Corrupt/unreadable hard drive [Solved/Closed]

Slindores 2 Posts Thursday September 10, 2015Registration date September 11, 2015 Last seen - Sep 10, 2015 at 11:36 PM - Latest reply:  hungryant
- Dec 30, 2015 at 02:52 AM
My WD Elements hard drive is corrupt or unreadable and I would love a solution. Anyone have any tips to solve this problem at home?
When I plug the hard drive in its recognised but instead of registering as 'WD Elements' like it normally does it stays as 'Local Disk G:/'. When I attempt to open the hard drive it says 'G:/ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupt or unreadable'

I'd love to be able to recover a majority if not all my data so any help would be great but the conpanies I've spoken to charge commercial prices which are just way too high!
I'm no computer expert though so keep it simple.

Thanks!!!
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jollym124 98 Posts Wednesday January 21, 2015Registration date March 28, 2017 Last seen - Sep 11, 2015 at 01:24 AM
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If you are under Windows operating system, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In cmd window that appears type this:
chkdsk x: /f
(where x = drive letter associated with your external hard drive, and before x: and after x: there is a space)
and press Enter.
Command chkdsk (check disk) will correct errors and your external hard drive will be accessible again.



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Slindores 2 Posts Thursday September 10, 2015Registration date September 11, 2015 Last seen - Sep 11, 2015 at 03:19 AM
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Thanks so much!
Thanks bro you are a genius saved my all important files from deleting thanks again