Corrupt Data Files on an External HDD, Why? how do i get them back?

By jorgie1983 ·
So here I am at my helpdesk Imaging computers with Norton Ghost. We dont have a ghost server yet (currently working on getting one and learning how to impliment it) so we store our images on an External HDD. I was going through and imaging computers and after about 5 computers completed the image, it would not let me image anymore. The image was good, so that is not the problem. But when I put the external into another computer to see what was up, it said it required a chkdsk /f on the drive. I did and it said that folder was corrupted and then after the chkdsk was done, the folder was gone. The space is still being taken up but the folder is gone even though it said it fixed the error. Anyone have a clue? I am lost and had about 20 images on that hard drive. It would cost me so much time to make them again. PLEASE HELP!!!

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One of the Data Recovery Applications may be useful here

by OH Smeg In reply to Corrupt Data Files on an ...

But with External HDD's you should always use the Safely Remove Option to disconnect them.

Here is a short list of the better ones but it is by no means a complete list of Available software.

While the last 2 are from the same company they are very different products. Win Hex should only be considered for use by someone who knows Hex Inside Out while Davory is a great cheap General Purpose Application.

Personally I prefer the On Track Option but it's anything but cheap. However because I use this type of software a lot it's paid for itself many times over by now, for a cheaper option Spin Rite from Gibson Research or Stella have both very good reputations by other TR members.


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I have ontrack

by jorgie1983 In reply to One of the Data Recovery ...

I have ontrack but have never used it. I was looking at File Types and no where does is say GHO so I went to add it but it asks for the hex and something else but I have no idea about that. Have any idea? I am doing the RAW recovery but it is taking like 3 hours.

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The RAW Recovery is probably the best option here <NT>

by OH Smeg In reply to I have ontrack
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by marism397 In reply to Corrupt Data Files on an ...

You folder might be hidden somewhere but you need not to worry as the data is still present there,for the recovery of your data you need to use arecovery tool like Hard Drive Recovery Software which can recover lost, corrupted, damaged data, pictures, images, videos,
documents, spreadsheets and web content from Windows,Mac, Linux, Novell and Unix Operating System

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