This is a repeat of the issue at http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7591_102-638317/failed-hdd/?tag=rb_content;forums06 where you clone the drive then use recovery tools on the clone.

Unless you accept the risk of losing it all, you leave the original untouched until you recover.

We clone the drive then try recovery on the clone. There are titles in the CNET Storage Forum top post on what to try on the clone.

-> http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7588_102-354911/lost-and-found-or-the-storage-forum-sticky/?tag=contentBody;threadListing

Just wondering. If you wanted to keep these files around, why no backup copies?
Bob