Humpty Dumpty played with a drive...
October 15, 2009 8:17 AM Subscribe
Damaged harddrive-- need to recover one particular file, but due to the damage, only perhaps 30% of the file is intact. What tools are available to just pull that 30% back?
posted by Static Vagabond to computers & internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The drive is working to a degree-- if I freeze it I can get directory listings and see the file I want, but when I drag the file off the drive, windows errors out with a CRC error after about 30% and so the file fails to move/copy.
I'm looking for a tool that will keep what it can from the file.
So if the file is like (where G is good and B is bad) :
GGGGGGBBBGGGGGGBBGGGG I'd ideally like to 'recover' the good portions, so I'm left with either
GGGGGG___GGGGGG__GGGG or even just
I don't care about the bad areas, or want the system to think too hard about querying them (drive only stays nice and chilly for so long).
I thought about installing an FTP server and ftping the file off the drive, but I'm hoping some mefites know of a more speciailized tool for the job, which might also grab those later good parts of the file. Windows options preferred.