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Windows 7: How do I mount a drive that I want to recover data from?


23 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Hime Premium 64
 
 
How do I mount a drive that I want to recover data from?

Okay, i'm guessing that this will be an easy one. I have four drives from a dead NAS that I want to recover data from. The drives are all okay from what I can see. I have one mounted here in an enclosure and I can see it in the Control Panel. All four discs appear the same way when I connect them. The NAS was set up as JBOD.

Now, as I said I can see the first drive (I know which is which from the NAS), and it looks like this



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You'll see the partitions all show, but I can't attach the drive an assign a drive letter. Can anyone help me with that? I do have Disk Internals recovery software, but if I can simply attach the drive and access the file system without running a recovery session, then that will save me lots of time.

Is there a way to do that?

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The drive is sitting in a USB3 SATA docking Station. I have 16Gb RAM and enough space to transfer the data from each of the four discs.

Cheers,
Steve




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23 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Hime Premium 64
 
 

I gather the JBOD Array in the WDSharespace is actually Linux. That's what Disk Internals Raid Recovery is telling me anyway. I'll struggle along with it unless someone has a quick simple solution (he says hopefully )

Looks like about three or four days recovering using DI.
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23 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If it's the first one in Disk Management then it certainly can't be read by Windows. As you say, it uses a different file system. If it is Linux based, I suggest you use something that can read both popular Linux partitions and NTFS partitions as well. This will make the transfer easier rather than gathering them from backups.

Try something like this:
start

Create and run a live DVD/USB while doing the transfer.

You can download the distro from here:
downloads

Then download the tool to make your USB bootable from here:
UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

Hope this helps.
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23 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Hime Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for that oreo27. I think I might just have to go through the whole recovery process. Disk Internals actually has a setting for the Linux file system as is happily chugging away now. It's just very slow and also need to verify that what is recovered is actually fully readable. Sometimes this stuff shows recovered files that aren't actually readable.

I was being lazy and hoping for a shortcut....


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23 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StevePhoto58 View Post
Thanks for that oreo27. I think I might just have to go through the whole recovery process. Disk Internals actually has a setting for the Linux file system as is happily chugging away now. It's just very slow and also need to verify that what is recovered is actually fully readable. Sometimes this stuff shows recovered files that aren't actually readable.

I was being lazy and hoping for a shortcut....
I'd take verification of my files over speed any day. Especially if it's my "movie" collection we're talking about.

Jokes aside, good luck with the file recovery process and just give a shout if you need assistance
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