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Windows 7: external hard disk which is not displaying data stored in it

24 Jun 2018   #71
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

I started the scan in the morning, thinking that it would take some time and I would be unable to monitor it overnight.

So after I guess, 7 hours since i started, Current status is 61%. Hopefully its a good thing. :)
@jumanji, yeah fingers and toes crossed .

Even my fingers are crossed.




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24 Jun 2018   #72
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Keep it going and let us see
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24 Jun 2018   #73
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi sir,

It has been 3 hours, and the scan has not moved from 64%

Edit: also, the hard disk is a bit hot to touch


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24 Jun 2018   #74
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

May be it is encountering a bad sector. You may stop the scan and allow your HDD to cool. When it has cooled, run Partition Recovery Wizard again. In the partitions found window click on the square on the partition starting @ sector 2048 as before ( as in your post #42.) Check that the preview map at the bottom of that Window also shows as before. Then click on Finish. That should take you to the main screen. Click on the Apply button on the top Menubar. Report what happens.

Tomorrow we will start TestDisk and try to recover the files.

Note: when not in use, safely remove the drive and keep it at rest.
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24 Jun 2018   #75
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok sir, just posting the current screen of 'Partition find and mount' before I stop the scan.


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25 Jun 2018   #76
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Following the steps mentioned:


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25 Jun 2018   #77
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have not clicked 'Yes' yet
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25 Jun 2018   #78
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

@jumanji Sir. Shall I click on 'yes'. coz it says that the partition will be deleted.
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25 Jun 2018   #79
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Click Yes. No problem. And then Finish >Apply.

( PW says that the other partition starting at LBA 0 - which is of course an anamoly and which shouldn't be there - will get deleted. Let the wrong partition data get deleted. We don't mind )
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25 Jun 2018   #80
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I clicked on yes. It automatically redirected to home screen. On click of 'Apply' this is what i get


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