Forum discussion tagged with data.
  1. J

    Data transfer for Samsung SCH-U340 phone

    I'm searching for a way to pull images and texts from an old SCH-U340 flip phone with a battery that won't hold a charge but will work when on the charging cable. From what I can tell, it won't have Bluetooth, isn't connected to a phone service and I've not found a cable that connects it to a...
  2. K

    Solved! Internal data migration to sd card fix

    So I got a new 32 gbs SanDisk SD card just yesterday. I decided I to migrate data of 3.4gbs and it completed without any errors etc. Tho right after when I tried to send a pic through whatsapp I didn't even get too open up the gallery from whatsapp and then I unmounted and mounted back the SD...
  3. S

    Solved! Accidentally clicked on suspicious link

    A couple of days ago, someone I followed on tumblr’s account was hacked. Like a idiot I clicked on a link in a post in private mode (I used Firefox) that sent me to a website called I quickly closed the page and then changed my tumblr password, deleted my history, deleted some cookies...
  4. Graybush

    Cell Phone MegaThread: How To Find Lost/Stolen Phone, Unlocking Phones, Recovering Data

    Hello there Tom's Guide Members! We get a lot of requests to help people find/track phones, unlocking them, and recovering data that we felt a sticky thread was needed on the subject. Why Can't The Forums Find My Phone? The short answer is that we just don't have the capabilities to do so...
  5. A

    how to recover photos from a drive that is formatted twice?

    Can anyone tell me, How to recover photos from a drive that is formatted twice. Thank you
  6. P

    Glitched mp4 file

    I have an mp4 file that takes 1.02GBs and it is glitched at the most.It still shows up a bit on the top and the fade between them are similar colored squares to the top part.Audio is totally fine, do I have a chance to recover this file? Here is a screenshot:
  7. R

    how to transfer data from old laptop that has no screen to new one

    my son ruined the screen of my 10y old laptop for it being very slow to repair the screen would almost cost me a brand new laptop so i rather buy a new one but would like to transfer what i want from the old one. my old laptop still works but I cannot see anything and it would be odd to buy just...
  8. D

    Need Help To Recover My Life's Most Important Photos From HDD Format

    Hello All, I'm really desperately hoping someone can help me undo what I have just done earlier today. I initially was going to install a fresh copy of Win8 on my PC when immediately after formatting the HDD partitions I realized my incredibly valuable trip photos were not stored in another...
  9. S

    MD5 checksums Help with protecting from data degradation or curruption

    Hi everyone If I use a program to create md5 checksums for my master copy's of my files before I back them up and then scan the backups of my files periodically with the same md5 checksums 1) this ensures that the copy's are identical ? 2) would me scanning the backups md5 compared to the...