Your drive crashed before you backed it up. Now what?

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There's never a good time for a hard drive failure.
There's never a good time for a hard drive failure.
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  • MyDisqussion

    Or, suck it up, go to Gibson Research, and buy a copy of Spinrite. He has recounted multiple stories of people recovering data from drives in various states of functionality. Highly recommended, and I don’t even get referral payments.

  • bIg hIlL

    Historically you can spend a lot of time with these apps, with hopes built up on recuperating something, but after so much scanning and scraping, all you will ever get out of them is some unidentifiable data files with nondescript sequenced names that are good only for deleting. You cannot do anything whatsoever with any data rescued by any data rescue app. Fact.