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Offline J41697

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 06:57:41 PM »
/dev/sda3: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="58124789-a984-4e2c-8d5d-fadf11a455c8"

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 07:04:13 PM »
If that is the only partition defined, you have no NTFS filesystem, and no files.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 07:07:47 PM »
When I try to use the file recovery built into the BIOS I can see and select all of my files. The problem there is that when I try to recover them it has an error every time.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 07:09:38 PM »
File recovery in the BIOS? What are you talking about?

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2014, 07:11:17 PM »
Ouch,  a Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR) is usually small and does not contain any user data.


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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2014, 07:14:50 PM »
Or CMOS. I'm not sure. Just the built in file recovery. And there are more partition, but they all seem to say about the same thing.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2014, 07:20:11 PM »
I can't help you if you hide needed troubleshooting data.
I asked a specific question and expect an accurate answer.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2014, 07:20:47 PM »
/dev/sda4: UUID="E85E8AB95E8A8054" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="d2dfb1e0-b)*e-42d*-99f-db4d48634bfc"

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 07:23:05 PM »
mount /mnt/sda4
ls /dev/sda4

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2014, 07:26:18 PM »
Permission denied when I try /mnt. su requires a password.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2014, 07:33:09 PM »
sudo mount /mnt/sda4
ls /mnt/sda4

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2014, 07:46:08 PM »
Ahhhh. I think we're on the right track now. It came up with a list of what looks like the right file folders. Things like $Reclycle.Bin/ , Program Files/ , Users/. Tips on what to do from here?

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 07:53:02 PM »
Copy the files to another dirve.
For the third time, I recommend mc.
If you can't pick it up from here, I recommend you use another user friendly live DVD.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2014, 07:56:27 PM »
The thing is I need a live DVD that runs on RAM. I will try to see what I can do from here.

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Re: Exploring Hard Drive Files
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2014, 07:58:10 PM »
No, you do not.