Corrupt/unreadable hard drive

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Slindores Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen September 11, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015 at 11:36 PM
 Balenci - May 26, 2023 at 06:43 PM
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 Posts 98 Registration date Wednesday January 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen March 28, 2017 28
Sep 11, 2015 at 01:24 AM
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 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen September 11, 2015 3
Sep 11, 2015 at 03:19 AM
Thanks so much!
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saad > Slindores Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen September 11, 2015
Oct 9, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Thanks bro you are a genius saved my all important files from deleting thanks again
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