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Re: [makersalliance] help recovering crashed hard drive contents?

Alexander Borsi Sep 20, 2012 4:14 PM
Posted in group: Makers' Alliance
Try Recuva on the drive, and what it can recover. Physical damage is
the worst kind of damage to a hard drive.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM, Steve <> wrote:
> Hi!
> I attended my first makers alliance meetup last tuesday and was pleased to
> find a group of kindred souls so close by!
> I have been promoting the group at work and might have two or three new
> attendees to bring along next week.
> I already have a question: a co-worker dropped his laptop, causing physical
> damage to the hard drive.
> He purchased a new hard drive and restored the windows OS, and mounted the
> old drive in a usb/sata device.
> He can see the files on the old drive but cannot extract the data, despite
> having downloaded a pay-for tool for this purpose.
> Does anyone have experience recovering data from hard drives with so many
> bad sectors that normal file recovery processes do not work?
> Including removing the platters from the bad drive and putting them into a
> different frame to eliminate issues caused by head damage?
> He tells me in India guys do this all the time! ;-)
> Any help will be appreciated!
> Also, yes I would like to take part in the beer committee at the next
> meetup.
> I clicked on the accept link in the email and was rewarded by an fail msg
> from the s/w that sent the msg.
> Thanks!
> Steve
> .
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