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Windows 7: Recovering files from a readable Hard drive.

19 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Most paid software will allow you to recover only 1GB and if you are satisfied with the recovered data you have to buy.And if you are willing to pay I would recommend Getdataback for NTFS. You can try the trial version and then decide.

Now atleast you have assigned a drive letter. Did you explore it in Partition Wizard?

Post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management now. That may bring in other experts' suggestions .May be you need to run checkdisk and see whether it could repair the filesystem. I would wait for others' opinions.

It is now a million dollar question as to what path you should pursue to recover the data.

What type of data you have in that that you want to recover?
okay after setting the ID type to 0X7 and assigning a letter to the drive, this is what Disk management looks like now:
Recovering files from a readable Hard drive.-7.png
I got a funny feeling RAW is a bad sign, no?

I could do a checkdisk if needed, I just need to know how. Also I'm willing to use "GetDataback For NTFS", however, trying it with the "default settings" option, it scans quickly and doesn't show anything on the recovery table, not sure if I should pick a different scan type(Quick Scan, Systematic file system damage, sustained file system damage, or deleted files):
Recovering files from a readable Hard drive.-8.png
Recovering files from a readable Hard drive.-9.png

The files that I would like to recover? well mostly a few notes, pics, and audio recordings(those particular pics and audio are... were in the same folder), funny I thought I had backed up them in my external but I didn't, but I'm willing to see if I can recover anything at all at this stage to be honest

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19 Jan 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

OK, the picture you are presenting is totally confusing. :)

Now stop trying Getdataback or any other data recovery software.

What is the other disk which is unknown and not initialised in Windows Disk Management and Read only in Partition Wizard? Please remove it.

For the record post fresh screenshots of Partition Wizard and also that of Windows Disk Management taken one after the other without much time difference.( I don't want you to upload the previous screenshots again)

Also explore that partition in Partition Wizard and see whether you can see the files.
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20 Jul 2015   #13

Windows Home Premium 64 bit


Was there ever a resolution to this problem? I have the exact same laptop, HD, and problem. Everything down to the last little detail. I even had it clicking a bit like the OP then it stopped and i want to try and rescue a few files before it completely dies. Any help is greatly appreciated as was my backup with my other laptop HD dying two weeks ago. I am currently using my work computer that won't allow me to install any new programs so it will be a day or so before i can get set up.

Thx in advance. I'm desperate here.
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