External HD problem

Discussion in 'hardware' started by samy, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. samy

    samy Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    i have an external HD (500GB) permanently connected to my PC.
    This HD has three partitions H, I and J.
    The drive J shows :"Total Size: 165GB" and "Free Space: 119GB"
    The J drive is empty (no file appears in it when opening it)
    when opening a new folder within this drive, a window pop-up saying:
    "unable to create the folder "New Folder
    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"
    No issue with drives H and I .

    1. How this drive (J) became corrupted
    2. Is it possible to recover its content before reformatting it

  2. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    You may have luck retrieving the info from the J partition using Power Data Recovery. Free for home use. Just be sure you recover the data to a different drive.
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