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TestDisk or PhotoRec cannot find any partitions!

Posted: 21 Dec 2015, 06:56
by backspacez
I'm attempting to recover about 300GB of data from an old laptop hard drive. It's in a USB enclosure and comes up as RAW filesystem. It passed the tests on GSmartControl, so I don't think its irreversibly damaged but TestDisk nor PhotoRec was able to find partitions or recover any data. PhotoRec showed one partition but recovered no data from it after I attempted to get the data.

I've tried a few of the internet data recovery tools and none have seemed to work. I'm running Windows 8 64bit.

What else should I try? Is there any info or logs I can give you guys to give more insight as to what's going wrong here?

I'm not married to being able to use the disk or anything, I just want the data, preferably the whole drive copied somewhere on my computer so I can access the project files for FL Studio, all of my music production from before a couple months ago is on that hard drive. I really need that data.

Thanks a lot!