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    Data Recovery starter?

    Could someone point me in the right direction of some popular freeware data recovery tools, and/or sites? Its something I've been wanting to get into, but haven't had a need to until now. I just got a few hard drives to mess around with, thought it would be cool to see whats on them before i use them for myself. Thanks

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    Give this site a try :
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    Here click on the link below for one of the best free data recovery solution for FAT 12/16/32 and ntfs

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    There are a few tutorials on AO that deal with data recovery and forensics... should be all the information and links you need.

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    also one of my friends told me about a program called disk investigator that was used for data recovery but i am not sure how well it works cause i never used it (i believe that it brings the stuff back in hex or binary, but i can not recall as i was just informed about it but never used it.)
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    theres quite a few good tutorials about using dos debug for data recovery, google for them theres loads


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    Disk investigator is a nice tool, but it's a bit basic. It's only for recovering deleted files, not for recovering fscked partitions.
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    You can try with "Restoration", you can download from:

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