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    What's the best data recovery software?

    I can't remember what I tried last time but I got a lot of uninteligible filenames.

    What's the best and what are my chances? It was a brand new Seagate Barracuda and I suddenly got 'corrupt and can't be read.'

    Thanks - rev

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    What is the rest of the story?
    What type of files are they? Have they been on the drive for weeks and all by themselves they got corrupted? Or were you doing something to the drive?

    "Recuva" has been around for a long time..... In a perfect world, you install Recuva on a different drive.... aka avoid using the bad drive at all...
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    I'm guessing you mean free apps.

    You can try Recuva or PhotoRec:
    https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva
    https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

    How to use Recuva:
    https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-u...-to-use-Recuva

    PhotoRec Step By Step:
    https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

    Either way, the recovered files must be written to different drive, not the "bad" drive.

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    >What is the rest of the story?
    A cheap docking station probably accounts for it.

    >What type of files are they? Have they been on the drive for weeks and all by themselves they got corrupted?
    A lot of audio plugs for Sonar, virtual instruments but the rest I can't remember. Four of my disks failed in the same week so I was frantically copy stuff from drive to drive and just when I almost had that drive done, it fell over. If any of the recommended softwares can even list what was there it would be a help.

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    Hi,

    What kind of corruption is it? Is your Seagate drive corrupted or the files? Are you receiving any error messages? If yes, then please share the screenshot of that message popup box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midknyte View Post
    I'm guessing you mean free apps.

    You can try Recuva or PhotoRec:
    https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva
    https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

    How to use Recuva:
    https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-u...-to-use-Recuva
    I also vote for Recuva.
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    Thanks Falcon Speed, that's timely because I haven't yet faced the issue.

    Andrew: The message is 'drive corrupt and unreadable' or words to that effect. I don't even get a drive letter in Disk Man so I can't access any of the data. Four disks went bad in the same week because they were all bought at the same time. No sooner had I recovered one than the next one went down. Then the new replacement disk went down!

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