Thanks for your suggestion.
I clicked on the link, which took me to an "about" page. I guess i am to fo to the home page to d/l the app? up
From looking up "raw data to ntfs", I found the techsupportalert site, which is very informative. Have been looking at it b4 about disk imaging s/ware.
Did you have any difficulty in knowing what to "look for", as Cranks did?
"Now, the first time I used TestDisk, I really had no idea what I was doing and had just wiped out the partition table of a half-terabyte drive full of much needed data. I too was really leery of a command-line only application, so I was way nervous as it chugged away, but it did find the right partitions, and some old ones, so it really helps if you have a good idea of what it is looking for so you can choose the correct layout."
So, what I am asking is, what am I looking to find/correct?