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Solved copying files hit by power outage


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89
#1
i was copying files from usb to hard disk when my computer was hit by power outage

when light came back, the files were gone, ie the files were neither present on usb nor on hard disk
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    Intel 1.7 GHz i3 Core
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    500 GB
    Internet Speed
    4 Mbps

mrjimphelps

"Phelps Helps"
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139
#2
Try using some data recovery software. Here is one that I have heard good things about (although I have never used it myself): EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - Best Data Recovery Software to Recover All Lost Data.

I suggest downloading this software to another computer if possible; or if that is not possible, download it to a different flash drive than the one that had the files. And when you run the install, install it to the same flash drive that you downloaded it to. My point is, the less activity you have on the two drives in question, the greater will be your chance of having success in recovering the files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.