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Old 02-01-2017, 09:46 AM   #8
Tx Redneck
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From a recovery specialist site

1Remove the hard drive from the computer.
Place the hard drive inside of a zip top freezer bag. (don't buy a
cheap bag.)
Place the wrapped hard drive inside of ANOTHER zip top freezer bag.
(yes, you need to do this)
Place the double wrapped hard drive in the coldest part of your
Leave the hard drive in the freezer for 12 hours at least. You want
it good and cold! (see figure 2 below)
Once very chilled, install the hard drive in your computer and
start pulling off data. Begin with the most valuable data.
At some point, the hard drive will fail again. When it does, mark
the last successfully copied data, pull out the hard drive, double wrap
it again and stick it in the Chill Chest for another 12 hours.
You may need to do this a number of times to get all the data you
want, or until the hard drive stops working completely.
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