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Windows 7: HDD Recovery !

3 Weeks Ago   #1
mohammadzk

Windows 10 64bit
 
 
HDD Recovery !

Hi
My HGST 1 Terabyte HDD stopped working and converted itself to Dynamic/Invalid status
I converted it to basic again but all my +800 GB files is missing, so I installed Minitool PDR Technician edition to recover it, I chose lost partition recovery it scanned the drive. The scan is completed now and its showing all the files in the search results, but when I choose to save them it saves only empty folders and some of files. ANY SUGGESTION? And what should I select to recover, #1 or #2?
Screenshot: https://image.ibb.co/nMKW5Q/Capture.png

Thanks in advance


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello and welcoem mohammadzk now this might or not work for you it is a little ditty of mine to eover data give it a try I just cannot promise you anything but i have sued itmany times over the years
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
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.


Or there is this Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS I prefer Ubuntu a tad easier to set up but this does the same thing


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3 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Are you recovering to another drive most won't let you recovering to the drive your didn't for fear of overwrite
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
mohammadzk

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

UPDATE!!
I tried "Recover My Files Pro" today and it shows me a lot of files to recover but the total size of them is 285 Gb only! The HDD was 850 Gb full.. is there anyway to get back the rest of the files?? maybe somebody list me all the methods and I'll try them one by one.

Thank yo guys!
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok mate now try my method the choice is yours of course because I am not a fan of those add on programs like the one you used. Using Ubuntu or Mint swill allow you access to just about all of the data some files cannot be opened because you are running in a non Windows environment but at least you will get docs and pics etc.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Run the trial version of Getdataback Simple https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm and scan your drive. Does it show all your partitions and folders/files in it?( You can also preview the files and check their integrity). If it does, then there is hope - though not absolute - that those can be retrieved by using the freeware TestDisk (File System Utilities). In case TestDisk fails, you may have to get back to rely on one of these Commercial software 1. active @ file recovery 2. Zero Assumption Recovery 3. Getdataback Simple.
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