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Re: Help with ddrescue

On Fri, 08 May 2015 18:11:03 -0400
The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 05/08/2015 at 06:07 PM, German wrote:
> > On Fri, 08 May 2015 16:00:05 -0400 Gary Dale <garydale@torfree.net>
> > wrote:
> > 
> >> On 08/05/15 02:56 PM, German wrote:
> >>> What will this duplication accomplish? What advantages if I am 
> >>> duplicate? After I duplicate the drive, what are my next steps?
> > 
> >> With the drive duplicated, run fsck on the new drive.
> > 
> > Can I try to run fsck on the failed drive?
> You can (or, rather, on the filesystem which is on that drive), but if
> the drive really is physically failing, you will probably just make
> the problems worse - and reduce the likelihood of successfully
> recovering data off of it later.
> If the drive _isn't_ physically failing, however, then running fsck on
> the filesystem is probably the first thing you should do. If you're
> sure the drive itself is OK and the problem is with the filesystem,
> I'm kind of surprised you didn't do that before you even contacted
> the list in the first place.

I am not sure about anything. I just gather some information on how to
recover my files. As I said, with R-studio ( linux commercial data
recovery app) I could see all files and directory on failed drive.
Ok. Could you please tell me how to do fsck on NTFS drive? 

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