Please can someone help me fix or recover my files?
I have seagate 3tb ex hdd and I was running EaseUS data recovery on the drive for a couple days and it got to about 30% of the scan when my computer froze so the scan wasn't able to finish. I think my computer froze because I had too many browser tabs open and my computer decided to freeze on me so had to abruptly restart. Really annoyed as I should of been more careful with my computers resources getting drained. I assume that's why my computer froze as it has done in the past.
I have restarted the EaseUS data recovery scan again and I estimate the scan to finish in about 2 weeks so I thought I'd ask this forum for some help in the mean time to check if I am on the right path or if there's something better / quicker I can do in the mean time? Is it safe to assume EaseUS data recovery won't damage any files?
FYI, before I ran the first EaseUS data recovery scan my computer wasn't reading the HDD but after the computer froze and restarted windows 7 now sees all the first folders in the root of the drive (is this positive progress?) but when I click on a folder I get this message -
P:\work not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
After Googling the issues I am not sure what to do as I've tried a mixture of tests and not sure whats best.
Should I first make a clone of the failed HDD using https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup ?
After making a clone can I access the data from the clone? If so how? Do I need another program or acronis computer back up will fix the file system as it makes a clone? After making a clone should I then run EaseUS data recovery on the 3tb RAW hdd?
Also before doing the first EaseUS scan I did try booting into linux and clicked repair drive but I got this message so turned back to windows -
Error checking filesystem on volume. The device is busy. There is already a job running
I've also tried tesk disk in windows7 but I wasn't feeling confident and didn't persevere with it as the deep search appeared to be taking along time and I got this message when stopping the search -
partition read error
When the hdd first failed I tried running the cmd chkdsk /f P: and got this message and still do -
file system is raw
I am not sure what I should do next. Should I just persevere with EaseUS data recovery and hope my computer doesn't freeze again before the scan has finished then I can transfer the data to a working drive??
If I can access the files and copy them to another location I'd be happy but right now I can't access any of the data.
Please can someone advise and point me in the right direction?
Edited by hamluis, 03 December 2017 - 05:16 AM.
Moved from External Hardware to Disk Mgmt - Hamluis.