Hard Drive data recovery

  interzone55 09:07 31 Aug 2005
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Does anyone know of any cheap or free data recovery software? The only one's I've found so far cost over $100.

I bought a 200gb Maxtor hard drive last week, fitted it as slave and moved all my documents and music onto it and haven't had chance to back up yet.

Last night the drive reported bad sectors, so I ran a complete scan disk and now I whilst I can see the directory structure I can't access any folders.

I would like to be able to recover all the data either from the maxtor drive, or the currently empty partition on my main drive, before I take the drive back for replacement.

TIA

Alan

  Diodorus Siculus 10:11 31 Aug 2005

People have reported good results from this one:

PC INSPECTOR
click here

  dave_and_confused 10:52 31 Aug 2005
  interzone55 20:13 31 Aug 2005

PC Inspector seems to be the answer. My drive seems to have recovered today, but I've copied the contents across to the spare space on my main drive for now and will run scan disc again.

Thanks
Alan

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