Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable

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  1. Posts : 7,024
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       #21

    yep, click on testdisk_win.exe to run Test Disk and then follow the screen as indicated.

    Read each screen.

    And yes, you have to navigate with up/down Left/right arrow keys and use Enter key or any other key indicated in the screen. At anytime you can quit Test Disk by pressing Q repeatedly


    If you have any doubts post the screenshot as you did above.
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  2. Posts : 108
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       #22

    Not sure what to do at last screen. And, will I need a separate empty volume for the result?
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  3. Posts : 7,024
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       #23

    No you have selected the wrong drive. Quit Test Disk. Press Q Q Q Q or X on the window.

    Then remove all other external drives except your problem drive.

    Run Test disk. No log Enter

    You will see two drives 1. Your system drive and 2. your problem drive.

    You should be able to differentiate by reading the capacity. I think your system drive is some 80GB

    Select your 1TB problem drive by arrow keys and proceed.
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  4. Posts : 108
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       #24

    Right. Saw that, and here is current.
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  5. Posts : 108
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    Thread Starter
       #25

    Quitting and starting again. Saw your note about removing other drives.
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  6. Posts : 7,024
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       #26

    QUit Quit Quit . You still didn't remove the other external drives. It is a cardinal rule to have only your problem drive connected so that there is no possibility of selecting a wrong drive.

    So safely Remove all other external drives.

    Confirm with Windows Disk Management that the problem drive is the one connected. You seem to have many 1 TB drives and we don't want to make any mistake. A wrong move in Test disk will cost you dear.

    So with only your problem drive connected run TestDisk. With the arrow key select your 1 TB drive.

    In the fourth screen by default Analyse is highlighted. But we do not want to analyse. With the arrow key go one step down and select Advanced File Utilities.

    If you think a screen by screen guidance is required we can do it. I am on station. Post each screen and then follow the instructions.
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  7. Posts : 108
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       #27

    After Advanced File Util I'm at this screen. Saw note about other drives, done.
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  8. Posts : 7,024
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       #28

    Have you made sure that the drive connected is your problem drive by looking at it in Windows Disk Management?

    Yes /no
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  9. Posts : 108
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       #29

    jumanji said:
    Have you made sure that the drive connected is your problem drive by looking at it in Windows Disk Management?

    Yes /no
    Yes, it is.
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  10. Posts : 7,024
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #30

    OK, good.

    Boot is highlighted. In the normal course we will press Enter to go to the next screen.

    But I am just curious. So with the right arrow key move to List and press enter. We will see whether it shows all your files.

    Post that screen.
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