt realize VGA was an option IME there is no difference in quality between any of them
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on June 16, 2015, 07:57:12 PM
Diffen.com (http://www.diffen.com/difference/DVI_vs_VGA) "DVI is newer and offers better, sharper display compared to VGA."
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 16, 2015, 08:00:45 PM
Diffen.com (http://www.diffen.com/difference/DVI_vs_VGA) "DVI is newer and offers better, sharper display compared to VGA."
Could be, I don't usually work with computers that you would notice a difference like hi-def gaming
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on June 17, 2015, 11:44:46 AM
Anyone know how these 3 monitors compare?
Dell S2415H 24-Inch from $212 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2415H-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00M9B3XZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434519600&sr=8-1&keywords=S2415H)
Dell UltraSharp U2414H 24-Inch from $232.73 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2414H-24-Inch-Monitor/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434511009&sr=1-2&keywords=24+monitor&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A3547806011%2Cp_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_89%3ADell)
Dell P2414H 24-Inch from $213.01 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-P2414H-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00EMB4KVI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434513911&sr=8-1&keywords=P2414H)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 17, 2015, 11:49:35 AM
Anyone know how these 3 monitors compare?
Dell S2415H 24-Inch from $212 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2415H-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00M9B3XZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434519600&sr=8-1&keywords=S2415H)
Dell UltraSharp U2414H 24-Inch from $232.73 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2414H-24-Inch-Monitor/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434511009&sr=1-2&keywords=24+monitor&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A3547806011%2Cp_72%3A1248879011%2Cp_89%3ADell)
Dell P2414H 24-Inch from $213.01 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-P2414H-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00EMB4KVI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434513911&sr=8-1&keywords=P2414H)
I see the first one has sound the other 2 don't
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Centro on August 03, 2015, 04:46:36 PM
Any way of retrieving erased photos from a phone?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: peacenlove613 on August 03, 2015, 06:41:13 PM

Any way of retrieving erased photos from a phone?
Plug it into your computer and run a data recovery program.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 03, 2015, 06:55:34 PM
Plug it into your computer and run a data recovery program.
Which program would you recommend?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on August 03, 2015, 07:09:11 PM
Which program would you recommend?
Recuva
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 10, 2015, 04:21:10 PM
Recuva
My CD card got encrypted so the photos are there but I cant see them. do you know any program that would be able to unencrypt it? If there is such a word?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on August 10, 2015, 04:24:36 PM

My CD card got encrypted so the photos are there but I cant see them. do you know any program that would be able to unencrypt it? If there is such a word?
encrypted or hidden?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 10, 2015, 04:25:20 PM
encrypted or hidden?
encrypted
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 10, 2015, 04:29:44 PM
Basically my phone and the CD got encrypted, and AT&T rooted my phone and not the CD card so now only the CD card in encrypted,I re-encrypted my phone but that didn't help.   
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on August 10, 2015, 04:40:55 PM

Basically my phone and the CD got encrypted, and AT&T rooted my phone and not the CD card so now only the CD card in encrypted,I re-encrypted my phone but that didn't help.   
i'm confused
How did your phone get encrypted
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 10, 2015, 04:42:16 PM
i'm confused
How did your phone get encrypted
Company, Spoke to Company Spoke to AT&T and Samsung non were able to do anything :-[
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 10, 2015, 04:49:29 PM
Company, Spoke to Company Spoke to AT&T and Samsung non were able to do anything :-[

Do you have the option "Decrypt SD Card" in Settings -> Security -> Encryption? I don't have a Samsung phone, just relaying what I found here (http://android.stackexchange.com/a/23718).
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 11, 2015, 04:24:43 PM
Do you have the option "Decrypt SD Card" in Settings -> Security -> Encryption? I don't have a Samsung phone, just relaying what I found here (http://android.stackexchange.com/a/23718).
Nop only have an option to encrypt
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 11, 2015, 04:25:48 PM
Nop only have an option to encrypt

Which phone do you have?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 12, 2015, 02:38:09 PM
Which phone do you have?
Galaxy S4 Active 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 12, 2015, 02:43:20 PM
Galaxy S4 Active
Is your phone connected to an exchange server (i.e. do you get work emails on it)? Your IT manager may have encrypted your phone and SD card, in which case they would probably be the only one that can decrypt it (besides maybe logging out of the exchange account)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DMYD on August 13, 2015, 12:46:03 PM
Is your phone connected to an exchange server (i.e. do you get work emails on it)? Your IT manager may have encrypted your phone and SD card, in which case they would probably be the only one that can decrypt it (besides maybe logging out of the exchange account)
Ok thanks for your help, will try
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 13, 2015, 11:46:15 PM
Oops, someone asked me to factory reset their computer.
Now they realize that they had tons of pictures saved on that machine.

Any hope?

TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 13, 2015, 11:58:37 PM
Oops, someone asked me to factory reset their computer.
Now they realize that they had tons of pictures saved on that machine.

Any hope?

TIA

Plug it into your computer and run a data recovery program.

Recuva
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 14, 2015, 12:05:53 AM
So your saying a factory reset is no different than any deletion?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on August 14, 2015, 12:15:49 AM
So your saying a factory reset is no different than any deletion?
Correct although if I had to guess the chances of getting all the data back would be slimmer because some of the hard drive was rewritten when it was reset
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 14, 2015, 12:28:18 AM
Oops, someone asked me to factory reset their computer.
Now they realize that they had tons of pictures saved on that machine.

Any hope?

TIA
Leave the country and change your name?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on August 14, 2015, 04:28:48 AM

It might be better to use something like PhotoRec:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

or http://www.recovermyfiles.com/  (  4423BCA88DB15A43B142335E95EE74B1065B072D  )
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on August 14, 2015, 09:21:19 AM
Oops, someone asked me to factory reset their computer.
Now they realize that they had tons of pictures saved on that machine.

Any hope?

TIA
boot up into Linux and use gparted
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on August 14, 2015, 09:31:47 AM
boot up into Linux and use gparted
Incorrect.  Why would that help anything?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: User6669 on August 16, 2015, 04:02:17 AM
Leave the country and change your name?
Why? It wasn't his fault.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on August 16, 2015, 11:01:21 AM
Why? It wasn't his fault.
With these things, even if it's not your fault, it can still become your problem.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 16, 2015, 11:43:45 AM
∞∞
With these things, even if it's not your fault, it can still become your problem.
+∞
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on August 20, 2015, 10:55:08 AM
Setting up a Synology NAS.
BHPV has a kit with WD RED NAS drives or with HGST NAS drives.
The HGST is a little more.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on August 20, 2015, 10:56:51 AM
Setting up a Synology NAS.
BHPV has a kit with WD RED NAS drives or with HGST NAS drives.
The HGST is a little more.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Hgst has a MUCH lower fail rate IMO if its a little more its definitely worth the money
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on October 13, 2015, 10:51:24 PM
sandisk cruzer flash drive.
I plug it in but no sign of life.
Anything I can try?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 13, 2015, 11:13:12 PM
sandisk cruzer flash drive.
I plug it in but no sign of life.
Anything I can try?
I'm no expert on this, just chiming in to make sure that you've tried more than one USB port.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: smurf on October 14, 2015, 02:24:19 AM
I'm no expert on this, just chiming in to make sure that you've tried more than one USB port.
on more than one computer
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2015, 08:32:16 AM
on more than one computer
Great.

the next Q would be if you see it in Device Manager.

And after that I defer to the experts
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ydf on October 14, 2015, 09:04:35 PM
hi i have a sd card with hundreds of family pictures that i cant make any computer or camera to read it, when i put it in the computes its not detecting the card @ all, i went to a local photo store and they told me the only thing they can suggest me is to send it to a lab to try recovering it for about $300-$400, thats way too much for me, anyone had this before? any idea what i can do? i need that pictures despretley
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ergel on October 14, 2015, 09:06:13 PM
My FIL had a great experience with DH data recovery. Although it will probably cost you that much (that's what these things cost). If you need the pictures desperately than you'll pay. Otherwise you don't need it that desperately
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2015, 09:10:32 PM
My FIL had a great experience with DH data recovery.
So did I
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ydf on October 14, 2015, 09:13:52 PM
So did I

how much did u paid? and how long does take this whole thing?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2015, 09:26:36 PM
how much did u paid? and how long does take this whole thing?
I paid around $600, but it was for a large (2TB) hard drive that was very dead. (I actually mailed it to another company first, and they wanted $1500 for it, so I had them send it back to me.)

I would think that it depends how hard it is to get the data off.

This goes back a couple of years, but if I remember correctly the whole thing took a week or two.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Ergel on October 14, 2015, 09:44:33 PM
My FIL paid around $400 after getting a quote elsewhere for $1700
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2015, 09:49:13 PM
Another thing to keep in mind is that the price might include a new hard drive, on which you will get your recovered files.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: mancunian on December 14, 2015, 01:41:37 AM
Any way to recover pictures etc. from an iPhone 6 not turning on?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on December 14, 2015, 07:47:07 AM
Any way to recover pictures etc. from an iPhone 6 not turning on?
See if your pics are on your Icloud acount http://www.apple.com/icloud/photos/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on December 14, 2015, 08:14:04 AM
Any way to recover pictures etc. from an iPhone 6 not turning on?
If it's just the battery so get a new battery
Otherwise I don't think so
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: mancunian on December 20, 2015, 07:57:29 PM
See if your pics are on your Icloud acount http://www.apple.com/icloud/photos/
Thanks! They are most all on my other iPhone through iCloud.

If it's just the battery so get a new battery
Otherwise I don't think so
Thinking to try, I've replaced battery on an iPhone before. This voids warranty though right? Then lose option of getting new phone if its not the battery.

@DH Data Recovery can I get a quote on recovery before I give up (or to give me a reason to give up)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on December 20, 2015, 07:59:43 PM
Thanks! They are most all on my other iPhone through iCloud.
Thinking to try, I've replaced battery on an iPhone before. This voids warranty though right? Then lose option of getting new phone if its not the battery.

@DH Data Recovery can I get a quote on recovery before I give up (or to give me a reason to give up)
You can try PMing him or calling matis gesis (see the lakewood thread) his expertise is apple products
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: katherine123 on December 20, 2015, 08:50:14 PM
Hope this is the right thread, what's the easiest (free) way to transfer my docs (and settings if possible) from a windows 7 computer to a new windows 10 desktop?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: rivkao on December 20, 2015, 08:51:11 PM
Urgent question: worked hours on a word document and somehow it all went blank. When I pull up the saved document it's blank. Anything to do?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on December 20, 2015, 08:54:14 PM
Hope this is the right thread, what's the easiest (free) way to transfer my docs (and settings if possible) from a windows 7 computer to a new windows 10 desktop?
Depending on how much data you have, a USB flash drive may be the easiest
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on December 20, 2015, 08:54:45 PM
Urgent question: worked hours on a word document and somehow it all went blank. When I pull up the saved document it's blank. Anything to do?
You can check for unsaved documents
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: rivkao on December 20, 2015, 08:55:13 PM
You can check for unsaved documents
Where?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on December 20, 2015, 08:59:48 PM
Where?
https://www.google.com/search?q=unsaved+word+document&oq=unsaved+w&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.1904j1j4&client=ms-android-oneplus&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&safe=active
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: rivkao on December 20, 2015, 10:10:11 PM
https://www.google.com/search?q=unsaved+word+document&oq=unsaved+w&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.1904j1j4&client=ms-android-oneplus&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&safe=active
Thanks. Will try.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: mancunian on December 20, 2015, 11:34:10 PM
Urgent question: worked hours on a word document and somehow it all went blank. When I pull up the saved document it's blank. Anything to do?
Check in app data > roaming > Microsoft > word or something like that.
There's a different folder for unsaved vs auto save
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Thingywingy on December 21, 2015, 12:07:45 AM
Any recommendations for free DVD playing software for windows 10?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on December 21, 2015, 12:08:27 AM
Any recommendations for free DVD playing software for windows 10?
Vlc seems to be very common
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Gakkiya on January 07, 2016, 04:31:29 AM
Once lost data from your device.You should not add or delete the text messages in your device.If the lost data may get overwritten, which means you can no longer get back the lost data.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Gakkiya on January 08, 2016, 09:14:10 PM
Coolmuster Data Recovery (http://www.samsung-recovery.net/) software is an excellent app on both Windows and Mac, which can retrieve missing files and data
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aro123 on February 05, 2016, 11:23:09 AM
if my computer stopped detecting my ssd is there anyway to recover the data ?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 01, 2016, 09:03:46 PM
I've been saving my pictures and files to two external hard drives and they both died within a week. Are there any cloud kind of storage systems that I can use to save my files (upload when I have internet access) and then have access to them without internet?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on June 01, 2016, 09:18:38 PM
I've been saving my pictures and files to two external hard drives and they both died within a week. Are there any cloud kind of storage systems that I can use to save my files (upload when I have internet access) and then have access to them without internet?
Dropbox
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yammer on June 01, 2016, 10:17:51 PM




I've been saving my pictures and files to two external hard drives and they both died within a week. Are there any cloud kind of storage systems that I can use to save my files (upload when I have internet access) and then have access to them without internet?



Dropbox


Google Drive
OneDrive

For Pics (free) and videos
Snapfish
Shutterfly
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2016, 08:44:39 AM
crashplan
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: mek on July 03, 2016, 10:46:02 PM
Hello,

My computer crashed with a system 32 error i think it was. I removed the hard drive and connected it with a usb and using eassos (or mini tool power data recovery I cant remember as it was ~3am) I was able to recover almost every file I had besides the one I needed. The one I need is a word document of which all I have is a fragmented file. Is there a way to recover that file?

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: User6669 on July 03, 2016, 11:33:07 PM
Google Drive
OneDrive

For Pics (free) and videos
Snapfish
Shutterfly

If you set Google Photos to save as high quality and not original, (which should be good enough in most cases) it is also free with unlimited storage space.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on July 14, 2016, 02:38:52 PM
I have a bit of a 'soft' recovery issue, I'm wondering if anyone here can help.

I have an excel sheet that I'm working on, adding data to. (I often leave the file open and just sleep the laptop. it autosaves, I occasionally save as well).
I lost my about 2 days worth of entries. seems like somehow it 'autorecovered' an older version, which I must have 'approved' without noticing.

I have "crashplan" but it backs up only every few days. none of the versions there seem to have any more data.

any ideas where I can find the missing data? was it possibly autosaved somewhere?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on July 14, 2016, 04:08:54 PM
I have a bit of a 'soft' recovery issue, I'm wondering if anyone here can help.

I have an excel sheet that I'm working on, adding data to. (I often leave the file open and just sleep the laptop. it autosaves, I occasionally save as well).
I lost my about 2 days worth of entries. seems like somehow it 'autorecovered' an older version, which I must have 'approved' without noticing.

I have "crashplan" but it backs up only every few days. none of the versions there seem to have any more data.

any ideas where I can find the missing data? was it possibly autosaved somewhere?
C:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\excel
OR
C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\microsoft\excel
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on July 14, 2016, 04:23:40 PM
C:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\excel
OR
C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\microsoft\excel
thanks.
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel
have some files, but all from my most recent session.

this loss was a day or two ago. any place else to look?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: avromie7 on July 14, 2016, 04:24:53 PM
thanks.
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel
have some files, but all from my most recent session.

this loss was a day or two ago. any place else to look?
If you're really desperate maybe recuva will find it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on July 24, 2016, 12:36:28 PM
If you're really desperate maybe recuva will find it
Better off with Testdisk
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on July 24, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
Dropbox
+1, the current favorite.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: username on September 14, 2016, 12:49:24 PM
SD card from a camera has a crack widthwise, and the lock piece fell out. I put some scotch tape across where the lock was, but that didnt help.

Is there any way to recover the pictures?

my main concern is the crack, not the missing lock piece.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 18, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
SD card from a camera has a crack widthwise, and the lock piece fell out. I put some scotch tape across where the lock was, but that didnt help.

Is there any way to recover the pictures?

my main concern is the crack, not the missing lock piece.
missing lock piece probably wont do anything, you are correct. You may have to bring it to a specialist.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: username on September 18, 2016, 10:47:07 PM
Ty. How do i find a specialist?
Cleveland.
What profession/service am i looking for?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on September 18, 2016, 10:58:28 PM
Ty. How do i find a specialist?
Cleveland.
What profession/service am i looking for?
IDK if DH Data does memory cards (though chances are he does) but you can always ship it to him. I've done it with a portable HD. Let me know if you want his contact info.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: username on September 18, 2016, 11:01:52 PM
Its in the OP, ill call tomorrow bn.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on September 18, 2016, 11:20:49 PM
Its in the OP, ill call tomorrow bn.
He did a great job on my HD. Good luck!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on December 12, 2016, 06:22:39 PM
is there a cell phone data recovery thread?
my galaxy screen (lcd) broke - it rings and gets notifications but screen is black and doesnt respond to touch
any suggestions how to retrieve the photos and contacts?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: shulem92 on December 12, 2016, 07:03:59 PM
is there a cell phone data recovery thread?
my galaxy screen (lcd) broke - it rings and gets notifications but screen is black and doesnt respond to touch
any suggestions how to retrieve the photos and contacts?
Did u connect it to a computer?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on December 12, 2016, 08:00:03 PM
Did u connect it to a computer?
yes, the computer sees it as a portable media player. and there are no folders/files inside
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: elikay on December 13, 2016, 04:20:48 PM
is there a cell phone data recovery thread?
my galaxy screen (lcd) broke - it rings and gets notifications but screen is black and doesnt respond to touch
any suggestions how to retrieve the photos and contacts?
some repair shops have an external screen they can plug in to make selectins on the phone. Otherwise you may need a new screen....
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on December 13, 2016, 07:35:05 PM
some repair shops have an external screen they can plug in to make selectins on the phone. Otherwise you may need a new screen....
thanks. it seems that nothing shows up b/c the phone is locked - but it also doesnt respond to touch. a new phone (galaxy s5) was same price as replacing the screen
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: SearchGuy on December 15, 2016, 09:16:04 PM
Laptop fell, continued working, when trying to boot afterwards this is the message that comes up, any advice?
HD is properly intact
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: User6669 on December 15, 2016, 10:35:23 PM
Laptop fell, continued working, when trying to boot afterwards this is the message that comes up, any advice?
HD is properly intact

Try booting from a USB.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on April 04, 2017, 12:53:33 PM
An entire folder on a network drive disappeared and none of my backups or the Windows restore previous versions are working for it either. My guess is that it got deleted from a network computer which doesn't go to the recycle bin. I know it was used within the last month. Any good recovery programs to try as a first step?
To post in the right thread.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: lubaby on April 04, 2017, 12:57:01 PM
I have an iPhone that got water damaged and won't turn on. Lots of pictures on there that I'd like to recover if possible (not backed up).

Any experts here deal with that kind of thing?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on April 04, 2017, 01:57:37 PM
(not backed up).
do you mean no icloud?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: lubaby on April 04, 2017, 02:20:27 PM
do you mean no icloud?
Not to iCloud, not to computer. For 6+ months before the incident.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: shulem92 on April 04, 2017, 02:54:08 PM
I have an iPhone that got water damaged and won't turn on. Lots of pictures on there that I'd like to recover if possible (not backed up).

Any experts here deal with that kind of thing?
If the screen won't turn on, its pretty much a lost cause. Even bringing it to apple won't help, because the phone locks. That was my experience lately.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on April 04, 2017, 04:53:01 PM
To post in the right thread.
After going through a list of 100,000 deleted files and finding NOTHING of what i was looking for I BH was able to find the folder moved into a different one on that drive. Now I need to figure out why the backup didn't work.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: shulem92 on April 05, 2017, 01:31:26 AM
After going through a list of 100,000 deleted files and finding NOTHING of what i was looking for I BH was able to find the folder moved into a different one on that drive. Now I need to figure out why the backup didn't work.
Just curious if you searched for it before combing through hundreds of thousands of deleted files?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on April 05, 2017, 08:52:59 AM
Just curious if you searched for it before combing through hundreds of thousands of deleted files?
Yes I searched for some names I knew were in that folder. I found it by searching for all excel files and then found one from that folder. That also meant going through many results. The deleted ones were easier in a way since most were gibberish


Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:05:59 PM
So, making a long story short my S8 Plus dropped dead taking with it all my texts and a lot of contacts.

The full story is here.

Short Summary - Samsung fixed the phone, but had to put in a new motherboard so there went everything.

So, i would like to see if my data and contact omehow, somewhere are backed up by somebody.

My contact I have now entrusted to google. I had thought that verizon was backing them up, but apperently due to an issue with my account they haven't in over a year.

My texts I thought google backs up - looking online I'm not completely crazy - they do, but only for nexus & pixel device holders :'(


Is there anything I am missing? (aside from my data lol) Meaning some other provider or maybe samsung? That backs some of this up...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on October 17, 2017, 10:13:38 PM

Is there anything I am missing? (aside from my data lol) Meaning some other provider or maybe samsung? That backs some of this up...
Samsung cloud? Accessible from settings/cloud and accounts on Samsung device's.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:34:30 PM
Samsung cloud? Accessible from settings/cloud and accounts on Samsung device's.
I have never heard of it, assuming I never set it up I assume it would not do me much good, no?

A quick google search tells me its good for pics and videos... which is not what I am missing.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on October 17, 2017, 10:37:14 PM
I have never heard of it, assuming I never set it up I assume it would not do me much good, no?

A quick google search tells me its good for pics and videos... which is not what I am missing.
Google some more(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171018/8e0c9298286273ad89fbcb3c639aba1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:46:44 PM
Google some more(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171018/8e0c9298286273ad89fbcb3c639aba1f.jpg)
Link?

I cant find this on my phone..

I can post a screenshot
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:47:18 PM
Maybe because I have the note 8?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on October 17, 2017, 10:47:50 PM
Link?

I cant find this on my phone..

I can post a screenshot
Which phone? Not available online. Only on certain (newer) Samsung device's.


ETA: I believe it was rolled out with the note 7.

Search in setting
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:48:47 PM
Well, here is our answer...

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00077699/

• The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.
• Samsung Cloud is not available for Verizon Galaxy Note8.


I was beginning to think I lost it lol
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on October 17, 2017, 10:50:08 PM
Well, here is our answer...

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00077699/

• The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.
• Samsung Cloud is not available for Verizon Galaxy Note8.


I was beginning to think I lost it lol
Ouch
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 17, 2017, 10:55:00 PM
Ouch
Yup.

And now seems like with samsung cloud blocked and not doing anything on my previous phone, only option left is verizon - which was set yo backup sms and contacts, but now seems like it wasn't doing either :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: username on October 18, 2017, 08:52:56 AM
Who  can retrieve the pictures off of a physically cracked SD card?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yammer on October 18, 2017, 11:08:14 AM
So, making a long story short my S8 Plus dropped dead taking with it all my texts and a lot of contacts.

The full story is here.

Short Summary - Samsung fixed the phone, but had to put in a new motherboard so there went everything.

So, i would like to see if my data and contact omehow, somewhere are backed up by somebody.

My contact I have now entrusted to google. I had thought that verizon was backing them up, but apperently due to an issue with my account they haven't in over a year.

My texts I thought google backs up - looking online I'm not completely crazy - they do, but only for nexus & pixel device holders :'(


Is there anything I am missing? (aside from my data lol) Meaning some other provider or maybe samsung? That backs some of this up...
I use
Google photos- for pics

Verizon cloud- for documents,contacts,text messages (Google for my contacts as well

Google-Apps backup

Google drive - WhatsApp

Nothing-Telegram #Telegramisthebest

By doing that I basically got everything back. Except a few hours of WhatsApp
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi on November 02, 2017, 12:28:27 PM
Is there anyone here with a bit of knowledge on how to recover/fix a corrupted SD without deleting any of the images of videos..? Thanks
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171102/ab440cc429c6e87a9e63357a82352590.jpg)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 02, 2017, 08:46:06 PM
Is there anyone here with a bit of knowledge on how to recover/fix a corrupted SD without deleting any of the images of videos..? Thanks
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171102/ab440cc429c6e87a9e63357a82352590.jpg)
Depends what and how it's corrupted..   where you at?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi on November 02, 2017, 09:09:28 PM
Depends what and how it's corrupted..   where you at?
now on vocation not in the country in Israel.
  Any chance the command prompt would work from a computer ?
 All what happened was it was in the middle of transferring items(photos/ videos from one folder to another on the sd card on the phone,
  the phone was taking to long so cancel I clicked and then the phone froze so I restarted the phone and to see all the media on the sd is corrupted after the restart i saw all the pics and all on the sd card wouldn't show on the phones, except for the words corrupted as card.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on November 02, 2017, 09:13:17 PM
now on vocation not in the country in Israel.
  Any chance the command prompt would work from a computer ?
 All what happened was it was in the middle of transferring items(photos/ videos from one folder to another on the sd card on the phone,
  the phone was taking to long so cancel I clicked and then the phone froze so I restarted the phone and to see all the media on the sd is corrupted after the restart i saw all the pics and all on the sd card wouldn't show on the phones, except for the words corrupted as card.
This maybe: https://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/card-recovery-software/sd-card-recovery-freeware.htm
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 02, 2017, 10:57:24 PM
now on vocation not in the country in Israel.
  Any chance the command prompt would work from a computer ?
 All what happened was it was in the middle of transferring items(photos/ videos from one folder to another on the sd card on the phone,
  the phone was taking to long so cancel I clicked and then the phone froze so I restarted the phone and to see all the media on the sd is corrupted after the restart i saw all the pics and all on the sd card wouldn't show on the phones, except for the words corrupted as card.
It is a normal recovery job. You can try software like PhotoRec (TestDisk) or Recuva (easy to use but less powerful.)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 02, 2017, 11:00:52 PM
It is a normal recovery job. You can try software like PhotoRec (TestDisk) or Recuva (easy to use but less powerful.)
And if one doesn't work, try the other. I've had situations each way where one didn't work and then the other one did.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 02, 2017, 11:02:38 PM
And if one doesn't work, try the other. I've had situations each way where one didn't work and then the other one did.
Since here it is a corrupted file system I doubt Recuva will even know how to eat it...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on November 03, 2017, 04:45:51 AM
I'd assume testdisk can fix the issue, but you'll probably need guidance.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi on November 03, 2017, 07:39:13 AM
I'd assume testdisk can fix the issue, but you'll probably need guidance.
it's really that hard to use?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 03, 2017, 08:07:09 AM
it's really that hard to use?
Depends in your level of knowledge in partitions and file systems, but yes.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 15, 2017, 03:10:05 PM
Oh my! My GoPro Quik app (desktop) automatically imports all new files, and gives an option afterward to clear the SD card. I naturally wiped the card thinking that it had imported everything, only to realize moments later that a trove of media wasn't even imported. So many important pics and vids are now gone.  :'(

Anything I can do?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 15, 2017, 03:28:24 PM
Oh my! My GoPro Quik app (desktop) automatically imports all new files, and gives an option afterward to clear the SD card. I naturally wiped the card thinking that it had imported everything, only to realize moments later that a trove of media wasn't even imported. So many important pics and vids are now gone.  :'(

Anything I can do?
It is a normal recovery job. You can try software like PhotoRec (TestDisk) or Recuva (easy to use but less powerful.)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 15, 2017, 07:21:09 PM
Oh my! My GoPro Quik app (desktop) automatically imports all new files, and gives an option afterward to clear the SD card. I naturally wiped the card thinking that it had imported everything, only to realize moments later that a trove of media wasn't even imported. So many important pics and vids are now gone.  :'(

Anything I can do?
I'd first try with the GUI version of PhotoRec, http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 15, 2017, 07:55:35 PM
I'd first try with the GUI version of PhotoRec, http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec.
I didn't know about that - nice!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 16, 2017, 01:14:47 PM
I'd first try with the GUI version of PhotoRec, http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec.
Pardon my ignorance. I downloaded this (https://www.cgsecurity.org/Download_and_donate.php/testdisk-7.1-WIP.win64.zip). What is the GUI version? Or if I have the right thing, what am I supposed to do next?

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dsw193 on November 16, 2017, 01:20:39 PM


Pardon my ignorance. I downloaded this (https://www.cgsecurity.org/Download_and_donate.php/testdisk-7.1-WIP.win64.zip). What is the GUI version?

Graphical User Interface
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 16, 2017, 02:16:49 PM
Pardon my ignorance. I downloaded this (https://www.cgsecurity.org/Download_and_donate.php/testdisk-7.1-WIP.win64.zip). What is the GUI version? Or if I have the right thing, what am I supposed to do next?

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me!
Like dsw193 says, GUI means a Graphical User Interface (as opposed to the original/normal PhotoRec which is command line based.)

I think it is the file "qphotorec_win.exe" after you extract the files from the zip file.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 16, 2017, 03:40:22 PM
Like dsw193 says, GUI means a Graphical User Interface (as opposed to the original/normal PhotoRec which is command line based.)

I think it is the file "qphotorec_win.exe" after you extract the files from the zip file.
+1
I found this with very clear instructrions.
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/20/how-to-use-photorec-gui-to-recover-lost-digital-photos-and-files/ (https://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/20/how-to-use-photorec-gui-to-recover-lost-digital-photos-and-files/)

Now the problem is that it only recovered exe, txt, cab, reg, wim, and zip type files. I did not get back any of the lost media. Am I missing something? Should I try again? Should I try something else? I guess I'll try recuva.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 16, 2017, 04:20:51 PM
+1
I found this with very clear instructrions.
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/20/how-to-use-photorec-gui-to-recover-lost-digital-photos-and-files/ (https://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/20/how-to-use-photorec-gui-to-recover-lost-digital-photos-and-files/)

Now the problem is that it only recovered exe, txt, cab, reg, wim, and zip type files. I did not get back any of the lost media. Am I missing something? Should I try again? Should I try something else? I guess I'll try recuva.
Hard to say, make sure the file type settings are correct.

Trying recuva cannot hurt.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 16, 2017, 04:25:46 PM
Hard to say, make sure the file type settings are correct.

Trying recuva cannot hurt.
Thanks. Did I lose anything by trying? Or can I try again with other settings?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 16, 2017, 05:01:01 PM
Thanks. Did I lose anything by trying? Or can I try again with other settings?
Should lose anything except (which I really hope you didn't!) if you recover the files "to" the same card.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 16, 2017, 05:04:26 PM
Should lose anything except (which I really hope you didn't!) if you recover the files "to" the same card.
You probably meant shouldn't. No I did not. Seems like recuva is pulling up some things, but they don't give an option to save it to a different place. Will it do so automatically?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 16, 2017, 05:06:43 PM
You probably meant shouldn't. No I did not. Seems like recuva is pulling up some things, but they don't give an option to save it to a different place. Will it do so automatically?
After finding you have an option where to recover to.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 16, 2017, 05:10:38 PM
After finding you have an option where to recover to.
It just has a button "recover". I don't want to click it unless I know it's safe to do so.

ETA: I gambled it, and as soon as you click "recovery" it gives you the option to choose a destination folder.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi on November 16, 2017, 09:49:54 PM
It just has a button "recover". I don't want to click it unless I know it's safe to do so.

ETA: I gambled it, and as soon as you click "recovery" it gives you the option to choose a destination folder.
like yisroel tech mentioned make sure not to save it on the same SD card.
 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 20, 2017, 12:36:32 AM
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.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 20, 2017, 08:02:40 AM
Great news either way!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 20, 2017, 03:13:05 PM
Great news and relief either way!
FTFY&M  :) BH
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 20, 2017, 05:09:33 PM
FTFY&M  :) BH
Absolutely! Been there, done that :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi 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?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi 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?
 
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny 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.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi 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.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: noturbizniss 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?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: noturbizniss 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?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: droider 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 (http://howtorecover.me/how-to-recover-deleted-videos-android-recuva-without-root)).

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: stooges44 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?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech 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.)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Definitions on January 21, 2018, 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.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on January 21, 2018, 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.
Is it really worth it to be busy with it?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yammer on January 22, 2018, 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%.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Definitions on January 22, 2018, 10:44:30 AM
Is it really worth it to be busy with it?
When someone doesn't have that much money laying around, yes.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: stooges44 on March 07, 2018, 10:55:03 AM
So I have an external hd that failed. I brought it to a local place who referred me to http://www.drivesavers.com/ because they have a "pictures only" option. They quoted me at $1250.  :'(

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on March 07, 2018, 10:55:37 AM
So I have an external hd that failed. I brought it to a local place who referred me to http://www.drivesavers.com/ because they have a "pictures only" option. They quoted me at $1250.  :'(

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks!
Did you try DH Data Recovery?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Mordyk on March 07, 2018, 12:33:49 PM
Did you try DH Data Recovery?
+1  he helped me
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on March 07, 2018, 12:35:07 PM
+1  he helped me
Same here. Charged $600, and retrieved all my data, when another company quoted me $1,500 and couldn't promise results.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: lubaby on March 07, 2018, 12:39:48 PM
So I have an external hd that failed. I brought it to a local place who referred me to http://www.drivesavers.com/ because they have a "pictures only" option. They quoted me at $1250.  :'(

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks!
They do offer free shipping though :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on March 11, 2018, 09:09:48 PM
any good data recovery person in monsey?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on March 13, 2018, 08:01:19 PM
3rd external hard drive in 2 years just died  :-\
my external hard drives do get a lot of use, are carried around a lot, etc
I have everything backed up to dropbox as well but its easier to access my files from a hard drive when I can just plug in (for example, to edit old pictures) as opposed to having to download from dropbox
so - do I just order another one or is there a better solution?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on March 13, 2018, 08:11:13 PM
3rd external hard drive in 2 years just died  :-\
my external hard drives do get a lot of use, are carried around a lot, etc
I have everything backed up to dropbox as well but its easier to access my files from a hard drive when I can just plug in (for example, to edit old pictures) as opposed to having to download from dropbox
so - do I just order another one or is there a better solution?
Use an SSD/USB/memory card
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on March 13, 2018, 08:30:51 PM
Use an SSD/USB/memory card
are those less fragile? I need at least 1TB
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on March 13, 2018, 10:09:46 PM
are those less fragile? I need at least 1TB
Yes they are less fragile but more expensive than a HDD, https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1351745-REG/sandisk_sdssdext_1t00_g25_sandisk_extreme_500_1tb.html/BI/1032/KBID/1316/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x772784/SID/EZ
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CompuMedic Solutions on March 15, 2018, 12:38:47 PM
3rd external hard drive in 2 years just died  :-\
my external hard drives do get a lot of use, are carried around a lot, etc
I have everything backed up to dropbox as well but its easier to access my files from a hard drive when I can just plug in (for example, to edit old pictures) as opposed to having to download from dropbox
so - do I just order another one or is there a better solution?
Dropbox isn't backup, it's a sync solution.

If your computer gets a virus, Dropbox will be glad to spread to other computers for you.

If you mistakenly delete a file on one computer, Dropbox will gladly delete it off all linked computers.

Backup software will backup all files spread through a computer, Dropbox needs all files placed into it's directory.

And so on...

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CompuMedic Solutions on March 15, 2018, 12:44:24 PM
are those less fragile? I need at least 1TB
Less susceptible to vibration, but anything inserted and removed from computers constantly can break.

When it's a USB cable, those are easy to replace. When the USB connector is part of the device (flash key), or the device itself is inserted (i.e. SD card) those are done - and very expensive to do data retrieval on.

You said that the files are in Dropbox. Can't you just access them from the web portal? Why drag around a physical device?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on March 16, 2018, 02:22:13 AM
Dropbox isn't backup, it's a sync solution.

If your computer gets a virus, Dropbox will be glad to spread to other computers for you.

If you mistakenly delete a file on one computer, Dropbox will gladly delete it off all linked computers.

Backup software will backup all files spread through a computer, Dropbox needs all files placed into it's directory.

And so on...
Got it. Thanks! Was using Dropbox so that files instantly get uploaded in case my computer goes. Then I manually backed up to the external hard drive. Then used Dropbox's selective sync option to free memory on computer - ended up with the files on dropbox and the hard drive.
would love a simpler and more reliable backup solution.


You said that the files are in Dropbox. Can't you just access them from the web portal? Why drag around a physical device?

mostly use for RAW files that are periodically imported to lightroom and photoshop for editing - hard to do that from web portal. that's why I'm looking for a new solution, any ideas welcome...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CompuMedic Solutions on March 16, 2018, 02:32:54 AM
Got it. Thanks! Was using Dropbox so that files instantly get uploaded in case my computer goes. Then I manually backed up to the external hard drive. Then used Dropbox's selective sync option to free memory on computer - ended up with the files on dropbox and the hard drive.
would love a simpler and more reliable backup solution.

mostly use for RAW files that are periodically imported to lightroom and photoshop for editing - hard to do that from web portal. that's why I'm looking for a new solution, any ideas welcome...
I would need to more fully understand your workflow to give specific advice. If I'm located in your town, you'll see my number in the phone book, I'll be glad to set an appointment.

If we're in different towns, contact a reputable IT business, they should be able to help you.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: dove on March 16, 2018, 07:52:49 AM
Dropbox isn't backup, it's a sync solution.

If your computer gets a virus, Dropbox will be glad to spread to other computers for you.

If you mistakenly delete a file on one computer, Dropbox will gladly delete it off all linked computers.

Backup software will backup all files spread through a computer, Dropbox needs all files placed into it's directory.

And so on...
-1

Dropbox can restore your files from any point you like from the previous 30 days. You may need to contact DropBox support and submit a ticket for this to get done. Visit their website for more details.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 19, 2018, 01:07:26 AM
any way to get dropbox for biz at a normal price?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: lubaby on March 19, 2018, 07:04:33 AM
any way to get dropbox for biz at a normal price?
It often goes on sale at Dell.

And people are always selling Dell gift cards for even greater savings.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 19, 2018, 10:41:12 AM
It often goes on sale at Dell.

And people are always selling Dell gift cards for even greater savings.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 10:53:11 AM
Windows prompts to format SD card, Recuva can't detect it what should be my next step?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on July 10, 2018, 11:00:10 AM
Windows prompts to format SD card, Recuva can't detect it what should be my next step?
Have you tried TestDisk / PhotoRec? Sometimes they work when Recuva doesn't.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yehuda25 on July 10, 2018, 11:54:49 AM
Have you tried TestDisk / PhotoRec? Sometimes they work when Recuva doesn't.
+1 it's amazing.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 12:51:18 PM
Have you tried TestDisk / PhotoRec? Sometimes they work when Recuva doesn't.
Thanks will do
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 01:16:41 PM
Have you tried TestDisk / PhotoRec? Sometimes they work when Recuva doesn't.
Did not find anything, what's next ? should I format and try again ?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: DanH on July 10, 2018, 01:35:04 PM
Did not find anything, what's next ? should I format and try again ?
Wow, pretty bad.  Try r-studio. Otherwise, give up :)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on July 10, 2018, 01:38:08 PM
Wow, pretty bad.  Try r-studio. Otherwise, give up :)
Link? the files are mp3
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on July 10, 2018, 02:23:32 PM
Did not find anything, what's next ? should I format and try again ?
Don't format! Depending on how badly you want the files, you can pay a data recovery service to hopefully get them back.

I've been very happy with http://www.dhdatarecovery.com/
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: HowYaDoin on July 23, 2018, 10:44:15 PM
Any way I can recover my contacts after a hard reset on an old android S5,  no they havent been backed up anywhere TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yammer on July 24, 2018, 12:01:25 AM
Any way I can recover my contacts after a hard reset on an old android S5,  no they havent been backed up anywhere TIA
They weren't Google contacts?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: username on August 06, 2018, 11:48:39 AM
Who  can retrieve the pictures off of a physically cracked SD card?
B U M P
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: not simple on August 17, 2018, 12:36:15 PM
I have a WD external hard disk drive when I plug it in its turn on and starts spinning, after a few seconds  I get a popup from windows saying  Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
and ist shut down.
no unusual noise or clicking.
TIA
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: moko on October 09, 2018, 01:23:53 PM
See image below. HP Proliant Microserver appears to have failed. This happened as were in the process of moving online but did not complete the process and now we are missing crucial data.
What's are best option and chance for recovery?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ual902 on October 10, 2018, 12:57:07 AM
See image below. HP Proliant Microserver appears to have failed. This happened as were in the process of moving online but did not complete the process and now we are missing crucial data.
What's are best option and chance for recovery?

How many Disks are in there? just take out the disk or disks, plug it into a USB to Sata disk\PC  and see what happens, or bring it to a Data recovery expert.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: moko on October 10, 2018, 06:38:51 PM
How many Disks are in there? just take out the disk or disks, plug it into a USB to Sata disk\PC  and see what happens, or bring it to a Data recovery expert.
option 1 we tried . Nothing doing.
Option 2. We brought it to 3 places that apparently weren't equipped to deal with a raid array. Finally found a place but it will be quite costly starting with $700 (refundable) deposit
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: stooges44 on October 10, 2018, 06:48:40 PM
option 1 we tried . Nothing doing.
Option 2. We brought it to 3 places that apparently weren't equipped to deal with a raid array. Finally found a place but it will be quite costly starting with $700 (refundable) deposit

The raid manager should have recovery/re-building options
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: nocknock on November 08, 2018, 02:47:04 PM
any help would be appreciated

corrupted file on hard drive, sent already to OnTrac but no luck

any recommendation to whom to go?


thanks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on November 08, 2018, 02:55:42 PM
DH Data Recovery
718.509.9211
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on December 31, 2018, 10:29:56 PM
Not a data recovery question but how to fix damaged sd, i have to 64gb sandisk sd cards that were likely killed by my galaxy s4 (i'm using a 2nd partition for link2sd) the card is not functioning normally and all attempts to format failed (format on android, quick & full on windows, sdformatter) it's no big deal as no important data was lost but if there's an easy way to salvage the cards themselves I would appreciate it
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yoshyosh on December 31, 2018, 11:56:49 PM
Not a data recovery question but how to fix damaged sd, i have to 64gb sandisk sd cards that were likely killed by my galaxy s4 (i'm using a 2nd partition for link2sd) the card is not functioning normally and all attempts to format failed (format on android, quick & full on windows, sdformatter) it's no big deal as no important data was lost but if there's an easy way to salvage the cards themselves I would appreciate it
Does the sd card show up in windows? Try using disk management or Gparted to wipe the card and all partitions, and then format it.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Alexsei on January 01, 2019, 03:43:27 PM
Does the sd card show up in windows? Try using disk management or Gparted to wipe the card and all partitions, and then format it.
Pparted failed, I guess i will do the levaya...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Esther on January 06, 2019, 10:36:12 AM
I have a phone that got water damaged. I see a faint light when I charge it and try turning it on but that's it. Do I have any chance of getting my pictures off of it? Nothing happens when I plug into a computer.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on January 06, 2019, 11:21:27 AM
I have a phone that got water damaged. I see a faint light when I charge it and try turning it on but that's it. Do I have any chance of getting my pictures off of it? Nothing happens when I plug into a computer.
Bury it in rice for a couple days and try again?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: maxie m on January 06, 2019, 11:08:57 PM
Need to enter my computers bitlocker but don't have the key id, any work around?(computer isn't tied to my Microsoft account so can't retrieve from there)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ludmila on January 07, 2019, 01:02:53 AM
Bury it in rice for a couple days and try again?
+1 Rice does work.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yammer on January 07, 2019, 01:07:05 AM
+1 Rice does work.
+1 Worked for me
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on April 06, 2019, 10:43:10 PM
Phone lock (failed attempts). Phone now wiping.
Should it also wipe the SD card?
If yes, would the wiped files be easily recoverable?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Moe Ginsburg on April 06, 2019, 10:44:58 PM
Phone lock (failed attempts). Phone now wiping.
Should it also wipe the SD card?
If yes, would the wiped files be easily recoverable?
Why don't you pull out the SD card if you want to prevent wiping?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: gozalim on April 06, 2019, 11:00:22 PM
Too late
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 04, 2019, 10:42:34 PM
SD card was accidentally formatted.
Recuva found the images but not the videos.
Any ideas for how to get the videos back or its unlikely to recover them?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on June 04, 2019, 11:28:48 PM
First thing try PhotoRec:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on June 04, 2019, 11:28:58 PM
SD card was accidentally formatted.
Recuva found the images but not the videos.
Any ideas for how to get the videos back or its unlikely to recover them?
If the SD card wasn't used after formatting, it should be recoverable.

If the data is worth for you, try r-studio or someone who is doing it professionally.

If you don't know anyone you can PM me.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on June 04, 2019, 11:29:15 PM
you can try testdisk / photorec - I've had experiences where they found things that Recuva did not
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ari9 on June 04, 2019, 11:41:30 PM
If the SD card wasn't used after formatting, it should be recoverable.

If the data is worth for you, try r-studio or someone who is doing it professionally.

If you don't know anyone you can PM me.
the person who formatted it used it afterwards to record a few short videos  :(
are my old ones gone?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on June 04, 2019, 11:44:49 PM
the person who formatted it used it afterwards to record a few short videos  :(
are my old ones gone?
Must likely not, but it's impossible for anyone to say without checking out. So, as said, try PhotoRec and if it doesn't do it you can try contacting a professional.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on November 27, 2019, 06:36:07 AM
IS there anywhere I could get a cracked version of R-STUDIO?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Luvisrael on November 27, 2019, 07:39:12 AM
Is it really simple to retrieve files off a broken phone?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 27, 2019, 08:21:26 AM
Is it really simple to retrieve files off a broken phone?
"Broken" is very vague. What is broken? But probably it is not very easy.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on November 27, 2019, 02:07:29 PM
Someone sent me a pm with a link to R-STUDIO reactivated,
Is there any way to check if it is safe or a virus?
(truth is I already used it, i was in a rush, anything to worry?)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 27, 2019, 02:13:56 PM
Someone sent me a pm with a link to R-STUDIO reactivated,
Is there any way to check if it is safe or a virus?
(truth is I already used it, i was in a rush, anything to worry?)
Just asking... You needed R-STUDIO specifically, have you tried the free ones (Recuva, TestDisk, etc.) and they didn't work?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on November 27, 2019, 02:25:07 PM
I tried recuva, and he found tens of GB, and most files I couldn't open,
I did it with R-STUDIO and found much more
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on November 27, 2019, 02:52:47 PM
is there anything better then R-STUDIO?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on November 27, 2019, 06:50:24 PM
To all who ask me where I got this R-STUDIO, (received 4 PM so far ;D)
Here is the link:  https://shutfim.com/topic/40/data-recovery
 (https://shutfim.com/topic/40/data-recovery)Proceed at your own risk, if someone can manage to figure out if it safe I would be very grateful.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Kobe Bryant on May 11, 2020, 12:32:49 PM
Haven't used my WD 1TB Hard drive in a few years, now wont turn on, how do i go about it?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on May 11, 2020, 12:57:46 PM
Haven't used my WD 1TB Hard drive in a few years, now wont turn on, how do i go about it?
DH Data Recovery, contact info in the wiki
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Kobe Bryant on May 11, 2020, 01:57:06 PM
DH Data Recovery, contact info in the wiki

Tx, anything i can try myself?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on May 11, 2020, 02:01:25 PM
Tx, anything i can try myself?
Not sure, if you want to open it up you may be able to put it into a hard drive enclosure that connects to the computer via USB. (They come in 2 sizes 2.5 and 3.5.) I don't know how risky that is though.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Madreigis on May 12, 2020, 12:05:56 AM
Hi,

Anyone know how to retrieve contacts from a "LG Rumor Reflex". The phone doesn't turn on?

TIA

Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 12:03:10 AM
Most folders and files were accidentally erased off the desktop.
Many of the folders were very large as they contained years of family pictures and videos.
None of it went to the recycling bin.
We tried Recuva but it doesn't seem to be retrieving the pictures and videos. It's also retrieving files that we can't open.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yesitsme on January 03, 2021, 03:46:47 AM
did you try DH?

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.
David
DH Data Recovery
7185099211
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: myi on January 03, 2021, 03:59:03 AM
Hi,

Anyone know how to retrieve contacts from a "LG Rumor Reflex". The phone doesn't turn on?

TIA
Sorry for the late response, but find another device and swap the motherboards. Or if the USB debugging was enabled then a computer should work.
 Or Verizon cloud.. many options at first glance.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: etech0 on January 03, 2021, 10:06:02 AM
Most folders and files were accidentally erased off the desktop.
Many of the folders were very large as they contained years of family pictures and videos.
None of it went to the recycling bin.
We tried Recuva but it doesn't seem to be retrieving the pictures and videos. It's also retrieving files that we can't open.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
You can also try testdisk and photorec, two other programs to recover files
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yo ssi on January 03, 2021, 10:12:59 AM
You can also try testdisk and photorec, two other programs to recover files
Make sure to run everything off a different drive or use a usb.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 03:07:44 PM
did you try DH?
Trying to see if it can be done for free.
I assume he charges.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 03:08:18 PM
Make sure to run everything off a different drive or use a usb.
Why's that?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 03:17:28 PM
You can also try testdisk and photorec, two other programs to recover files
Installed both but can't figure out how to run them.
They seem like the old DOS programs.
Any help?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 03:27:08 PM
Installed both but can't figure out how to run them.
They seem like the old DOS programs.
Any help?
Thanks.
Please shut off that computer and come back.
Title: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 03:31:14 PM
Trying to see if it can be done for free.
I assume he charges.
Is the data not worth the price of a good software?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yo ssi on January 03, 2021, 03:45:30 PM
Why's that?
Something to do with ones and zeros ;)
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 08:11:09 PM
Please shut off that computer and come back.
Ok. Now what?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 08:13:07 PM
Is the data not worth the price of a good software?
For some reason I get the feeling that if free software like Recuva and others are not recovering much than the paid programs won't either.
Am I wrong?
If I am wrong, which paid program would you recommend?
How much would a professional charge to do it?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 08:14:11 PM
Something to do with ones and zeros ;)
Why would the computer overwrite what has been deleted if there is about 300GB of empty space left anyway?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Yo ssi on January 03, 2021, 08:18:04 PM
Why would the computer overwrite what has been deleted if there is about 300GB of empty space left anyway?
Why take that risk?
It's also possible that it tries to fill up the drive in the most efficient manner possible, which may be through rewriting the old data, or it could even be better for drive longativity.
Regardless, in my personal experience I've had lots of times when a file got deleted and even without doing much perhaps creating a document or two, the previous files weren't fully recoverable.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: yesitsme on January 03, 2021, 08:25:50 PM
Trying to see if it can be done for free.
I assume he charges.
I believe he doesn't charge as he he doesn't do data recovery anymore no service =no fee, I used him in the past and he was great
if it's not so important for you then go ahead and play and whatever happens happens, if it is don't do anything and give it over to a professional, the more you play with it the less of a chance of recovery you'll have.

how does Recuva work?
a hard drive has memory slots and indexes what slots are already used and what slots are still available, when you delete a file (soft delete without overwriting) all it does it removes the flag that its used, it doesn't actually delete them, when you save the next file or anything else it looks for a free slot and might overwrite the one you flagged as availible and thats when you lose it.

a file can be stored on a couple of memory blocks
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 09:33:34 PM
For some reason I get the feeling that if free software like Recuva and others are not recovering much than the paid programs won't either.
Am I wrong?
If I am wrong, which paid program would you recommend?
How much would a professional charge to do it?
I have no idea why, but most free software do more harm than good.

r-studio is the only professional program that I know which is also user friendly.

If you want to try to do it yourself install r-studio on a different pc, and plug in the hard, r-studio may detect the all the deleted files, if not do a scan on the drive.

Make absolutely sure to copy the recovered from to a different drive.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 09:52:49 PM
Why would the computer overwrite what has been deleted if there is about 300GB of empty space left anyway?
Even writing a few files, can be the difference between a full recovery with the complete folder structure, and a raw recovery, which is all files recovered by types without the original name and folder.

The file table is stored in one area of the hard drive, and if the entry is marked as deleted it could be overwritten with very little data.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 11:12:05 PM
I have no idea why, but most free software do more harm than good.

r-studio is the only professional program that I know which is also user friendly.

If you want to try to do it yourself install r-studio on a different pc, and plug in the hard, r-studio may detect the all the deleted files, if not do a scan on the drive.

Make absolutely sure to copy the recovered from to a different drive.
Which of these would we get?
https://www.r-studio.com/Buy-Data-Recovery-Software.html
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 11:12:38 PM
Thank you all for your advice & help.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 11:25:54 PM
Which of these would we get?
https://www.r-studio.com/Buy-Data-Recovery-Software.html
I guess the NTFS version.

I think you can do a scan before purchasing, and will tell you what version you need.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 11:32:48 PM
Someone recommended easeus.
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 03, 2021, 11:37:59 PM
I guess the NTFS version.

I think you can do a scan before purchasing, and will tell you what version you need.
I can't find the option for doing a scan before purchasing.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 03, 2021, 11:49:15 PM
I can't find the option for doing a scan before purchasing.
https://www.r-studio.com/Data_Recovery_Download.shtml

I'm using the Technician version, so not sure about the lower versions, but it's using the same recovery technology.

I can only recommend what I know is working, any other software may or may not work.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 14, 2021, 08:54:50 PM
Is there any free program that can recover large files and large amounts total?
All the free ones I found greatly limit how much data can be recovered.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: lcm on January 15, 2021, 12:22:48 AM
Is there any free program that can recover large files and large amounts total?
All the free ones I found greatly limit how much data can be recovered.
The only things I've heard of are the opensourced ones that are command line based
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 17, 2021, 03:14:00 PM
The only things I've heard of are the opensourced ones that are command line based
Are there clear instructions on how to use them?
If not, how about a paid program that can first scan and tell me which files (with their original names!) are recoverable?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on January 17, 2021, 04:31:03 PM
Are there clear instructions on how to use them?
If not, how about a paid program that can first scan and tell me which files (with their original names!) are recoverable?
There are many which give a list of files they found, but that doesn't mean they will be usable and also may have lost their original name.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: User6669 on January 17, 2021, 04:39:44 PM
Any advice on a bricked SSD?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on January 17, 2021, 09:33:41 PM
Any advice on a bricked SSD?
Needs a professional.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 17, 2021, 11:55:34 PM
There are many which give a list of files they found, but that doesn't mean they will be usable and also may have lost their original name.
Well, we would need a program that will show us in advance if the files are salvageable AND have their original names (as we need to sift through thousands of files to find about 300).
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 24, 2021, 02:52:17 PM
An external hard-drive with pictures and videos won't allow for about 10% of them to be viewed or copied.
We ran disk check multiple times and it just says there are errors that can't be fixed.
What can we do to get the missing files?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on January 24, 2021, 04:21:12 PM
An external hard-drive with pictures and videos won't allow for about 10% of them to be viewed or copied.
We ran disk check multiple times and it just says there are errors that can't be fixed.
What can we do to get the missing files?
Thanks.

How much $$ are the pictures worth to you?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: ae123 on January 25, 2021, 12:37:19 AM
How much $$ are the pictures worth to you?
Hard to say.
Maybe $50.....maybe even $100 if the same program can recover what was lost on the computer as well.
Honestly, not sure.
Why?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2021, 08:10:20 AM
Hard to say.
Maybe $50.....maybe even $100 if the same program can recover what was lost on the computer as well.
Honestly, not sure.
Why?

Rules out the fancy data recovery options. I guess try to find software with a satisfaction guarantee in that price range.
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on February 06, 2021, 08:46:43 PM
The SD card in my daughter's camera started giving an arror. When I put it into my computer it says E:\ is not accessible Incorrect Function. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: joe1234 on April 11, 2021, 04:39:17 PM
my old wd external hard drive is not being recognized on my new laptop. any advice?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: Square on April 11, 2021, 05:15:16 PM
my old wd external hard drive is not being recognized on my new laptop. any advice?

What happens when plugging it in? how does it sound? tired different computer, different wire?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: joe1234 on April 11, 2021, 05:22:33 PM
What happens when plugging it in? how does it sound? tired different computer, different wire?
the old wd external hard drive works on my desktop thats a few years old... my new wd external hard drive does work on my new laptop just not the old one...
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: MoYS on April 11, 2021, 05:46:00 PM
my old wd external hard drive is not being recognized on my new laptop. any advice?
Maybe try installing the drivers manually
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: aygart on April 11, 2021, 05:53:00 PM
Step 1: BACK IT UP
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: joe1234 on April 11, 2021, 06:14:40 PM
Maybe try installing the drivers manually
How do I do that?
Title: Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
Post by: joe1234 on April 11, 2021, 06:15:37 PM
Step 1: BACK IT UP
Currently getting backed up on my desktop... wanted to do it on my new laptop which would be much faster... but it’s not reading my old drive...