How to acces a external HDD after deleting System Volume Information

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honoriobr
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How to acces a external HDD after deleting System Volume Information

#1 Post by honoriobr »

Cleaning up a external HDD I deleted by mistake System Volume Information, and now I cant access the Disk.
I can see with TestDisk that all files are there, but I can not open them.
¿How can I recover access to the Disk?

I see that I could backup the files and format the Disk, but probably there is a more simple way to just recover access to it.

Thanks

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Re: How to acces a external HDD after deleting System Volume Information

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Run "cmd" (right click run as administrator) and "chkdsk /f d:" (replace d: by the correct drive letter)
If it doesn't fix the problem, copy the files using TestDisk, Advanced, List, reformat the disk and copy the files back.

honoriobr
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Re: How to acces a external HDD after deleting System Volume Information

#3 Post by honoriobr »

I will have to copy all files. But how to do that keeping the structure of the directories?
All I want is the files and directories that are in the disk, and I dont want to undelete any old files previously deleted in the disk.
How can I copy everything? Should I copy the image of the disk? Or copy each directory one by one?
Not sure which will be the next step after Advanced, List,...

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