Around 3 weeks ago I was attempting to access a file on my Seagate FreeAgent Goflex Desk 2TB external hard drive. The file wasn't opening and when I attempted to "Safely Remove" it, it wouldn't let me because it said the drive was in use. Since I was unable to safely remove it, I unplugged the USB cable from the PC and waited a minute and plugged it back in. This time, when I tried to open the drive it told me that the drive wasn't recognized and needed to be formatted.
I didn't want to format my drive since I have sensitive data on there that I need to recover so I ran a check disk (chkdsk F: /f). I let it run for several days and it ended up hanging up on a file and wouldn't continue. I figured this file was corrupt and wouldn't go past it. I waited another day to see if any progress would be made, but it was still in the same spot. I closed the command prompt and attempted to access the drive. This time it worked. I was able to open most of the folders and files. I wasn't able to open one of the folders and this is the folder where that file it was stuck on resides. I copied over a few of the important files to my desktop in case I ran into any other issues. About a week later I clicked on the drive and it told me I needed to format it again. This time, when I run check disk it tells me "The type of the file system is RAW."
How can I get back to being able to access the data so I can backup the rest of my data?
I'm running Windows7 64bit. The hard drive is located in my F drive. It used to display the name of the hard drive (GoFlex Desk) on my windows explorer window, but now it just says "Local Disk (F:)"
Thank you for your assistance.