Recently one of my primary storage drives has developed a large number of bad sectors and did not appear to display this until it no longer decided to function correctly. The problem is now that the files on the drive are all required and due to the drives size (utilizing 90% capacity) I was unable to maintain a mirror backup.
I would like to know if anyone knows of a good software package (free or paid) that will allow me to be able to recover as much data as possible while skipping over the sectors that are bad. Simply trying to copy from the drive in windows obviously causes errors when it hits a bad sector and then reports a "delayed write failure".
I would also like to know if there is a software tool available that will skip the master file table and give me a saveable list of all the files and details of the files on the drive. This would allow me to see what files are on the drive and possibly locate them elsewhere if I have them.
The drive is currently formatted in NTFS.