I have Windows 7 installed to my SSD and miscellaneous downloads and files stored on my internal HDD. My hard drive suddenly started loading slowly earlier this week - right clicking on the drive or trying to copy files usually results in explorer crashing. I can navigate the folders without too much trouble, but the subfolders still load slowly.

There's probably a chkdsk log buried somewhere in there, but in the meantime, I was going to transfer over what I could before seeing whether this problem was fixable. The drive is around 5 years old.

Are there any programs that can copy data from a semi-readable drive like this one? I can't tell if it's actually dying or not, but Windows at least recognizes it, so I'm hoping there's some way to transfer the data without crashing explorer.

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  • There are hundreds of programs that can do this what have you tried? – Ramhound Aug 7 '15 at 19:34
  • I was wondering if there was one that was specific to this problem with explorer. For example, I had found this one called Unstoppable Copier, but the description says it's for physical damage. – eternal Aug 7 '15 at 19:56
  • Again, there are hundreds of applications altar can do the job.... We don't so recommendations here at SU – Ramhound Aug 7 '15 at 20:18