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PostPosted: September 24th, 2018, 12:28 pm 
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I have an old hard drive that shows content in Properties but when you explore it there are no files.

How do you rescue the data on the drive?


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 2:44 pm 
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Anybody?


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 3:09 pm 
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All Microsoft systems in play here....?
Do you know what format was used to originally format the drive?
If it's old, it is probably FAT16 or FAT32


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 3:40 pm 
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Properties shows data. Bootice shows no drive letter, Bootice freezes when trying to assign drive letter, and Bootice shows 1.44MB size.


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 3:55 pm 
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I would plug it into by linux (ubuntu) systems and see what I could see. Then I would google disk recovery tools for ubuntu. I assume you have done that for windows.


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 5:34 pm 
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Here is how I would approach the problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkwrIZQDt50


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 5:43 pm 
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Stuart Polansky wrote:
Here is how I would approach the problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkwrIZQDt50


I didn't realize you were that tech savvy ;)

Roscoe


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PostPosted: October 6th, 2018, 10:50 pm 
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mix4fix wrote:
Properties shows data. Bootice shows no drive letter, Bootice freezes when trying to assign drive letter, and Bootice shows 1.44MB size.


I used the right recovery tool. It did a deep scan and is getting everything.


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PostPosted: October 9th, 2018, 3:25 pm 
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What WAS the "right recovery tool"?

mix4fix wrote:
mix4fix wrote:
Properties shows data. Bootice shows no drive letter, Bootice freezes when trying to assign drive letter, and Bootice shows 1.44MB size.


I used the right recovery tool. It did a deep scan and is getting everything.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2018, 1:42 am 
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FerdinandII wrote:
What WAS the "right recovery tool"?

mix4fix wrote:
mix4fix wrote:
Properties shows data. Bootice shows no drive letter, Bootice freezes when trying to assign drive letter, and Bootice shows 1.44MB size.


I used the right recovery tool. It did a deep scan and is getting everything.


I though it was a partition issue, so I was looking for something that would un-partition it. I didn't find one that was free and allowed me to recover everything (and not just a little bit).

I searched for recovery, and found a list of a dozen of free ones. I used the second or third one (Puran) and that did the trick. Another day, I will try to format the drive.


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