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Retrieve data from a flaky flash drive?

The drive in F: is not formatted. LIES! [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Music on data disc -- can't rip??

How do I rip music from a data disc? [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on May 10, 2011 - 7 answers

I Want To Have Some Fun

Beyond being a freelance writer and a professional practitioner of public affairs, my base nature, I realize, is that of a data researcher, collector and organizer. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 answers

What is the likelihood of recovering data that has been deleted inside an OSX account that also has been deleted?

I know there are dozens of data recovery question on here, but nothing that appears to address my specific question. I have an Apple Powerbook G4 laptop running 10.4.1. In preparing to sell the machine I transferred a bunch of files across to an external drive, then deleted them, emptied the trash and deleted the entire user account (while telling it not to store a disc image of that account.) Since then nothing has been written to or deleted from the disk. Now I find that not all of my files were successfully copied to the external drive so I've lost a lot of data. In particular I would like to save just one folder full of Excel spreadsheets - my past few months of accounting. What is the likelihood of being able to achieve this, either myself or using a data recovery company?
posted by skylar on Sep 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for ideas on managing files from multiple locations

Give me some ideas to manage my files, my data, my general computer setup etc. etc. for best use from multiple locations. [more inside]
posted by djgh on May 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Mac HD Data Recovery

Ahhh! My Mac crapped out! Can anyone recommend a good data recovery company that is dependable but won't charge me an arm and a leg to retrieve my files? I really hope so. I have a lot of photos and files that I would be SO distraught over losing. MY MORALE IS IN YOUR HANDS!!! [more inside]
posted by lukeklein on Feb 7, 2008 - 13 answers

I don't wanna lose all my information.

Please don't let me lose all of my phone numbers, datebook, project filing, etc... (You need not be treo-conversant to answer this, but it might help a little.) [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 6, 2006 - 7 answers

What's the best software for encryption?

What is the best software program for encrypting certain folders on an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by turbanhead on Mar 31, 2006 - 12 answers

clear out my cruft.

What do you do with all your data cruft? What is the most efficient way to organize all the non-deletable stuff on your drive? [more inside]
posted by about_time on Nov 16, 2005 - 9 answers

How can I recover some corrupted data?

I'm hoping to recover some corrupted files that (I think) got messed up during a transfer to a Firewire drive. Could you be a lamb and step inside? [more inside]
posted by Hankins on Aug 30, 2005 - 0 answers

Files Lost After Windows XP Temporary Profile Zapped -- Any Way to Recover?

Is there any way to recover files saved under a temporary profile in Windows XP? (MI) [more inside]
posted by brookedel on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

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