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Seagate external HDD shorted help recover data please

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by siumatfung, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. siumatfung

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2009

    Posts: 4,288

    Location: North East

    My friend has a seagate external hard drive with all her kids pics on

    Unfortunately she tripped over the power cable and heard a loud buzzing noise

    Followed by the usb port which was damaged too which caused another static noise

    So far I've take the drive out of the enclosure and when plugged into a windows machine prompts to be reformatted for use

    ran UFS recovery which has found 232GB of raw data which I've scanned and has pulled up the list of all files and folders which were on the drive

    I then tried to copy them over to a different drive which they do but when opening The files they do not load properly

    Can anyone help please these are videos and photos of both her daughters since the conceived so is of great value and importance to them
     
  2. APM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2011

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: Wales

    You could look at Recuva, a free tool in CC Cleaner or try BitRecover.
     
  3. siumatfung

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2009

    Posts: 4,288

    Location: North East

    Thanks for the reply will check them out cheers