External HDD Data Recovery (Corrupt Master File Table)

xAIMx

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Hello,

I have run into a big problem on my External HDD. I can't access it, it tells me "The Disk Structure is Corrupt And Unreadable" After a bit of digging around I found out the Master File Table is corrupt. I've tried a few Data Recovery Programs over the last few days and I had a bit of success with Recuva. However I have a way to many small files on that drive, ranging from textures copied 50 times in different folders from old Animation projects, to final products. I alot of my past work is on that drive and would be lost if I can't recover it. Recuva is good, but the structure of the harddrive is gone, it's a ridecuous long list of files and I can't know if it's important or not. Is there any way to recover my files in such a way I can see the folders? I would know which ones were important, and which ones weren't. and I did not have to waste days recovering an absurd amount of files I don't need and spend even more days trying to go though them all and find which ones I need to save.
Thank you for your time I hope someone can help!
 

RolandJS

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Please tell us that, after all the recoverable files have been recovered, that you will enact and continue a routine, perhaps weekly or bi-monthly, of making full images of your OS and your Data partitions onto reliable, affordable, external media.

 

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