I would like write some data recovery software

gel orangestripe at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 07:02:57 CEST 2006


Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On 17 Oct 2006 20:18:40 -0700, "gel" <orangestripe at gmail.com> declaimed
> the following in comp.lang.python:
>
> > I would like to write some data recovery software as a learning thing.
> > The sort of thing that you would use to recover data from a currupt HDD
> > or floppy etc.  I would like to be pointed in the right direction as
> > far as modules to use and suggested approaches.
>
> 	Uh... this is highly OS dependent... You need to be able to do
> direct RAW disk sector addressing; something that OSs don't really like
> to give to applications. You also need very good documentation of the
> file system (and the only file system I know well enough to navigate at
> that level is one I haven't used in over a decade -- the file system
> used by the Amiga, which was a hashed-head, multiple linked list
> scheme).
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Yes, OK I guess NTFS would be of most interest to me.  From the
research I have been doing it may be that it is a fairly in depth
undertaking and possibly not such a good project considering my
knowledge of NTFS and python.  I will have bit more of a look about.

Thanks
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