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Corrupt Filenames on Old External WD HDD

HDD external-HDD corruption

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adish

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I have a rather old 500GB WD HDD that I tried connecting today.

All the file names are corrupted:

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When I connected it Windows claimed some corruption, and choosing repair it quickly claimed it fixed the problem, though nothing seemed to have been done.

 

Any advice?

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phillpower2

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:welcome:   adish,

 

We have absolutely no way of knowing what the information shown on the drive actually is, do you know.


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This was an old backup drive I used.
These are all regular files and folders.
It was actually offline for about 2 years.
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See if Recuva free can get your files back, download here

 

It would be wise to check the drive for malware as a precaution, please see the GTG redirection info below;

 

I suspect that you have some malware on your computer causing issues that we are not able to solve through means we can use here in the Tech Forums. I suggest you read the 'Start Here' topic found here. With these self-help tools you have a high chance of fixing the problems on your own. If you are still having problems after following Step 3 of the guide, continue with Step 4 and 5 and post in the Malware Forum. If you are unable to run any programs, Please create a topic stating what you have tried so far and that you are unable to run any programs. Also, Please do NOT post the logs in this thread.

If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

 


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Can you open any of the files regardless of how the file names look?


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