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Recovering files from a bad drive using external hdd enclosureh

Hi. I need to access files from my laptop hdd, which gave me an error 'Operating System not found' during reboot. I put the 'problem' hdd into a Vantec NexStar SX 2.5 external hdd enclosure, connecting to USB ports of another laptop running Win XP. In 'my computer' I see the 'problem hdd' as Drive E: Local Drive with 26.4GB capacity, healthy (Active) status when viewing under 'computer management'. However, I can't see any files under this 'problem drive'. When I click on drive E, I get the message asking me to format the drive. Since I want to access the files from this disk, I click 'no'. Can you suggest a way to access the files from this disk? Thanks.

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Hi, I usually use GetDataBack (2 versions FAT and NTFS). I have used this program to recover files from HDs similarly connected (external case > USB). The freeware versions will allow you only a limited number of files at a time, the paid version will allow you to recover all (including purposely deleted files). There are similar programs/freeware but my experience with GetDataBack has been super so far that I really have no reason to look for another one. Pls refer to the 2nd image on this link where GTB was recovering files from an HD that is not even recognized by Windows XP in "My Computer". http://www.fixya.com/support/t191153-device_recognized Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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