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Windows 7: Data recovery - /Users/* not found

04 Nov 2015   #1

64 bit Windows 7 Professional
Data recovery - /Users/* not found

I experienced a system crash after connecting new measurement hardware to the PC. The automatic system recovery tool would not be able to restore my system. I have not created any previous images, that I could use to restore. I've also unsuccessfully tried to restore with a bootable Windows 7 DVD.

While I had most of the data backed up externally, I had some data in the Users/MyAccount/ folder which I would like to recover. I have launched notepad from the command prompt and File>Open to browse the partitions. I attach a picture showing the partitions.

Can anyone explain me that the different partitions are? They do not resemble how I set it up in the first place. Also, the E:/Users folder is empty when I navigate into it. Does that mean that my data which was located there is not recoverable in any way (Linux puppy ect.)?

Help would be really appreciated!

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06 Nov 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome KaiserAc88 mate here is a little method I use - it is worth a try

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Get Ubuntu | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

There is also another Linux based utility you can use called Linux mint MATE and if the Ubuntu doesn't help get back to us.

By the by you can leave the drive installed and use an external to gather the data. see pic

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