Reclamation of deleted or otherwise removed/corrupted data (files)

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Mounting encrypted drive/partition on Linux

I have a Laptop, on which the OS has got corrupted and gives a system32\config not found error. To recover my data, I can boot it using Knoppix but I am not able to mount my partition. My partition ...
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SpinRite and USB blues - does a solution exist?

I use SpinRite to recover hard disks and their content, and to a lesser degree for preventive maintenance. However, if a USB drive (USB thumb drive and/or external hard disk with a USB interface) is ...
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Is there a GetTyp / GT2 alternative?

I've used both tools since years now, mostly to determine the file types of files which lost their file names because of disk problems. Unfortunately GetTyp is discontinued, GT2 is no longer actively ...
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Recovering from a Time Machine backup encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Our entire organization requires PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to be used on all laptop and desktop computers. For Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later that are using Time Machine, the (local) Time ...
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ntfs header files recovery

I have an external harddisk attached to an airport wireless router and somewhat after a few read and writes it is corrupted I tried to attach that to my mac and I can't fix it. It looks like the ...
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Can anybody recommend a good data recovery strategy?

So lets say you've failed at preventing a drive failure, and also, you've failed to make a backup of said drive. Push has come to shove and now you need a way to recover you're precious data. Has ...
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How long should I expect CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS to run

I am running CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS on a Shairpoint search DB that is 47mb It has been running for > 30min. Is that normal? How long should it take?
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Recover a lost NTFS partition on the cheap?

I had a workstation running XP. Filesystem was NTFS, single partition over the entire drive. After an attempted XP repair install, suddenly the NTFS filesystem is just gone and the drive is showing ...
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Data Recovery on faulty sata drive that is not being properly detected in Windows

My computer is configured with two sata HDDs. The primary one crashed the other day and now I am trying to recover the data that is on it. I've plugged the faulty HDD into a machine where the primary ...
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Windows 7 won't recognize my data disk partition [closed]

Help! i can't access my data disk! I got 2 harddisks The first one contained one partition with Windows XP on it. the second harddisk contained one partition used only to store data(non-bootable). ...
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How to recover outlook emails

It has happened many times in my organization that some people have left in not really good terms. So when you go to check their computers you find that they normally delete their emails, sometimes ...
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How to recover deleted files on ext3 fs

I have a drive which was using the ext3 filesystem. I am told that about 10Gb of data was deleted off the drive (probably via rm). The drive is currently mounted as read-only to preserve all data. ...
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Getting data out of a non-working SATA drive

Can anything be done to get data out of a dead SATA drive, the drive won't even show up on the list of drives when booting the computer? UPDATE: The drive was never backed-up. It was an external ...