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external harddrive file recovery

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external harddrive file recovery

desimal88
I have run about 4 or 5 different file recovery software applications and each one said the disk had zero files. Is it possible to recover the files on this external harddrive? if so how?

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      JohnThorone

      your external hard drive might become RAW or cause by false operation that the computer could not read your drive files.
      you may try a free and powerful software called easeus data recovery wizard free, it might help you get your files back from the hard drive. it is capable to read the inaccessible files and get them out from your drive.
      good luck

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      Simply_Michael

      yes it is possible, you have to use data recovery software

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      tanyagarg

      I think there are some major issues with your hard drive. If your data is really important and you cannot bear the data loss at any condition then don't waste your time and hire any data recovery expert. They might b charge you little high but for sure they will recover your data. I have tried disk recovery services of Stellar Data Recovery and found them quite good.

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      jqbecker

      There is a tiny circuit board in the external case, that might be the issue, not the drive itself.

      If you are comfortable witha screwdriver and disconnecting cables:
      1. Remove the disk from the external case
      2. If you have a desktop computer, try installing it as a second drive
      3. if you have a laptop, get a new external case and install the drive in the new case
      -external cases are pretty cheap, I found several that are $30 and under at local computer store.

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      Kendy519

      I don't understand why you can' t see nothing in your extertnal hard drive, even if some files were overwritten, you see something others files. Maybe you can use Windows fix to fix your external hard drive disk firstly. I ever use a tool named Tenorshare Data Recovery Pro to recover deleted files from my Seagate external hard drive. You can download from Cnet:http://download.cnet.com/Tenorshare-Data-Recovery-Professional/3000-2242_4-75811363.html. Besides, if recovery software doesn't work and your data are important, I suggest you ask professinonal recovery service for help!

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      HAL 9000 Moderator

      And how IMPORTANT the data actually is it's always possible to recover data off a dead drive. Though it may not be overly cheap.

      Though if the data is important it's always best to give the drive to a professional and pay them to recover the data. It's only when you can afford to loose all the data on the drive that you should attack it with Data Recovery Software as if the heads are scraping the platters the more that the drive is run the more damage you are doing and the more likely that you are rendering data unrecoverable.

      Many professional data recovery specialists can dismantle the drive and read the platters so that they do no more damage to the covering of the platters where the data is stored. Once that covering is gone there is no possibility of recovering anything.

      However saying that in 99% of cases I've ever seen recovery software has always been successful in recovering data relatively cheaply. It' that other 1% where the problems come in.

      If however it would only be NICE to recover the data and you can afford to loose it all then most Data Recovery will be all that is required. You can try recuva from Piriforma which I have been told works quite well and as it's free it doesn't hurt the hip pocket.

      http://www.piriform.com/recuva

      Col

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      HAL 9000 Moderator

      And how IMPORTANT the data actually is it's always possible to recover data off a dead drive. Though it may not be overly cheap.

      Though if the data is important it's always best to give the drive to a professional and pay them to recover the data. It's only when you can afford to loose all the data on the drive that you should attack it with Data Recovery Software as if the heads are scraping the platters the more that the drive is run the more damage you are doing and the more likely that you are rendering data unrecoverable.

      Many professional data recovery specialists can dismantle the drive and read the platters so that they do no more damage to the covering of the platters where the data is stored. Once that covering is gone there is no possibility of recovering anything.

      However saying that in 99% of cases I've ever seen recovery software has always been successful in recovering data relatively cheaply. It' that other 1% where the problems come in.

      If however it would only be NICE to recover the data and you can afford to loose it all then most Data Recovery will be all that is required. You can try recuva from Piriforma which I have been told works quite well and as it's free it doesn't hurt the hip pocket.

      http://www.piriform.com/recuva

      Col

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      Kendy519

      I don't understand why you can' t see nothing in your extertnal hard drive, even if some files were overwritten, you see something others files. Maybe you can use Windows fix to fix your external hard drive disk firstly. I ever use a tool named Tenorshare Data Recovery Pro to recover deleted files from my Seagate external hard drive. You can download from Cnet:http://download.cnet.com/Tenorshare-Data-Recovery-Professional/3000-2242_4-75811363.html. Besides, if recovery software doesn't work and your data are important, I suggest you ask professinonal recovery service for help!

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      jqbecker

      There is a tiny circuit board in the external case, that might be the issue, not the drive itself.

      If you are comfortable witha screwdriver and disconnecting cables:
      1. Remove the disk from the external case
      2. If you have a desktop computer, try installing it as a second drive
      3. if you have a laptop, get a new external case and install the drive in the new case
      -external cases are pretty cheap, I found several that are $30 and under at local computer store.

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      tanyagarg

      I think there are some major issues with your hard drive. If your data is really important and you cannot bear the data loss at any condition then don't waste your time and hire any data recovery expert. They might b charge you little high but for sure they will recover your data. I have tried disk recovery services of Stellar Data Recovery and found them quite good.

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      Simply_Michael

      yes it is possible, you have to use data recovery software

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      JohnThorone

      your external hard drive might become RAW or cause by false operation that the computer could not read your drive files.
      you may try a free and powerful software called easeus data recovery wizard free, it might help you get your files back from the hard drive. it is capable to read the inaccessible files and get them out from your drive.
      good luck