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#1 reece

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:21 AM

The other day i connected my usb drive to a school pc and every file and folder had diasappered, i thought they had been deleted acidently but when i checked the properties window i shows 912mb used.

but by all other methods the files dont exist i've tryed looking in DOS, using a different operating system, using a recovey program and hidden files are set to shown but nothing can find them

i despratly need to recover the files on there. any ideas :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:50 PM

When connected to a system...is the drive reflected in Disk Management?

If so, post what is reflected for that drive.

Generally speaking...when things start disappearing from a drive, it's a sign of hard drive failure or NTFS file system problems.

What data recovery program did you use?

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:33 PM

Disk managment shows the same as proprties 8% free,
and I used recuva to recover my files and it found some of the files i had deleted a while back but none of the files that had just disappered

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:15 PM

<<...when i checked the properties window i shows 912mb used.>>

I repeat...what is reflected in Disk Management? I've never known Disk Management to just reflect one statistic for a drive that it recognizes.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:39 PM

Im not sure what you mean by reflected

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G is the drive with the missing files

Edited by reece, 14 February 2010 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

Picture works, thanks :thumbsup:.

I see a 1GB flash drive which has 867MB of data on it.

If you are saying that when you look at the drive in My Computer...you see no files...then I would suggest that you try running chkdsk /r on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk G: /r and then hit Enter.

The other possibility that I would consider..your flash drive is infected.

Let us know what happens with the attempt to run chkdsk, as posted.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

It asked if i wanted to "convert lost chains into files" i said yes and
no change, disk Management is still showing only 8% free but still no files :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:30 PM

It seems that you have a file system problem...but I don't know how to attempt to solve it.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp...aa94940edcea411

I suspect that I would try to convert from FAT32 to NTFS, since it doesn't appear that there is anything to lose...but that's just me.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:33 PM

:thumbsup: well, thanks for the help anyway




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