HDD Coruppted Help!!

By mendi ·
hi i have a mobile HDD wich i connect to my computer it used to work just fine but this morning it appeared as Local Disk and not as it's regular name wich i assinged to it. so when i tried to open it it saied that the file or directory is corrupted. i have some real importand data in there. is there anyway i can get it out ??

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Without knowing the file types involved I can not recommend any

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to HDD Coruppted Help!!

Data Recovery Program other than the normal run of the mill ones the first option I would suggest is On Tracks Easy Recovery you can look at the specs here and it's expensive but fast & reliable


A cheaper and slightly less reliable approach is to try Spin-right available here


If you are not happy with the cost or ability of either of these software packages you could try one of these












Now for the words of caution. If you are attempting to use a product that rebuilds the Partition Information you can just rebuild the affected HDD and with the last listing Do Not Touch Win HEX unless you know HEX INSIDE OUT! The Davory product will do exactly what you require and without the damage that you can inflict by not knowing what it is you are doing.

The other type of Recovery Software involves recovering individual Data files and these need to be saved to a different HDD to prevent overwriting any data that already exists on the HDD so remember to Write the products f this type of software to a different HDD!

Of course the above will only be of any use if the HDD is still working properly you will need to check this by running the Makers Testing Utility.


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Try this first

by IC-IT In reply to HDD Coruppted Help!!

open a command prompt and try chkdsk /r "driveletter":
example: chkdsk /r e:

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file system is NTFS

by mendi In reply to HDD Coruppted Help!!

the file system of the diks is ntfs and the chkdisk command returned me the true label that i gave to the disk

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by IC-IT In reply to file system is NTFS

Did it actually run or simply return the label?
Did you use chkdsk /r e: (e: or the actual disk letter)
Not chkdisk.

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Your files can be recovered.

by Wolfmaster In reply to HDD Coruppted Help!!

Yes, install and run a program called 'Recover My Files'.

This program can bring back data even from a drive that has been formatted several times!

It allows you to filter your search for only files that you want to recover, or it can find all files for recovery.

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