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Old 08-02-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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I was copying a game into my external hard disk but by mistake the cable was unplugged. When i re-inserted it it said: "G:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" Then they asked me to format it but I have lots of information and data there and i dont want to lose it. I tried using the chkdsk command in cmd but my file sytem is NTFS. I run windows 7. Any help in fixing it without formatting it or losing data. Thanks

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Try scanning iwith recuva and if the files are located, copy them out to another physical disk, then you can format and copy them back..

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I tried scanning but not any file was detected. Is there anyway else? Anyway Thank you!!!
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Try testdisk as in this sticky http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/...er-194492.html
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did it work for you? i am facing a similar problem and need a solution

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