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Oops, that should have been "File Rescue Plus 3.0"...freeware/$40 -BobC
I've had good luck using Jonathan's idea (mounting the drive as a second
drive in another PC) and then using FileRescue Pro to recover bits that
otherwise weren't readable. And if that utility doesn't work, there are
others you can try as well. These things aren't free, but neither is your
time, so ultimately you have to decide when enough's enough (if none of
the utilities are able to get your bits back.)
If the drive can be recognised by a PC at all, then the simplest thing to do
is configure it as a slave IDE drive (I assume it is IDE) and add it is as a
secondary drive on another PC. If the PC recognises it, copy off everything
you need. If the PC doesn't recognise it, then you probably need a data
recovery expert. That can be expensive.
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