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Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)

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Hi everyone,

Sorry if this error gets posted a lot but I'm really trying to figure out how to fix this. My issue is as follows:

I currently use a WD 1tb external hard drive to backup my music, movies and pictures. Tonight I tried to save a photo into the pictures folder and got the "you need to format the disk in drive G:/ before you can use it" of course I chose not to format and got the CRC error. At first I thought it was the entire drive that was doing this, but turns out I can still access my music, movies, TV shows, just not the pictures folder (the most important one)

Now I hadn't even gotten around to backing up all my photos to another external before this happened so if I lose these pictures I will be very upset.

Any explanation on why the other folders work but not this one? Could that mean the data is recoverable? If so, how do I do this? I've read a few other threads on this and I must admit a lot of the technical terms fly right over my head. Please help if you can or do you suggest I take this in to a tech shop to look at?

I ran the chkdsk on the external and now the pictures folder is gone. I've never felt more stupid and helpless in my life.

Is there anything I can do? Can I recover these pictures?

Thank you in advance.
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Download R-studio demo and scan the drive to see if it can recover the files
Just click on help and you can purchase from that menu the ver you currently have installed
Try recuva it does a good job with photos also were you getting errors because the CRC will cause you to have major problems attempting to recover data
Recovering multiples of the same file in not unusual. The crc errors are going to make recovery extremely difficult my advise so far is for the DIY cheap $$$ options. If the data is needed a pro with pro recovery imager will have much better results getting the data off the drive but of course that costs more money. For most people paying less than 100 to get their data back is an acceptable resolution. Data recovery is not an exact process and many times the outcome is less than desired.
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