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Windows 7: NTFS missing or invalid?

26 Jun 2015   #1

windows 7 pro 32 bit
NTFS missing or invalid?

My internal photo storage hard drive is showing up as RAW in windows 7, tried to force mount it in a linux environment and got the message ntfs directory is missing or invalid. Any software recommendations on finding my photos?

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26 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try Partition Wizard free's "Partition Recovery Wizard". Other alternatives would be "Partition Find & Mount free" or "PartitionGuru free".

If these fail, you can go on looking to recover single files.
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26 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I would suggest that you post the following screenshots.

1. Screenshot of Windows Disk Management showing that drive. (Please remove all other external drives, pendrives, Card Readers, USB Printers - in short anything connected to the USB ports except your USB Keyboard and USB mouse)

Please read through the following tutorial and adhere to all points therein to upload an untruncated WDM screenshot.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Also upload all your screenshots to Seven Forum Servers and not to any third-party servers.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

2. A screenshot how your drive appears in Partition Wizard. Download and install Partition Wizard Free Edition Version 9 from here Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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26 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


I would also add the request of detailing what happened when the drive turned to RAW format, what were you doing, how were you using it? What was happening before you noticed it was RAW? Were you receiving any errors prior to this issue?

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