helps retrieve data from corrupted NTFS
is a utility that can rescue data
from corrupted NTFS partitions. It writes the files retrieved to another
working file system. Certain information about the partition needs to be known
mode is meant to be run in advance of the
data corruption, with the output stored away in a file. This allows
to recover data reliably. See the
'NOTES' section below for recover info when this isn't the case.
The options are as follows:
- The cluster size (in sectors). When not specified a default
of 8 is used.
- List partition information for a drive. This will only work
when the partition table for the given drive is intact.
- When recovering data this specifies the location of the MFT
from the beginning of the partition (in sectors). If not specified then no
directory information can be used, that is, all rescued files will be
written to the same directory.
- Directory to put rescued files in. If not specified then
files will be placed in the current directory.
- Search disk for partition information. (Not implemented
- The raw device used to access the disk which contains the
NTFS partition to rescue files from. eg: '/dev/hdc'
- The beginning of the NTFS partition (in sectors).
- The end of the NTFS partition (in sectors)
If you plan on using this program successfully you should prepare in advance by
storing a copy of the partition information. Use the
option to do this. Eventually searching for
disk partition information will be implemented, which will solve this problem.
When only one partition exists on a disk or you want to rescue the first
partition there are ways to guess at the sector sizes and MFT location. See
the scrounge-ntfs web page for more info: