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comment Recovering data from an external hard drive
Hi BJ292 - Testdisk gave me some measure of success. I was able to access my directory tree again and copy out some files. Other files couldn't be read, or they copied over as 0 byte files. I'm going to see whether Photorec (packaged with Testdisk) is able to retrieve the files that Testdisk can't. Whether or not I get all my files back, thanks for the suggestion. :) Some files certainly beats none.
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comment Recovering data from an external hard drive
Unfortunately, the copy operation produced a lot of 0-byte files. Now, the hard drive is only being recognised by Windows as a "local disk" and is not mounted by Linux. Disk management crashes when I try to examine it.
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Update: it seems that it is very slowly recognising more files (about 50% now). I'll let the operation complete and post back when it's done.
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About 10-20 minutes. My experience with chkdsk had been that it was faster, but I'll try it again overnight tonight and report back tomorrow.
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Hi hardlywired - the drive mounted without a hitch. However, Nautilus, like Windows Explorer, is failing to detect most of the files (it seems I can access some, but about 85% of the data isn't being "prepared to be copied"). Do you have any other suggestions on how I might proceed in retrieving the remaining 85%?
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Hi Photon - unfortunately, chkdsk freezes at step 2 (checking indexes) at 74%. I figure this means that there's something wrong with the indexes that chkdsk can't fix. Do you have any recommendations on how to proceed?
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