It looks like the NTFS volume (F:) is damaged beyond repair using CHKDSK. However, you should (ideally) be able to use a commercial (reasonably-priced (US$80 for a lifetime updates)) tool like GetDataBack (for NTFS) to recover all/most of your files.
Your SMART statistics for the drive look great, despite it's age (that's quite an old drive!
). Meaning: no sector-level issues or otherwise. I'm inclined to think something malicious may have damaged the partition table and/or NTFS filesystem identification structures on your drive.
Give GetDataBack (for NTFS) a try. Recommended method:
* Install the software
* Choose Quick scan first and see what comes back. (Note: You do not want to recover/scan for deleted files, since the files presumably weren't deleted, just the NTFS structures are damaged in some way)
* If nothing comes back with Quick scan, go with Systematic file system damage instead.
* In Step 1, pick the hard disk in question listed under Physical Drives (and NOT Logical drives!). It should list a single NTFS partition.
* In Step 2, there should be a list of filesystems found -- possibly more than one. Pick whichever one has a green dot on it and has the lowest sector number for "NTFS at sector X".
* MFT analysis will begin. This can take a very, very long time in some cases (as in hours); there are some options under Tools/Options which can speed this up or make this longer, depending on what the results are in step 3 below.
* Step 3 should provide a conclusive list of what directories/files it finds on your drive. What the colours mean is shown in the legend at the bottom of the window.
* Select the files/directories you want to recover (please exclude things that start with $, as well as RECYCLER and System Volume Information), right-click and choose Copy, and then choose where you want to restore the data to. Do not restore the files to the same drive (F:)! I doubt the tool will let you do this, but don't do it anyway! Restore them to another drive (C:, etc.).
This extraction may take a long while.
After that, you should try re-partitioning and re-formatting your F: drive using Disk Management (it's under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel), and copy the files back from (example) C:to F:. Don't delete the files from (example) C: until you've verified you can use F: normally again.
Hope this helps.--
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