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Best file recovery software for Windows scandisk damaged hard drive, please?

Windows scandisk damaged the file system on a hard drive.  I have used several file recovery programs before but I'm not certain that I have ever used the BEST one.  What, in your experience, is the best one for speed and accuracy?
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Russ Suter

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nobus

i find GetDataBack the best - it shows for free what it can recover, you only pay for storing data
it also recovers to the proper filetree items  http://www.runtime.org/
and it does not cost much

however, you posted "Windows scandisk damaged the file system on a hard drive"  and i found that when windows fixes things on a bad drive - it nearly Always becomes irrecovereable
that's why i never recommend to run it when a bad drive can be suspected
kenlotterman

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nobus - thank you.  Scandisk ran by itself at startup.  Apparently you have to watch very intently ANY time a Windows computer is starting up so that you can hit any key within ten seconds.  

Russ:  I agree with you on accuracy does not equal speed.  Funny I forgot about spinrite even though I used it 25 years ago!
nobus

yep - unfortunately - that's correct
they should better just tell you that problems weredetected, and repairs are needed
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