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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My Western Digital external hard drive has a fried controller Any know where I c Forum SolvedExternal hard drive fried usb port? Forum Son's laptops hard drive is fried. Data gone. Plan is to get new hard drive and do a clean install of windows 8.1. In what or Forum SolvedCannot access data on my external hard drive Forum SolvedExternal hard drive lost data after creating factory recovery Forum Solvedrecover data from external hard drive Forum SolvedSeagate 500 gb external drive not working. not delectable. only beep sound occurs. how i recover my data? Forum Solvedhow to get data off of external drive after making it an internal drive Forum SolvedBeeping Noise After External Hard Drive Dropped How To Recover Data Forum SolvedHow to recover data from a damaged external hard drive Forum SolvedHow to restore the data of a formatted external hard drive?Thank you for your help Forum SolvedExternal hard drives fried Forum SolvedUnable to access data in my external drive... Forum SolvedI accidentally erased all my data from my external hard drive. Can I get it back? Forum SolvedData loss - external hard drive. PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedRecovering data from password-protected volumes within an external hard drive Forum SolvedDropped external hard drive still works, now host computer only "sees" the drive, NOT any of the data. Forum SolvedExternal hard drive data recovery Forum WD external drive doesn't show data Forum SolvedExternal hard drive wont get recognized by any computer. I want to recover my data although it wont pop up Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !