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Windows 7: WD Elements no data

19 Feb 2016   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Keep zooming in and the image will become clear.


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19 Feb 2016   #22
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, first one I could zoom and see. Not always. At times. I think the file is too large and with my internet speed it is a struggle.

Second one even after zooming is barely readable.

WD Elements no data-19-02-2016-19-46-35.jpg

Wouldn't it have been easier and better if he had taken only the screenshots of those two Windows that matter and uploaded to Sevenforums? Everything could be seen in the post itself without any struggle.


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19 Feb 2016   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post

Wouldn't it have been easier and better if he had taken only the screenshots of those two Windows that matter and uploaded to Sevenforums? Everything could be seen in the post itself without any struggle.
Sure a simple screenshot would have been easier - here is my clip of his drop box post. It looks to me like there is nothing there that PW can recover.
WD Elements no data-capture.jpg


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19 Feb 2016   #24
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

@ Driver170, Partition Wizard shows one existing partition spanning the whole drive and double clicking on it shows two folders. What are they? System Volume Information and Recycle Bin (115MB) That is all there in it.

Surely your drive has been formatted.

If you think you had lot of data in it and want to recover you have to use a file carving utility like PhotoRec.

Did you try Recuva suggested by mjf?

Try it first.

If you want to use PhotoRec

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

PhotoRec Step By Step - CGSecurity

If PhotoRec manages to recover, it will all be a bunch of files without the original filenames and folder structure since the original MFT is lost..

If you want to recover all files and folders with original structure you may try the free demo version of GetDataback simple, https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm Choose Level 3 Or Level 4 and scan your drive.

If it shows all your files and folders with original structure, you may have to buy a licence (USD 80) to copy those.

Good Luck.
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19 Feb 2016   #25
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post

Wouldn't it have been easier and better if he had taken only the screenshots of those two Windows that matter and uploaded to Sevenforums? Everything could be seen in the post itself without any struggle.
Sure a simple screenshot would have been easier - here is my clip of his drop box post. It looks to me like there is nothing there that PW can recover.
Attachment 382096
After a great struggle I managed to read everything.

I have already posted a reply - the post above- and sure I do not want to struggle any more. First and last struggle ever.. In future I shall stay away from any thread where the OP posts the screenshots to third party servers.
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19 Feb 2016   #26
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi thanks for taking the time. i don't even know what this is - System Volume Information and Recycle Bin (115MB) i do have show hidden files and folders selected maybe thats it. my data is massive, i backed up my C drive with acronis and also transferred alot of data like iphone pictures and documents.

I installed getdataback and don't see anything in it that could be my stuff
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19 Feb 2016   #27
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Looks like photorec is working. But there all in a folder over a hundread files going to take me hours to go through it all. Alot of text documents too
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19 Feb 2016   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is the best way to post screen shot on this forum.
I'm also one that will not look at 3rd party program screen shots.
It is more secure to use the forum methods instead of going to another site to see things.

By Brink:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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19 Feb 2016   #29
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Driver170 View Post
Hi thanks for taking the time. i don't even know what this is - System Volume Information and Recycle Bin (115MB) i do have show hidden files and folders selected maybe thats it. my data is massive, i backed up my C drive with acronis and also transferred alot of data like iphone pictures and documents.

I installed getdataback and don't see anything in it that could be my stuff
Those are protected operating system files. You won't see those unless you uncheck "Hide protected operating system files " in Folder Options.

Getdataback: I can't say what is happening in your case. We have seen in many cases where even PhotoRec failed, Getdataback was successful. Please read all documentation in the website on how to use it and try whatever you can. It does not write anything to the drive and so no fears. Try it with various levels. I think the highest level will take many many hours.
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19 Feb 2016   #30
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Photorec is recovering alot of my photos. Its estimated time is 9hrs to complete. I hope it can get everything
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