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Data recovery from an Acer hard drive


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#1 sandman55

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:47 PM

Hi all I have a hard drive from an Acer laptop (Win XP) that died from a charging problem some years back and is in pieces. I put the HDD in an enclosure and I see only one file in My Documents instead of what should be there and it says USBC with about three wingding type squares a little 2 as in a squared and then another wingding type square. I have a Ubuntu Dual boot with XP box (I don't put XP on the net) and I looked at it in Ubuntu and saw the Acer and the Acer Data (recovery) so when I looked in the acer partition I could see all the data (normal individual flies and photos) in My documents even though each file has a little pad lock on it. I should have copied it all there and then but I went back to XP to try but as XP didn't recognise the USBC file it wouldn't. I went back to Ubuntu and found I couldn't see the Acer partition only the Acer Data (recovery) partition. I have searched the net to see if this USBC is a Data locking virus and couldn't find much. In Ubuntu I ran a program that said one of the sectors and cylinders was wrong so in windows XP I ran Chkdsk and I think I have stuffed it up as I can now see the pertition in Ubuntu but there is just an unknown file with a padlock on it in My Documents and the file is too small.

 

My question is does anyone know if I can access the data in the Acer Data(recovery) partition even though it isn't in an Acer Laptop.

Thanks in advance for any advice



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:00 AM

In linux you might have to mount manually. Check if the system can read the drive/partitions. Running command....

 

sudo fdisk -lu

-or,

sudo blkid

 

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/myfiles

 

cd /mnt/myfiles

 

-ls



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:49 AM

Hi technonymous I have no problem mounting it now, only I think it might have been corrupted further by Chkdsk in windows so I am wondering if anyone knows if I might be able to get the data from the recovery partition which is untouched.






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