I appreciate your kindness … I am so sad…. Fortunately, we can offer you two methods to fix this issue. Someone got the same prob? There are lots of data recovery products out there. Wish I had a better answer for you, James I am following your instruction from many days and there was only one problem which I am facing in the initial steps. I was able to get into bootrec. You can delete all the partitions on the old drive so that you have just one whole raw drive.
Let me know if this does not help James James, Appreciate the assistance. I bought ease us data recovery and i was able to retrieve some files bit not all of them. Thanks I had the exact same problem as you and I really needed to get all of my data back. At this time, no one is allowed to access any part of the hard drive. But on running testdisk, i have reached quicksearch and deeper search but still none of my drives are visible. They should be responsible for many undesired problems, such as documents loss, photo missing, partition loss, system crash, and file system crash. Hi Jimmy It sounds like your drive has some physical damage.
Thank you for your instruction. Afterwards, attempt to run chkdsk on the disk. Do you want to format it now? If it is still encrypted then it must remain in the enclosure as the decryption software and keys are in chips in the enclosure. Afterwards, attempt to run chkdsk on the disk. What a tragedy it will be if it includes files of great importance. In that case you need to attempt a data recovery since TestDisk is not able to see anything resembling a partition.
You can attempt to run PhotoRec which is included with TestDisk. I tried copying some of the weird filename data to a new drive and it looked weird there too. I hope that made sense. Let me know if this does not help James Hi James, Thanks a lot for providing such a great tool and guide to help people in need, you saved me from disaster. Therefore, the external hard drive is also flexible.
Recuva has a free version that is often effective. That or just shutting down with it connected …which I presume must be a no no as well My deeper search completed. If it does not see any files then the data has likely been overwritten with zeros due to a format or there is a physical problem that does not show up in the S. There are many data recovery programs that you can try if you want to take a chance and try it yourself but you may lose the data forever if you make a mistake. . Remember, this will completely erase all data so make sure that you got everything you need.
Wish I had a better answer, James Hi James, Thanks for all of your help I followed your steps, was able to find my files after the Quick search, wrote a new partition table and rebooted. Data to Determine if There is Physical Damage Being able to effectively analyze the S. There are many data recovery programs that you can try if you want to take a chance and try it yourself but you may lose the data forever if you make a mistake. Preview lost photos and save found files. Download this software and my godness, all my files like 95% of them are there. I recommend doing so through a professional service. As I mentioned at the start of this repair, this disk also has corruption in the boot sector of the partition that we are trying to make visible again.
It does not recover file names so you will have look at and rename any recovered files. To minimize the risks, the drive can be taken to a professional who is experienced in this type of repair. Is it normal and does it usually take long? Send this file to me at and I will look at it to try and determine what to try next. In this situation, you are reminded to format the external hard drive to make it work normally. Do I need another hard drive for this? Where I remain confused is at the step of selecting the external drive.
Well, in my case testdisk says my partition table is perfectly fine as well as the boot sector. After that, I reboot my laptop and start in Safe Mode and run Chkdsk. It says about 10,000 files have copied ok with 3 failed copies. What step should I take? Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Looking forward to your kind response.