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How to recover files from a converted drive?

How to recover files from a converted drive?

I had to replace my main hard drive and had everything backed up on my 2nd drive. After replacing, the 2nd drive now showed as a dynamic drive and was unusable. I had to covert it, and then tried to recover the files.. I used iskysoft (and a couple of free to try) software. Data was transferred (recovered), but 99.9% of all images and videos are not viewable. Any suggestions on how, or if, I can recover anything usable.

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This is why you read so much about backups.

Last we I snagged a 1TB USB 3.0 drive for under 48 bucks so that's the cost of backup. Your claim is that you had everything backed up on the 2nd drive so loss of the 2nd drive would be the loss of the backup and not your originals.

Or did you misstate your problem?

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About iskysoft

They spammed so many times that my post may be auto deleted.

When dealing with data recovery YOU NEVER WRITE TO THE HDD that you want to recover files from. Recuva knows this and allows us to copy but not write to the failed drive (or failed file system.)

You may have wiped out your chance of recovery on this drive. Time to get your files from the other drive but then again, never write to the drive you are recovering from.

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clarification

My main drive was failing, and I backed everything up on my 2nd drive. Then when I replaced my main drive, the 2nd drive (backup) became not recognized or usable.. I tried to recover all files FROM the 2nd drive (the backup) and saved them on the Main drive. As of yet nothing has been stored on the 2nd drive that had my backup on.

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That's a copy which as you discovered

Is not backup. You need more than 1 copy to stay in the state of backup.

Since you used their software you have to get back to them to find out what happened. All I can do now is remind you of the rules I use when doing recovery.

Rule 1. Never write to the last copy of your data.

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I suspect

That when that disk was changed to dynamic and then you converted it back to basic your chances of data recovery are slim.

You might end up at a data recovery house to see if they can make any sense out of where the pieces of each file are.

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