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Windows 7: WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'

14 Jul 2014   #11
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

will let you know. it's downloaded, so YouTube Tut first. I have to pop out for a few hours so may be able to leave it run, will update here when I am back...


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14 Jul 2014   #12
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Good idea
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14 Jul 2014   #13
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well I have let it run and it has recovered a lot of the files, which will take some sorting, but at least I have them, it stopped as my c: go less capacity i think?

Will have to clear stuff around and do it again to be sure.

Once that is done can i go about formatting the partition and starting again? I think I will buy a new HD and transfer the stuff across, without partitions!
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14 Jul 2014   #14
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Also, is there a way of fixing this without having to recover, as I am sure something similar happened before and we got it working again
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14 Jul 2014   #15
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

You probably could do that yes but hey at least you were able to retrieve your stuff right? But yeh it may have something to do with your C: drive not having enough space.

There are ways to free up space and possibly even folders that contain things you don't even need or know even exist... I use software called GetFolderSize:
GetFoldersize - Free windows folder size analyzer

You merely right click on the hard drive or folder and choose "GetFolderSize" and it will tell you what folders/files are taking up the most space.

What do you mean by "having to recover?"
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20 Jul 2014   #16
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I run the recovery and have the folders with the files from the drive that is not recognised, but I would like not to have to sort through hundreds of files to decipher what is what,... Is there a way of just making the drive active or at least fixed?
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20 Jul 2014   #17
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

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Is there a way of just making the drive active or at least fixed?
If you mean the original drive, sorry, no. I've been through this several times with drives that suddenly showed up as "raw" and was only able to retrieve a few of the files. The drive is basically useless at this point.
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21 Jul 2014   #18
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

No I doubt that you can... Sometimes HDD's just crap out and it's a terrible thing but you have to deal with it. The amount of stuff I've lost in the past because a HDD has died -.-
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