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Corrupt hard drive. Attempting to recover

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#1 7runx


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

I have a friends Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I did some diagnostics on the hard drive. The results came back with bad sectors. So I went and purchased a new hard drive for her, reinstalled vista and updated. I plugged the old drive into a USB to SATA Drive adapter. After searching through the drive, there is NO user files whatsoever, not even the user's profile folder within the USERS folder, only the Public folder which is empty. My question is, what are my available options to try and retrieve the files? I'm crossing my fingers in hope that all her personal files are not lost. Maybe next time she will think about backing up.....

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#2 AustrAlien



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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:20 AM

There's only one possibility that I can think of: Try this ...

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