moderated how to get lost data from an external drive


Marvin Hunkin <startrekvoyager@...>
 

Hi. Lost a lot of music, about 50 gb from an external drive.

How to get back the files, or is there a tool, where I could get the recycle bin icon on a external drive.

Any one in the same position.

Or have I just lost the files.

Don’t have a backup.

Marvin.

 


James English
 

Hello,

How have you 'lost the files?' Have you deleted them or has the drive died?

On 8/30/19, Marvin Hunkin <startrekvoyager@mail.com> wrote:
Hi. Lost a lot of music, about 50 gb from an external drive.
How to get back the files, or is there a tool, where I could get the
recycle
bin icon on a external drive.
Any one in the same position.
Or have I just lost the files.
Don't have a backup.
Marvin.





 

I cannot speak to accessibility, but I can speak to the power of the tool:  


TestDisk - Partition Recovery and File Undelete

If things were lost by accidental deletion then TestDisk will likely get them back.  If it's drive failure, it might, and PhotoRec (which can recover more than photos) almost certainly can, though it's a grand pain to sort through the recovered files, as they do not retain their original file names if you have to resort to PhotoRec and you often end up with many duplicates since files get moved around with great regularity and PhotoRec will find all instances.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


David Griffith
 

 

I suffered the same issue many years ago and I learnt then to never never ever  use an external drive as my sole data point for any files unless I was happy to lose them. I  backup now on 2 drives and the cloud as well for the data I most value.

If it is drive failure rather than accidental deletion I fear that your only option would be to submit your physical drive to a specialist data recovery company who could do a sector  by sector data recovery.

This would cost however and it may be just be cheaper and more practical to try and recreate your lost data from other sources.

I hope that somebody else may be able to point you to accessible sector recovery tools but I do not think that they are straightforward as data may be spread all across your disc and it may be a mammoth task to recreate mp3 data files from various parts of your disc sector.

David Griffith

 

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From: Marvin Hunkin
Sent: 30 August 2019 11:36
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: how to get lost data from an external drive

 

Hi. Lost a lot of music, about 50 gb from an external drive.

How to get back the files, or is there a tool, where I could get the recycle bin icon on a external drive.

Any one in the same position.

Or have I just lost the files.

Don’t have a backup.

Marvin.

 

 


John Covici
 

I still think you should try spinrite, if your drive has failed, but
if the system does no longer see it, then you are out of luck. You
will need DOS software to use it, but it still works well.

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David Griffith wrote:

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I suffered the same issue many years ago and I learnt then to never never ever use an external drive as my sole data point for any files unless I was happy to lose them. I backup now on 2 drives and the cloud as well for the data I
most value.

If it is drive failure rather than accidental deletion I fear that your only option would be to submit your physical drive to a specialist data recovery company who could do a sector by sector data recovery.

This would cost however and it may be just be cheaper and more practical to try and recreate your lost data from other sources.

I hope that somebody else may be able to point you to accessible sector recovery tools but I do not think that they are straightforward as data may be spread all across your disc and it may be a mammoth task to recreate mp3 data files
from various parts of your disc sector.

David Griffith



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From: Marvin Hunkin
Sent: 30 August 2019 11:36
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: how to get lost data from an external drive



Hi. Lost a lot of music, about 50 gb from an external drive.

How to get back the files, or is there a tool, where I could get the recycle bin icon on a external drive.

Any one in the same position.

Or have I just lost the files.

Don’t have a backup.

Marvin.





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Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

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covici@ccs.covici.com