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    Gdday,

    My daughter wanted me to have a look at a friends non functioning had drive enclosure. There was no response when I powered it up so I took it apart and stuck the thing in a docking station.

    It's gone RAW although the files are obviously still there. Whats the recommendation to attempt to recover these files. I'm reluctant to run CHKDSK. I've seen files ruined by this before.

    I have file recovery software, but is there a way to repair the file system with less effort? I'm assuming it's NTFS.
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    I Have used tools found on UBCD for windows in the past or Hiren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    It's gone RAW although the files are obviously still there.
    If the drive has gone 'raw' that means OS can't find a partition table, and if that's the case, how did you discern the files are still there?

    You have to image the drive and work on the image at any rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotnot View Post
    If the drive has gone 'raw' that means OS can't find a partition table, and if that's the case, how did you discern the files are still there?

    You have to image the drive and work on the image at any rate.
    A look at disk management tells me that there are two partitions and that one has a certain amount of space used. I've been down this road before, and I'm positive that I can recover the files with...say... EaseUS Data Recovery or some such. That has a RAW option I think.

    Did it once with a full 6tb drive. It took 3 days but eventually got back the entire tree structure and nearly all the files.

    Anyway, I'll do it if theres no other way....theres not a lot of data.
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    Yeah, ok.... I always image the drive first, just in case there's physical damage occurring with the hdrive....(and it's typically someone else's data, so I'm extra cautious)

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    Used DMDE raw file recovery to get most of the stuff....never used it before, it worked well.

    Most files are OK, but there are a few that coudn't be salvaged.
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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