05-18-2010 06:47 PM
I'm using the File Recovery for WIndows tool to try and get my files off a corrupted drive. (I think the partition info got messed up somehow. 1.5TB drive showing as only 500GB and RAW)
Anway, I do a scan of the drive (which takes hours) and it finds all my files. I then check the files I want to recover, right-click and choose "Recover Marked Files" and it chugs away. However not all of the files seem to be making it over. After it finishes there are still files checked (it unchecks everything it recovered). When I look at the files in the place where I had them recovered to, they're mostly 0-bytes in size and won't open, or they're 12K and won't open.
This is driving me nuts, since I can see in the scan in File Recovery that its showing those files as having a size that appears to be correct for what they are, yet nothing's getting copied during the recovery!
Am I doing something wrong? Why is this happening??
There's obviously tons of files, but if I had to make a guess on what I see, the majority (not all, but the majority) of the files appear to be relatively recent files (either made or modified recently). Does this have something to do with the messed up partition?
How can I fix things? What's my path?
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05-19-2010 09:56 AM
Shoobie I want you to know that i've seen your post, and I have some ideas.
But I am SHUTTING DOWWWN.
Had an exam this morning, only had ONE HOUR of sleep over the course of the next.
I'm subscribing to your post - I'll hit u up later.
05-20-2010 07:14 AM
One thing I can tell you is that other users on this forum have mentioned other data recovery programs. If you do a search for related terms, you might find some others you can try - maybe one will succeed where File Recovery has so far failed.
05-20-2010 09:16 AM
Perhaps the root of the whole problem (no pun intended) is the corrupted partition table? How could I go about fixing the partition table?
I think the problem with not getting back some of the files is that there's this whacko partition splitting down the middle. There's roughly 620GB worth of data on the drive, but the only partition showing is 468GB. So my novice guess is that fixing the partition will open up that extra 150GB of data. Yes? No?
05-20-2010 05:16 PM