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

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

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1020 on: December 13, 2022, 07:42:08 PM »
Is there any way to recover pictures that were deleted from a micro SD card?
I like Recuva
https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva


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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1021 on: February 06, 2023, 05:40:42 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)
Bump.

BIOS does not help, when I plug drive in externally does not help either.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1022 on: February 07, 2023, 06:40:55 AM »
Bump.

BIOS does not help, when I plug drive in externally does not help either.

Isnít that the whole point of bitlocker, that itís drive-level encryption with no way around it?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1023 on: February 07, 2023, 09:10:49 AM »
Isnít that the whole point of bitlocker, that itís drive-level encryption with no way around it?
Yes but when Microsoft locks you out and you no clue it was there it can lead to big issues.....

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1024 on: May 04, 2023, 10:31:18 PM »
Is there a proper way to wipe SSDs before selling them? I'm concerned that even with secure erase wipes that the overprovisioning space might leave data behind.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1025 on: July 20, 2023, 01:49:49 PM »
iphone got wet
rice, time, more rice more time.
Doesn't power on. can see water damage  under the screen.
(It is an Amazon refurbished.)
Is there a way to get the photos?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1026 on: July 20, 2023, 02:19:00 PM »
iphone got wet
rice, time, more rice more time.
Doesn't power on. can see water damage  under the screen.
(It is an Amazon refurbished.)
Is there a way to get the photos?
Not backed up on iCloud or Google Photos?

The only way would be with repairing it (if possible).

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1027 on: July 20, 2023, 02:46:08 PM »
Not backed up on iCloud or Google Photos?

The only way would be with repairing it (if possible).
icloud was a day or 2 old. Lots of new pictures were taken those days.
repair - Apple, local repair shop etc?


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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1028 on: July 20, 2023, 02:47:52 PM »
icloud was a day or 2 old. Lots of new pictures were taken those days.
repair - Apple, local repair shop etc?

thanks
Apple is probably more reliable and more expensive, and the flip side with local repair shop.

So there is no real "answer'.

Also, try to first check with both such options to see if they think they can repair it. Maybe Apple is going to tell you that a new one is the only option...

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1029 on: July 20, 2023, 03:13:43 PM »
Will Apple repair an iPhone that has been exposed to water?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1030 on: November 10, 2023, 02:22:17 PM »

A child put a standard camera SD card with about 2k pictures & videos into a voice recorder.
Apparently, the recorder formatted the SD card and now when put back in the camera it says it needs to be formatted.

How can the pictures & videos be recovered? Can the recorder's formatting be reversed?

"Recuva" recovered some pictures & videos, but not all of them.

Thank you.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1031 on: November 11, 2023, 08:31:10 PM »
A child put a standard camera SD card with about 2k pictures & videos into a voice recorder.
Apparently, the recorder formatted the SD card and now when put back in the camera it says it needs to be formatted.

How can the pictures & videos be recovered? Can the recorder's formatting be reversed?

"Recuva" recovered some pictures & videos, but not all of them.

Thank you.
I'm not an expert in this, but that might mean they were overwritten (if a recording was made).
There are some really deep and forensic softwares that aren't so straightforward to use, but that's beyond my knowledge scope.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1032 on: December 13, 2023, 09:59:37 PM »
USB Flash drive Cruzer Glide, not showing up at all when connected to computer, seems like a hardware problem, is there a way to recover the data?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1033 on: December 14, 2023, 05:02:44 AM »
USB Flash drive Cruzer Glide, not showing up at all when connected to computer, seems like a hardware problem, is there a way to recover the data?
I assume you tried other ports and other computers.
Does it show up in Device Manager or not at all?
Not that I know anything about this, but the article I referenced above (the full version, that is) seems to imply spending huge money on recovery from a company or spending a little money on competent softaware PLUS hours and hours of time. I can send you the full article if you PM me an email address.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1034 on: February 24, 2024, 10:12:47 PM »
Hi anyone have any good software that they actually used and recommend?
Recuva is really bare-bones and misses too much stuff, like other free programs.
I want to try ReclaiMe ($80), based on this recommendation, just want to know if anyone has a good experience with any of the others out there.
[My microSD is corrupt, any device I insert it into, asks to format, a few utilities with free preview functionality (Disk Drill, DMDE) are showing the files as recoverable, so they should work in my case, just deciding which is worth to put my $80 into, long term]

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1035 on: February 27, 2024, 10:58:18 PM »
Hi anyone have any good software that they actually used and recommend?
Recuva is really bare-bones and misses too much stuff, like other free programs.
I want to try ReclaiMe ($80), based on this recommendation, just want to know if anyone has a good experience with any of the others out there.
[My microSD is corrupt, any device I insert it into, asks to format, a few utilities with free preview functionality (Disk Drill, DMDE) are showing the files as recoverable, so they should work in my case, just deciding which is worth to put my $80 into, long term]
Waiting to hear.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #1036 on: February 28, 2024, 12:02:16 AM »
Waiting to hear.
Ended up going with ReclaimMe over, Disk Drill for example, based on the recommendations, and the fact that it supposedly doesn't show duplicates. I did  notice that some other programs did show a lot of the same file (RAW/reconstructed/deleted) and ReclaimMe did not. So overall was a pretty good experience, but I dont know for sure that its superior or anything, but I can say it worked well for me.