I own a Western Digital Hard Drive external with power supply 1 terabyte capacity. Today i attached it to my cousin's pc and copied some files from his pc as back up, and since then my hard drive is showing as corrupted once i tried to click it.
So after many attempts to open it , i logged into ubuntu and tried again. Here is the error message i get
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mapping_pairs_decompress() failed: >Input/output error Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.
I have more than 700 gigs of data which are mainly photos. I never want to lose them , as they are my past 15 years of life. I wish you guys help me fixing this issue. I am a newbie and a doctor and i know little less about command prompts. Thank you, regards