Barefoot_Wanderer wrote:Source of the post
Yesterday, after doing some research on utube I found out how to stop the clicking noise by removing the cover and sliding the "stylus" back to the starting point. The hard drive stopped clicking so tried another EaseUs scan, found a few more files but nowhere near the number I was after, about 50 still missing.
I'm sorry but nothing you say here makes any sense or is even plausibly believable.
If there is any bit of truth to what you've typed here, then I should mention that your entire approach to data recovery is 100% backward and just plain wrong.
Priority #1 in data recovery is always, always, always, ALWAYS!!!! to clone or image the data onto healthy media. EaseUS (or any other data recovery software) should never be allowed anywhere near a failing hard drive. Logical recovery with software is only ever to be performed against healthy working media you've cloned it to. Had you done this in the first place, you'd have probably recovered 90-100% of the data on the first attempt.
Check out my ddrescue guide here: how-to-clone-a-hard-drive-with-bad-sectors-using-ddrescue-t133.html
If you can't clone it in ddrescue, you're beyond hope of DIY recovery.