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  1. This issue was never resolved. I used R-Tools instead to fix my problem. Stablebit is good for keeping an eye out on problems but doesn't really fix badly corrupted data; R-Tools does that and it does it exceptionally well. Good luck Brian.
  2. This is related to my previous post about the lack of file scan option after the sector scan but the issue is different enough that it deserves it's own question. The drive in question has low mileage but is about 9 years old and only used to backup data. It has only a few days of power-on time. The hard drive I'm sector scanning freezes up such that drive spins down and essentially goes offline using SB Scanner. This happens at about 1/4 of the way from the start of the beginning sector. I have to start and stop the scan in order to force log scanned sectors otherwise if the scan continues, i
  3. I was dreading ever having to use this software to actually recover data but the inevitable happened. I have a backup of this data but I want to pretend I didn't to test out SB Scanner. I let the sector scan complete as instructed by the software, which took almost 2 days because it kept hanging while reading the bad sectors. After numerous reboots, I let the software scan a little and stopped it so it can log the scanned sectors. I did this for about a day and a half just so I can start a file scan and attempt to repair the damaged files. After the sector scan, I clicked on the "This hard dis
  4. The import/export feature would be nice. I guess right clicking on the folder and 7zip'ing it, is the definitive solution, for now, until an automated process evolves. According to Christopher's answer that it seems to be an isolated incident, I'm wondering what is it about our particular systems that is causing this purge? I have it running on both W7 and W10 and it purges on both. Both OSs are clean installs. Both run the same EVO500...alongside a WD spinner. Both are Dell. It seems to me that the purge is triggered by some integral part of the software once it's updated. Like an
  5. Just reporting this is the third time previous scan logs were purged immediately after update. Is this intentional and supposed to happen?
  6. Thanks for that. It was just that one time. So, if it happens again, I'll try to get a system log of the error next time. I should have done that the first time but I just didn't find it to be a essential problem that a reboot couldn't fix.
  7. So far, this only happened once but it was after the latest update. I ran scanner on an external WD USB 3.0 hard drive and wanted to reboot the computer to finish some Windows updates. I stopped the scan and reboot. Upon reboot, the computer gave me a USB port failure error. I checked Device Manager and it showed a warning on a USB device. The computer is a brand new Dell XPS 8920 system running Windows 10 Pro. I've had it since November last year and only use it for special purposes. So, it only has a few days of use. It has never given me any issues since the day I got it. So, I uninsta
  8. Same thing happened to me, now twice. There were two updates within the last week, so it seems. Every version of Scanner was the latest at every point of the software running on all my systems. Both times, the previous scan data, after the update, was purged. I don't see this to be such an essential problem but I'm just reporting the observation.
  9. Jaga, thanks for the reply. You and Christopher are always on top of things. (thumbs up) So, you said something interesting. That the thumb drive wasn't using the sectors that Scanner scanned as bad and by accessing those sectors, the drive choked and bricked itself. You know...I believe that is most likely what happened. From experience, normally, genuine capacity drives don't use compression but I remember reading a long time ago that Chinese manufacturers use compression to make higher capacity cards out of smaller capacity cards by placing compression hardware on the drive and an
  10. I came across a USB drive that suddenly bricked itself. So I decided to use Scanner to scan all my other thumb drives as a preemptive measure against future problems. Well...let's just say, I won't be doing that again until I talk to you guys first. Here's what happened to one drive: It scanned ridiculously slow. I'm talking about >20 hours just to scan an 8GB stick. It also reported 4 bad sectors in the beginning of the scan. At about 86%, I tried to stop the scan but to no avail, it kept scanning. So, I just reboot the system. After the reboot, that drive too is now write-prote
  11. You guys make it seems so easy. Lol. Ok, so here is something I happened to notice just testing one hard drive with a folder containing some random data, nothing important. That drive is currently in a pool but then if I remove the drive from the pool, the poolpart remains on the drive along with any previous data in that folder. The folder is now unhidden. How do I revive that pool again? In other words, how do I "go back" without creating a new pool and having to move files? Is there some aspect of the folder structure that alerts DP that the pool has been abandoned or is no longer vali
  12. I'm not exactly sure if this is even possible, but is there a way to have a common pool show up on a single W7 and W10 computer. I have a computer with an ICY Dock bay, which I use to switch between W7 and W10 for software compatibility. I like the Drivepool setup configured on W7 and I'd like to use the same drive and data setup under W10 but apparently there doesn't seem to be a way to get Drivepool to recognize the W7 created pool under W10. In fact, this raises a follow-up question. Is there a way to restore a previous pool on a standard non-WHS computer? For example, say I brought po
  13. That is good to know. I didn't see the $10 off for the second dissimilar product on the website. Awesome!
  14. Actually, this was the exact motivation that got me interested in Drivepool in the first place. I wanted to set up Drivepool as a backup drive consisting of two drives in the pool with file duplication within the pool. The folder that I wanted to have backed up was my Documents folder in Windows. To do this, I simply used synchronization software to keep a sync'd copy of the Documents folder in the Drivepool and have Drivepool do it's Duplication magic. This way, I always had 3 copies. The only true and safest way I "ejected" the drives was by properly shutting down the computer and having bot
  15. Very cool bro. Thanks for the answer. That was exactly what I needed to know. Although, I think the price increased since your purchase to $15 each additional license.
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