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Any decent free applications for hard drive recovery?

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I found an old FAT32 drive from 2001 that I wanted to browse around and see if there was anything worth salvaging. Vista recognizes the Drive, but when I try to browse it, it tells me it must be formatted. Before Vista loaded, it scanned the disc and found several errors, but listed the files and paths of the errors, so the file structure is at least somewhat intact. I was just wondering if there was any decent freeware to download that would help me browse and recover files from the drive. Help is greatly appreciated.
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ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SAT... Windows 8.1 XFX TS Series P1550SXXB9 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP1... RAIDMAX Narwhal ATX-920WBTI Black/Titanium Stee... 
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Hard DriveOSPowerCase
ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SAT... Windows 8.1 XFX TS Series P1550SXXB9 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP1... RAIDMAX Narwhal ATX-920WBTI Black/Titanium Stee... 
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I've used this before and found it pretty good...

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file...htm?language=1
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i7 6900k @ 4.0GHz  ASUS X99 Deluxe II Zotac GTX1070 AMP 32GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3GHz 
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Samsung Evo M.2 NVMe | 4x Seagates (12TB) TR Venomous X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 32" LG32LS575T | 2 x AOC 24" E2460s 
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Corsair K70 LUX Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W Antec 1200 with 5 Noctua NF-F12 Fans Logitech MX Master 2s 
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Allsop Metal Asus Xonar D2X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6900k @ 4.0GHz  ASUS X99 Deluxe II Zotac GTX1070 AMP 32GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3GHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo M.2 NVMe | 4x Seagates (12TB) TR Venomous X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 32" LG32LS575T | 2 x AOC 24" E2460s 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 LUX Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W Antec 1200 with 5 Noctua NF-F12 Fans Logitech MX Master 2s 
Mouse PadAudio
Allsop Metal Asus Xonar D2X 
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Try this:
http://www.recuva.com/
it the way to go.
 
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i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
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Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
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Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
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1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
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xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
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m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
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no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
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no tesoro 
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Folding for coinz
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
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