External HD problem

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

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  1. samy

    samy Registered Member

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    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

    Thanks
     
  2. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

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    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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