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Windows 7: Freecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help

10 Sep 2012   #11
Zanty

32bit windows7
 
 

Ran that program
It actually did recover files but no mkv ones at all.
It's almost like it skipped them and found files from a previous windows installation (before I owned it), which I found odd, it's like my files never existed.
So I'm guessing there's no hope of getting them back, unless anyone can suggest something else to try?
Thanks


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10 Sep 2012   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Mmm. I'm all out of ideas I'm afraid Zanty. Are you able to look at the HDD in Windows now, or does it still show offline?

Regards,
Golden
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10 Sep 2012   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Zanty,

Minitools or Easeus, the free versions have a limitation. These can recover only 1 GB of data.

Do have a look at my post here . Hope it helps.
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11 Sep 2012   #14
Zanty

32bit windows7
 
 

jumanji, thanks so much for you post!
I am happily recovering ALL of my lost data so another drive with this program
it's gonna take some time, but currently is about 1/3 of the way through recovering my data,
so i'm gonna go ahead and mark this as SOLVED
thanks for all your help guys, really really appreciate it
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11 Sep 2012   #15
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad you got into recovery mode. After recovery, please do report whether the recovered files are in good shape and what % of files remained uncorrupted and useful. I am also interested in knowing whether you used PhotoRec or TestDisk and how easy or difficult the software is in your assessment. A matter of fact feedback will help us help others appropriately. Thanks.
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11 Sep 2012   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nice one Jumanji - you should turn PhotoRec into a tutorial for easier access.
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12 Sep 2012   #17
Zanty

32bit windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Glad you got into recovery mode. After recovery, please do report whether the recovered files are in good shape and what % of files remained uncorrupted and useful. I am also interested in knowing whether you used PhotoRec or TestDisk and how easy or difficult the software is in your assessment. A matter of fact feedback will help us help others appropriately. Thanks.
It wasn't so much getting into recovery mode, just getting the right program to allow detailed RAW recovery.
I used the easeus program and, am very glad I did. It really was worth it.
I would say I safely recovered about 80% of the data - which is not a bad thing considering it was a 1tb drive.
The date recovered was a mixture of pictures and large mkv files, which were recovered. The images had lost their file names, however my mkv files hadn't, which was good, and, do far these all look undismayed.
With regards to the 20% unrecovered data - I say this, but it was recovered - it was all unusable. I had a mixture of program's and PDF files which (although intact in terms of directory name and structure), were totally corrupted and useless when I checked them, just to give you the complete picture.
I used complete recovery which took about 18hours to scan thr 1tb hdd, and then around 11hours to recover the data.
It's worth noting I've used a lot of data recovery of late, and, easeus, was simple, well set out, and, the program made it easy to choose between data to be recovered.
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12 Sep 2012   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Did you buy the EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard? It is clearly mentioned that the free version can only recover 1GB of data.

From your feedback, I also understand that you did not try PhotoRec or TestDisk. Am I right?
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