thanks for reading my problem.
i have this computer, the system(xp) would not boot, so i checked hard drive with hirens, it passed, then i checked the memory and the 1 512mb module it had in was faulty.
so i replaced the faulty module and tried to boot the machine up and still it would not boot into o/s.
so i booted up linux and noticed the windows folder and program files were mostly empty. so i did a chkdsk.
but to no avail. still missing files.
so i then rang up my friend that own's the computer and told her i will just backup her data and format the machine. she said perfect, just backup the usual in a profile and also accounting software(thersaurus), which should be on the root of the c drive, so i started the backup of the profile, but when i went to the root there was no accounting software folder.
so i ran data recovery getdatback & easeus but no luck it sees all the files im looking for the accountant software folder plus the windows and program files folders are all full aswell, but it says there deleted. if you recover your just recovering corrupted data.
i then noticed some folders on the root of c drive you know the one like this(in the 1st image).
the folder named 6e6a35ee08425ee56848f0d419cc5a has over 40 gigs of data.
now all that is in that folder is large dat and jpg files like this (in second image)
do any of you's know what's going on with this, because im clueless.