Damage on HDD, Using Photorecovery

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
Forum rules
When asking for technical support:
- Search for posts on the same topic before posting a new question.
- Give clear, specific information in the title of your post.
- Include as many details as you can, MOST POSTS WILL GET ONLY ONE OR TWO ANSWERS.
- Post a follow up with a "Thank you" or "This worked!"
- When you learn something, use that knowledge to HELP ANOTHER USER LATER.
Before posting, please read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
Posts: 1
Joined: 23 Oct 2012, 16:27

Damage on HDD, Using Photorecovery

#1 Post by endoworld »

I will apreciate some advices on my problem. I have an HDD external (over USB) but one day it fail and my OS (W7) doesn`t recognize it anymore. I connected my HDD trougth SATA to my PC and i`m running photorecovery. I tried with partition recovery but take so much time and without results. In photorecovery, the interface show me errors in the reading of the blocks, i want to be sure if it is common, photorecovery says that left 11793 hours...
Wath do you think? I have to leave the program running or it is done and my data is lost?
PD: Sorry my Inglish...
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 5435
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France

Re: Damage on HDD, Using Photorecovery

#2 Post by cgrenier »

The disk is probably physically damaged, it's why you get all those error messages. If you really want to recover your data, you will have to contact a specialized data recovery company.