#1 By: howtogeek, June 20th, 2013 16:03
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/163757/why-can-linux-systems-sometimes-recover-data-windows-cant/
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#2 By: Farris, June 20th, 2013 21:03
I almost hate to admit this, but, I've used Linux live for recovery before without really thinking about why it worked. Just knew it worked for me and it was just another reason why I liked it.
And I like knowing why it works and what's going on with the rest of it.
#3 By: Robert_Zanol, June 20th, 2013 21:15
I use linux to recover data from unbootable windows machines all the time. I prefer Backtrack Linux Live CD. However I usually recommend Ubuntu for noobs to try to recoverdata.