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external hard disk crashed

ashintomson

Journeyman
guys my frnd gav me his hdd to copy some movies and project files so when i connected it in my computer it was working perfectly after copying i was extraing some rar files to his hdd suddenly extraction gt stuck i disconnected hdd then i plugged it again it tells u hav to format the drive to use it :( wht to do now ?? there are important data in hdd guy help
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

format it & then try recuva. you should be able to recover almost all the files.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

install any free file recovery software like recuva(google freeware file recovery).run the program & let it scan target hard disk.it should be able to recover most files.also do not save the recovered files on same hard disk.

@sam,format should be the last resort in my opinion as per my experience.
 
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ashintomson

ashintomson

Journeyman
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

cant recover folder by folder using recuva ... no other way to make work with out formating ??
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

try an error scan on that drive. else try the method suggested by whitestar.
 

Faun

Wahahaha~!
Staff member
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

Quick format it, formatting will be more taxing.

R studio file recovery is another good software.
 
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ashintomson

ashintomson

Journeyman
Re: external crashed ??? HELP !!!

hey guys thanks 4 ur suggestions ... my hdd is working finely now dnt ask me how coz i donno it jst happened *thank god*
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
^glad that your problem is solved.

format the drive to use it :( wht to do now ?? there are important data in hdd guy help
Never ever format the drive in this case bcoz files will be there still..& use recovery softwares (coz they can read those error drive easily) to recover...:cool:

this method saved me many times from data loss :grin:
 

Prime_Coder

I'm a Wannabe Hacker
Even this problem happened to my 2nd HDD also. So whenever such thing happens, I just disconnect that HDD, go to my friends home and connect there and check it whether working. And amazing thing that I have found that it works as expected. No CRASH actually happens. :)

And IMHO, formatting and recovery should ALWAYS BE considered as a last alternate, not the first. Period.
 
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