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Recovering Data

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#1 sealover92


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:45 PM

I had to reinstall my Vista due to an accidental Os deletion. All my data is on a lost partition. I used the program findandmount to mount the lost partition on a virtual hd disk drive. But I can't chkdsk on it because it's write protected. How do I get into that drive?

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#2 Bailifei


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:51 AM

you can create a bootable USB via some data recovery software, booting from which you may be able to recover the data on the lost partition. Use Runtime Live CD or Easeus data recovery Win PE edition. but data recovery is always not 100% guaranteed.

#3 Adam Pollard

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 06:46 AM

My method would be to put the hard drive as a slave in another working system which has Recuva installed. You could also use TestDisk (or the software you tried) to restore the partition. What is your reason for running chkdsk? Is the drive failing?


Whatever you do, you need to recover data to a separate drive or you will overwrite your deleted files.

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