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I have a firewire 120gb Maxtor external hard drive which has become corrupted. I can see the drive, but is says that some form of corruption has taken place. The error is as follows:
H:\ is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
It was originally named:
Maxtor Drive 3
It is now being recognised as:
Local Disk (H)
There is over 7gb of data – my life’s work – I’m a school teacher! I normally have a back up, but for reasons I won’t bore you with, I don’t have a backup of the data in the same directories and file structure.
I am enquiring to see if there is any software or a good company out there that can retrieve this data in its original file type and directory structure.
It is essential that I retrieve the data in their original directories, with the same files names (some are quite long) and their native extensions, which are as follows:
1000’s of jpeg images
Please advise on what package, if any, you have that could enable me to retrieve this data in its original form.
I have tried with PC Inspector/Partition Magic(it has a partition recovery tool)and UltimateBootCD's recovery tools to recover data from a miss-behaving Maxtor hdd(it had over 42Gb's of files and data on it)without success.In my case,all I had done was deleted the original partitions as it refused to boot(RAID setup)without recreating the RAID set.Although,I got an newsletter where a puters HDD had been formatted over and over,yet the owner claimed he had recovered ALL his files going back to Win 95!
go to command prompt type h:
then type ckhdsk /f this will fix errors on the drive..assuming u are running win xp.. if u still have prob a good prog for recovering files is at
What a fantastic piece of kit! It has got back all 17GB of data in its original directory structure. AWESOME. The best $39 I have ever spent!
I was being quoted over £300 to send the drive away for help and no guarantee they could retrieve the data. What a life saver!
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