A MacBook had OS X 10.4 and Windows XP dual booting using rEFIt. Then the Windows partition gets corrupted and it won't boot. Presumably a virus. There were sensitive files there and those were successfully copied to an USB drive and then 10.5 was installed on the hard drive, formatting the drive in the process.
The USB drive's contacts cracked and he data is lost from there, unless it can be resoldered. The issues is that there is too much solder there already.
So, how can the data in question be recovered? The files were Microsoft Money (not the latest version) files for the Windows version of the program. Right now, only OS X is installed on the MacBook.
Is there Mac based program that can recover the Windows data or am I better off trying to resolder the drive? Does anyone know how to best resolder an USB drive more than once, where the first solder is ther, but detached from the silicon?
Also, what format (extension) are Microsoft Money files?
In need of help!
The NTFS windows partition has since been reformatted to GUID/Mac format.