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Old hardrive (now external ide) turned RAW, Need to recover files

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#1 ladyunluck


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

Firstly I have tried various things up until now and only have a little success with easeus data recovery, not the partition manager as that did not work.


easeus data recovery recovered just about all files undamaged and allowed me to save 2gb free, anything thereafter I have to buy the programme for about £60 then delivery on top from usa.


I tried Recuva it did not work


I tried testdisk and it could not restore the partitons and kept saying that


The hardisk (33gb / 31gib) seems too small ((164gb / 153 gib)
check the hardisk size: hd jumpers settings, bios detection

and the following partition cannot be recovered


I found the hardisk on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-HDS722516VLAT20-160GB-Hard-Drive/dp/B00020YWV6 does the size seem to be right from that info?


Would it make much difference to check the hardisk size: hd jumpers settings, bios detection because I don't know how to do it, its in an external ide hardrive case as it was originally in an old pc


If easeus can get the files there must be a way but I cant afford to pay £60 plus delivery from usa so any help and guidance would be very appreciated


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#2 Phrebre


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:12 AM

Maybe you can try this one:


It recovered 60G files from the hard drive of my old PC, however, it's also not free, it's cheaper than easeus.

#3 TsVk!


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

free and works




edit: that's a specific tool taken from this $50 package by the developer



Edited by TsVk!, 21 November 2013 - 07:41 PM.

#4 ladyunluck

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

Thanks I will give those a try,


I know when I have tried to do the partition software ones before it has come up with unformatted drive when the other disks are saying unallocated so I have not been able to select the drive as its unformatted if that makes a difference

#5 Kennyg74


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:01 AM



I have the same kind of issue, any joy?

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