Solved how to solve HDD not accessible

December 12, 2014 at 04:40:32
Specs: Windows 7
hey....i cant open my hdd its show e:/ is not accessible the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable..pls help me!
i have tried chcks but still wont open my hdd...

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December 13, 2014 at 14:39:12
Partition recovery won't additionally endanger the files on a corrupted partition.

The recovery process is simply to rebuild the file system. Doesn't move any of the files.

Testdisk can even recover complete disks with multiple partitions that were quick formatted, but in that case, you need to know what you had originally. Number of partitions, size, file type, etc.



#1
December 12, 2014 at 06:27:50
Is this an external USB hard drive? If so, look for that drive in Windows Disk Management and post all the information you see there for THAT drive.

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#2
December 12, 2014 at 06:56:52
the status showing healthy(active, primary partition) but i cant open it!hmm..:(

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#3
December 12, 2014 at 08:32:55
You have not said whether it is an external USB drive. If it is then see if it works in another computer and let us know.

The HD could still be faulty - that status message will only give its "apparent" condition.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
December 12, 2014 at 11:06:01
You also didn't post all the information for that drive in Windows Disk Management. You should also have the partition size and the file type. Post those and say if internal or external hard drive. We can't help if you don't answer ALL the questions.

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#5
December 12, 2014 at 17:02:31
its a external hard disk(WD 0748 usb device)-RAW file system...still the same when i connect to others pc.The capacity show 480GB & free space also 480GB but my file actually still inside there.

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#6
December 12, 2014 at 17:06:55
If you can't even access the disk then it's going to be tricky if it is even possible.

You could try this which helped someone who persisted for ages to get his data back:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...
EDIT:
The demo version has limitations but at least you can use it to see if there is any hope at all.

This is the poster I mentioned - see #23:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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#7
December 12, 2014 at 20:12:10
Try Easeus Partition Recovery Wizard from the link below.

Or Testdisk from the second link below.

Both of these utilities are not file recovery programs but partition repair. No need to copy and paste thousands of files. Be sure to read all the tutorials, especially with testdisk.

http://www.easeus.com/partition-rec...

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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#8
December 13, 2014 at 07:58:41
Maybe a combination of #6 and #7 might turn out to be the way forward - only time will tell.

OtheHill
What are your thoughts on which to try first? I realise of-course that if the partition is corrupt then there is no chance of #6 achieving anything anyway.

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#9
December 13, 2014 at 10:14:06
Derek, Easeus used to call that utility something a little different and it worked for RAW partitions. I think it is still the same utility but not sure.

Testdisk WILL repair a simple partition but you MUST read the tutorials BEFORE running the program.

RAW file system is usually the result of improperly removing a USB hard drive.

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#10
December 13, 2014 at 13:52:14
OtheHill. Thanks for the info. I worded #8 badly and was more wondering if it is best to attempt partition recovery using either of your suggested programs before attempting file recovery (or vice versa). Obviously if you cant even get in with a file recovery program then you would have to tack the partition first. No biggie - just thinking aloud but the more options the better I guess.

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#11
December 13, 2014 at 14:39:12
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Partition recovery won't additionally endanger the files on a corrupted partition.

The recovery process is simply to rebuild the file system. Doesn't move any of the files.

Testdisk can even recover complete disks with multiple partitions that were quick formatted, but in that case, you need to know what you had originally. Number of partitions, size, file type, etc.


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#12
December 13, 2014 at 14:41:51
Thanks OtheHill, that covers it nicely.

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#13
December 13, 2014 at 18:35:38
Thank you both of you(Derek & OtheHill), i really appreciate that u guys can help me find out the way!!now i able to find my file back,im using EaseUS Recovery Wizard 8.5 free to recover it then move to other external....now i can reformat it!!Thanks again^^

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#14
January 11, 2015 at 19:23:51
what was the file system of the partition? what operations have you done to the drive before it became inaccessible? The problem means that the files system is corrupted. If it is badly damaged, then CHKDSK can fix it. also, you can make the partition by modifying MFT, which involves Hex operations. formatting can be the easy solution, which, however, wiped data off the partitiom.
If there are important files on the partition, you have to recover data first before formatting. eassos recovery free to retrieve data from the partition in question.
Be sure to read tutorials before trying any solutions.
http://www.eassos.com/blog/raw-part...

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#15
January 12, 2015 at 08:26:31
considerof

If you are going to respond to month old posts, at least read the entire thread. The OP provided the file type (RAW) in #5 and indicated the issue was solved in #13.


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