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How to recover files from unlocated in usb external drive

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a b G Storage
October 31, 2010 1:40:14 AM

Hello,I m using Win Xp sp2 and my hdd is of 250 GB.Few days ago, I bought a Portable Usb External hard drive of 500 GB. I used this to save files like people use pen drive.I had saved almost 300 GB. But now when I plug in the usb drive(500)GB. it shows that i has 1.73 GB of memory.After that I have gone to Disk management option there I have found that ---Disk 1(basic) 465.76 GB(online)----N: 1.76 GB NTFS healthy(ACtive)----464.00 GB unllocated. Now what should i do? How can I get my old files which I have saved in this UsB hard drive?
a c 271 G Storage
October 31, 2010 7:50:01 AM

It appears that the MBR (sector 0) has been trashed. :-(

Could we see the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector?

Extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file. The procedure will generate a report file named SIout.txt.
a b G Storage
October 31, 2010 8:48:18 AM

In order to recover you need another drive with the same or larger capacity. You can use TuneUp Utilities to check the drive. There are other third party utilities to fix MBR but be very extra careful in using this tool.
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March 13, 2012 10:59:15 AM

There are many reasons why files or data gets deleted from USB flash drives. It may be due to Malware / Spyware / Virus attack, accidently pressing shift + delete key, Human error, damaged file system, formatted or corrupted hard drive, emptied recycling bin or abrupt shutdown of the system and various types of system failure. In order to undelete files from usb drive, a recovery software is designed to restore and recover data from corrupted, formatted, deleted or crashed removable USB flash drives.You can easily download the free trial version also. :)  :)  :) 
August 12, 2012 1:52:56 PM

Hi there,
I can understand your problem, data stored on external hard drive might be very important to you. Don't worry, still you can get back your lost data using some third party data recovery software. Once I had lost very important office files on account of USB drive corruption and later I was able to recover USB files through one of effective Recover Data software. I analyzed its effectiveness by downloading the demo version of this tool, where i saw able to see all recovered files at the end of recovery process and then purchased product. I would also recommend you to carry out same thing to get back your data lost from your external USB drive.