I had some bad sectors on my portable HDD....i use windows check disk to repair the bad sectors...after running windows chkdsk utility my portable HDD shows up as an unformatted drive....How do I recover my files...please help
As your hard disk shows as an unformatted drive , to recover all the data from it you have to use any data recovery software program that helps you recover your all files from hard disk. Kernel for windows data recovery is one of them that recovers all your data and restore it to another drive. For more information visit: http://www.kerneldatarecovery.com/windows-data-recovery...
It seems that your drive get the “not formatted” problem. It is really common. Format is always the efficient solution of your problem.
But, if you want to recover your files inside this drive, you should try a free hard drive recovery tool, which has successfully recovered my inaccessible data from a “not formatted” drive. You should try it, too. Note:
1. Stop writing anything new on this drive immediately to avoid the original data overwritten by new data , which can make your data gone permanently.
2. Save your recovered data on a different drive in case of recovery failure.
3. Not forget to format this drive to see whether it could work as before.
4. Back up your data in a safe place.