How can I restore data saved under NTFS File System?

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  • Trevor Perks
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    How can I restore data which has been saved under NTFS file system? I have a drive on my pc where I had saved some important documents and I unable to access them now. Any sufficient solution?


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192147

    Assuming it is a physical drive, you should be able to connect it and see the contents. You may need to go into Disk Management and either assign a drive letter or (worst case) tell Win10 the drive can be seen.

    Are you sure the drive is not either Bitlockered or has Encrypted files on it? If so, you will need to get it back to the original system which should have the keys. If you have lost the keys, please send it to your appropriate Intelligence Agency, saying it may contain terrorist materials, and they will decrypt it in short order. The men in balaclavas abseiling into your house from a helicopter are a bonus service.

    NOTE – my spam senses are tingling, so any future “one post wonders” with some miraculous commercial solution WILL be banned :evil:


    James Haynes
    Member
    #252149

    get an ubuntu iso and make a live disk.. boot to it with another drive in place (flash, ext hdd, even an open network share will work) and crank it up.

    linux doesnt care about NTFS permissions. you should be able to pull whatever you want assuming the drive wasnt bitlocker’d or some kind of drive encryption was used.

    i use this technique for pulling data off failing drives.. windows live disk will fail on the copy, but a debian disk will pull it without issues much faster and doesnt care who’s folder it is.


    Blood
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    #337432
    Trevor Perks;n518442 wrote:
    How can I restore data which has been saved under NTFS file system? I have a drive on my pc where I had saved some important documents and I unable to access them now. Any sufficient solution?

    What error message are you seeing? Are the files present but you are unable to open them or have the files disappeared altogether?


    biggles77
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    #214501

    Nice try guys but Tom has the answer. Soon, some kind of person shall post a link to a magic tool that will do all that Trevor (a fine indian name) has asked to have done.

    Blood, the answer is in the IP address of the OP that you now have access to. Don’t suppose you will get to use that for much longer now. Bummer, I found it very useful.


    Blood
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    #337434
    biggles77;n518509 wrote:
    Nice try guys but Tom has the answer. Soon, some kind of person shall post a link to a magic tool that will do all that Trevor (a fine indian name) has asked to have done.

    Blood, the answer is in the IP address of the OP that you now have access to. Don’t suppose you will get to use that for much longer now. Bummer, I found it very useful.

    Sure, but sometimes these questions are genuine, and while IP’s can be reported, if they are dynamic then innocent parties may end up being ignored. I’m just too nice :beer:


    biggles77
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    Blood wrote:
    I’m just too nice :beer:

    Yes, yes you are but we’ll beat that out of you. [ATTACH=JSON]{“data-align”:”none”,”data-size”:”small”,”data-attachmentid”:518530}[/ATTACH]

    If the question is genuine then the OP will receive a whole hearted apology from me. I think in 15 years on this forum that has happened once or maybe twice. I would be so happy if this thread made it number 2 or 3. [ATTACH=JSON]{“data-align”:”none”,”data-size”:”small”,”data-attachmentid”:518531}[/ATTACH]

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