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How to recover files from external hard drive after cleaning up a virus

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June 9, 2011 12:49:50 PM

Hi
how can I recover files from external hard drive after cleaning up a virus(trojan horse and some malware) ? The files are still there cause the external drive is 298 capacity and only 5 gigs still available .
a c 104 G Storage
June 9, 2011 2:03:58 PM

Hi Sammy,

First of all, run an antivirus program directed at the external drive, to make sure it's clean. You may have done that already, but didn't say whether you ran your antivirus against the system drive or this drive, or both.

Next connect your (?USB or SATA or Firewire) external drive to your clean computer, and go to Disk Management, to see if it is recognized by your OS (Win-7, Vista, Win-XP ??)

Go to the graphical area in the lower half, and list for us what it says in the Drive Status box (left side) that starts with Disk 1, Then in the Volume Status box just to the right, list the color of the band above it, and what is says, such as VolName, disk letter, size, NTFS, Healthy, or whatever it lists.

That way the folks will know if it is active, and partitioned still, and if there is a file system still on it.
June 30, 2011 8:01:18 AM

If your drive is virus free now then i will ask you to use Kernel for fat and ntfs recover partition software for the recovery of your partition data and files.
it is a fantastic software for the data recovery purpose as i seemed. it has an user friendly interface through which it can recover data and files instantly according to your requirement means you can save all together or select files according to your requirement and save it to your location.
for details - http://www.recoverpartition.net
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July 9, 2012 11:18:51 AM

Hi....
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a c 99 G Storage
October 11, 2013 5:54:00 AM

I am closing this thread as it has become a landing site for spam.
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