RAW File System

Huntn

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This is on a PC running W10.
It seems like on an external USB drive, consisting of 2 partitions, I‘ve Lost accessibility and I get a message trying to access either partition, drive not ready. I first noticed it when trying to creat a new Acronis True Image Backup. The backup failed. I could not find a repair disk command in Disk Management So I cranked up CHKDSK to check both partitions and got the message CHKDSK is not compatibke with RAW File structures. Now when I look at these partitions under Disk Management , they both show NTFS and healthy starus. I can see the top levels of these partitions and can see folders at the top, but when I try to dig down, I can’t and get the device not ready message,

I’ve not seen this before. I tried a data recovery tool, but it showed 0 to recover. I’m wondering what could have triggered this? Could AcroniscTrue Image be involved? And is the data there or not, Disk Management says there is data there as far as a total number of GBs, but if something happened to the file structure, I doubt I can recover this data,
Thanks!
 
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Huntn

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The Misty Mountains
Well my hard drive is in the process of dying. It’s gone from registering under Disk Management, to showing as a mystery disk, no longer registering as a device under my PC. Done some research no way to revive it, format it, and I ran a third party tool on it, which found no recoverable data. Fortunately this is used for gaming and nothing on there was irreplaceable.
 
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