Synopsis 【Released September 24, 2019 by uncutdata data recovery】
Damaged Mobile Hard Disk NTFS Partition Can Not Be Opened. Can The Files Inside Be Back?
Have you ever encountered an error message such as "File or directory is corrupted and unreadable" when using your computer? This phenomenon mainly occurs on mobile devices such as mobile hard disks. Among them, it is external mobile hard disks with large capacity (above 160GB) NTFS partition format that get this kind of problem most commonly.
"In daily life, I often record some images about natural scenery and store them on the folder of the mobile hard disk. They are some ordinary sceneries but they are pictures with my efforts and emotions. One day when I opened the mobile hard disk, an error message says it could not be opened. My friend told me that the NTFS partition was damaged. I want to know if the video inside can be retrieved?"
If you have encountered similar things, please don't be in a hurry. We can tell you that not only can it be back, but also in a good quality if it is a mobile hard disk with NTFS partition format. It will successfully restore files and directory structure.
Before we start learning how to recover, let's take a look at the reasons for this error so that you can be more cautious in these areas in the future and try to avoid them.
What are the reasons for the error?
The mobile device was not plugged or unplugged properly, and the system did not complete the read and write operations, which caused the file directory information to be disordered and incomplete. For example, if you copy a file to a mobile device, restart it, unplug it, and then open it again or use it on another computer, you may get an error.
The power supply and the main control circuit are unstable, causing the mobile hard disk to be addressed incorrectly and the information is disordered. If you choose inferior products, such as poor quality power supplies, motherboards, data cables, especially inferior external HDD enclosures, all these can cause the problem.
If you stop using the disk partition adjustment tool such as PQ, PM, etc., the file system structure may be incomplete.
In other cases, the virus destroys the file system structure, the hard disk hardware itself is faulty, and there is a sudden power outage during work.
Understanding the causes of the error, you can take notice to them. Then you may want to know there are so many reasons for the errors, how to judge and understand each corresponding solution? Don't worry, the following method of retrieving data applies to all lost situations. (If it is the damage to your hard drive hardware, you can just send it for repair.)
Recover lost videos by UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free is an all-in-one free data recovery software for different loss situations. It can help you recover files that cannot be opened because the mobile hard disk partition is damaged in the shortest time.
Then, let's show you the steps to recover your lost video folder.
Step 1: Enter the software to select the format of the missing file.
First of all, please open UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free, which shows the format selection interface of lost data.
There are two lines of icons in the interface, which represent the format of various types of data. The video that cannot be opened is a video file, you need to select the second icon from the left of the second line.
When the check is completed, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon, indicating that it has been selected. At this time, you can click the “Next” button in the upper right corner to enter the next interface, as shown below.
Step 2: Select the disk where the video you want to retrieve is originally located.
At this time, you enter the interface for selecting the disk, and all you need to do is to select the disk where the file you lost is originally located.
At this time, please select the mobile hard disk where the original video cannot be opened. When you select it, the right end of the line showing the name of the mobile hard disk will display a small circle with a check mark. At this point you can scan your hard drive by clicking the "Scan" button in the upper right corner, as shown below.
Intermediate process: Scan your mobile hard drive
It takes a certain amount of time to scan the mobile hard disk. The length of time is determined by the files stored on your mobile hard disk. Different file types and sizes will take different scanning times, as shown below.
Under normal circumstances, if there are about 5GB video files stored on your disk, it takes about a minute to complete all scans. Please be patient.
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free offers two scanning methods, one is the fast scan that is currently done, which can quickly retrieve files from your disk but may not scan deep files. But you don't have to worry about this, deep scan can help you solve the problem of not being able to retrieve the file, but it takes a little longer.
Recommendation: The best way to scan is to perform a fast scan first then a deep scan.(The operation of deep scan will be described to you in the next step)
Step 3: Select the recording folder you need to recover
Once the scan is completed, you will see all the files on your mobile drive listed in the left column of the interface.
What you need to do is to browse the files, find the recording folder you need to restore from the listed files and select it. Then click the "Restore" button in the upper right corner, as shown below.
If you don't find your video folder through fast scan, you don't have to worry about it. At this time, you only need to click the yellow“Deep Scan” button on the upper 。end of the interface. UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free will scan in depth immediately. Wait patiently again, as shown below.
After the new round of scanning is completed, find your video folder, select and click the "Restore" button. Then they will be able to return to you, as shown below.
In three easy steps, you can quickly retrieve the video folder that you can't open. For new computer users, the whole process is quite simple and clear. Even if you have never used any data recovery software, intimate wizard-style operation guide from the interface will give you a quick idea about how to recover data.
If you want to restore your partition to the damaged hard drive as soon as possible, please get the UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free software now by the link given below! There is also a free version for you to try, it can recover 200MB data.
Have you successfully recovered the files on your mobile hard drive? This article has come to an end. If you think that the method described in this article solves your problem, you can forward it or share it with friends who need it to help them solve the problem quickly.