Recover Files from Damaged Hard Drive

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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Recover Files from Damaged Hard Drive

#1 Post by hikarujct »


I have a Seagate GoFlex 1.5TB hard Drive that wont boot and shows as RAW in Disk Management.
I got a hold of TestDisk 6.14 and started checking if I can still view my data even if the Hrd Disk wont boot
I've selected "ANALYSE" to check for Bad Sector and found a "BAD Back-up Sector"-
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Then I tried to Rebuild the "BAD" Back-up Boot Sector using the Original Boot Sector and got this screenshot after the ReBuild is complete -
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I am not sure what to do next...I clicked "LIST" as per options on the screen below to view my files and its all there
I still see it as a RAW Disk even after rebuilding the Boot Sector...Can you please help?

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Re: Recover Files from Damaged Hard Drive

#2 Post by Fiona »

Currently I don't recommend to use Org.BS.
In my tests it happend, that not even TestDisk was able to list my data anymore.
In your case I would recommend to copy/backup your data to an intact disk/partition first.
If you list your data, at the bottom of the screen, you'll find all the commands.
Some tips, if you want to choose another destination/target to copy your data
Checking that 2 dots and press enter to get one directory up.
Use your right arrow key to go into a folder.
Afterwards you can use chkdsk driveletter: /r from your command prompt to have a try to repair your file system.
Also, after backup you can delete your faulty partition and create another one.