A friend gave me a Western Digital Elements 2tb hard drive that has bad sectors to try and recover data off of. The hard drive is about 1.6 tb filled with mostly videos.
A few months ago I tried to repair the drive using chkdsk but that did not work and ended up making the files not visible in Windows Explorer, but they were still there. I then try and fix the drive using Testdisk but for reasons I can not remember I stopped it before it finished. After that I did not do anything with it for a few months as I was busy with classes.
I turned it back on a few days ago now and the files are now showing up in Windows Explorer. I tried to copy the files using Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier but it is not very feasible as copy speeds were going anywhere from 5 kb/s to 50 kb/s. Of the small amount of files I tried to copy most of them timed out and only a partial file was copied. The files are going into a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2tb. Also when I use CrystalDiskInfo to try and check the health of the drive it does not detect the drive.
Also I have been trying to pull a full list of files using dir /s from the command prompt, but it stops when there is a read error. Is there any way around that?
All of the above was done on a Windows 7 laptop.