I have a firewire 120gb Maxtor external hard drive which has become corrupted. I can see the drive, but is says that some form of corruption has taken place. The error is as follows:
H:\ is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
It was originally named:
Maxtor Drive 3
It is now being recognised as:
Local Disk (H)
There is over 7gb of data – my life’s work – I’m a school teacher! I normally have a back up, but for reasons I won’t bore you with, I don’t have a backup of the data in the same directories and file structure.
I am enquiring to see if there is any software or a good company out there that can retrieve this data in its original file type and directory structure.
It is essential that I retrieve the data in their original directories, with the same files names (some are quite long) and their native extensions, which are as follows:
MW Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Outlook mpeg files 1000’s of jpeg images etc.
Please advise on what package, if any, you have that could enable me to retrieve this data in its original form.
I have tried with PC Inspector/Partition Magic(it has a partition recovery tool)and UltimateBootCD's recovery tools to recover data from a miss-behaving Maxtor hdd(it had over 42Gb's of files and data on it)without success.In my case,all I had done was deleted the original partitions as it refused to boot(RAID setup)without recreating the RAID set.Although,I got an newsletter where a puters HDD had been formatted over and over,yet the owner claimed he had recovered ALL his files going back to Win 95!