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Posted 11-02-2019 at 11:37 AM by beachboy2
Updated 11-02-2019 at 11:49 AM by beachboy2

DDRescue-GUI provides an alternative, simple graphical method for using ddrescue.



To install, open Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hamishmb/myppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ddrescue-gui

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Using a Live Linux DVD (USB drive) to retrieve personal data

Posted 10-29-2019 at 05:50 AM by beachboy2
Updated 11-27-2019 at 04:18 AM by beachboy2

One way to retrieve personal data from a problematic hard drive or computer is to boot from a Live Linux DVD or USB drive.
I used Linux Mint 19.2 MATE 64-bit on a SanDisk USB drive.

Create bootable media:

Boot Linux Mint:

Immediately after booting the computer it is necessary to repeatedly...
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Data recovery using PhotoRec and QPhotoRec

Posted 04-04-2018 at 06:28 AM by beachboy2
Updated 04-04-2018 at 01:12 PM by beachboy2

Warning: The dd command (aka the disk destroyer) can seriously harm your computer if used incorrectly!
Be very careful when typing and selecting drives or partitions!

Despite its name, PhotoRec recovers virtually every file format imaginable, not just photographic formats such as jpg, png or tiff. Recoverable formats include:

Install TestDisk (includes PhotoRec) and GNU ddrescue (by Antonio...
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Recover That Data

Posted 09-09-2012 at 09:50 AM by pierre2
Updated 09-09-2012 at 09:51 AM by pierre2
Tags data, win7, win8

Another day, another laptop that has crashed - gee I just gotta love M$ stuff - it's just so reliable, ain't it ?. Boot a 'nix live_cd and look at those partitions. Gee - what's that? A yellow triangle against the C: drive - that's SDA3 - ain't it? Must be, as that little, boot, partition is SDA1. No that's not right - SDA1 is PQrecovery, SDA2 is boot, SDA3 is C: drive. That's better. No it's not -the live 'nix cd can't read the partition's data - rat's that means that I can't copy out this person's...
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