[CentOS] Need a Centos 6 USB hard drive recovery procedure

Fri May 10 14:42:26 UTC 2013
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 07:03:18AM -0700, Bry8 Star wrote:
> Hash: SHA512
> You may try these out:
> some are able to scan entire surface and able to recover file, some
> can give you back entire FAT as well, but trial version will be
> limited with certain files only, or files-only, etc:
> Power Data Recovery.
> Paragon Hard Disk Manager.
> EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard.
> Active Partition Recovery.
> DataNumen Data Recovery.
> Spinrite.
> (Sometime, HBD by Hiren is also useful, but usage is allowed only if
> you really have licensed copy of those software, and care need to be
> taken from altered, rootkit based releases).
> Most of these are Windows based software.

Here's one I used several years ago to recover a drive I had stupidly
attempted to format while it contained a couple hundred gigs of data,
without which my son would have committed patricide...


my specific drive was either ext3 or ext4, and I had used mtools to
write a DOS filesystem onto it, but hadn't done anything else. Using
this tool I was able to recover what we believe to have been everything

I had the Linux version, and I found it to be somewhat flaky, UI-wise,
but with some repeated poking at it I managed to do what I needed. I
attempted to contact their help desk but they didn't reply to any of
my emails. So, buyer beware.

They also have a windoze version that I haven't seen, and it's **possible**
that it is less flaky.

their web page says it can recover lost data from NTFS and FAT filesystems,
so it's possible it would work for you... YMMV.


It's non-free, but not terribly expensive. Good luck!

I'd be interested in hearing if it works for you, should you wish to
try it.


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