Good evening experts,
I was able to recover the entire file structure and data of a Seagate 1TB Hard drive with a great piece of software called Spotmau 2012. Spotmau allowed me to recover the data to a brand new WD 1 TB hard drive. I thought Spotmau had saved the day. Nope, it didn't. I have had great success with Spotmau in the past with windows recovery and storage recovery, but on this particular instance the bad drive had a cyclic redundancy error. I thought that a successful restore to the new drive would allow me to open any of the files on the new drive.
To be clear, every type of extension you can think of within the new drive with the data on it is inaccessible. The extensions include but are not limited to , exe, zip, rar, pdf, docx, doc, xls, ppt, mpg, avi, mp4, flv, ,etc.....
The most common error that I get is that the file is corrupted. I am thinking that I am just out of luck , but thought I would give this forum a shot to see if you know of any software that can uncorrupt the files. I have searched the internet on just about every possible solution , including but not limited to , file header repair, video repair, pst repair, office repair tools, rar repair tools, zip repair tools, etc..... Nothing I have downloaded has worked.
I hope that I am not out of luck, because the files are important, but not important enough to send the drive off for data integrity repair, which can be expensive and there is no guarantee that they can fix the files that I recovered.
So with that said,
Am I out of luck or can anyone suggest a sure fire way of getting my data to open?