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how to recover data from 2tb hard drive


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#1 zandu

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

Hi , I have a 2tb data drive in windows 7 used for photos  , it only shows up under computer manager

 with the error  " hard drive needs to be initialized"  So i would like to clone it to a new 3tb drive what would the best method be to do that ...to save the data 

 

 thanks in adavance



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

In manager try right clicking on it and assigning a drive letter.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

Hi  Doppleganger, it shows up as unallocated  and dosent seem to give an option to add a letter to the drive when I right click on it .



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:11 AM

Was the 2TB drive used only for pix, or is/was it also the bootable drive?



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:26 AM

 Hi ,It was only being used for photos and video



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

Is the 2TB drive in an external enclosure? If so, remove it from the enclosure and install it into the PC as a slave. It's possible the circuit board in the enclosure has failed, and that connecting the drive directly to the MB will allow it to be "seen" again.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

Yes it was a encased and I have removed it but it still has the same problem



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

Have you tried ElfBanes suggestion of putting in you tower as a slave, if it was the enclosures board you may have luck.

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

Yes I tried that and still got the same error , tried it in 2 differant pc`s



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

Has anyone used  photorec ,ddrescue or any other data recovery programs? any recomendations ?



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:44 AM

I've used Recuva before. It's free, though there is a paid version. You can Google "file recovery programs" and get a laundry list of free and paid options.

Recuva link  http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

Data Recovery , GParted, AA - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic474881.html

 

Data Recovery Using Puppy Linux, Brooks - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489067/dual-boot-system-bluescreens-1-of-my-startup-choices/

 

Partition Find and Mount — free partition recovery software - http://findandmount.com/

 

Recovery Software, Partition Table Doctor - http://www.ptdd.com/

 

Recovery Software, Recover My Files - http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

 

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

 

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thanks I shall read the links






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