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Hard Drive is NOT readable or accessible, How to fix? (Resolved).

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Best Answer JoyfulNoise , 17 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hello Everyone, I am making a final update here. I also would like to give a special thank you and shout-out to my boys phillpower2 and FreeBooter! Thank you so much for your excellent service... Go to the full post »


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We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved!

When backing up important data to backup drive make sure file system is not corrupted by executing Chkdsk X: /f command replace the X: drive letter with drive letter you want to scan for errors.


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Hello JoyfulNoise,

 

If there is any other advice for me to apply in the future 

 

 

For your most important data, having it stored on a removable drive that can be kept somewhere secure like a wall safe is a good idea as is backing up to the Cloud.

 

You are most welcome btw  :) thank you for your kind words and likewise seasons greetings and a healthy and prosperous new year to you and yours  :thumbsup:


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We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved!

When backing up important data to backup drive make sure file system is not corrupted by executing Chkdsk X: /f command replace the X: drive letter with drive letter you want to scan for errors.

 

Thank you FreeBooter! Even though I would have reformatted the drives no matter what, The only thing is I wish I could have been able to get the drives accessible before I did and that I could of recovered all of my files, but hey it is what it is. Otherwise, yes, issue resolved and I will be ready if the next issue arrises.

 

Thank you for the advice. In an earlier post, you mentioned that data loss won't happen when running Chkdsk, but just for safety measures, do you think I should make an extra backup just in case? Are there other methods to see if the file system is corrupted? Since my hard drives are working, you wouldn't think that there would be any file system issues, but to hey to make sure is better that having problems in the future!


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Hello JoyfulNoise,

 

If there is any other advice for me to apply in the future 

 

 

For your most important data, having it stored on a removable drive that can be kept somewhere secure like a wall safe is a good idea as is backing up to the Cloud.

 

You are most welcome btw  :) thank you for your kind words and likewise seasons greetings and a healthy and prosperous new year to you and yours  :thumbsup:

 

Thank you phillpower2! I will look into that. No problem and people like yourselves need to hear how great of a job you are doing and even be honored. Not many do. Thank you for the wishes! :D


Edited by JoyfulNoise, 19 December 2016 - 05:24 PM.

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@FreeBooter

 

I remembered one more thing I want to ask you about Chkdsk. If I ran what you said, will it possibly fix some of the recovered PDF files that could not open.

 

Here is what the error message reads

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC could not open 'example.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).


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No those files are damage running Chkdsk command cannot repair them.


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No those files are damage running Chkdsk command cannot repair them.

 

Ok, Thank you for your help.


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