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Windows 7: Is it possible to restore this harddrive?

01 Jul 2012   #1
confused1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Is it possible to restore this harddrive?

I'm trying to restore some of the contents from my sister's laptop hard drive but, when I hook it up to my pc through the sata cable, here is what I get (see screenshot). I'd greatly appreciate any help.




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01 Jul 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What exactly are you trying to do.
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01 Jul 2012   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You will need to:
  • Recover the data from that partition using recovery software and temporarily storing it on a backup drive/partition
  • Format the RAW partition NTFS
  • Replace your saved data to that partition

One solution here:
How to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS without data loss?
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04 Jul 2012   #4
confused1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You will need to:
  • Recover the data from that partition using recovery software and temporarily storing it on a backup drive/partition
  • Format the RAW partition NTFS
  • Replace your saved data to that partition

One solution here:
How to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS without data loss?

Thank you. Do you know if its normal for this to take a very long time? The drive is close to 600gb. I was three hours into it and it was only up to 1500 files found.
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04 Jul 2012   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes. I'd expect it to take a long time.
The program has to stitch together all the bits and pieces of each file that are strewn all over the hard disk.
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