Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Software that recovers or regains control of lost data (or interacts with other software doing so).

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High-accuracy digit OCR from a mobile screen shot

Question Is there an OCR solution that would run natively on a recent iPhone with better accuracy than Tesseract? It need only recognize enough to recover dollar amounts. Objective To scrape a ...
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Data recovery of 5.25" floppy disks using bootable GNU/Linux distros?

When attempting to recover data from old floppy disks (5.25" in this case), it may contain a lot of bad sectors and have other issues. Tools such as ddrescue make it more likely to be able to recover ...
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Data recovery tool for external hard-disk

My external hard drive (not SSD) had a "soft failure", meaning that the mechanics seem to be fine, but some files got errouneously deleted from file system after a chkdsk fix. I know the list of files ...
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Recovering data from RAW image of a dying hard disk

My 1TB Seagate hard disk stopped working few days ago. I was trying to backup the data as much as possible. But after copying nearly 100GB, the NTFS drives become RAW drives. I tried many software (...
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Recover data from a diskpart > clean command

I managed to clean my 2TB backup external hard drive, while attempting to clean a USB-stick for making a bootable Windows 8 installation. Now the help file for the diskpart > clean command says only ...
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Software to restore data from a fillable PDF

I recently restored PDF files from a corrupted USB drive using Disk Drill on Mac OS X. However, none of the filled-in field data came along for the ride. When I view the restored files, all the fields ...
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Free Software for Data Restore

I have a Seagate 1TB HDD. I had around 250G of data on it. While trying to format USB drive using Command Line, I typed that wrong Port. Instead of the USB, the HDD got formatted. I have checked ...
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Is there any HDD Regenerator alternative for Linux

Is there any free HDD Regenerator alternative for Linux? If possible, one that can be boot using USB Flashdisk I need it to repair possible magnetic errors on my old laptop (it doesn't have any ...
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Reading (or parsing) corrupt PDF files (specifically SVID from SCO.com)

Is there a software, may be some very old versions, that can read a certain kind of corrupt PDF files? Specifically, I'm collecting relic Unix specifications, and I want to read the System V Interface ...
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Any good duplicate photo finder tools that only look at exif info?

I used Recoverit to find deleted files from my external hard drive. The scan/recover step identified what looked like 85,215 photo duplicates. That is, file types jpg/nef/xmp which had a prefix of "_1....
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GUI tool to copy selected intact files/directories, following ddrescue clone? (Autopsy is one-at-a-time)

I made a clone of a failing hard disk using GNU ddrescue. Many of the files are okay, and many are broken. I can mount the clone, with its three partitions, in Linux. My linux file browser (tried ...
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Files recovered but won't open

Let's get straight to the point, long story short: I opened my pc and a pop up asked if I wanted to delete directly a folder and all its files as it was too big for the trash. I clicked "No" ...
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File carving software for Windows or Linux (pref windows). Need to rescue SMS from an Android userdata partition

I lost some text messages, so I make a dd .img file of the userdata partition on my Android phone. Does anyone know of file carving software in Windows or Linux that can handle an .img file of this ...
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Free Portable Hard disk bad sector fixer software

Performing bad sector check on high-capacity hard disk (e.g. 1 TB and above SATA HDD) usually consume lots of time (e.g. 120 minutes and above). Are there free, portable hard disk bad sector fixer ...
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Tool to recover part of a (Word) document

I know that Recuva is a good program to use for recovering complete files that have been deleted (see here), and I've even used it a few times, but I'm looking for something different. A friend of ...
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imageing solution

I am looking for an imaging/backup solution that has the following features: SMB(for image destination) ability to image windows(XP-10), Linux, and external drives(including sd cards, usb drives)(...
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Best software schedule snapshot or volume shadow backup of Hardidisk

I want to create SYNC BACKUP in a hidden partition and on cloud drives keep a backup of my 2 TB hard disk for date wise and time wise I tried acronis true image Norton ghost and other but they create ...
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What's the best open source solution to have a complete hourly-based backup system for a small-medium cluster in a datacenter?

I'm looking for an open source solution for my small cluster of Linux servers (~20 Ubuntu-based nodes) that can provide an hourly-based (or even daily-based) backup and restore solution. I want it to ...
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Automatic recognizing of the proprietary files type

I would like have sw/utility/library, what is able to recognize file structures of uknown (proprietary or not so usual) file types. So I have bunch of files of some proprietary file type (some ...
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Program to bulk handle files with invalid filenames in Windows

I used Photorec to recover the data from an external HDD that had been partially formatted for a minute or so. The data recovery was successful, but also included over 1000 files that had been ...
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Recover information from android recorded 3gpp audio file

So i made 5 audio records, all of them seems to have infotmation because they have size betwen 100Mb-150Mb, the problem is that some metadata was deleded, like lenght, bit rate, audio sample rate, etc ...
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Hex editor or fixer for corrupted files

Recently I recover my .php and .txt files but they are corrupted , after some researches I found they corrupted because the header is damaged . I research again and found Hexed.it when I upload the ....
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Software to recover data from an Android device that will not boot

Is there any software, for any operating system, that allows you to recover data from an Android device that will not boot? The device will turn on, but will not get past the initial boot screen. It ...
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Any way to recover data mobile

Last time i installed to my mobile LG G3 new SW after installation complete i lost all my data (picture's, video, app ). Now i need to get all data . Could anyone advice me any program to recover ...
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Recover corrupted word document

I am struggling for a week now to recover my document data. It is a .doc ( microsoft office). It got corrupted following a virus attack. I tried all sort of things, getting the archive content of the ...