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Quick Fix 'The Disk Structure Is Corrupted and Unreadable' without Losing Data

Updated on Nov 13, 2018 by Jean to Resource

Summary

This article provides a quick fix for you to fix 'drive not accessible, the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable' error in Windows 10/8.1/7 and restore all precious data from inaccessible drive with EaseUS data recovery software in 3 simple steps.

Cannot Access Hard Drive with 'Disk Structure Is Corrupted and Unreadable' Error Message

"Try to access a 2-year-old WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL, but failed with an error, saying the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable. What's the matter? Running check disk doesn't help either. Because it can't access the disk. This issue is very concerned as all my important data is stored on this drive. Please show me an instruction how to recover data when the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable?"

Quick Fix Error "the Disk Structure Is Corrupted and Unreadable"

"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" is one of the most common Windows errors that happen to external HDDs, SD memory cards, USB flash drives, and other storage devices. It suggests your hard drive file system is corrupted, the hard drive turns to RAW, hard drive data becomes inaccessible.

How to correct this problem then? CHKDSK from the command prompt will help you fix 'disk structure corrupt with unreadable ' error. To do this, follow the below steps.

Step 1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog and type: cmd, hit Enter to bring up Command Prompt;
Step 2. Type the command: chkdsk x:/r (x: is the drive letter of the hard drive showing the error)
Step 3. Hit Enter.

How to Recover Data from Inaccessible Hard Drive

When your hard drive becomes inaccessible with "the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" error, what should you do to keep data safe? EaseUS hard drive recovery software could help recover raw hard drive as well as recover data from corrupted and inaccessible hard drive without a hitch.

To recover data after hard disk structure is corrupted and unreadable, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Selecting

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the drive where you lose your data.
  • Select the very hard drive when you open the file recovery software.
select the hard drive

Step 2: Scanning

  • Click the "Scan" button. The length of the scanning time highly depends on the drive capacity.
  • Wait patiently during this process.
scan the hard drive

Step 3: Recovering

  • After the scan, just choose what you need and click "Recover" button to recover lost data.
  • The "Filter", "Search" and "Extra Files" options are helpful for you to find the desired data from a hard drive.
recover data from hard drive