Re: File recovery software
Okay, there are at least two types of data loss. Mechanical hard drive failure and ''accidentally deleted'' data. Three in my book if you consider thumb drive electronic failure.
In any case, for the data corruption that is caused either by early mechanical hard drive failure or unexpected system shutdown (inadvertent data corruption), there is GRC Spinrite. And since everyone and their nephew is listing what they have used, whether or not it works, I just wanted to put in a plug for Spinrite.
Steve Gibson is one of those niche-market older curmudgeons who has been writing PC software since day one, and has kept up with certain things very well.
As we have a old-old copy sitting around in the shop, I can testify that it WORKS. And we have never lost data as a result of using it.
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.