Data Recovery

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I am helping a friend with her laptop. It fals to boot and recevery not possible, so I have taken out the hard drive and I am able to connect to it and see the folders. The problem is the permissions required to access the folders, any suggestions?
     
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    Can you go into administrator mode on the PC you are using? If so, that should enable you to read the files on the connected drive.
     
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    If all else fails, use a bootable linux recovery disk. Linux totally ignores Windows security settings and can copy the files to another USB connected drive. Once you have done this they will be readable by any windows system.

    There is over 20 different linux distributions aimed at recovering windows systems/files etc. Including rebuilding boot sectors, MBR's, admin password recovery plus much more. It is worth getting used to them if you do a bit of Windows support for others.
     
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    PS: the drive you copy the data to should be FAT32 as NTFS filesystem will retain the permissions/ownerships etc.

    I just looked for a quick walk through for you. At the risk of teach granny to suck eggs again.......

    Puppy linux is tiny and is the swiss knife of linux disk utils. It has a gui so doesn't require you to learn "linux".

    https://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux.html

    The second page of this tutorial covers copying files from NTFS disks to an external USB drive.
     
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