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Windows 7: WD My Book Not initialized / Unallocated

14 Dec 2015   #21
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It was too good to be true. My transfers from my external hard drive keeps failing. It keeps showing an error which you can find on the print screen I have attached. Those files shouldn't be corrupted or anything. They haven't been touched or opened since their original transfer months ago.

Even the transfers that worked early this morning, they can't be copied anymore so this tells me there's an issue other than with the disk itself.




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14 Dec 2015   #22
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Anyway go ahead with Getdataback Simple again and see whether you can see all the files intact before buying it.

(Ignore these observations if you had already bought Getdataback or using a pirated version - anything is possible. )

( I also think with MBR written back, Testdisk should see your drive. If it does one should only select Intel/PC partition ( Not EFI/GPT) with this specific 3TB external and then go to Geometry and change the Sector size from 512 to 4096 for it to read the data from the drive.
I had no choice to choose either NTFS or FAT.

Please tell me the steps in order to do this:

( I also think with MBR written back, Testdisk should see your drive. If it does one should only select Intel/PC partition ( Not EFI/GPT) with this specific 3TB external and then go to Geometry and change the Sector size from 512 to 4096 for it to read the data from the drive.
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14 Dec 2015   #23
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

UPDATE: Found out on my own. I didn't have TestDisk. Now I do. Here are the print screens. Sector size was already at 4096.


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14 Dec 2015   #24
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Through Active Data Studio, we have a happy ending. Completed the transfer of the Windows folder. Now doing some few other folders. If GetBackData keeps giving me errors, I will try this software to get back my external hard drive.

EDIT: I forgot that Active Data Studio does detect my external hard drive but won't let me access it since it is labeled 'damaged'.


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15 Dec 2015   #25
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You are going wrong with TestDisk. Now do not keep doing too many things at the same time. Especially TestDisk. Keep it for the final assault if you can't recover data with whatever else you are trying.( My recommendation is only GetDataback Simple. You are trying other things at your own risk.)

(Don't play with TestDisk if you don't know what you are doing. It can prove dangerous. You have already done all wrong steps, inspite of the general hints given "If it does one should only select Intel/PC partition ( Not EFI/GPT) with this specific 3TB external and then go to Geometry and change the Sector size from 512 to 4096 for it to read the data from the drive." You selected Mac (instead of Intel/PC partition) and then Analyse instead of Geometry.Further down if you give a wrong command you will ruin all data and make your drive unrecoverable.)
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15 Dec 2015   #26
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeadlyKnight View Post
I have converted back the external hard drive to MBR, successfully.
How did you converted external hard drive into MBR ?
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15 Dec 2015   #27
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jk22 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeadlyKnight View Post
I have converted back the external hard drive to MBR, successfully.
How did you converted external hard drive into MBR ?
My external hard drives, even the new ones (5TB and 6TB) are native MBR from what I can see.
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15 Dec 2015   #28
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
You are going wrong with TestDisk. Now do not keep doing too many things at the same time. Especially TestDisk. Keep it for the final assault if you can't recover data with whatever else you are trying.( My recommendation is only GetDataback Simple. You are trying other things at your own risk.)

(Don't play with TestDisk if you don't know what you are doing. It can prove dangerous. You have already done all wrong steps, inspite of the general hints given "If it does one should only select Intel/PC partition ( Not EFI/GPT) with this specific 3TB external and then go to Geometry and change the Sector size from 512 to 4096 for it to read the data from the drive." You selected Mac (instead of Intel/PC partition) and then Analyse instead of Geometry.Further down if you give a wrong command you will ruin all data and make your drive unrecoverable.)
I did not choose Mac. I chose Intel/PC. My cursor is only on the Mac option. It is not the one I chose. Also, I have done the geometry step and it was already at 4096, like I specified. Please do not presume the steps I have taken when I wrote nothing as such . I just didn't screenshot everything. So no, 'I have not done all wrong steps, in spite of the general hints given' like you are stating sir.
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15 Dec 2015   #29
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Another completed transfer. Only have to complete the transfer of my USER folder and subfolders. Still having errors with my external hard drive.


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15 Dec 2015   #30
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This is my external hard drive info (scan).


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