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Windows 7: Urgent!! Help needed to recover lost data

04 Dec 2009   #31
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post

This is it hope you can read it!




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04 Dec 2009   #32
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post

This is it hope you can read it!
Yes i got it, i'll upload it so we can all see

Urgent!! Help needed to recover lost data-123456.png

So, is "Data" the drive in question?


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04 Dec 2009   #33
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

no that is D Drive and G must be my printer so my external harddrive is not showing up at all
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04 Dec 2009   #34
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download and run testdisk to see if it can see the drive, of course, leave it plugged in whilst it runs.
If you need help using it, please don't hesitate to ask
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04 Dec 2009   #35
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

have i got right download as i am getting an error message "invalid"

TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.11.3 (6 May 2009), Data Recovery

Is it ok for windows 7 as its not mentioned
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04 Dec 2009   #36
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've used it fine on Windows 7, although W7 isn't mentioned as a supported OS on their website.

Here's the direct download link JIC.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk-6.11.3.win.zip

be sure to extract first then run the exe in;
testdisk-6.11.3 > win > testdisk_win
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04 Dec 2009   #37
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

Testdisk has been clocking through since I last posted. Had to leave computer for a while during which time Read Error appeared. I have attached view of screen at present. May have to close down soon. how do i stop program so i can restart checking tomorrow?


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04 Dec 2009   #38
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

I am closing down for the night now. attached how far testdisk had got.

I will resume tomorrow.

thanks to all who have been helping me today. I shall try again tomorrow


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04 Dec 2009   #39
gregrocker

 

I think these give you a good start. You have the option to attempt recovering data using a program, or have a shop there plug the external into a laptop drive cable to access the data directly.

Externals are normally laptop hard drives so in your case, with an external, I think you need the cable to plug it in directly to a motherboard, rather than an enclosure which sets it up to be an external USB drive.

Hopefully there will be even more software suggestions (freeware?) and maybe some UK shop or do-it-yourself suggestions.
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05 Dec 2009   #40
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Susan - Is the 500GB external HDD now being recognised in testdisk?
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