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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Wed 21-Mar-12 20:14:39
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Data recovery programs from 3TB hard drives


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Hiya,

Does anyone know of a data recovery program that WILL definitely work with a WD 3TB hard drive? Several claim to but then only recognise it as 746GB or similar (I've tried so many now i cant remember all the names)

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard definitely does not.
I'm waiting on a reply from Get Data Back support

TIA
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Wed 04-Apr-12 19:02:50
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Re: Data recovery programs from 3TB hard drives


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well ZAR think so but arent sure......

and Get data back support are not the best informed......
Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Wed 04-Apr-12 19:25:15
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Re: Data recovery programs from 3TB hard drives


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If really stuck you could try the Linux application Photorec - that does a good job of finding a wide range of files by doing a complete surface scan. Although it won't recover the files with their original names, for things like MP3s their are utilities that can rename the files using the ID tags in the files. It's also advisable to have it output its recovered files to another drive so you don't overwrite the original drive data in the process.

Useful live CD image and documentation here:
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

What actually happened to the drive that it requires data recovery?

If it simply got repartitioned then Testdisk on that same CD should be able to restore the previous partition table and file table making the files available again. (Presuming no thorough format was done of course).


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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Wed 04-Apr-12 19:40:05
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Re: Data recovery programs from 3TB hard drives


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Im not exactly sure what happened, its a friends hard drive.

It was connected via USB adaptor, then I think he tried to eject it but it wouldnt and after that it was just recognised as RAW, no formatting has been done but the partition has been recreated.

I can see files on the drive with some recovery programs, just not all of them. It is just 2TB of avi files so nothing complicated.

I will try that disk, thanks!!
Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Wed 04-Apr-12 20:14:50
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Just remembered this site that has thorough walkthroughs of using both Testdisk and Photorec

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Wed 04-Apr-12 20:55:03
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I need them as I have just booted up the Cd and havent got a clue what to do haha
thanks for that
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Wed 04-Apr-12 21:16:03
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photorec has me totally lost, I can only recover to the linux partition - which is the boot CD so thats no good.
How do i tell it to recover to another hard drive?
Standard User MarryWilson
(newbie) Fri 01-Jun-12 11:54:42
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Standard User john2007
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 08:45:12
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Re: Data recovery programs from 3TB hard drives


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Is there another drive connected? Try plugging in an external usb hard drive and see if that becomes an option to save to.
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