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Copied data off crashed drive but now the data is unreadable

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a b G Storage
February 12, 2012 1:45:01 PM
a b G Storage
February 12, 2012 3:16:37 PM

If you still have the crashed HDD, you could re-install it to your computer and use TestDisk to recover the data. TestDisk is free, DOS-based, and I have used it successfully to recover files from a crashing HDD and to recover RAID1s. All the data files were recovered, but not all photos could be recovered - probably because they were on the bad sectors.

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a c 119 G Storage
February 12, 2012 3:39:52 PM

It could be that the crash afected the files , but you won't know for sure untill you try the solution suggested by treefrog.