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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 #980 on: September 14, 2021, 01:22:14 PM »
What's my best option for trying to recover deleted media from the internal storage of an Samsung Galaxy device?

 PhotoRec?
Recuva?
 Willing to spend even 50$+ on a program to recover the one file I accidentally deleted.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #981 on: September 14, 2021, 07:04:24 PM »
What's my best option for trying to recover deleted media from the internal storage of an Samsung Galaxy device?

 PhotoRec?
Recuva?
 Willing to spend even 50$+ on a program to recover the one file I accidentally deleted.

Internal storage of a phone is alot more complicated than removable storage, you have to try one of these:
https://www.easeus.com/android-data-recovery-software/android-data-recovery.html
or
https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-recovery/phone-memory-data-recovery.html

which usually install an app on your phone that has the potential to overwrite your data  :(

But really the question is what phone, android version, and is it rooted?
 

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #982 on: September 15, 2021, 02:37:19 AM »
Internal storage of a phone is alot more complicated than removable storage, you have to try one of these:
https://www.easeus.com/android-data-recovery-software/android-data-recovery.html
or
https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-recovery/phone-memory-data-recovery.html

which usually install an app on your phone that has the potential to overwrite your data  :(

But really the question is what phone, android version, and is it rooted?
I remember using Testdisc, or photoRec.
 Which was using the CDM commands. But tried to find the actual internal storage of the device, but weirdly could not find the device after plugging it into a computer.
 So those two programs wasn't much help.
Tried putting the device into transfer files, then transfer images, and the other settings hoping it would make my device searchable on the programs. But wasn't succesfull, even tried placing the device into USB debugging mode which I saw was Told to keep off.
 I remember reading that they support internal storage of devices so not quite sure what I was doing wrong why I couldn't get my computer to read my device when using these programs.
 Meaning I was able to read my device but when running the program couldn't find my device through the program, Couldn't find the file.
 Tried recuva as well but still couldn't pull up the file for my Samsung.


 It's a Samsung Galaxy S9, not rooted.
 Android version not sure off hand.

 Can try those programs and see what happens.
 Wonder if there's any programs  that can search complete files/folders
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #983 on: September 23, 2021, 11:50:10 PM »
Internal storage of a phone is alot more complicated than removable storage, you have to try one of these:
https://www.easeus.com/android-data-recovery-software/android-data-recovery.html
or
https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-recovery/phone-memory-data-recovery.html

which usually install an app on your phone that has the potential to overwrite your data  :(

But really the question is what phone, android version, and is it rooted?
So it seems your device needs to be rooted for it to searchable as a file and as an external device otherwise you're quite limited to what you can search for? any downsides of rooting your device?
 Found this app, officially says you can search even a device that's not rooted, but don't think it pulled anything up.
https://www.imobie.com/droidkit/buy.htm?os=win
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #984 on: September 24, 2021, 10:49:06 AM »
any downsides of rooting your device?
Some apps may not work (like GPay), and any apps with root access can potentially be a major security risk.
It will probably void your warranty as well.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #985 on: October 03, 2021, 01:59:59 PM »
(Not sure if this is the right thread)
I started organizing the pictures on my phone and made a different folder on the SD card for each kid. After I moved them I see they no longer have the original date rather the date that I moved the file. Is there a way to see the original dates of when the photo was taken so I can organize them by date?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #986 on: October 03, 2021, 02:06:45 PM »
(Not sure if this is the right thread)
I started organizing the pictures on my phone and made a different folder on the SD card for each kid. After I moved them I see they no longer have the original date rather the date that I moved the file. Is there a way to see the original dates of when the photo was taken so I can organize them by date?
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Check in the Properties>Details to see if there is a date by Date Taken.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #987 on: October 03, 2021, 03:02:51 PM »
Don't see that on the phone and on the computer it has date created but they are all blank.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #988 on: October 03, 2021, 03:09:18 PM »
Don't see that on the phone and on the computer it has date created but they are all blank.
Date Taken or date created? Those are not the same.

You can also check all the dates on the file online with a site like http://metapicz.com/

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #989 on: October 03, 2021, 03:42:16 PM »
Date Taken or date created? Those are not the same.
I know. I don't see date taken.

You can also check all the dates on the file online with a site like http://metapicz.com/

Way too many pix to do it pic by pic

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #990 on: October 03, 2021, 04:58:05 PM »
Try downloading a file explorer

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #991 on: October 03, 2021, 05:22:38 PM »
I know. I don't see date taken.

Way too many pix to do it pic by pic
The question was 1st if you can see it on one pic if there is the real date on it somewhere. If it's there, you can eventually do something in bulk.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #992 on: October 04, 2021, 02:06:15 PM »
Some apps may not work (like GPay), and any apps with root access can potentially be a major security risk.
It will probably void your warranty as well.
I hear that.  I'm assuming it's possible being that a legit Tech company can recover media? Or any one in computers that knows what they're doing.

  I tried all the free programs out there but nothing seems to work when trying to recover internal storage without rooting your phone.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #993 on: Yesterday at 11:34:02 AM »

SSD in my desktop just stopped working. I confirmed in other machines that it's dead, and doesn't even show up in software like EaseUS. Is it even with bringing to a pro to try to recover my data? What might that cost? I don't know for sure what I had on there and what I might have wanted off of it. I already have a replacement drive, but I'd have to get a new copy of Windows at least.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #994 on: Yesterday at 11:42:01 AM »
SSD in my desktop just stopped working. I confirmed in other machines that it's dead, and doesn't even show up in software like EaseUS. Is it even with bringing to a pro to try to recover my data? What might that cost? I don't know for sure what I had on there and what I might have wanted off of it. I already have a replacement drive, but I'd have to get a new copy of Windows at least.
Is your data lost there worth several hundreds bucks? If not, starting with a clean installation of Windows on the new drive is certainly easier and cheaper (Windows nowadays would generally be automatically activated even after a new hard drive installation.)

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #995 on: Yesterday at 12:54:01 PM »
Is your data lost there worth several hundreds bucks? If not, starting with a clean installation of Windows on the new drive is certainly easier and cheaper (Windows nowadays would generally be automatically activated even after a new hard drive installation.)
I hear. I can always just stash it away somewhere, and if I realize later I actually needed something, look into it further then.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #996 on: Yesterday at 11:31:26 PM »
🤔 Or make a backup before it happens nothing is fool proof
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #997 on: Yesterday at 11:37:37 PM »
🤔 Or make a backup before it happens nothing is fool proof
What do you suggest for a backup? Online cloud? Or another SSD?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #998 on: Today at 12:09:08 AM »
🤔 Or make a backup before it happens nothing is fool proof
My assumption is that anything of true importance is in the cloud already. But I can't say for sure given that I can't go through the contents.