Hard drive failure help

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Dear group,

I have a hard drive failure. It is a Toshiba 60GB laptop hard drive
with a single NTFS partition.
Mac can recognize the partition and read the directories, but has
difficulty getting files out of it.
We tried a hard disc copy, but the copy halted after finishing about
58 GB.
Now both the old drive and the new drive seem to miss directory

Could anyone estimate how bad the hard drive is and at the best how
many files are recoverable?
Is it worthwhile to send this to a professional data recovery service?

Thanks in advance,


Re: Hard drive failure help

On Aug 22, 7:55 pm, chzhzh...@gmail.com wrote:
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CZ, I used these, all take time but work.
O&O Disk Recovery (size:3,191kb)
Active File Recovery v7.1.901 (size:3mb)
RecoverMyFiles (size:4,770kb)
Post here if you want one. (make sure your e-mail addy is active)
The recovery process is not rapid & you need space, obviously, to copy

Re: Hard drive failure help

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Re: Hard drive failure help

You can try Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software a tool to
recover your lost partition. It provides partition recovery from FAT 16,
FAT 32, NTFS and NTFS file system.
Download the demo version of the software from: 'Partition Recovery
Software recovers windows data and provides NTFS & FAT file recovery'
(http://www.stellarinfo.com/partition-recovery.htm )
scan your hard drive and it will show you the preview of the lost data.

View this thread: http://www.wirelessforums.org/showthread.php?t=27636

Re: Hard drive failure help

chzhzh...@gmail.com wrote:

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Theres no way we can know whether the data stored since your
last backup is worth the cost of pro recovery, but in the majority
of cases the answer is no.


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