All Insightful, Interesting or Informative where the fuck are my funny comments?
"Most people are on NTFS (Windows XP)" - Yes Most Slashdotters are on XP - Probably Most Pros are on XP - NO! But for the information
.. I've found that Power Data Recovery is pretty good
Life2Death writes: "I've been working with computers for a long time, and every once and a while someone close to me has a drive go belly up on them. I know there are big, expensive recovery houses that specialize in mission-critical data recovery, like if your house blew up and you have millions of files you need or something, but for the local IT group, what do you guys use? Given that most people are on NTFS (Windows XP) by the numbers, what would you use? I found a ton of tools when I googled, and everyone and their brother suggests something else, so I want to know what software "just works" on most recoveries of bad, but partially working hard drives. Free software always has a warm spot in my heart."