I have a 250 GB External Hard drive (HP Pocket Media Drive). When I connect it, it doesn't open automatically. So I go to My Computer and double-click G: drive. It takes some time and then the message occurs 'G:/ drive not accessible, Parameter is incorrect'. When I right click the icon, it takes time and then shows the options. I click on Properties. It shows the hard disk completely blue i.e. no free space.
When I try to safely remove it, it says, 'cannot remove device. generic volume in use...'. However, I just right-clicked on the G:/ drive icon, it took some time and then showed the options. I clciked on safely remove. It took time again, but then the message occured, 'safe to remove'. So I removed it.
I have done testdisk and photorec and the results of these operations are shown in my previous post titiled, ' Hurray! I successfully recovered my files..
'. I also opened disk management and it shows the G:/ drive as healthy. I've attached the photos of Disk Management.
Please tell me if it is possible to recover all the data by working something out in Disk Management, as photorec hasn't recovered everything, and also not in the original form.
(P.S. I haven't formatted my hard disk before doing any of the above operations as I'm afraid I'll lose around 120 GB of data.)