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I've used Easy Recovery on a fried drive and now have the files I want back; Problem, most of the files - pictures mostly, I can't open.  Is there a recovery program that can repair these files that I gave a huge sigh of relief to have back and Now I'm sweating bullets again because I can't open them.
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by:simpswr
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What happens when you try? . . You may have to take ownership of the files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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I would suggest running spinrite on the drive instead of easyrecovery. I generally receive better results by running spinrite first and then running easyrecovery if necessary. Easyrecovery usually does a poor job on its own, but I have not been able to find anything better yet.
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by:nobus
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or try GetDataBack, or Stellar :
http://www.runtime.org/                                    GetDataBack
http://www.stellarinfo.com/                                    Stellar
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by:johnb6767
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Whats the error? In Easy recovery, if the files were damaged, there might no be a lot you can do.
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CDCCTECH   You rock man.   I've been in this situation before but it wan't critical that I get the data back; more experimental than anything else. This time I had to retrieve it; and Spinrite made the drive useable enough to do that.  I tried Norton Disk Doctor before and that was a waste of time.j
Thanks again
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