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What to do with a crashed disk?

Make backups to be safe rather than sorry!

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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Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux
Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux
The disk is usually fixed using some tiny screws
The disk is usually fixed using some tiny screws
Opening the laptop to remove the disk
Opening the laptop to remove the disk
Connect any harddisk to a computer using the chip and cables from a USB-harddisk enclosure
Connect any harddisk to a computer using the chip and cables from a USB-harddisk enclosure
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Returning the precious photos on an USB-drive
Returning the precious photos on an USB-drive

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