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Is there a free Windows utility for MFT recovery of the NTFS partition?

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migrated from Feb 5 '10 at 13:26

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CHKDSK should be able to rebuild the MFT, provided the mirrored copy (elswhere on disk) is still intact.

If you have the Windows Recovery CD, you can boot off that and run CHKDSK.

There are also tools like TestDisk, or UBCD4WIN may help.

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+1 for TestDisk. It's also on the Knoppix Live CD. – Feanor Apr 22 '10 at 20:40

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