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External Hard Drive Failure

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#1 atoevan


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

I have a Western Digital External hard drive. The other night it starting making a clicking sound (it has done this in the past) and kept hearing the sound that I was connecting and disconnecting something from my computer. After doing this many times, I get a pop up that says my disk needs to be scanned. It does the error check for a few hours, and now the folder I had my music in is gone but I can still access the drive and when I look at how much space I have available, it still says I have used 350 GB, indicating the music files are still there.

Is there any way to find the music on the drive?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:50 AM

That i'm not sure about but it seems that your hard drive is failing. You should run the diagnostic tool from Western Digital.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:41 AM

You could try data recovery software, some examples of such follow.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Partition Find and Mount free partition recovery software - http://findandmount.com/

Recovery Software, Partition Table Doctor - http://www.ptdd.com/

Recovery Software, Recover My Files - http://www.recovermyfiles.com/


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