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Need to recover videos on a hard disk DVR

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eatong, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. eatong

    eatong Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2009
    I had recorded about 20 little league games on a Toshiba DVR when a water sprinkler head broke and drenched the recorder. After drying the DVR recorder I tryed to access the video's on the hard drive but it says "disc empty" and shows none of the videos. Is there anyway to recover the videos that were on the hard drive of the recorder. I need help!!!
  2. valdezdj


    Aug 13, 2009
    If I were you, I would try taking out the hard drive and then slave it to another computer and see if the files show up on the slaved hard drive and then try to transfer them to the computer. If they don't show up or the hard drive is blank, then the data is probably lost.

    Good Luck!
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    You're not likely to have any luck viewing the drive as a data drive on a computer. The contents are almost certainly encrypted.

    Given that the drive was physically damaged, any data would need to be professionally recovered at a significant cost. That said, I don't even know if professional recovery is possible if the data is encrypted by the DVR provider.
  4. Ntichrist


    Aug 13, 2009
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