Ubuntu – Recover Data from External 1TB HDD

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I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 and my external hard drive no longer seems to mount. I've tried plugging it into a Windows OS Laptop and it comes up with a corruption error when trying to access the disk.

On Ubuntu I can only view the disk using gparted but again cannot access any data etc.

What is the best method for trying to recover this data? Most of it I have backed up but there are some folders which aren't, so ideally I would like to be able to recover the data.

Best Answer

  • I would recommend that you don't use the drive, and try TestDisk. Also if you have room on another drive, you can try using dd.

    Note: Keep in mind, that when it comes to data recovery nothing is guaranteed. Also it can be a time consuming project, so be patient.