Need for Data Recovery, a potential solution? Would Time-shift save my /home Partition? Linux in Linux, macOS and Everything Not-Windows Posted January 25 24 minutes ago, TorC said: It may be half-dozen of one and six of another, but Puppy Linux Live is the way I, personally would go. Selectivity as to files recovered and media on which files are saved allows flexibility not present with dd. Just create either a Live CD or USB, alter BIOS to boot to it, and go! Save to whatever is convinient. Then, one can 'repair' the hard drive, if desired Go for it! the bad sectors is like 2002 out of idk million ? and ya i can always use my pop os live cd. whats special about puppy?