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Recoverin data from a Damage Windows XP

By rsabillon ·
I have a damage Windows XP, i take the hard drive and i installed in slave mode in other PC with the same OS, when i try to see the My Documents folder i can't find any files in the folder, what i'm doing wrong..?


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Knoppix Linux

by enzoaggazio In reply to Recoverin data from a Dam ...

Use knoppix Linux, a bootable linux system available free at .
You can copy data to another partition and also burn CDs with K3B utility in multimedia programs.

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I thought the same thing.

by stress junkie In reply to Knoppix Linux

Knoppix would allow the poster to see where the data is laid out. Knoppix, and every other flavor of Linux, can only read NTFS file systems, though. Attempting to write to an NTFS file system using any Linux could damage the NTFS file system structure. Linux CAN write to FAT file systems reliably.

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It may actually be a damaged filesystem

by Hockeyist In reply to Recoverin data from a Dam ...

Have you thought about using simple diagnostics/recovery tools. Have a look at R-Studio NTFS at
and download a demo to see if you can get to the data.

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Recoverin data from a Damage Windows XP

by agile In reply to Recoverin data from a Dam ...

Hi There,

Linux Live cd,prefered is SLax.
What you should try is that place the hard drive back into you PC then insert the Linux Live cd, Which ever one you choose, then copy all needed data. Once you have your backups I would say format your hard drive then reinstall the OS and replace the retrieved data. then you'll be set.

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