Thanks in advance for the help. I tried Googling and searching the forums for an answer to this, but I can't seem to find any help.
I have a Dell laptop M1530 running Vista Home. I use a Maxtor Touch 300GB External HD where I store all of my songs, movies, etc. The other day, I tried to open one of my Music folders ("Unsorted") and got the error message "Unsorted is inaccessible, incorrect function". I tried safely removing the device and reattaching it. No luck. I tried restarting my computer. No luck. I tried changing the drive letter of the External HD. No luck.
I can still access other folders, but this one just has all of my unsorted music (it's pretty big, probably a few hundred files in there).
I tried to Check Disk (through Right Click, Properties, Tools), but it freezes after about an hour. I tried Defragging the drive, but that too freezes. I tried downloading one of the recovery programs from Cnet.com, but that froze as well.
So I started to transfer files to my laptop and delete them off the External HD. I was hoping to clear up some space and maybe that would somehow help the situation. It ended up making it worse and now I can't even open the Music folder (where my Unsorted folder lies within).
Anyone know what I can do to get my External HD working again? Some of these music files are from old CDs that I no longer know where they are so I really want to save the files.
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Thanks for the response r. I wasn't able to copy the files anywhere. I have a friend who has a copy of the Geek Squad CD. He used it to "browse" for files on my External HD. We were able to see a bunch of the files, but we couldn't copy them anywhere.
It sounds like I have a partition issue with my External HD. Do you know what program would be good to deal with this?