themagicone

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  1. I have been doing this in linux. Repaired most of the drive. Files still have no names. Moving to another linux build to try some heavy duty tools. I am determined!
  2. I got the drive repaired to the point it is easily read. Found out the data was stored on a XFS partition. Tried xfs_repair, tried ufs explorer, nothing. Photorec gets me everything but a few missing files less the file names. I am not sure why I can't repair the xfs partition.
  3. Ran TESTDISK overnight on deepscan. Found only 1 partition, wrote that and that didn't work. Disk is still showing as three partition but 2 say unallocated space. Ran a few more recovery programs but still unable to recover any file names. This drive was from a IOMEGA NAS device and research has told me it was a linux partition. I am not sure how Linux stores files names. There is only a few bad sectors on the drive, may be that is where that info was stored? I am not sure. I know if I try to put the drive back into the NAS device, it just causes the click problem. Still can't load a linux thumb drive with the drive attached, it causes it to freeze.
  4. Thanks. The files disk internal recovered were openable in word, etc. Everything seemed intact. The meta data info is good. I'm doing this for a non-profit that does not have any money or insurance for a pro data recovery service. I completely understand I could be doing more harm that good. Once I get all files onto the new drive, be it missing files names and directories, I am going to try DataRescue again for an image.
  5. I let diskinternals run all night and it found everything but missing file names. Started running DataRescue for an image but all I get is read errors/CRC.
  6. Thanks. I'm trying Diskinternals. I couldn't let it search for partitions as it just caused the "click" and SATA reset error. Currently it has found 300k files plus folders. Tried running TESTDISK but was taking forever, 1 hour to go 1%. I have patience but not 4 days worth. I really think everything data wise is fine, just the MBR/Partition table is destroyed. Not sure how to restore it.
  7. Alright I have a 7200.11 that went into the BSY state. Followed the wonderful directions listed. It didn't go perfectly smooth - first try was unable to clear smart and I couldn't get the partition rebuild to work. But now I am able to "see" the drive in windows, in drive manager but I can't mount it nor do anything to it. If I try loading Parted Magic boot loader it freezes if the drive is attached. Most drive recovery software causes the drive to "click" and do a sata reset. Now I found a program that so far has been doing a good job at seeing the data. Problem is it can't recover file names so all I get is file000.ext. I've tried re-doing the m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 command, it completes in 0 seconds. Doesn't do anything. Now I know I have the data, be it in a poor way, so that I am happy for. Does anyone have any recommendations on rebuilding it so I can access it via Linux or Windows and get file names? It was a EXT3 partition I believe, it was from a Iomega NAS device.