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Old 07-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Software required for recovering data from corrupted pen drive pen drive and hard drive are corrupted. When I use them on windows, I get an message saying "the disk needs to be formatted:". I have tried every way of recovering data on windows but have been unsuccessful.
Please let me know if anyone knows of a powerful software or procedure for recovering data from a corrupted drive.

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This one is used by law enforcement . But some simpler exist such as photorec, it might help, but if the drive is unreadable and broken, there is little you can do about it.

First, use the "dd" command to create a copy of your disk, then analyze that copy with photorec. If it fail, get the sleuth live-cd and good luck.

I personally prefer some commercial software, but if I say the name, all OpenSource purist will go after me and try to ban me once again.
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Any live CD with testdisk and foremost should be able to recover either partitions if they were corrupted, and if not, then the files that have not been overwritten.

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If you can prove that the commercial software is significantly better and worth the price, then post it.


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