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Windows 7: Recovering data from a 'RAW' hd

04 Mar 2012   #1
bethy1234

windows 7
 
 
Recovering data from a 'RAW' hd

Evening team,

I was repartitioning a 3 NTFS partitioned 1,5tb drive down to one partition via win 7 Disk Management tool. I successfully shrank one of the partitions. After shrinking the second partition, win 7 had a hiccup and reported the remaining single partition is now in a 'RAW' format. I still have data on the drive that i would like to recover prior to reformatting it.

Apparently, on reading up about "RAW' files, the data is still there. What i would like to do is to somehow view the data and extract portions of it at a time to other smaller hds. From what i has read i can only extract everything to another 1.5tb drive, which i just don,t have available. If i can find a solution, i will eventually reformat and reuse my 1.5tb drive.

So my question is:

How can i extract portions of data from a "raw" drive to a second smaller drive?

Thanks for looking


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04 Mar 2012   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You could try Recuva (free) file recovery.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that doesn't work there are also other paid programs that may work.
There may be other free programs, I'm not sure.

I used "Active@ UNDELETE", and it worked very well for me.
They have a free TRIAL program, so you can see what can be restored and restore very small files.
It does cost for the version that can restore all files.

UNDELETE Files - Active@ UNDELETE Software recovers deleted files, folders & partitions

hope this helps
david
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05 Mar 2012   #3
bethy1234

windows 7
 
 

Hello David,
This information helps tremendously. I will be able to initiate testing at the weekend.I will most probably end up buying active@undelete, since i absolutely have to recover my bootleg zappa,floyd, zeppelin roio's. One additional point I would like to add is that i will be testing by slotting my 1.5tb drive into an external usb sata dock. Did you recover via this method? i am prepared to slot the 1.5tb hd inside my pc, but only as a last resort. Thanks for your speedy reply.

All the best.
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05 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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05 Mar 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I did this a long time ago, so my memory of the details, well...
I'm sure i did NOT use a USB connected drive.
I now use a tray system so I can pop SATA HD's in and out.
If i didn't have the trays back then, I'm sure i opened the case and hardwired the drive.
Not to say USB will not work, i just don't know.
Try it - if the program can see the drive/data hopefully it will work...(but MUCH slower)
What i do remember is the process took me a long time - learning, scanning, recovering...

seavixen32 did suggest EASUES and it looks like they have a free version, so you may want to check that out.

time/cost/value is a personal decision...
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09 Mar 2012   #6
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Easeus Data Recovery is fantastic and I second the recommendation.
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29 Mar 2012   #7
bethy1234

windows 7
 
 

Yes, Easeus Data Recovery did the job successfully. It actually took a couple of days to complete a 1.5tb drive full of data, but it was worth it.

Thanks to every one
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29 Mar 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad to hear - and thanks for letting us know the result.
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