Re: All folders from an external HD - "System cannot find the file specified"!
Since this is a streaming sample drive and not an OS drive, there is a low chance of Windows writing to it. Agree that not using it until testing and recovery is complete is very good advice!
There are some good file recovery products in that list. I have used the first one, Recuva, which is the editor's choice, as well as Puran File Recovery. I like them both. If you follow directions provided, most will inform you to save any recovered files to a new location.
I would probably stick to the file recovery tools if I just needed to recover some deleted files, and would try that first, after a CHKDSK. But if that does not work and if the partition is hosed, I would try EaseUS. The EaseUS Partition recovery is the only tool that allowed me to recover a corrupted partition.
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