I have an 1.5TB WD External HDD, which I purchased in December 2010. Every few weeks, Windows stops being able to read it, and I have to fix it with a
chkdsk /f. Now this is a little annoying, but not my main problem at the moment.
There is an Excel '97 file (
.xls) on there that I really need to get the data from. However I can not see to access it at all!
I have tried:
- Opening from file.
- Opening from Excel (2010).
- Copying the file.
- Copying the file in command prompt.
- Copying the file in cygwin.
- Right-clicking on the file.
All of these cause Windows Explorer/Command Prompt/Excel to freeze until I unplug the External HDD.
Is there anything I can do to recover this file?