corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

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  1. Posts : 15
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    corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)


    i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

    Its is disk I
    Last edited by cbwhat; 04 Jun 2011 at 21:49.
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  2. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
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    Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



    When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
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  3. mjf
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    You can try Recuva. Note the deepscan option can a long time so I suggest leaving deepscan until needed.
    Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



    When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
    yes it does
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  5. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
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    Have you seen the suggestion after my first post?
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  6. Posts : 15
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    Thread Starter
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



    When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
    this wont work. when i click the drive its asks to format it first.
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  7. Posts : 22,814
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    does the HDD show as "online" or "offline"


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  8. Posts : 15
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    does the HDD show as "online" or "offline"


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    corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)-disk.jpg
    online
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  9. Posts : 22,814
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    I guess I could have saved some time and asked if it shows as unallocated space first, if it does, this won't work.


    Open an elevated command window, type diskpart <enter> to start, let's see if it assigns a drive letter to the HDD
    list disk <enter>

    select disk # = your disk #

    list volume

    select volume #

    assign

    exit

    exit
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  10. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    I guess I could have saved some time and asked if it shows as unallocated space first, if it does, this won't work.


    Open an elevated command window, type diskpart <enter> to start, let's see if it assigns a drive letter to the HDD
    list disk <enter>

    select disk # = your disk #

    list volume

    select volume #

    assign

    exit

    exit
    when i get to select volume it asked if i want to format the drive again
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