Recovering files from a failing external disk drive
tensai at zmonkey.org
Mon Jan 12 16:40:46 MST 2009
On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 14:06 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> On 1/12/2009 11:22 AM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> > I've never had to deal with this problem personally. A friend, Joseph
> > Hall, had good luck with PhotoRec.
> > http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
> That is amazing!! PhotoRec actually did a wonderful job or restoring
> files from the dd image. The one downside is the filenames are all
> trashed, but I think my sister-in-law will be ecstatic to get anything.
> Thanks for the suggestion.
If the file metadata got hosed, you can probably recover at least the
dates from the EXIF data stored inside the JPEG. I've used jhead for
this purpose to great success.
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