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Windows 7: Data Recovery from missing partition


07 Sep 2012   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It completed the steps and acted as if it fixed the issue, yet when I'd try to access the partition, I wouldn't have any luck. I was trying using the installed program, with the drive connected by eSATA in a dock.

So far, PhotoRec is pulling their photos off.
If you look at the link I provided PhotoRec should be be able to pull off more than common photo extension files. I gather you can also setup other file extensions.
The big thing seems to you need to recover from a disk that no longer has a file system and recovery needs to be done at the byte level. I think PW assumes the file system data is intact.
I'd keep plugging away with PhotoRec or ask the people you are helping if they want to purchase the Easeus product for RAW data recovery.

I would guess that RAW data recovery would be a slow process because it has to crawl its way through the whole disk at a byte level.


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08 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
If you look at the link I provided PhotoRec should be be able to pull off more than common photo extension files. I gather you can also setup other file extensions.
You can. The owners of the laptop said they only need their photos restored, so I set PhotoRec to recovery just .jpg files.
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26 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I ended up purchasing a license to Power Recovery about two weeks ago and used that to recovery everything they needed, including their entire iTunes library. I do this often enough that I figured the software was worth the investment.
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26 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does it have the free version?
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26 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It does, but it's limited to 1 GB of data. I tried it to see if it would read the drive, and it did, showing even the folder structure as well. So I went with the full version to add to my "toolkit".
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26 Sep 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. Will keep it as a future reference
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26 Sep 2012   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I ended up purchasing a license to Power Recovery ....
So for future reference I gather PhotoRec wasn't up to the full task?
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27 Sep 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It was able to recovery the .jpg files, but they later remember they had video as well, and some documents. PhotoRec was grabbing .jpg files out of ther IE cache, and spending plenty of time on files I didn't really need. It would have done the job if nothing else worked, but there would have been hours of clean up and organizing to do. Power Recovery showed me the directory structure, and that triggered their memory that they needed additional files.
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26 Oct 2012   #19

Windows 8
 
 

I want to know whether this issue is solved or not. Or you may try some other free software.
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26 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, I should have marked it solved, but my solution was to use Power Recovery. I do this often enough that it would be nice to see something with directory structures. Recuva has always been my go-to app, but that works best for smaller drivers.
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