File Recovery with Linux

I recently had an old hard drive (circa 2000) that I had to do a data recovery on.  I looked at in under Windows with Forensic Toolkit.  I was not able to access the drive data at all.

 I then hooked it up to a different computer and booted into Puppy Linux.  I mounted the drive.  I was given a warning that it was being accessed as “read only” because the windows journaling system was broken.  It did allow access to all the data.

 I was able to access all the pictures and document files on the hard drive for recovery. It was definetly a big reinforcer for me to utilized Linux in data recovery operations.  (Especially my favorite Puppy Linux!)

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