Hello i'm kinda a newbie to anything to do with external hard drives and/or Corruption.
But my external hard drive recently has become unusable, When it's plugged it only shows "Local Disk ( G: )" on My computer, with no drive size/space left. (Image to explain, Yes i know My primary drive is full, but i have no external to backup on. Here
Any interaction with it will cause windows explorer to crash, and forcing to restart windows explorer, looking around the web i see no real fix i feel like trying, as there's around 600GB of data on there i wish to keep.
So i thought it'd be best to get a hopeful fix specific to my problem just to make sure i don't mess-up and lose the data.
The Harddrive itself is a "Hitachi 1tb External Hard Drive", For what model i have no idea, but looks exactly like this image: Here
It's a Dual power-source external hard drive connected by USB 2.0.
the only real problem i had with the drive prior to this problem was i had a little notification when it was connected asking me to scan for errors, i was kinda worried about the possible corruption so i went ahead and left it to scan the 2 billion odd bytes from what i remember , took ages to do but the problem was still there, I saw no issue with any of the files on there after pressing the "continue without scanning" so i just thought it might have been a bug, as the drive seemed normal.
But then after a while this problem occurred and since hasn't been fixed, i can't seem to even format it as right-clicking the drive has the same outcome as double-clicking.
I'd like to thank anyone willing to take the time and help me out with this problem, and try to keep things simple if possible, don't know much about Hard drives.