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How to retrieve information using the cmd command

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July 24, 2012 8:49:25 AM

how to retrieve data from a corrupted pen drive or an external hard drive using the cmd windows command prompt.
July 24, 2012 8:54:21 AM

Can't be done. If it's corrupted, it's corrupted. The command line isn't magic. In fact, the graphical interface issues literally the same commands as the command line, it just makes it easier.

If you've got a flash drive that's corrupted and you absolutely must get data off it, you should take it to a data recovery specialist. It's not going to be cheap, but it's the only way I'll recommend recovering data like this. Trying to fix it yourself can make it impossible to recover, and if it's critical, don't take chances.

Also, don't keep critical data on only a single drive, especially a flash drive.
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