Re: Recovering data from NTFS disk
On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 08:12:27PM -0500, KS wrote:
> Jochen Schulz wrote:
> > KS:
> >> root@sysresccd /root % mount -o loop -t iso9660
> > Why do you mount the dump file from ddrescue as ISO image? Doesn't the
> > subject say it should actually contain an NTFS filesystem? I am
> > surprised that this actually works.
> I tried with ntfs flag too and it doesn't mount anything. Rather gives
> errors. See my other reply in the thread.
> >> /mnt/windows/rescueData.iso /mnt/cdrom
> >> root@sysresccd /root % ls /mnt/cdrom
> >> 〰〹 䝎䑒噌慮?湩㬱
> > Do you expect this kind of characters or is it just "garbage" (from your
> > point if view)?
> Yes, it is garbage.
> >> Any advice on how to proceed from here? Or can someone suggest a better
> >> method?
> > It depends on what you want to achieve. If all you want is to rescue
> > personal documents, images and the like, I suggest you to try photorec
> > from the testdisk package. It can recover many files of different types
> > from otherwise unusable filesystems.
> > J.
> The person has lots of photos, movies, and software backups on the drive.
I think photorec is the right tool for you. It's part of the testdisk
package, which somebody mentioned already. I've used photorec several
times to recover files (all kinds, not just photos) from drives that
were unreadable by other means.