I have a 1TB External Hard Disk.
I accidentally selected the "Delete Volume" option in Disk Management,because of which the volume(External HDD) showed Unallocated and it was not showing up in "My COmputers" as well.Then i selected the "New Simple Volume" in the same option,thought it might help and completed the steps(but in one of the options i selected "Do not Format" in the end,because the drive stored some important files),which helped to show up the External HDD in "My computers",but now it was giving error "You need to format the disk ..." on connecting the hard disk to my LAPTOP.
I do not want to format my External HDD as there is almost 700GB of important Data in it and i do not have any other HDD of that space to which i can recover the files to.
So, i again selected the option "Delete Volume" in Disk Management option of Computer Management.And till then i have been trying all possible methods including Trial versions of different softwares like "Partition Find and Mount" and others,but no result.
I tried running chkdsk but not of much help. Its giving below error.
"The type of the file system is NTFS.
The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted."
Kindly help me out.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by hamluis, 10 October 2016 - 12:54 PM.
Moved from IH to Backup/Imaging/Disk Management - Hamluis.