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Windows 7: Copy files between hard drives - Please need help!

06 Jul 2010   #11
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

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06 Jul 2010   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I would not consider Geek Squad to be "professional" data recovery. You will probably end up paying them $125 to have them stick the drive in a freezer and do the same thing I recommended earlier.

Google "Data recovery" and see what else is available locally. You may also check out national firms, who are much more likely to have the equipment necessary for a thorough job. I will warn you that it is likely to be quite expensive.
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06 Jul 2010   #13
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm trying WindowsStar solution right now, if not I'll take my drive into "LapTeck". It's a small computer store near me that has good reviews on Google.

EDIT: WindowsStar's program worked for the most part, until it froze on a 14 MB MPG video clip, now I cant get it to do anything.
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07 Jul 2010   #14
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just froze my drive, nothing changed. Here is something I did find out, I can copy any file without problem expect MPG files recorded by a sony handycam.
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07 Jul 2010   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Is the Sony you have a hard drive based camcorder or does it use mini-discs or flash media?
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08 Jul 2010   #16
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hard Drive and a Flash Memory.
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08 Jul 2010   #17
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet View Post
...I can copy any file without problem expect MPG files recorded by a sony handycam.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Is the Sony you have a hard drive based camcorder or does it use mini-discs or flash media?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet View Post
Hard Drive and a Flash Memory.
Just a couple late-night random thoughts.

1) The Sony Handycam files may be located contiguously on the drive, coincidentally in the area of the platter(s) which is failing.

2) There may be some sort of file corruption taking place when the .mpg files are transferred to the computer or there is something peculiar to the way the Sony copies files which is throwing Windows .
for a loop

3) There may be a permissions problem with the files originating on the Sony Handycam.

If #1 is what is happening then it is just a straightforward data recovery problem, as in: The drive is failing and some data is not able to be read properly. All the earlier advice would still apply.

If the problem is #2, this presents a glimmer of hope. Is it possible to transfer any of the .mpg files back to the Sony, preferably using whatever program Sony provided (if any)?

For #3, try using "Take Ownership" and see if anything good happens.
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10 Jul 2010   #18
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Having any luck at all?
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12 Jul 2010   #19
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Nope, none at all
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15 Jul 2010   #20
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Since you obviously really want to get your stuff back, I would recommend professional data recovery. Wish I had a better answer.
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