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July 3, 2012 10:00:20 PM

Hello, is it possible to retrieve my files on a broken laptop... my laptop is not working anymore and I think OS of my internal HDD was corrupt. But I have my files in another drive since I made partition of my HDD. What do I need to open my files and retrieve it. Is it possible for any usb cable to connect w/ my internal HDD.
Thank you very much

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July 3, 2012 10:17:46 PM

TestDisk, Data Recovery
TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

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NOTE If seeked lost file are still missing, give PhotoRec a try. PhotoRec is a signature based file recovery utility and may be able to recover your data where other methods failed.

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
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July 3, 2012 10:54:48 PM

You can buy a USB to SATA/IDE lead and connect it to your laptop hard drive and you can then read it like any other hard drive on your computer. You may need to take ownership of your files or use a undelete program if required.
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