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External HD accessible, but data corrupted.

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  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
  • External Hard Drive
Last response: in Storage
July 6, 2013 9:36:08 PM

I recently switched the disk in an external HD with my internal HD. It worked fine at first, but since yesterday about 50% of the files on the drive are corrupt (for example images are all cut up, have mixed up colors or are partially black). I don't know if there is a connection with changing the disks or if that was just a coincidence. I gave chkdsk a shot but it didn't seem to help.

Any suggestions about how to repair this?

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a c 326 G Storage
July 7, 2013 3:35:46 AM

Can you give us more information about the external drive? Is the drive larger than 2TB, and did you recently write new data beyond the 2TB point?
July 7, 2013 4:14:17 AM

It's 2TB, and only about one quarter full. As far as I remember i haven't written anything to the drive recently.