A friend gave me his external hard drive to rescue his data. It contains only one NTFS formatted partition. Windows shows this partition as "RAW". CHKDSK fails, because it doesn't recognize a NTFS filesystem.
Testdisk recognizes the NTFS filesystem, but can't access the files. I can recover files using Photorec or Recuva, but those tools don't read the MFT. So I lose the folder structure and the filenames. Besides Photorec and Recuva freeze after some time. I have to kill the process to close them. Probably a bad sector?
Can I restore the MFT? How can i tell Photorec/Recuva to ignore bad sectors?