My drive decided to stop working properly so I thought it best to buy another one and copy everything from it. I have a laptop which I needed to move so I thought the best thing to do would be to be safe by shutting down and moving the laptop and drive carefully; however, upon rebooting with the drive plugged in, it decided to stop working.
I ran CHKDSK /F /X on it and it didn't complete, so I ran /R on it, and it looked as if it was working. It then decided to tell me, "The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 86546 of name . An unspecified error occurred." so I downloaded and ran the WDE diagnostic tool Data Lifeguard. On the site it said "WesternDigital Elements Desktop", rather than "Western Digital Elements", so that looked as if it was the closest. Both the quick scan and extended scan failed. Checking the SMART option in the diagnostic tool tells me there are 134 in 'reallocated secor count' with the threshold being 140. Everything else in the SMART option has a tick next to it.
If I hadn't have shutdown and rebooted, but just moved the laptop and drive anyway, this wouldn't have happened, because I was using the drive to copy things already.
Is there any way I can recover files from it, or at least delete some so it can have enough room to replace bad clusters, etc.?