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Windows 7: External hard disk became NTFS and is now inaccessible.

02 Jun 2014   #1
vishesh17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
External hard disk became NTFS and is now inaccessible.

I had replaced my old internal hard drive with a new one and had put the old one in an enclosure and started using it as an external hard disk. Everything was fine, until some folders became non-accessible, so i looked up on the internet and found out about chkdisk. While performing chkidsk, i had ticked both the options, i.e 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. When the process was completed, the disk became of type NTFS and i can not access it any more. Also, the properties of the disk show that both 'used space' and 'free space' are now 0 bytes. I had around 330 GB of data on that drive. Can it be recovered anyhow ? Please help me.

Specs : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Sony Vaio VPCF135G


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02 Jun 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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03 Jun 2014   #3
vishesh17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
It worked.

I did what you said and it worked, i have got most of my data back. Thank you for the help :)
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04 Jun 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hey good news' glad to help.
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