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Corrupted 2tb hard drive

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November 12, 2012 8:19:00 AM

Hello, my 2TB external hard disk is corrupted and unreadable, how can I recover it

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November 12, 2012 8:56:16 AM

Are you sure it is corrupted and unreadable? Its usually pretty hard to read the data from it after it gets corrupted.
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November 12, 2012 10:51:32 AM

You can try to run "Recuva" from Piriform to see if it can be recovered.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

You can also try PCI Recovery, which I have had luck with myself.
http://download.cnet.com/PC-Inspector-File-Recovery/300...

If your drive has mechanically failed you are probably out of luck. There is an old trick that you can put a hard drive into the freezer overnight and then plug it in and it sometimes works. I never did this with an external hard drive, but it should still work. I've had luck with this method 2 times ever, so it's a long shot. It also only works for a short time while the drive is icy cold. So act quickly. This is only if it has mechanically failed.

If there is drive corruption the two about apps may help you pull off any data you really want. It will be a tedious task though.
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November 12, 2012 11:47:30 PM

my last external i had issues with was fixed by putting the drive itself into a new external shell.
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