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My main drive blew- sector relocation error 0226 on a Raptor X. I have the new RMA'd drive, and want to try and recover what I can from the old drive.

What are the best freeware ntfs data recovery apps? I mainly just want to recover what I had in 'Documents and Settings' if I can.

There are like a billion shareware and crap ntfs recovery apps around... can anyone save me some time?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 7
Not sure how well it works, but there's Recuva
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

unless your drive is completely unreadable, then I don't think any free option is available
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recuva is good stuff, i swear by it
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Tried recuva, no luck couldn't even read the drive.

I'm trying getdataback now, hopefully that will have better results!
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post #5 of 7
Try these

This happen to me not that long ago. I found alot of good ones there.
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post #7 of 7
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I ended up using GetDataBack from the MiniPE boot disk- all the other programs were 'free'... until you wanted to get your data back and then you need to pay. Shareware in other words.

But GetDataBack worked great, highly recommened!
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