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Windows 7: Please Help, Please Help External Hardrive Help Please!

21 Jul 2011   #1

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Please Help, Please Help External Hardrive Help Please!

cant see my files on my external hardrive, but i know the existing data is still there, but the external drive is logical, but i cant see the files, open or explore, i have bad disk errors, this all happened after i did scandisk on windows 7, so by using restoring my master boot record,do i have a better chance of recovering my files. i have used Active@ Parition Recovery, Freezes......But when i use EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 5.0.1, i see the files are still there, but it takes 2 days, to finish, if i delete, repair my masterbooot record, will my existing data still available?
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22 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I assume you are talking about an external data disk. I would leave the MBR alone since for this type of disk the most important part is it's partition table which you don't want to damage.

With your external HDD connected give us a look at a Disk Management screen shot.
Go to:
Start orb; type disk management
Make it full screen
then use this tutorial to upload the screenshot.
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