File accidentally replaced on Citrix using Windows desktop PC. Is the file recoverable?

So my dad is working from home and has been doing his work on a work desktop PC through a workspace program called Citrix.

Found out this morning that my dad had accidentally replaced the file he was working on with a new blank file. This new blank file has the same name as his original file. Properties of the new file is also showing its creation and modified time/date as the time of the creation of the new file.

There is no undo option available; I also tried Windows + Z with the file open, didn't work.

So far I have been unable to find the file in AppData, unable to find it in the Recover unsaved documents option (or folder location), there are no files showing in the file's restore previous versions option.

Have yet to try any recovery based third-party applications.

Is it possible to recover the replaced file? If so, any recommended applications? Preferably free if possible.

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I recovered my files from an external Drive and I need help with this

I recovered my files from an external Drive and I need help with this

Basically, I somehow lost access to my External Drive and had to Format it. I waited like 4 hours for this entire thing to be recovered using the app "Recover my Files"
However, now when I wanna save my files, it's asking me for a username and an activation key which I dont have.

I've been panicking because this is my dad's External drive and there's a lot of important stuff in it, and now im being locked behind a paywall.

screenshot I took ^

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Formatted an SD card for my Gopro

I in a hurry pressed ok to format my Sd card. I had recorded 2 days of my trip and of course the go pro didn’t back it up to the cloud. It’s all videos of my family so really important to me. After it was formatted however I recorded about 30 min of video. There was already several hours of footage on there. Is there anyway to recover the MP4s?

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Server and laptop recovery in Dallas area (recovery for a business following father’s death)

A good friend of mine recently had his father die unexpectedly. His father had a small successful business and he needs to get access to a server and a couple of laptops so that he can follow up on some details (pay bills, contact customers, then perhaps eventually sell the business). His father didn't leave any records with the passwords.

I'm not sure who to send him to.

He contacted me because he was thinking that perhaps someone with a background in forensics might have the skills to help. I'm thinking he just might need someone with data recovery skills and some system administration skills (enough to reset passwords on the laptops and the Windows Server).

Would you all know where I could send him to get some help? He is in the Dallas area and is willing to take a day trip to meet with people accordingly. I don't necessarily need specific people or organizations, pointers would be fine (i.e. try another Reddit group or a working group etc.).

He can provide details to prove that the requests are legitimate (the business is being transferred to him but the process is not done yet).

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Need help recovering files from ext4 partition.

Some months ago the unthinkable happened: I wrote a (shitty) script that seemingly ended up running "rm -rf *" on the root directory. Even my backup drive that was connected at that moment was totally wiped. Everything gone, textbook worst case scenario.

I instantly made a image of the important ext4 partition, and then tried to recover data:

– Best results I got for now was with photorec. Saved a ton of files. Unfortunately, as it's the nature of photorec, there is nothing left of any folder structures, and the amount of files is close to being unhandable. This was an 1.7TB partition.

– With testdisk, it does show the deleted folders in root, but they are empty, no subfolders, no files. Did not get any further with this.

– Then I tried "extundelete". Even though it's really old, the one feature that made me try it is that it's able to restore files per folder. Even if subfolders don't work, would be amazing if I could run this for example on /Pictures, get all the files that were in there, sorting them would be easy compared to photorec. But… I just can't get extundelete to work. Tried it on a many, many distros. On newer distributions, feg. Fedora 34 or Ubuntu 20.04, I get an malloc error. On older distributions, feg. Fedora 26 or Ubuntu 14.04, I get an function error.

To sum it up: I'm screwed, big time. I guess my questions are:

– Any general tips or ideas?

– Any idea how to get extundelete working? Is there a distribution you can confirm it runs on?

– Any other application you can recommend? Possibly even with the ability to restore folder structures or files that were located in one specific folder?

– I feel like photorec is my last and only resort: Could someone help me out with creating custom filters? Some filetypes I seem to not be able to restore are .wbfs files (images of my Wii games) and text files I created with Kate editor.

I'm thankful for any kind of help!

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Disabled iPhone but I know the password photos recovery

Hi everyone! I broke my phone and got "ghost touch" that would basically not make it possible for me to use the phone. I left my phone at home but was stupid enough to not turn it off and it entered my passcode too many times and the phone got disabled. I know what the passcode is, I know the AppleID/iCloud but I didn't make a backup copy, so the photos are only on the phone. Since then, I updated my cloud storage and I remember iCloud photos being turned on on the phone but I think I would need to log into it in order for it to sync, and I cant do that. Is there any way to get my photos back?

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SD card corrupted and encrypted by phone, need to retrieve data but how???

mini SD card (SanDisk 128gb ultra 100mb/s A1) suddenly failed, after 1.5 years in a Motorola e6. Phone no longer recognizes it and said it was corrupt. trying to copy files to computer (no, it was not backed up). computer sees 2 partitions, but asks to format, cannot copy or see any files, says its 0bytes. Motorola e6 plus, apparently encrypt SD cards that are configured to internal. So now I am left with a corrupt and encrypted SD card. I tried many many software with no success so far. took me days to understand what was what.

Motorola says the key for encryption is underivable, but I felt they were trying to be lazy and unhelpful… how can they create such a defective product I do not know….

contacting a recovery company they charge more money then I have just lying around…

Any suggestions?

thanks for any help.

Also phone still has cached photos, been trying at the very least to save these blurry icons, but when connecting the phone it shows as empty, any one know how to save cached photos? – Motorola said it was not possible..)

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