So I've recently been having a ton of issues with my desktop PC, which have resulted in me being unable to boot into Windows after chkdsk being run on boot. Me being a massive idiot though, I didn't make a full backup, and am now struggling to retrieve my files. (So I can't just reformat as I kinda want my files)
I have a SATA - USB adapter device that I'm using to plug my drive into my laptop, and spare desktop, but I can't get any any of them to access the OS partition (where my files are stored). I have tried using Windows 7 and 10, yields the same result. I can see and access the recovery partition, but am not even given the size of the OS partition. I have tried setting ownership and full permissions to the computer being used, but I still get the error that '(Insert drive letter):\ is inaccessible. Access denied".
It's a Seagate 1TB HDD, but I have no idea if this issue's down to a setting or something that I'm missing, or whether my drive's given up.