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Read files from a broken harddisk

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Oct. 16, 2018 -

Yesterday a young woman brought me her laptop, it didn't start anymore and it only showed an error message. It turned out to be a broken harddisk. It startled her when I told her that all data on the disk was lost. She told me it contained precious photos of her pregnancy and young child. What could I do?

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Detecting the
Detecting the "USB Mass Storage device", a sign of life from the disk!
Defective harddisk
Defective harddisk
Returning the precious photos on an USB-drive
Returning the precious photos on an USB-drive
The broken laptop containing precious photos
The broken laptop containing precious photos
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux
Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux

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