Maxtor eternal Hard Drive has corrupted backup

Posted on 2012-08-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I backed someones data from a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop to an external Maxtor HD. When I tried to open the data and copy it to an HP laptop with XP it said the file is corrupted. !?!?!?
Is there any utility or way about of recovering the data?

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Question by:JRome225
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    Are you actually able to transfer the file from the external HDD drive to another device or do you get an error while transferring the file? And what kind of data? Filetypes?
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    how did you take the backup?
    you can also test the drive - it can be bad                              ultimate boot cd                        direct link UBCD
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    Make sure the HDD is OK first with Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities:

    Depending on what file is corrupted, try:
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    get data back works

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