Storage forum


Trying to recover data from Seagate 2TB HDD. Help needed.

Can't recover anything
Hi. I need someone's help...anyone's help. I'm trying to recover data(footage) from a hard drive. What we tried first was, connecting the hard drive to a PC using the IDE & SATA to USB cable, but an error popped up asking to format the drive. Then we bought EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard8.8 program, scanned the hard drive and files started popping up with each file size of 100MG We selected RECOVER and the files get saved in the folder of our choice BUT we are unable to open the files, each one is showing 0MB size

Your earliest reply is much appreciated.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Trying to recover data from Seagate 2TB HDD. Help needed.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Trying to recover data from Seagate 2TB HDD. Help needed.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
try to raw recovery

In reply to: Trying to recover data from Seagate 2TB HDD. Help needed.

According to your description, You may try to use the 'Raw Recovery' method.In some cases, Raw Recovery is the only method to recover needed file(s). Raw Recovery cannot recover files in original names, carefully identify your desired files one by one and save it manually.

Collapse -
PS. For those that didn't know a link and comment.

In reply to: try to raw recovery

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Enter to win* a free holiday tech gift!

CNET's giving five lucky winners the gift of their choice valued up to $250!