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Zero Free Space and Zero Used Space - Can't access disk files

Last response: in Storage
July 22, 2012 11:38:54 AM

Hi to everyone,

I need a help with my Seagate 320GB 7,200.11rpm ST3320613AS hdd. I can't access it.

This hard drive was the primary hdd of my old pc that crashed. I really don't know how to recover files from it.

a b G Storage
July 22, 2012 3:21:38 PM

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July 22, 2012 4:35:06 PM

It appears that the partitions have been corrupted, you can try what nhasian suggested or a software called "GetDataBack for NTFS", which worked for me in most cases ( it is however not free, so first try the demo to see if it CAN recover the files, if so, you'll have to buy it so it does the actual recovery ).

This software does a sector by sector scan, so no matter how badly corrupted it is, it has a good chance of actually recovering (at least something).