Screenshot Courtesy of "How to Geek".
How to Geek has a great article about recovering data -specifically photographs, off a damaged or formatted hard drive by booting from an Ubuntu Live CD and using a variety of open source tools to repair directories and recover the images:
There are lots of utilities to recover deleted files, but what if you can’t boot up your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? We’ll show you some tools that will dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole hard drive partitions.
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