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Restoring Files for a corrupted external hard drive

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  • Started 5 years ago by pandemonium17
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pandemonium17
pandemonium17
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i have an external hard drive. I have used it to store very important files, unfortunately it started saying, F: is not accessible, file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. how to fix this without deleting files?

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LH
LH
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Try this.
Right click on F: and select Properties > Tools > (Error-checking) Check Now...

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pandemonium17
pandemonium17
Posts: 38

i did what you told to do...when i clicked error checking....it says: disk check could not be performed because windows cannot access the disk.

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LH
LH
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Could you tell us the make and model of the external hard drive please.

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pandemonium17
pandemonium17
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Western digital WD800BB-00JHCO 80 GB hard disk

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LH
LH
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Try this.
http://support.wdc.com/product.....38;lang=en

Edited, changed link.

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pandemonium17
pandemonium17
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i installed the program, then run a quick and extended scan....and it didn't find any bad sectors

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LH
LH
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You are using Vista ?

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pandemonium17
pandemonium17
Posts: 38

yep

Windows Vista Starter

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