Recovering Files from a corrupt NTFS drive.
Posted on 2009-05-05
I have an NTFS drive with a lot of corrupt data on it.
It is holding some pretty important stuff for a client of mine.
It was working then all of a sudden "woosh" nearly all data is unaccessible.
I can plug it in as an external and access a small portion of the files, but nearly all the data is corrupt : (
Chkdsk /r takes a long time and doesnt help the issue.
When windows scans the disk on bootup I get File Record Segment xxx is Unreadable on a huge chunk of segments. (I left this going for 4 days and it was still going through segments 1 by 1 giving me this error.)
are there any free tools that I can use to regenerate the drive?
I am hoping to find a program that wont effect any professional data recovery as my next step is to send it to a recovery company.
I am also happy to pay a bit of money for a program if I can get a quality program. I have found a few online but dont want to invest in anything until I get some recommendations.
Also, if anyone thinks that I have no chance of recovering these files then please let me know.
Thanks heaps guys, any help would be great.