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External Hard Drive I/O Error


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#1 mehsighuhh

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:08 PM

I'm running Ubuntu.

 

I mistakenly encrypted $RECYCLE.BIN instead of the file I intended, and now I get the following: This location could not be displayed. Sorry, could not display all the contents of “DRIVE NAME”: Error when getting information for file 'username/DRIVE NAME/$RECYCLE.BIN': Input/output error

 

It mounts, it accurately shows the amount of space used on the drive, but nothing displays.

 

Any suggestions for file recovery before I attempt surgery?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:41 PM

What happens if you create a new file named $RECYCLE.BIN ?

 

What is the file system on the External? NTFS?

 

If you are booting Ubuntu install Testdisk from Software Manager. Start the program and do a Quick Search on the External drive. Highlight any partitions found and press the "P" key. Do you see your files? If you have enough space on the HDD you ran from Testdisk from you can recover all your files in one go. Or, on another External drive create a folder called Recovery. Open terminal from the Recovery directory. Run Testdisk and all files recovered will default to the Recovery directory.






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