Neither an advertisement, nor announcement. No my personal warranty. Only recommendation.
I was looking for help to rescue some data on my older CDs and HDDs. Found here: RLAB.
You’ll find there many useful data recovery utilities – and numerous freeware among them.
Used with success:
R.Viewer – creates list of the disk files in different formats. This utility is very useful to get a snapshot of the file list on your drive: for example, to compare it with an earlier backup set or for other purposes. Supports CSV, HTML, XML formats – the result can be used in Microsoft Excel for filtering,sorting and further processing.
CHKParser32 – supports recovery of the damaged data, found after running chkdsk utility. Check Disk (chkdsk) utility collects “orphaned” or other way damaged files in .chk files. CHKParser32 helps to join them into meaningful data files (pictures, texts etc.).