NTFS drive wont mount - "unknown filesystem"?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 22 21:58:12 UTC 2010

On 01/21/2010 01:47 PM, David McNally wrote:
> Just to see if it works, I clicked reply to my original email. Maybe
> that will help? Maybe not. We'll see.
> I was thinking, is there any way to assign a drive letter to the drive
> in windows compmgmt.msc? I didn't notice one, but there might be. If
> there is, then it will probably show up in My Computer, and then I can
> right-click on the drive, click properties, tools, check for errors.
> But I think assigning a drive letter that way is a bit unlikely to
> work, considering that I spent a pretty long time going through
> compmgmt and I couldn't find anything. So I think that I'm stuck with
> some recovery tools. Does anyone know of some really good tools for
> fixing this?

Testdisk will most likely do the trick:

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