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File recover tool for a partially "repaired" drive

File recover tool for a partially "repaired" drive

An employee here recently had her hard drive corrupted pretty bad. I ran chkdsk /F on it to try and restore what I could, but during this it removed all the indexes for the My Documents folder. I know there has to be software out there that could recover the data, but I searched and saw several threads here regarding partition recovery or undelete tools and was unsure if these are what I want or if I need to use something different. Tips and advice are also helpful, I've never recovered a drive before.

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Guest [Entry]

For data recovery my company typically uses Runtime's GetDataBack software. I've used it to recover data from multiple disks that have been formatted, corrupted, or completely wiped and reinstalled. They've got a free trial available, so feel free to give it a shot!
Guest [Entry]

"my tool of choice:

WinHex is in its core a universal hexadecimal editor,
particularly helpful in the realm of
computer forensics, data recovery,
low-level data processing, and IT
security. An advanced tool for
everyday and emergency use: inspect
and edit all kinds of files, recover
deleted files or lost data from hard
drives with corrupt file systems.

if it is only file recovery you're interested in, then the 'lite' variant should suffice, it is based on the very same technology:

Davory undeletes files and recovers files from logically
corrupted or formatted drives.
Incorporates some of the data recovery
techniques from WinHex and
concentrates on ease of use.

Davory is very easy to use indeed, select the drive, specify your output folder (on another drive), search by filename (use the wildcard *.*) and let it work its magic."