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My Maxtor basics 500 GB says file H is not accesible. The file or directory is corrupt or unreadable

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SOURCE: I:\ is not accessible the file or corrupted and unreadable

Hi and thanks for writing back. I found that since the drive turned to a raw that windows will not read it.I don't know why it turned from ntfs to raw but it did. so I downloaded the O&O file recovery trial see if I could recover the pics. and movies.It took 5 hrs. to run and it recoverd I have to buy the software. but I know it is still all there.this software will even recover reformatted drives.Anybody that gets the same error mess. look to see if your file system has changed.If so it looks like recovery software is the only way to go.I have other good info on this and other maxtor hdd I will check back on post and write if you have sim.probs.

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You might not be able to see the hidden files... If this is the case you can enable XP in order to view them as follows.....

Windows XP and Windows 2003
To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

  1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  4. After the new window appears select the View tab.
  5. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  8. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  9. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
  10. Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

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SOURCE: my onetouch mini 4 maxtor is corrupted what shall i do to fix it?

Hello there architect_ce. Let's see if we can get you just the right GEEK-steer you need.

" says its unreadable..." I presume by this you mean:

1. It mounts and shows up in your "My Computer" and/or "Disk Management" console [Start > Run > type "diskmgmt.msc" (without quotes), then hit Enter].
2. When you attempt to open the drive (by clicking on it) you then receive that "unreadable" error message (probably something like "drive is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.")?

Is this your situation? If so, you need to recover all one-of-a-kind, doesn't-exist-anywhere-else, need-to-have, can't-afford-to-lose data off that failed drive by copying it to another known-good drive (or network share if available). But of-course you probably already know that. With that said, you have four courses of action to (hopefully) get this accomplished. Progressively do the following until you get some joy:

NOTE: Self-swear yourself to the opening passage of the Physician's Hippocratic oath ... "Above all, do no (more) harm". By this I mean, don't bump or jar the drive. Treat it as if it were a delicate piece of crystal.

1. Perform a "Check Disk" (aka scandisk) on the problem drive.

  • Open "Command Prompt"
  • Type "chkdsk DRIVE_LETTER: /F /X" (without the quotes), then hit Enter.
    Where DRIVE_LETTER = the letter assigned to the problem drive. EXAMPLE: chkdsk G: /F /X
2. No joy? Try this peculiar, yet surprisingly often successful, home remedy:
  • Place your failed drive into an air-tight sealed zip-lock bag.
  • Place it into your freezer. Yes, I said freezer. The longer the better, but leave it there for at least 24 hours.
  • Afterward, take it out and immediately connect it to your system, boot-up, then attempt to access the drive and begin copying over your data from it to another drive (starting with the most important items progressively down to the least important).
  • Return to freezer if/when successful copying begins to diminish due to the drive warming up.
3. Still no joy? Next is the more traditional software approach:

Get yourself a solid performing data recovery software application designed to do just this task. There are MANY to choose from. I've used SpinRite with moderate success in the past. However, since you probably do not have a software currently, I would recommend relying on the latest performance comparisons and choosing one based on that. After all, anecdotal opinions (even my own) do not supersede competent, well conducted evaluations of the LATEST/CURRENT versions of a software. Refer to

4. Still no joy? The only potential remedy left is paying for the expert services of a data recovery professional.
  • Google "certified data recovery".
  • Here also, there are many to choose from, with prices typically ranging from modestly expensive to are-you-kidding ridiculous. Only you can carefully weigh the value of your data against the quoted cost.
  • However, if you do decide to go this route, make sure whomever you turn over your drive to is a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) There's no shortage of slip-shod, think-they-are, wanna-be's in this area of expertise who will after their failed attempt, leave you with a then absolutely unrecoverable drive.
You said the problem drive contains "...all of my back up and impt files...". Does this mean that at least some of the data contained on it are indeed backups, and therefore the originals are on another (source) drive? If so, don't redundantly spin-your-wheels recovering files you don't need to. Especially during the freezer method, as time is of the essence recovering what you can, as fast as you can, before the drive warms up.

Lastly, but no less important: Please, please, please let this be the last lesson you'll need for the rest of your life about the vital importance of backing up ALL essential data. By backing up, I mean it must simultaneously reside in at least two separate drive locations. Placing originals on your backup designated device does not mean it's backed up simply because it's your backup device. A word to the wise is sufficient. But don't beat yourself up too bad. Virtually everyone has to go through this at least once in order see the light. Hell, there are many who never heed the painful lesson. If you learn it the first time, believe me, you're doing better than most.

GOD-speed and good luck. Please let me know of you have any further questions, and/or just to let me know how things worked out.

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SOURCE: I need to replace the power adaptor for a Maxtor

Power Adapter for Mactor OneTouch 4

AC Input : 100 AC - 240 AC (50/60HZ)
DC Output ( V/A ) : 12V / 3.5A
Output Power : 42W

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