A friend has an XP desktop with a single NTFS partition at his home that wouldn't boot. He tried what he knew, but sadly ended up reinstalling XP. He'd like to recover his data, and so gave me a call.
I told him to A) stop using the computer, B) buy a new disk, C) install XP on it, then D) re-connect the his existing drive as D:. At that point we'l l recover what files we can from D:, writing them onto C: so as to not overwrite "free" space on D: and permanently lose more file data.
It has been 3 or 4 years since I've had to do this, and I would like to ask for recommendations on software to recover files from the formatted partition. Last time it was at work, and I used R-Studio from RT Tools. It was fairly succesful, but I was wondering if there was something better now. Free is good, of course, but I'm certainly willing to pay for software.
Thank you very much!