[rescue] a 'data' rescue

alex at lava-net.com alex at lava-net.com
Wed Mar 26 12:32:40 CDT 2008

On similar lines, I have an NTFS filesystem who's mft is 
corrupt...anyone have an idea of some software that could help recover 
it? I've found some shareware stuff that claims to be able to do this 
(I'm letting the trial version of one of them run to see what it can 
find)...Anyone have any suggestions? Apparently this filesystem had a 
really bad day since both primary and backup MFT are corrupt, so 
testdisk won't fix it...the physical disk is fine, it's just the 

Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:38:40PM -0400, 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.
>  Googling brings up page after page of people hawking shareware... claiming 
>  to
>  have done big reviews/etc, but you never see any commercial software on 
>  these
>  pages....  so they seem to be sites to get people to buy the shareware.  (so 
>  I don't
>  trust the 'reviews').
>  Any advice is welcome.  I'd like to help him out on this by recovering as 
>  much
>  as I possibly can.... I don't just wan to hand him the 5G I've recovered and 
>  say
>  that's it... w/o trying some other tools as well.
>  Thanks,
>  -- Curt
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