I have a friend who ran a system recovery on his HP tower that didn't go very well and cost him all of his files. It won't boot at all, so there was nothing gained from this endeavor. Many of the files are likely overwritten and impossible to access, but I know there must be a way to recover some files from the drive. Basically, I'mm looking for a freeware tool that can run on a mac and recover files from a reformatted/repartitioned NTFS volume. Music, movies, photos, documents, etc. We really don't care about the OS or the applications. Seeing as I only have OSX, ubuntu, and a virtualized copy of windows 7 to work with, I don't really know what to do with this. Has anyone used any OSX recovery tools on NTFS volumes successfully? Do you have any recommendations?