How to recover corrupted files?

I have a new 3TB WD MyBook Essential and after doing a backup I ended up with 132,359 files and 12,719 folders corrupted and unusable because their file names or their paths were to long !  Is there any way to rename and recover them or software available to do it ?  The files are mostly family photos and documents and it would be a huge loss.

there are plenty of utilities that can do the job…

you can use TestDisk but there are many others that you can find online 

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probably the best out there is R-studio. but make sure you dont save recovered data onto same drive as you recovering

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Thanks for the reply,

I have my problem almost sorted out using a combination of Testdisk and the command prompt in MS- DOS.


good job :smiley:

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