I started to encounter a weird issues with my HDD recently. Random objects (files and/or directories) on my disk are vanishing/being corrupted on a boot time. I have noticed objects disappearing only from my HDD, the SSD is fine. It does happen only on boot time though. During the normal work on my PC, everything is fine. I can put it to sleep & wake up for days, no problem. The problem appears when I shutdown my PC completely.
After boot up, I open my daily apps as usual and from time to time I can realize some files are missing (I can tell that by the errors coming up from the apps being corrupted, compiler complains about missing files, directories I cannot open etc.) these are random objects on the disk, not necessarily the ones I used recently.
My drives are:
- Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (main, Windows 10 drive)
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3,5 (ST2000DM001) (the one I have problem with - used for files)
What is important to note here is, I'm able to see the files & directories in the windows explorer, as well as the command line
dir command. However I'm unable to open, rename, copy or maintain them in any way.
If I try to open a damaged directory I do get an error saying that:
The File or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable
If I try to open a damaged file, I get error saying that the file doesn't exist.
The only way to fix this, is with the help of the
chkdisk. However, the
chkdisk scan is removing the damaged objects permanently.
Till now, I was able to recover most of the essential files myself using the external, synchronized drive. However I have now lost some really important files that I had no time to backup and need to get them back (I'm still able to see them in the explorer - that is until I restart my PC).
- Windows version: Windows 10 Pro compilation 1809,
- My PC is about 5 years old,
- Problem started to appear ~two months ago,
- I haven't been opening my PC & touching anything,
- There are no errors during boot time,
diskmgmt.mscshows that the disk condition is fine,
- I have been defragmenting a disk but that doesn't solve the issue
- Is this the symptom of a damaged disk?
- How can I recover (the access) to my files?
Any help attempt will be greatly appreciated.