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  • Started 1 year ago by doctordeere
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doctordeere
Posts: 164

I tell everybody that the three biggest rules of computing are backup, backup and backup your backups.
I apparently live by the motto: "Do as I say, not as I do."
So guess who's hard drive died this morning?
Six years of emails, pix and documents, dammit.
HDD is currently in the freezer preparing for an attempt at data recovery.

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warlock
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Scott
Posts: 5618

Here, yesterday....


Good luck with yours.

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Drizzle
Posts: 2045

Like my Hubby says.. what do I want all that hassle..and time wasting...

Backups(that dont always work), passwords, scammers,spammers, virus, dont save this/that, always clean, run AV,updates etc etc etc.

He says....No thanks pen and paper still best for him. Ha!!!! but still appreciates all the info available Ha!!!!

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Lighthouse
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Kate, just sandbox his browser.

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Drizzle
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@LH good idea, didn't think of that Ha!!

I Always use it, when searching..AS YOU TAUGHT ME..TY

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vistamike
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This tool might help if you can caddy or connect the drive to another pc via cables; http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/s.....in-master/

It works on most drives, PATA/SATA and usb ( Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung, Hitachi and some WD )

Try this option;

If using another PC to do this and the disk is spinning then you should be able to copy the data over

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vistual
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hatryst
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I understand your situation. Been there, seen that.

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doctordeere
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By alternating sessions in the freezer with sessions with a USB adapter, I've managed to salvage all emails, 90% of documents and around 70% of photos. I'm averaging around four minutes of working drive for every hour's worth of freezer time. And I'm doing double backups of everything I manage to recover (I may be a slow learner sometimes, but I seldom make the same error twice.)

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