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Old November 14th 03, 04:52 PM
Daniel Prince
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Is there a low cost program that will read the good files off of my
failing hard disk and write them to my new hard disk? All the ones I
have found check the source drive and if there is one bad sector in one
of the thousands of files they refuse to copy anything. Thank you in
advance for all replies.
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Old November 14th 03, 05:17 PM
Arno Wagner
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Previously Daniel Prince wrote:
Is there a low cost program that will read the good files off of my
failing hard disk and write them to my new hard disk? All the ones I
have found check the source drive and if there is one bad sector in one
of the thousands of files they refuse to copy anything. Thank you in
advance for all replies.


A error-tolerant copy program designed specifically for this
purpose is 'dd_rescue'. It is contained e.g. in the knoppix
bootable Linux CD.

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