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 Post subject: Newb needs advice
PostPosted: February 28th, 2020, 20:31 
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OK, I had a mirrored Windows Storage Space setup. Somehow blew up the partition/pool data. The data is still on the drive, but Windows (explorer and disk manager) can't see it. I called EaseUS to explain and ask which product would be most effective to purchase. A guy from their website kicked off a remote session and used WinHex to look at the drive and confirmed that the data is there, all intact and with the original file structure. He navigated around the folders, previewed pics, video files, Word docs, etc.

I don't mind learning. It's 7TB of data I'd like to recover. And the idea of paying someone $500-700 to do it seems crazy. Does anyone have any links to how-to guides or some crash course content to help me use WinHex or some other tool to access this data?

I plan just to copy the file structure intact to another clean drive.

Any tips? Suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Newb needs advice
PostPosted: March 5th, 2020, 20:00 
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Anybody? Over 275 views but no comments of advice... Is there a starting point or path of learning for data recovery generally? Or how-to tips on this specific kind of storage space recovery?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Newb needs advice
PostPosted: March 6th, 2020, 0:43 
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Here is one potential DIY option, but it's not cheap:

http://www.storage-spaces-recovery.com/

Otherwise, can you show us the Partitions window of each member drive using DMDE?

https://dmde.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Newb needs advice
PostPosted: March 7th, 2020, 12:41 
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OK, here's the initial scan info.

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 Post subject: Re: Newb needs advice
PostPosted: March 7th, 2020, 18:40 
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It appears to me that you have initialised your drive.

Double-click the "WD easystore" volume and expand the Root. Do you see your file/folder structure?

If so, then r-click the "WD easystore" volume and select "Insert the partition (undelete)". Apply changes, eject the drive, and then reinsert it. Does Windows now see your 8TB volume?

Note that these changes will only target the partitioning information (LBA 0, 1, 2). Your data will not be modified.

Edit: You might like to backup your data before making changes to the partitioning info. The standard version of DMDE costs US$20. Your choice ...

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