PhotoRec not recognizing external drive

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec not recognizing external drive

#1 Post by olasamjul » 20 Oct 2012, 16:47

I have a hard drive removed from a dead laptop connected to new laptop via external enclosure and USB cable. The drive only has a recovery partition visible in the file list, the large partition which had data is not visible and that's the one I am hoping to recover.

When I run either PhotoRec or TestDisk, the only device that comes up is the internal drive in the laptop, not the one I want to recover.

Please help!
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Re: PhotoRec not recognizing external drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 29 Oct 2012, 07:53

Try to connect the disk directly via SATA. Do you heard the disk spinning ? Maybe it's physically damaged.

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