HDD folders turns into 32kb file

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ha12orange
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venu619
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- Mar 18, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Hello,

This happened last night when my laptop was restarting, and it went into disk check. Usually, I would skip it, but this time I was too late to stop it. So while it was disk checking, my external hard disk was still plugged into my laptop.
And then I found out that some of the folders changed in to an unknown file of 32kb. But the disk memory space is still the same as before, so I assumed my files is probably not lost.
I didn't know what to do then, so I just turned off my laptop, and today I went on google and found that quite a lot of people had similar problems, so I tried some of the methods but none really worked, including using recovery software, it couldn't find the folders.
Then later I found a hidden file named 'Found.000' and inside were 10000 'Filexxxx.chk' files. I have used 'unchk' and 'filechk', which were supposed to recover the files, but didn't.

If anyone knows how I can recover the files, please help me! I know I should've had backups :(



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Mar 18, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Try some File Scavenger software like Free Commander.

Install it and back up all your data.
And nextly format the entire hard disk.

I guess probably the folders might be corrupt due to bugs in Vista.

You can find the Free commander software in the following link

https://freecommander.com/en/downloads/


This is a very powerful software. Don't mess up with system files. Be very careful while taking backup.
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