recover files from hard drive

By estc6 ·
hi I have to recover files from a hard drive that I have removed from my laptop as it won't boot.

i have it in a caddy. I have recovered intact most of my files from one of the partitions. one partition remains inaccessible. I have tried variouos downloaded opartition recovery programs and saved the raw data. how do I convert it back so that I can see my photos, hear my music etc?

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You'll have to help us all a bit more here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to recover files from hard d ...

What OS is on the NB Drive that you are attempting to recover Data From?

What OS is on the computer being used to recover the Data on the HDD in the caddy?

What software have you used here?

If it's XP it could be something as simple as just taking Ownership of the files


If there is any form of Encryption Involved and you no longer have the Encryption Key things will get very difficult and expensive.

If you have used any Encryption Software at all you should pack the drive up Not Touch it and send it off to a Data Recovery Specialist who can work with Encrypted Data to remove the Encryption. You will not be able to do anything without a Backup of the Key. Even then without the right OS to work with you are up against things.

For example XP's EFS works very well but is incompatible with either Vista or 7 so you need a XP Pro System to have any hope of recovering the data in a readable form.


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have your tried

by markp24 In reply to recover files from hard d ...


did you try partition table dr on the drive itself or Driver recovery pro?
Also Spinrite from www.grc.com is great, just takes a long time

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