Problem transferring files from external hard drive



Hi there. This is my first post here and I’m hoping someone can help me.

I had a problem with my computer and am attempting to rescue the data. To this end I put the hard drive into a caddy and plugged it into my laptop. When I turn the laptop on the hardrive displays fine and I can access the data in it (albeit a little slowly).

However, when I try and transfer the data either to my laptop’s hard drive or to a second external hard drive the Windows transfer box shows up (the one that shows how many files are transferring and how long remains) briefly and then disappears. I can transfer some of the folders across if I do them one at a time but even that doesn’t work for all of them. Can anyone offer any insight on what might be happening and how I can fix it?

Any help appreciated!


Run chkdsk on it and hope not too many files are damaged