one of the partions on my external hard drive inacessible

April 14, 2013 at 04:48:04
Specs: Windows 7
I have had three partions on my external hard drive for some time now but i recently turned on my pc and one of the partions could not be opened.even the name i had given it had changed to "Local Disk".
windows keeps prompting me to format that partion but i can't coz i don;t want to lose my files.
Ihave tried using linux but it can only bring back the name.but when i open it (using linux) i don't view any files yet it shows me in properties that there is data on it

Please help me out

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April 14, 2013 at 06:43:18
try recovering the data with either pc files inspector, or recuva, both free, pretty good recovery programs. If you get the data back you will likely have to recreate the partition to make it usuable. How old is the external drive? This happens sometimes when people simple unplug the external drive without properly ejecting the device.

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April 14, 2013 at 08:47:57
Post what type of file format is listed in Windows Disk management for all the partitions.

If the partition in question is labeled as RAW then you may be able to repair it by using Easeus Partition Repair. Get it at the link below.

As stated above, this can happen from improper removal.

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