Recently I had a Maxtor 200GB drive fail and after running MAXBlast I was given an error code... long story short I have received a replacement in the mail and ghosted my dying drive to the new one. During the Ghost I had to give it the appropriate "Force" flags and off it went. It was quite slow however I was able to watch the folder of all of my videos and each individual video that I had made get transfered over in the "Copying File : ~~ " area of Ghost. However when I try and access that file on the new folder windows tells me that "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" and shows a size of 0kb. When I select the drive and view its properties as a whole its shows 233Gbs used, but when I select all of the other folders together they tally up to 21GBs, so as far as I can tell all of the videos are there just the folder named "Videos" is corrupt. Does anyone have an idea on how I can go about recovering the videos I really dont want to lose them as it will be quite sometime before I can make more boarding videos (Broken leg). As for having a back up... I have a full back up of my videos on DVD.. I just dont know where they are as we just moved. On the topic of drive failure how much would one trust a refurbished drive? It was kinda nice though they sent me a 250Gb drive as warranty for my 200GB drive... must have been what they had in stock at the time I guess.
Thanks for any help you can provide,