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Running windows 7, I have an HD that crashed, and I'm using a SATA to USB connector to connect the bad HD to my computer to try and recover files. Some directories I can easily connect to, while others say I/O error, although the directory is visible itself.

Any software out there to help me recover the files that have that error? Or another method other than sending it to a pro?


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Depends on exactly why it crashed and how bad - BUT - you might have some success with a tool like SpinRite 6. It's capable of recovering SOME data from "crashed" but not yet entirely dead drives.

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