NTFS data recovery

lokadamus at gmx.de lokadamus at gmx.de
Wed Jul 11 19:32:41 UTC 2012

On 07/09/12 18:01, Graeme Dargie wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have been given a laptop to look at for a friend, the hard disk is close to death with a SMART error on POST. My initial thought was to just mount it on an Windows 7 machine and grab what I can from the drive. No joy Windows insists that the partition is RAW and I need to format it. I can however mount it under FreeBSD without any problems, the directory structure appears to be intact but there are no files in the places I would expect to find them under the Users directory, I am guessing that these have somehow been deleted or perhaps the victim of a partial OEM recovery process. Is there a way to scan the drive for deleted files from the command line or something from the ports tree that anyone can recommend to fulfil this requirement.
> Regards
> Graeme
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You can use testdisk (opensource)
http://www.getbackdata.net/ntfs.html (commercial) or
http://www.pcinspector.de/ (free)

Other programms:
http://www.sleuthkit.org/ (opensource i think)
http://sfdumper.sourceforge.net/ (opensource i think)
http://www.ufsexplorer.de/products.php (commercial)

For ufs i found only sfdumper for free, others are commercial.

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