I was going to do some backups when one of my backup drives failed. Windows Explorer showed the drive letter but when I tried to access it, Windows claimed it was too corrupted. Couldn’t even run a check disk on it. Tried it on another computer with the same results. I was thinking of scrapping this drive but I decided to try one more thing.
I have MiniTool Partition Wizard 12 installed and I know it has some hard drive utilities built in so I decided to give it a shot.
With my drive plugged in with a USB adapter, I opened the program.
So the first positive thing that I noticed is that the program detected and displayed the drive in question. In my example, Disk 4 (F:).
I right-clicked on the drive and found the option to Check File System.
A window opened and in the options section, I selected to Check & fix detected errors.
Then I clicked on Start. It scanned the drive and found some errors and was successful in repairing them.
I have my drive back. To be sure the drive isn’t damaged. I right-clicked again on the F: drive and this time chose the option to do a Surface Test.
Over three and one-half hours and the test came out clean. No problems detected. Well, if it comes down to it, I usually make multiple backups, so I’m covered there.
As usual, your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
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