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  1. Hi vrisinger, For data recovery I generally...

    Hi vrisinger,

    For data recovery I generally try to avoid using Windows because it tends to default to "needs to be formatted" rather than try and work through/around errors.

    I would also take...
  2. Hi vrisinger, Because TestDisk needs to write...

    Hi vrisinger,

    Because TestDisk needs to write changes to the drive during the recovery, try PhotoRec (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec) first.

    PhotoRec is written by the same author and...
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    You're welcome. :cool: Yes, even with a VM...

    You're welcome. :cool:



    Yes, even with a VM she'll need to get accustomed to the Windows UI, but not necessarily the whole Windows environment. VMware has a feature called "Unity Mode". and...
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    Hi Fred, There's already been great input from...

    Hi Fred,

    There's already been great input from others so I thought I'd fill in some of the blanks and offer some additional suggestions...



    Many folks recommend partitioning because they...
  5. Hi Paddles, I recommend checking out CrashPlan...

    Hi Paddles,

    I recommend checking out CrashPlan (http://crashplan.com/). Although CrashPlan offers a paid cloud storage service, they make it a point of encouraging users to also make use of local...
  6. Nowadays most printers (especially laser...

    Nowadays most printers (especially laser printers) speak PCL and/or PostScript and use a USB interface, so fortunately, printer emulation generally isn't needed.

    The USB specification has a...
  7. [SOLVED] My bad, I made a typo... :o The "1" at the end...

    My bad, I made a typo... :o

    The "1" at the end shouldn't have been included:


    sfdisk -A /dev/sda
  8. [SOLVED] You're welcome. :cool:

    You're welcome. :cool:
  9. Thread: Cloud storage

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    It'll depend a lot on the available budget and...

    It'll depend a lot on the available budget and network bandwidth (for the initial full backup and size of the incremental backup sets).

    For storage cost, the biggest difference between Amazon S3...
  10. It definitely sounds like a video driver problem....

    It definitely sounds like a video driver problem. Try this...


    Repeat the steps that cause the screen to go blank.
    Press key combination [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F2] to access virtual console #2...
  11. Looking over the packages for Tiny Core Linux, I...

    Looking over the packages for Tiny Core Linux, I see that it's using CUPS (https://cups.org) for printing services. Given how popular CUPS is (Apple also uses it for OS X and eventually bought the...
  12. [SOLVED] From personal experience, I think people who are...

    From personal experience, I think people who are self taught tend to be better at computing then many who have a formal degree. ;)



    Oh yeah, GRUB legacy was much easier to manually edit the...
  13. [SOLVED] It's no problem. :cool: I put your...

    It's no problem. :cool:



    I put your partition table dump in
    tags to preserve the formatting for easier reading:

    [CODE]Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
    Units...
  14. [SOLVED] Hi houndhen, Could you boot up either a Linux...

    Hi houndhen,

    Could you boot up either a Linux live CD or one of your existing Linux installations and run the following command as root:


    fdisk -l /dev/sda

    (If specifying "/dev/sda" causes...
  15. Hi wiiiindy, If I counted correctly, you've...

    Hi wiiiindy,

    If I counted correctly, you've got 4 copies of all the files you value plus a 5th copy of selected files stored offsite in a bank deposit box. Personally, I think you've got the...
  16. Thanks Michael. The ability to recover old files...

    Thanks Michael. The ability to recover old files from the C: drive is what makes me want to use a file shredder. :B):

    The very first time I needed data recovery I didn't know where to start. So...
  17. Hi wiiiindy, Which model of My Cloud model is...

    Hi wiiiindy,

    Which model of My Cloud model is it? (I'm wondering if it's a pair of 4 TB disks or or a pair of 2 TB disks.) It sounds like you have one of the NAS units because the more basic units...
  18. Freeware Data Recovery Tool Comparison Test

    I found plenty of reviews on data recovery tools that compared cost, user-friendliness, features and other factors, but none that covered the recovery rates. So, taking a few of the most promising...
  19. Hi Sudo15, I took a closer look at the specs...

    Hi Sudo15,

    I took a closer look at the specs for RescuePro and it unfortunately won't work for ladybugamk. RescuePro will only scan devices that are of a certain type and capacity. The standard...
  20. Hi ladybugamk, If Recuva wasn't able to...

    Hi ladybugamk,

    If Recuva wasn't able to recover the pictures that you're looking for, I found another program that might have better success:


    Adroit Photo Recovery -...
  21. Hi Sudo15, Is RescuePro the one that you PM'd...

    Hi Sudo15,

    Is RescuePro the one that you PM'd to ladybugamk?

    RescuePro looks very interesting. There aren't a lot of details in how it works, but it appears to use the same techniques as Recuva...
  22. (@Fascist Nation: Your post above sounded like a...

    (@Fascist Nation: Your post above sounded like a reply to my earlier post #15, but I wasn't sure. If you found my post unhelpful and/or upsetting in some way, I apologize. I was only trying to...
  23. A couple of things to watch out for when dealing...

    A couple of things to watch out for when dealing with data recovery:

    Partition layout ...

    When trying to restore the original partitions on a drive that's been inadvertently repartitioned, the...
  24. Yup, it's called the MFT (master file table) in...

    Yup, it's called the MFT (master file table) in NTFS. In Windows NT and higher, running the built-in defragmenter or another similar tool like Defraggler will show the blocks that are holding the...
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    Obviously, someone buying a new computer right...

    Obviously, someone buying a new computer right now wouldn't have to decide between Windows XP and Vista (at least we hope not :eek:), but they still exist and not every new user buys the latest...
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