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All newborn photos corrupt on external hard drive

Q: All newborn photos corrupt on external hard drive

Guys I need all the expert help I can get I ve got a Western Digital quot My Book quot i think it was called that that has had every picture that me and my girlfriend have ever corrupt drive hard photos All on newborn external taken including when we first met holidays pets and most importantly pictures of All newborn photos corrupt on external hard drive my girlfriends pregnancy and s of photo s of our month old son that have all gone missing and even some other photo s that still show the thumbnail image don t open because I get an error saying that photo s are corrupt or damaged my girlfriend is already going mad and I don t know what software to get them back At present i ve tried opening with different picture veiwers like photoshop no luck I ve tried EASEUS Photo recovery software but then cancelled because I read that Recova could do a better job turns out recova doesn t work on external drives NOW NOTHING WILL OPEN ON THE EXTERNAL HDD I need some expert advise on what program WORKS to try and recovery these files A S A P because otherwise we will be devistated I don t wanna buy loads diferent software only to find that i m doing more damage nbsp

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A: All newborn photos corrupt on external hard drive

try pc inspector file recovery.

ALWAYS back up photos to more than one device.
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A:Corrupt External Hard Drive

hopefully there is nothing important on it, I would reformat it completely. First run the disk check utility on it though, make sure you have it checked to fix corrupted blocks. If check disk doesn't find anything format.
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A:External Hard Drive Corrupt

what was the last thing you did to your system (either hardware or software) before this happened?

Is your computer a desktop, and if so, can you install it as a slave drive inside your computer and try to access it from there??
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A:Corrupt external hard drive

Yeah! dear you can recover your all photos. I want to ask you that did you try any data recovery or photo recovery software till now? if not then you should I am assuring you will get back your all files . If you want I can help you by suggesting some renowned photo recovery software.
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A:need to rescue corrupt(?) external hard drive

Does the drive appear under disk management?
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A:Formatting a Corrupt External Hard Drive

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A:Corrupt System Files & An External Hard Drive

Hi thejlar and welcome to TSF !

No problem using that old drive in an external enclosure provided the drive itself is not physically damaged.

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If you get no errors then you can put the drive in an external USB enclosure (note that these ones are for 3.5'' IDE drives, make sure the enclosure will work with your drive before you buy it) and hook it to your laptop to retrieve your old documents.
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A:system32/hal.dll missing/corrupt, external hard drive inaccessible

found this
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Originally Posted by rachel.nickells

Hi guys,
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helstonian said:

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I use FreeFileSync from

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does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

it will just be seen as a data drive and you would need to goto the directory for your data
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A:Copying Complete Hard Drive to an external hard drive as a b...

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"I may send it back for replacement at this point"...

Please do...
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Take the hdd out of its case and purchase another enclosure to make it usable again.
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A:Corrupt Hard Drive

you can try
start/run (type in ) cmd
command prompt type
cd c:\windows> type in FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"
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some better than others
I use filescavenger ,but I also have 2 more as backups as they don't all work the same

how much was on the 320gb drive? it would take over a
day to run most recovery utilitys
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As far as I know, not much, because corrupt harddrive usually implies some physical problem, which can't be fixed. So backing up your files and replacing it would be the best option.
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First try Checkdisk Xp, or Checkdisk Vista instructions

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A:Corrupt hard drive

Can you attach a screen capture .jpg file of what you're seeing in Disk Management?

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It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

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For starters, you could shut down then restart while tapping the F8 key to get into Safe Mode with networking.
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There's only one possibility that I can think of: Try this ...How to see hidden files in Windows Vista