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How to Transfer/Copy Files from Hard Drive with Bad Sectors to Another

Updated on May 22, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

Summary:
Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans, the best Windows easy transfer tool, and learn how to easily transfer files from hard drive with bad sectors to another.

Is it possible to transfer files from hard drive with bad sectors to another?

Once a hard disk drive developed bad sectors, it'll soon run into trouble. For example, the hard drive gets corrupted, unable to open or access data in it. Usually, there are two ways to access/extract/transfer/copy/recover data from hard drive with bad sectors.

1. Hard drive data recovery software to recover inaccessible hard drive data
2. Windows easy transfer software to directly transfer files from one hard drive to another

How to transfer files from corrupted or damaged hard drive?

Instead of spending much time and effort to fix hard disk bad sectors, most people would choose to replace the failing hard drive with a new one. But before the replacement, what they concern the most is the data on the corrupted or damaged hard drive. They need a safe transfer.

To make the job simple, straightforward and fast, the second suggestion is much preferred, but only when you find a right file transfer utility that runs perfectly on a Windows 10, 8 or 7 computer.

So, what's the most recommended to transfer files from hard drive with bad sectors to another? The answer goes to EaseUS Todo PCTrans, which is selected as the most popular Window transfer tool this year. You'll definitely like it after some trial.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Guide: how to EaseUS Todo PCTrans to transfer files, user data or applications from hard drive with bad sectors?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It then presents 3 options for you to start the transfer, including via network connection, via an image file and transfer local applications.

Step 2. Since your hard drive has already had bad sectors on it, the last option can be excluded, it's for applications and programs transfer from C drive to D drive or others. So, choose either internet connection or image file. For instance, we decide to perform the task via an image file.

options for users to transfer files form hard drive with bad sectors to another

Step 3. Choose "Create the image file". There you can selectively choose installed applications, user files, and folders, like pictures, documents, music, videos and more to create an image. You can also determine a location to save the image file. Click "Save".

create an image of files on hard drive with bad sectors

Wait until the software finished creating the image file of all your data on the hard drive with bad sectors.

Then connect your new hard drive to the computer, let it be an HDD, SSD or external USB stick, and use EaseUS data transfer software to transfer the created image to it, just select "Transfer from the image file" on step 3 and follow the wizard to make a successful transfer of files from the hard drive with bad sectors to the new one.