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Windows 7: External HD NTFS -> Raw Mmmmmm

05 Mar 2016   #21
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What's wrong with a live Linux. Here is my version of an emergency kit:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
Sorry I thought you meant something else. >_<


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05 Mar 2016   #22
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management and Partition Wizard as requested in my post #6 for the record..

What exactly is the problem you face when trying to copy? Can you elaborate?

And yes, as whs proposed trying to copy with Live Linux is the next step.

He proposed his baby but I shall propose my baby. You have the choice to pick up the baby you like or think you will be comfortable with.

Download Lucid Puppy (Ubuntu Compatible Build) 5.2.8 ISO from Long-Term-Supported WaryPuppy (LTS)

Read this post Is there any way of saving a completely unrecognisable hard drive? and create a Live Lucid Puppy pendrive. ( Back up all data in the pendrive beforehand for you will lose it all when Rufus formats the pendrive during the process of creating the Lucid Puppy pendrive.)

Boot from the Lucid Puppy pendrive and check whether you can recover the data.

[Go to the topic Recovering files from the non-bootable Internal Drive: in this thread Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer on how-to. In your case it will be your external drive.]
I try Lucid Puppy, but was only able to see and download 1GB off the drive as I couldn't go any deeper in some folders.
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05 Mar 2016   #23
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am afraid I do not understand what you are saying.

As I understand you have only two folders in that drive - "Amazon Cloud" and "Reference Pictures Sorting needed". Apparently both these together occupy some 2TB of space ( Free Space 768.01GB)

If you can see those folders in Lucid Puppy you should copy both these folders to another drive and then try to access those folders and its contents from that new drive.

Please do that and report.

( My own presumption in this case is that your 3TB external drive has developed bad sectors and you should immediately back up the data to another drive to retrieve whatever good data is still there.That is what you have been advised. You may also understand if indeed your 3TB external drive has developed bad sectors, the data in those bad sectors is already lost. You won't see it either in Lucid Puppy or the new drive. You should be happy that you could atleast save whatever data is in good sectors before those are gobbled up with increasing number of bad sectors.)
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05 Mar 2016   #24
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

I can get into the first folder Amazon Cloud and than go one level down. In some cases I can copy some data in many others I can't as the data won't allow me to be seen are be copy. But I can see the icons and data in the folders. So over all I only got 1GB worth of data. I'm stuck on what to do now. That is with using Lucid Puppy. The error it gives is error for source file, input/output.
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05 Mar 2016   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm somewhat confused.
If you have your data in Amazon Cloud why can't you just get the data from the Cloud using the internet?
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06 Mar 2016   #26
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm somewhat confused.
If you have your data in Amazon Cloud why can't you just get the data from the Cloud using the internet?
It's in a folder called Amazon Cloud, it was data I was going to upload before the extrenal HD had problems. The issue is I can't access the folders below the second tier of folders. I can see the data in there just not access even when I booted to Lucid Puppy, when I got in to Lucid Puppy I was able to see some files but not below the first tier. There where I'm at now.
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07 Mar 2016   #27
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I am afraid I do not understand what you are saying.

As I understand you have only two folders in that drive - "Amazon Cloud" and "Reference Pictures Sorting needed". Apparently both these together occupy some 2TB of space ( Free Space 768.01GB)

If you can see those folders in Lucid Puppy you should copy both these folders to another drive and then try to access those folders and its contents from that new drive.

Please do that and report.

( My own presumption in this case is that your 3TB external drive has developed bad sectors and you should immediately back up the data to another drive to retrieve whatever good data is still there.That is what you have been advised. You may also understand if indeed your 3TB external drive has developed bad sectors, the data in those bad sectors is already lost. You won't see it either in Lucid Puppy or the new drive. You should be happy that you could atleast save whatever data is in good sectors before those are gobbled up with increasing number of bad sectors.)
Hey jumanji do you understand what I said above?
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07 Mar 2016   #28
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

"If you can see those folders in Lucid Puppy you should copy both these folders to another drive and then try to access those folders and its contents from that new drive."

Please do that and check whether you can access the data.

On the new drive where you have copied the two whole folders, open those in Windows 7 and post a screenshot of what you can read and what you cannot read.

May be it requires more heads to see what is happening or understand your language.. ( Your language is still confusing to me. What do you mean by "I can see the data but I cannot access?" Only when you access something you can open the folder/file accessed and see the data in it.)
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08 Mar 2016   #29
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

I can see the folder of the first level in Lucid Puppy than I go down a level and see the next tier of folders. I copy some to the recovery folder and was only able to get 1GB worth of data before Lucid Puppy tells me there is a input/output error. I try copying other folders and it does the same thing and won't allow me to copy the data. The data that I was able to copy (1GB) does show up and work in Windows 7. So, I can see the folders and the content of the data there, AKA icons, but I can't access it even in Lucid Puppy.
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08 Mar 2016   #30
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm somewhat confused.
If you have your data in Amazon Cloud why can't you just get the data from the Cloud using the internet?
Also, Amazon Cloud don't auto sync you have to tell it went to sync stuff to the cloud. It's not like Dropbox are Google Drive.
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