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HDD in external enclosure XP cannot access it "corrupted"


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#1 clain

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:43 PM

The HDD on my Dell died a few years back so I pulled it and put it in an external enclosure in the hopes of being able to get my music off of it. I wasn't able to do anything with it on a PC running XP. However, I was able to access it on a Mac and get some of the files I needed off of it. Why would I not be able to access it on a PC but be able to on a Mac? Is there a way to get it to work on a PC?

I am able to scan the external HDD on my PC with malwarebytes, but cannot "see" what's on the drive using explorer.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:06 PM

What's the error message...when trying to view the contents from XP?

If the file system is corrupted...the file system is NTFS and forms the base for any partition...then Windows might have problems trying to read/access files on the drive/partition.

In which case...data recovery software allows user to recover/access files on such partitions/drives.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:02 PM

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:06 PM

Recuva worked like a charm! I was able to retrieve the data I needed.

Thank you very much!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:08 PM

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