I have recently placed a post about recovering from a USB HDD with bad sectors and did get a reply about it. However, I do have a few other issues that I would appreciate some suggestions or ideas on.
Firstly, I did a Fast File Search on it, using 3.94, and it managed to find files and folders. The problem was due to bad sectors it took about 5 days to find them. A lot of the files were corrupt, which I assume is again due to the bad sectors. Therefore I would like to know how best to fix these bad sectors, if at all possible.
Secondly, as I dropped the disk it is no longer recognised as a NTFS partition but RAW. Your app managed to decipher it properly but 5 days to do a scan is too long. Your reply to my post said to change something in the options to manually skip over bad sectors but I wondered how viable it is to actually deliberately format the drive and attempt a recovery from that? Would I then be able to fix the bad sectors after that?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And I have, as of yesterday, upgraded to 3.95.