I have an external HDD which I switched off before doing the stop USB device thing in XP. It popped up to say "cannot be disconnected right now..." and since it's normally ok to just disconnect it...also because the HDD hadn't been used since the computer was last turned off I figured it'd be ok. Turns out that the master file table is now corrupted, and I was hoping to use a file search/recover programme to find the files on it and restore them.
Is there a programme you recommend (either from use or from good word of mouth etc) which will work with Puppy linux, and can recover files from an NTFS file system through a USB port? If not on puppy, what about on one of the other lite linuxes like DSL?
The reason why I mention puppy/DSL is that I have an old Pentium II 233mhz PC which I'm wanting to do this on, and reason I want to do it on this old computer is that I don't want my main PC or laptop tied up for ages while it does the scan.
So the programme needs to support NTFS file system, attatched through a USB port, and HDD's of 320gb size.
Just before I get a "google it" answer. With the search terms I was using I was either getting linux software aimed at recovering ext2, ext3 reiser etc, or a windows one aimed at FAT and NTFS.
My search was fairly brief.