Hard Disk problem

  peterleemaxwell 09:24 12 Mar 05
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I have a 120Gb hard drive that has 40Gb of files I would like to keep, the rest is empty. I think it's lost it's F.A.T. Is there any way I can retrieve the files returning it to a working drive without a reformat? Any help appreciated.
This disk is not the windows operating 'c' drive.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:22 12 Mar 05

Freeware Download: Damaged File Allocation Table
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  peterleemaxwell 11:02 12 Mar 05

Thanks Diodorus Siculus,
As always you are the man! You have helped me in the past. Very much appreciated.

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