[nycbug-talk] Fw: Recovering partition table and ntfs filesystem (intact) (on and off-topic)
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Sun Sep 3 01:17:45 EDT 2006
On Sep 2, 2006, at 11:34 PM, alex at pilosoft.com wrote:
> There's a whole bunch of commercial partition table recovery software:
> just google for 'partition table recovery'
don't sweat it.
in addition to the 'partition table recovery', most commercial
vendors do some sort of 'disk scan' recovery. software scans the
disk bit-by-bit and trys to reassemble the filesystem ( onto an
alternate drive )
on OSX, the full versions of tech tool and norton utilities will do
that. on pc's, i've had luck with 'data recovery pro' or 'easy
recovery pro'. can't remember the right name.
if any of the open source tools work, awesome -- let me know .
in any event, my 2 bits of advice are as follows:
plan on time: the recovery process can take up to 2 days: as much as
1 day to find the files, and as much as 1 day to copy. sometimes
you're not so lucky on the first recovery read, and need to try
again. its taken me a week to recover some volumes.
buy a new drive, and set whatever app to write to that and treat the
data drive as read only. early windows apps would often screw that
up and write onto the data you tried to recover. having a new spare
drive around is always good anyways. you can have a dupe of your
files should this happen again.
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