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.