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Lost data on external hard drive

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I have an external hard drive. (200 gigs) I have music stored on my hard drive.  For some reason, I lost my entire music folder...12+ gigs. There's nothing really wrong with the hard drive. All other files and folders are still in tact on the hard drive. Only the music folder was deleted. Per your website, I installed PC Inspector File Recovery and was able to recover some of the files but I keep receiving an error message...

NT_read error
error no.23
drv:129 LBA:18209125 blocks:1
Abort, Retry or Ignore?

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If the hard drive is dying, then you may not be able to recover the data.

Check using the vendor's diagnostics first !!

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm               Drive Fitness Test
http://www.seagate.com/maxtor/           Maxtor & Quantum
http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/support/hard-drives/software_utilities.html#diagnostic Fujitsu
http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/shdiag.htm     Samsung
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html         
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/
      Seagate
http://support.wdc.com/download/#diagutils                    Western Digital
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm             IBM & Hitachi  DFT

I hope this helps !
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