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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » DRIVES » HARD DRIVE DEAD! FORGOT WHAT FILES WERE ...
Subject: Hard drive dead! Forgot what files were on it. Does Windows keep a file list lo
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oblisk Dec 23, 2012 04:35 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Argh, my 1TB drive just died..... But what's worse, I can't remember all the folders/files that were on there. Ugh. I am on Windows 7, what workaround or ways can you guys think of, that will get me a list of files and folders on this drive?

p.s My antivirus' log is no help.

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I Got 6 Strings Dec 23, 2012 04:38 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Does your bios detect it all?

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oblisk Dec 23, 2012 05:13 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Nope, the drive is totally dead, I'm sure. It whirs loud, and tick/clicks forever. Seagate 7200.11. (duh).

I need to know WHAT I lost before I can start thinking about recover/replacement options.

Ugh this is highly annoying

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I Got 6 Strings Dec 23, 2012 07:18 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Can't help you there but you can try the freezer method to see if that helps you boot the drive.

http://lifehacker.com/5515337/save-a-failed-hard-drive-in-your-freezer-redux

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Chicoman Dec 23, 2012 09:50 AM Reply | Bookmark
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^^ freezer method worked for me once out of three times

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Lord_Anubis Dec 24, 2012 01:09 AM Reply | Bookmark
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read this thread, talks about the freezer method and other options (upsidedown method)
hardwarecanucks.com/forum/linustechtips-q/46811-linus-freezer-method-does-not-work-recover-hard-drives-remove-your-video.html

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