External drive, fried? wheres the data Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Drive Storage Last response: September 7, 2010 1:16 AM in Storage Share luckydriver September 6, 2010 8:19:20 PM WD 640 that's about a year old. it shows only 145gigs free but there arent any files there in most directories. (including my backups which is disconcerting and of course i cant even do any new backups now). i do see a few music files but when i click on them or try to copy them , it says cannot find the specified file then a bubble pops up and says unable to save all the data for the file G:\$mft, the data has been lost etc etc. then when a directory appears to be empty but i know there are files in it, you cant even delete the directory. any ideas what to do? a chkdsk wont even work and neither will a defrag More about : external drive fried wheres data blackmancer a b G Storage September 7, 2010 1:16:50 AM damn. I had one of these and mine died on me all of a sudden. I took the HDD out and hooked up internally but it would shut off my computer the instant I powered it. anyway http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=301... try downloading the WD Data Lifeguard software, see if that helps OR http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name... try a bootable DOS version of Seatools and run the Generic test. I think it also has a chkdsk type function as well. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy Western Digital external hard drive has a fried controller Any know where I c ForumExternal hard drive fried usb port? ForumFried WD500 Hard Drive ForumUSB Fried External Hard Drive ? ForumExternal hard drives fried ForumIs my Buslink external hard drive fried ? ForumWas it the PSU, MB, or Case that fried my components? ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumSil 4726 port replicator raid card fried - issues with lost data ! ForumNeed help with fried external drive ForumHow to recover External Hard Drive data ForumWD 1tb external hard drive wrong p/supply ForumHow To Retrieve the data from my external hard drive when the external port is d ForumExternal hard drive usb short circuit? ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumIs my hard drive fried ? ForumPower supply fried my WD120JB. Can I rig it to recover data ? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumSATA drive not display in my computer ? Forum[Solved] Fried HDD Recovery More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !