Hard Drive recovery - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 11
Default Hard Drive recovery

I recently had a hard drive go bad on a laptop and took it into a store and had them try to recover things from it and put it on an external hard drive, a My Passport 1tb Western Digital. well, that worked well enough and I have the files I need but also there is a HUGE file called "image.dd".

What is that? It is 298GB in size! I would like to now erase everything from my external drive and use it for backup and storage, but I dont know what that .dd file is or if I can safely delete it.

Can anybody tell me what to do with this file?
__________________

Chimera778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,506
Default Re: Hard Drive recovery

Sounds like its an image of a drive: How to restore .dd disk image file? TestDisk - Hard Drives - Storage
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.