My dad had his computer reformatted and now he doesn't remember his Hotmail password because it used to be saved in his browser. We tried to recover the account by going into the "Can't access your account?" section, but we were unsuccessful. He can still access his emails via the Mail app on his iPhone. [more inside]
posted by kag
on Jan 31, 2014 -
Hello! I stupidly "deleted" some files from my Netgear Stora NAS drive, in XFS format. I can mount the hard drive, but what's the best (and/or cheapest!) undelete software for dealing with XFS-formatted drives? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty
on Jan 14, 2014 -
Are these actually staged "awareness-raising events" for the classical music industry or honest mistakes made by skilled professionals with priceless devices? [more inside]
posted by PixelPiper
on Apr 6, 2013 -
Is it possible to recover portions of an image that have been cropped or cut away? And if so, how to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Dec 19, 2012 -
A friend of mine is having an issue with her USB flash drive. I'm gonna post what she sent here; can anyone help recover her files? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Should I agree with my wife to spend $1000 or more to recover an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Feb 26, 2012 -
How to recover files after I have formatted my computer c: drive?
I have windows ultimate 64 bit.
posted by omaralarifi
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Is it possible to salvage a hard drive that has been through hell and back? I have a 40gig HD from a few years ago that was inside a computer tower that was ditched in the backyard for a few months, and there was stuff on it when it was pitched. [more inside]
posted by koolgiy
on Dec 11, 2010 -
My mind is blown, it's not my own, where did my idea go? I'm feeling fine, but I've lost my mind!
Help? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Sep 20, 2009 -
Something terrible has happened! I'm using Mac OS Leopard and had backed up my photos onto my 500gb external hard drive in order to format the computer. Everything was fine and my iPhoto library, all 3.4gb of it, was on the drive and then... a disaster. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on May 1, 2008 -
Password emergency / mystery. I'm a new Filemaker user and I've somehow set a password that's keeping me from accessing the file I just put two days of work (and some not easily replaceable data) into.
posted by lorimer
on Jun 11, 2007 -
How do I recover my Entourage Calendar? -- While importing my Entourage calendar into iCal, my MacBook Pro froze up, and I had to Force Quit both programs. When I restarted Entourage, my entire calendar (appointments, dates, events) was completely blank. Any geniuses out there who can help me recover it?
posted by ruwan
on Feb 26, 2007 -
Is there anyway to recover a file that's never been saved (except maybe by autosave) in Microsoft word after you accidentally hit "don't save changes" upon closing it?
posted by Packy_1962
on Dec 7, 2006 -
"Could not read boot block". Trying to get my photos from a (Sony) Memory Stick, and apparently my Mac cannot read the disk. Disk utility reports that it can't read the boot block (input/output error), so I can neither verify or repair. What can I do?
posted by djgh
on Oct 7, 2006 -
OhNoesFilter: Is it possible to recover the address book that was lost in an ill-fated sync attempt between my Mac and my Motorola phone? [more inside]
posted by mullacc
on Jan 1, 2006 -
The hard drive on my fiancee's Windows machine has died, with our wedding plans, five weeks prior to our wedding. I've managed to duplicate the drive (with Unix's
), though not without errors severe enough to prevent me from booting it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by waldo
on Jul 28, 2005 -
Can someone suggest a cheap and reliable place to recover data off my hard drive? I crushed a pin(IDE) in the 40-pin area and it broke off from the circuit board. AND for some reason my drive doesn't even spin when its plugged into the power source. This was a fine drive, only a couple of months old, until this day when the pin got crushed.....any help will dooooo! [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Apr 19, 2005 -
My laptop died and I'm trying to get stuff off the HD by slaving it into one of my desktop machines. The problem is the pin pattern is a smaller form factor. The drive is a Hitachi DK23EA interface ATA-5 (Enhanced IDE). Both of the machines I’ve tried have ATA-100 drives. I’ve removed the quick connect connector from the laptop drive to expose the pins. The pin pattern is the same as the connectors in the desk top but are a smaller footprint. (both narrower and shorter) Do I need some kind of jumper connector or cable, or am I trying to do something that for some unknown rule can’t be done?
posted by mss
on Sep 5, 2004 -