Recover Data From Hard Disks

How To : Recover your Windows password and wipe hard disk

A tutorial on how to "break in" to your Windows machine after you have lost the password. This works in Windows NT, 2000, and XP machines without an encrypted file system. I then show you how to wipe a hard disk to assure no one can gain access to your data once the drive is s ...more

How To : Undelete and recover your files

In this Labrats video tutorial the instructors Andy Walker and Seab Carruthers show how to undelete the deleted files and recover them. When you save data to your computer, the computer stores the data in the binary format on the hard disk. To keep track of the files, the Oper ...more

How To : Use NTFS

NTFS? What is it? It stands for New Technology File System, but what does that mean? Well, it's the standard system for filing in Windows NT, including all later versions, up to the current Windows 7, but Mac users can take advantage of this file system, too. If you’re confuse ...more

How To : Completely erase all the data on your hard drive

In this video the instructor gives tips on how to erase a PC hard drive. An MIT study shows that 74 percent of the discarded hard drives contain private data on them that can be read and recovered by others. So you should learn how to completely erase all the data so that no o ...more

How To : Build a custom Windows recovery disk

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Recover files on your PC after reformat

Sometimes data is lost on your hard drive by accidental deletion from recycle bin, or due to reformat or other reasons. In this video the instructor shows how to recover data even after a reformat. Contrary to popular belief that data is completely lost after a permanent delet ...more

How To : Remove Evidence from Your Computer

Do you have a file (or many files) that, in the wrong hands, may cause you trouble? Don't worry about it, because I'll show you how to wipe it (or them) from your computer in order to leave no trace behind. When you delete a file with the remove command (rm <file>), you're no ...more

How To : Recover lost files with Windows XP and Vista

In this video tutorial, Mike shows how to find a missing file in Windows XP and Vista with three different options. In the first option, open Windows Explorer or My Computer. Then open the recycle bin to check for your missing files. If you don't see your file there, close the ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

How To : Build a BartPE bootable CD

Steve Lee Ignacio explains the procedure to be followed to build a Bart PE Professional Rescue CD. He says that the basic requirements for completing this process is a Windows XP Pro or Home CD, a Bart PE builder, a Windows Computer, a program to burn .ISO files and a CD burne ...more

How To : Restore PC software to factory condition

In this Know Your PC video the instructors show how to perform a recovery on your computer by demonstrating it on the HP TouchSmart PC. This recovery process will work on any HP desktops, HP Pavilions, Compaq Presarios. Your PC might get corrupted if you recently made any chan ...more

How To : Resurrect a crashed hard drive

Has your hard drive been broken, overheated, or simply worn down from old age? Learn how to recover data from a crashed hard drive with a few simple tips and utilities. Resurrect a crashed hard drive. Click through to watch this video on pcworld.com

How To : Install Ubuntu in a RAID 0 array

RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, lets you divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives for information storage security. This video tutorial demonstrates how to install Ubuntu in a RAID 0 array. Before starting, you'll need at least 2 hard drives and ...more

How To : Clean your Mac computer with MacKeeper

If you're Apple computer needs a little cleaning, not the hardware, but the software, then MacKeeper is the way to go. This application will help protect your hard drive from junk and other useless data, freeing up much needed space on your Mac. Also, you can recover files, hi ...more

How To : Recover deleted files from hard drives & memory cards

You may have lost your files but you needn't loose hope, too. In this episode of Lab Rats TV, Andy and Sean show you how to recover your deleted data (and your marriage!) using oranges. For detailed instructions on recovering your own lost data, take a look at this tech how-to.

How To : 8 Weird, Non-Food Uses for Your Freezer

Other than keeping your popsicles and frozen veggies frosty, who would have thought that your everyday freezer had so many uses? Just like your dishwasher can be used for many non-cookware items, the freezer can be used in a variety of useful ways that don't involve perishable ...more

News : Steve Wozniak Presents 9 Revolutionary Gadgets

How did we get to the age of smartphones, ereaders, laptops, and crazy touchscreen displays? Gizmodo covers Steve Wozniak's recent presentation of nine key gadgets that have deeply influenced the tech God's work. A few highlights below; click through for the full survey. Stibi ...more

How To : Use external storage devices

Zip drives, floppy disks, compact discs, external hard drives and flash drives are many options for storing your data outside of a computer. Part 1 of 27 - How to Use external storage devices. Use external storage devices - Part 2 of 27. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

ParrotSec : Part 1 (Introduction)

Good day again, fellow hackers! It has been a while since my last post, but I am back now with a new series on a very cool operating system that, I think, will throw Kali Linux out of business when it comes to hacking from a desktop PC or a laptop/notebook. That operating syst ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Recover Deleted Files in Linux

File recovery on Linux is a bit different than Windows. It requires different software than the Windows counterparts because every OS has their own file system. Windows uses NTFS, or FAT file systems, while on the other hand, Linux uses ext-based file systems. I personally use ...more

How To : Recover Lost Files and Images

You've had a massive hard disk failure.. ...in your PC or laptop and like a large number of people who think it will never happen to them...you did not have a backup of those 2000+ family pictures, those hundred of important Word documents, those family videos that you downlo ...more

How To : Wipe your hard drive completely clean

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How To : Dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 And Windows 7 Side By Side

Dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Windows 7 is fairly easy. If you don't believe me, just read on! Get Windows 7 First thing's first! Ye can't install Windows 7 without an installation disk, can ya? So if your PC did not come with Windows 7 pre-installed, grab a ...more

How To : Upgrade or install Windows XP to Windows 7

Custom optioned installation includes the following: Copy the files to an external hard disk before starting your installation, then you will reinstall your programs by hand by using the windows easy transfer and transfer the data into the hard disk. For installation process ...more

How To : Do a full fresh install of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6

Insert DVD containing Mac OS software into system drive. Reboot system. Confirm installation and agree with license. When prompted to select drive, select disk utility from menu bar. Select hard drive and click on erase button. Select Mac OS extended file system. Confirm erasi ...more

News : How-To-Maintain your PC

INTRODUCTION The everyday PC user doesn't think much about its PC and problems that can cause critical damage to their data or other stuffs stored on Hard drive and other electronic parts until the problem actually occurs. Once a failure happens, the repairs can be costly and ...more

How To : Restore a deleted file on your computer

Oh no! You've just accidentally deleted an important computer file! Have no fear. When you delete a file on your computer, it is not necessarily destroyed. This video will show you how to search for and restore your file before it is lost forever. You Will Need * A PC or Mac c ...more

How To : Securely erase files on a Mac

Did you know that even after you've emptied your Mac's trash can, the data still has not been permanently removed from your system? Anyone who knew where to look could easily unearth this data. You can prevent this by using the secure empty trash option on your Mac. Whenever y ...more

How To : Connect a USB hard drive to an Xbox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to connect a USB hard drive to your Xbox 360. This will be useful if you want storage for additional media and do not have enough space for it. First, turn on your system and then go to disk management and delete the partition. Back up ...more

How To : Format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. Click on spotlight search and look for disk utility. That will bring up the list of h ...more

How To : Reformat a hard drive and reinstall Windows XP

This video shows how you can reformat your hard disk and reinstall Windows XP. WARNING: Do not attempt to do what is shown in this video unless you are comfortable with changing BIOS settings and installing Operating Systems. Also it is recommended that you have a backup of a ...more

How To : Recover Passwords for Windows PCs Using Ophcrack

There are loads of reasons for somebody to want to recover a Windows password, and there are lots of different ways of doing it. My favorite of all of these ways is to use a piece of software called Ophcrack because: The free tables are suitable for almost all uses (I've neve ...more

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