Multiple partitions/disks/drives of the same damaged drive

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Multiple partitions/disks/drives of the same damaged drive

#1 Post by KlausNomi » 25 Feb 2016, 01:02

Hey all,

So I discovered TestDisk while trying to fix an external harddrive that 'cannot be accessed' by Windows. To my relief, I could see my files, but I seem to have a problem not addressed in any of the guides I've found.

When testdisk lists all connected drives, the damaged drive is listed three times (see attachment), disk /dev/sdf, Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive5, and Drive I:.

I can see my files in the first two, but no partition is detected in Drive I:. I did the 'deeper search' on it, and no partition is detected.

I feel like if only I could transfer the partition listed on either /dev/sdf or \\.\PhysicalDrive5 to Drive I:, the problem would be solved, but I am not technically literate enough to do that.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Multiple partitions/disks/drives of the same damaged dri

#2 Post by cgrenier » 25 Feb 2016, 08:14

Run TestDisk, select the PhysicalDrive5, Advanced, select the partition, Boot, RebuildBS, List.
If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
Run "cmd" (right click Run as Administrator) and "chkdsk /f I:".

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