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Recover Lost Data or Restore File System on Hard Drives SATA/IDE

November 15, 2016 Jon 17 Comments

This is a video on how to either A: Recover lost data on a hard drive or B: Repair the file system on the disk. Using Command Prompt I’ll guide you through the steps to do this.

Tools Needed:
SATA IDE 2.0 USB Reader
Power Supply with SATA Conversion if SATA Drive
Windows Vista/7/8
Administrative privileges

Step 1: Take the Hard Drive (HDD) that you wish to Repair or Recover and hook it up to the SATA IDE 2.0 USB reader and connect the Power for SATA to the Drive (If not a SATA drive and just IDE Power is supplied through 2.0 USB) and plug the 2.0 into the High Speed USB port.

Step 2: Click on the Start menu and “Right Click” on Computer and select Manage, once the window comes up select “Disk management” and locate the HDD you plugged in and find out the Drive Path letter, for an example mine in this video was G:, yours might be different.

Step 3: Open up the start menu and go to the search tab and search CMD and you will see Command Prompt pop up in the window above, Right Click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Select Yes at the Prompt and it will open Command Prompt.

Step 4: Your going to perform a Check Disk so in order to do this type the Command CHKDSK DRIVELETTER: and hit enter and it will perform the Check Disk, once the check disk is done it will tell you if you need to fix the File System if so you will need to run the Check Disk again only this time type CHKDSK DRIVELETTER: /F once that is complete it will tell you if it was able to repair the problem and now we can Recover

Step 5: Type the Command RECOVER and you will see This: RECOVER [Drive:][Path]filename This is a guideline just simply replace Drive: with the Letter of your drive (using my example G:) and the path with where you want to recover for an example if i wanted to restore drivers it would be RESTORE G:/windows/system32/drivers.

Step 6: Once you’ve recovered your files your all set to go and you can recover multiple files and paths, If you have another computer use the files and paths as reference to help you choose the proper commands

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  1. Akshay Chopra
    November 15, 2016 - 9:44 pm

    Hi, I used recovery disk and my hard disk which was 500gb partitioned in 2 converted to 1 and all data got erased please help.

  2. ākkaH Shinotenshi
    November 15, 2016 - 10:22 pm

    you'r the MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Javier Rivas
    November 15, 2016 - 10:30 pm

    Question: I merged 3 x 3tb using spanned and 1 of m drives crashed, now all 3 drives are down, is there a way to access data from the other 2 drives with COMM, the other 2 says Online and failed, do 2 missing 3rd disk

  4. xiu qu
    November 15, 2016 - 10:52 pm

    Try a data recovery software.Wondershare Data Recovery have a trial version to help you recover lost data from hard drive or other storage device.

  5. Simon Zodinsanga
    November 15, 2016 - 11:38 pm

    guys can you please help me with my pc.Once the computer reset itself I don't know how but it did so after the reset my chrome,games,adope reader,and many thing were not working after some days I insert my Pendrive which I used to record audio on our TV and it says that there is an error on this pendrive.Way back before I copied a file from my pc and insert on my TV from that moment the things started to happen.What do I do???please help

  6. Emeka Asoegwu
    November 15, 2016 - 11:58 pm

    Tried doing this but it keeps giving me cannot lock drive. The volume is still in use….what do I do?

  7. Samuel Moraes
    November 16, 2016 - 12:00 am

    Muito bom, não falo inglês mas deu para entender

  8. Fatih taşdemir
    November 16, 2016 - 12:37 am

    howdy, memory card than cd into moving while false give was, some item & files moved. however cd inside before & another files available while, cause recently making im process on (memory card than cd into) it files of some lossed? now it files where?

  9. legendaryboy2005 beast
    November 16, 2016 - 12:44 am

    Thank you

  10. Sawyer Stephens (SrS2225a)
    November 16, 2016 - 12:53 am

    If you think you have a bad hard drive but not sure. You can open cmd make sure to run it as administrator. Once you have done that type chkdsk NOTICE: this will take up to 1 minute to 10 minutes. Depending on how fast your computer is and how many files you have on it.

  11. Dusan Stojsin
    November 16, 2016 - 12:59 am

    My computer can't go in Data D… I had only C,I when I press on D it ask to format it..
    then I watch this… but In data D. were games,musics,photos,programs…When I did this,I get only photos? Can I get help,pls guys I need it..I'll do everything u want.. PLS!!

  12. dean ivan
    November 16, 2016 - 3:38 am

    Thanks Bro your a life saver!

  13. 211darthreven443
    November 16, 2016 - 4:30 am

    when I connect my usb to SATA connector to another hdd that is corrupt, it doesnt show up in the disk management…nor in the disk list

  14. Syazlan Salim
    November 16, 2016 - 5:00 am

    hi rob, i got to step 5 but have no idea how to carry on. i put in RECOVER [F:][WINDOWS][FAT32]…..is this right?….sorry im not very comp savvy…

    help appreciated…thanks man.

  15. liz “lalayski” ski
    November 16, 2016 - 5:16 am

    it say that cannot lock the drive , the volume is still in use…. you say that just closed all windows browsers…. but it's not effective…. im desperate… all my doc*ment and report are all save in my usb.. please help!!

  16. Devvrat Agarwal
    November 16, 2016 - 5:57 am

    Says "Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in uses"

  17. Unknown Unknown
    November 16, 2016 - 6:03 am


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