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Corrupted and unreadable external hard drive

My external hard drive has been corrupted on 12th Nov 2008.
This is the problem in my external Hard Disc(120 GB TOSHIBA, Japan Made).
Please advice me what to do??

1) While inserting into USB port, the drive is displaying in the computer screen like local drive G, local drive H, local Drive I(3 Partitions). But not opening.
2) Property of drive showing 100 % full. There is no space in any of the drive.
3) File type RAW is displayed in properties option (instead of NTFS). Sometimes the file type showing nothing.
4) While trying to open by double clicking or from explore option is showing “Folder is corrupted and unreadable files”
5) From DOS option/ mode also it is not opening.
6) I have tried from different sources means used in 2/3 computers, but all of them results same as stated above.

Is it possible to recover the datas ?

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Have you found a solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, however mine is a hard drive from my laptop I put in an enclosure to try and get my files from it. I was missing a DLL file for it to boot but I should have still be able to get my files. It opened briefly the first time, then nothing -




  • nijeshjoseph Feb 11, 2009

    Same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    need help recovering files

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Try some data reocvery software like R-studio or GetDAtaBack.

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THE ONLY WAY TO RECOVER THE FILES IS TO OPEN THEM AND IF YOU COULD OPEN THEM YOU WOULDN'T BE ASKING THIS QUESTION THE ONLY GOOD TO COME OUT OF THIS IS THAT YOU CAN STRIP THE INFO AND HAVE A NICE CLEAN MY SELF HAVE HAD TO RELOAD WINDOWS A FEW TIMES IN FOUR YEARS AND ABANDON ALL MY INFO I LEARNED ANY THING PRECIOUS BACK UP CD ARE THE WAY TO GO HEY IM NO PROGRAMMER I HOPE SOMEONE HELPS MORE THAN I CAN GLENN

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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