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samsung external hd 500gb error

#1 Post by john2020 »

hi, I have external hd samsung 500gb which became raw, I tried to fix it with testdisk, but it didn't recognize it, entered chd and now it says can't read fat boot sector. how do i fix that and get it working again?
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Re: samsung external hd 500gb error

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Run Testdisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List.
If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

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Re: samsung external hd 500gb error

#3 Post by Ageofempires2 »

I had the exact the same problem with a samsung external 500GB. If when you try to list your files you get the "Damage filesysem" error, I think it will very unlikely that you will be able to get your data using testdisk. You can use photorec but that doesn't keep file structure. How I solved mine was by using Zero Assumptions Recovery, that kept my files and structures 100%. Good luck!