Please help me on how to recover corrupted external usb hard drive ( usb buffalo)...I have important documents and photos and I need it very badly. Your help is highly appreciated.thank you.
There are many reasons which may causes external usb hard drive to be corrupted. One common one is virus attack, so you may want to scan the usb hard drive with anti-virus software, Microsoft security essential and AVG free are free ones http://goo.gl/8nqdVY http://www.free.avg.com
Does the usb hard drive been detected by computer? If not, you may go to device manager and then assign a drive letter to the usb drive, follow this guide http://goo.gl/hmOQ5k
To get back files like documents and photos on the usb hard drive, you can follow this step by step guide http://goo.gl/xN7vvY
Take note that do not format the usb hard drive, do not save other files to the external hard drive before you get back all needed files from the usb hard drive.
It clearly indicates that your drive was corrupted, so in order to access files from it you need to make use of USB drive recovery software. When I am facing the same problem, I have used this tool and finally I was able to recover data from thumb drive successfully. here's the guide Recover deleted files form usb hard drive