Corrupt and Unreadiable HDD

  Mark McC 23:06 31 Aug 2006
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I have a external hdd and it started to say that it is not accessiable " The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable " is their a way or recovering the files i raly need them its my lifes pics/vids etc and backup files Please help

Mark Thanks in advance

  skidzy 23:10 31 Aug 2006

Mark .. ive never used an external hdd,but have you tried My Computer/Right Click the drive and select Properties and then Tools.Select Error Checking and Defrag.

Hope this helps.

  Mark McC 23:20 31 Aug 2006

yes when i use the disk check i select everything and then click start and it does noting it just goes away and defrag dosent come up

  mac75 23:20 31 Aug 2006

have you tried connecting it to another pc.

jim.

  skidzy 23:26 31 Aug 2006

One thing you could try Mark,Picasa2 scans all drives for photo's/music/videos etc.Maybe this can find the info and save to picasa,where you can copy them again at a later date. click here Got to admit though,its a long shot but worth a try.

  mac75 23:26 31 Aug 2006

you could remove the hdd from the caddy and install it inside the pc on the ide ribbon cable, setting it as slave.it's worth a try.

jim

  Mark McC 08:47 01 Sep 2006

Thank-You all

mac1 how would i do that and no i havent connected it to another pc . " you could remove the hdd from the caddy and install it inside the pc on the ide ribbon cable, setting it as slave.it's worth a try "

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