RAW Hard Drive Data Loss

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  1. Posts : 6
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       #11

    So there is no files to recover at all then i.e. the data is gone?

    I'm confused how all the data could have been all gone
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       #12

    You may still run GetDataback and see whether it shows any files. As I said GetDataBack does not bother about MFT. So even assuming that chkdsk h: /r has instead of correcting the MFT had only corrupted the MFT, GDB should show any files if present.
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  3. Posts : 6
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       #13

    Ok so most of my files are here any way to get them back for free

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    Also some files are missing what does that mean?
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  4. jumanji's Avatar
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       #14

    ViTaLC0D3R said:
    Ok so most of my files are here any way to get them back for free

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    Also some files are missing what does that mean?
    Did you run Getdataback?

    Does it show any files?

    Is that what you mean by the above statements?
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  5. Posts : 6
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       #15

    It shows most of my files, how do I attempt to recover them for free?

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    Also there are like .tibx files and some .exe files that aren't found does that mean they are gone forever. Cause the data should be all there as i didn't format or do anything like that.
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  6. jumanji's Avatar
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       #16

    We usually use TestDisk to recover data from Raw drives that still show a drive letter. And as told before we try to find whether Volume Boot Record ( also known as Partition Boot record) is OK. If not OK, we repair it with TestDisK . If Volume boot record is ok, we try to find whether MFT is OK. If MFT also is OK, then only we ask the OP to run checkdisk . That should repair the file system and make the drive accessible. If TestDisk finds that MFT is bad and says it is unable to repair, then using the commercial software like Active @ file recovery and Getdataback only can recover the data. ( That is recommended by the author of TestDisk itself. "If both MFT and MFTMirr are damaged and thus cannot be repaired using TestDisk, you might want to try commercial software like Zero Assumption Recovery, GetDataBack for NTFS.")


    In your case I am very certain that the MFT was OK and Checkdisk instead of repairing it has only made it worse. (This I believe has happened because the Volume boot Sector was corrupt, Checkdisk found no Volume boot record and accordingly it rewrote MFT removing all the file tables.. Current MFT shows no files. ha .. how ferociously it made corrections to the MFT). So there is no point in trying TestDisk.

    You can try Active @File recovery Find & Restore Lost Files: Undelete deleted files and recover damaged disks which works the same way as Getdataback. It will also show the files and you can open those and check the integrity. If you are happy then buy a license and copy all those files. It costs only $29.95 compared to $80 for Getdataback.

    If Getdataback has shown all your files, please post a screenshot of the same.(And in Data Recovery , you should be happy with whatever files you are able to recover. It is like a building collapse and you are trying to salvage whatever you can.)
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