[rescue] a 'data' rescue

Nadine Miller velociraptor at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 17:05:21 CDT 2008

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> A coworker of mine has put me to the task of recovering data (personal, 
> not company)
> from their laptop which has a failing hard drive.
> I did clone it to an identical sized drive (using ghost with -ia -ib 
> -fro), then used
> norton disk doctor on the clone.  I got 5 G of stuff... but was looking 
> for up to
> 6 times that.  One thing that seem to have not found the way back was 
> the iTunes
> library he wanted.  Oddly, the disk has almost no free space, but if you 
> select all
> and look at the size, it's half of what you'd expect from drive properties.
> In everyone's experience out there, what are the best tools (free, 
> shareware, and
> commercial) for recovering data from corrupted NTFS filesystems ?  How does
> diskeeper (a friend of mine has that on his system) compare to Disk Doctor.

I've used two NTFS recover programs which I've had good luck with. 
First, GetDataBack for NTFS--it's a program I bought for myself after an 
unfortunate drive crash some years ago.  I have also used a forensic 
tool recommended by a friend of mine who works in security incident 
response.  It's called "EnCase Forensics".


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