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Best Freeware Raw Data Recovery Tool

by silentpro / October 9, 2012 1:12 PM PDT

A WD Passport drive was knocked to the ground & now isn't displaying data on the drive.

It's showing up as a RAW drive & wants to format upon plugging in. I know not to format & am having trouble finding a recovery tool that I don't have to pay $50 for!!!

Please help!!!!

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Clarification Request
Did you try CNET's Storage Forum? Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2012 4:43 AM PDT

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Recuva is free
by syncmaster632 / October 10, 2012 5:16 PM PDT

I had always good results with recuva

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