Trying to recover data off corrupted drive

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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JerJer
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Trying to recover data off corrupted drive

#1 Postby JerJer » 16 Jul 2012, 02:57

Hi, I'm trying to recover data off my western digital my passport drive after what I presume data corruption. Basically when I try to open the drive windows explorer crashes, and when I plug it in it asks me to format the drive. I downloaded testdisk and I ran the analysis test quick search and after 4 days of searching it couldn't find any partition. I can't find the log file either and testdisk created a notepad file which I can't open that uses 689 GB of data (all the space on my harddisk, I'm guessing its the log file). Now is this normal or did I mess something up, btw I'm trying to recover 40GB of data. These files are extremely important if someone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated (Like I'm willing to go do some Hex which I know nothing about stuff if testdisk can't save me). I'm really grateful for testdisk as it gives me hope but I just need some guidance. Thanks :)

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