Choosing Disk Access TypeZero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) allows you to recover deleted data from within Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. In this The Right Tool for the Job? blog post, Joshua Hoskins explains how ZAR can recover data from disks that are (or were) formatted FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS, ext2 partitions and even digital camera memory cards.
From ZAR's advanced setting window, you can choose to view your volumes as the logical drives (drive letters), or using the raw physical devices. The physical devices option is very useful if Windows cannot mount your drive without reformatting.
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