I have a 500GB WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive which I couldn’t access out of the blue. The error message that pops up is saying that “Windows does not have access to the drive” or something like that.
I restarted my laptop in safe mode: command prompt and ran chkdsk i: /f and it started displaying the following:
Replacing invalid securtity id wiith defaut security id <xxx of 62xxx>
And its been going strong for a whole night now. If it really has to replace all 62000++ of them it will probably take 4 days to complete.
Should I let it run to its completion? Is there an alternative I should be considering?
My primary concerns right now are to extract important data inside (primarily my wedding photos) and don’t really care much for trying to get it to work again.