I have a Windows drive that went bad. 500GB. I need data off it.
I'm new to Linux, so using the GUI version, not command prompt.
I downloaded the ISO and created a USB bootable drive, and am running Ubuntu from that right now, on the All In One computer that has the drive that needs recovery.
It will not mount, but under "Drives" I can see the 7 different partitions, and select the primary one (labeled correctly) with the C drive and all the data that should be on it.
I'm currently creating a partition image, and I was hoping to be able to mount it back in and navigate through the files.
I'm not sure if this is the best way to do this, or not.
Windows will not boot. When booting to run a CHKDSK /f or /r, it is taking FOREVER.
Right now, during the partition image creation, I have 11,608 bad sectors and it is 1% complete. It does say that it has saved 4GB of data, and 510MB is unreadable.
It's only one folder that I need: C:\Photos
Is there a better way to recover or access only that directory?
Update: It jumped to 70% complete now, 340GB done, 339GB unreadable. Yikes. Says a total of 16,024 sectors are bad.
Will CHKDSK even possibly fix this? I find it hard to believe that the data is just "gone"
CHKDSK ran, but now I can't read the superblock.