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#1 DrifterMiles

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

I updated my windows last night. I get home today and try launching a program saved on my external HD. The program won't start because it says the program does not match my with my windows 7 64bit. I go into my external and notice that the program file (x64) now reads (x86). Strange, I think. So I then try to access the normal Program File, but it won't let me. Says it's corrupted and/or unreadable. Again, strange. I close the external and walk away. I come back to delete the program and reinstall, but when I go to open my external windows won't let me. It sees that it's there, but it lists it as having 0 used and 0 free space. Is there any way to gain access to the files inside? The movies, music, and programs on there I am not worried about losing. But I have a manuscript on there that I have yet to find saved somewhere else, along with some photos. I know, I know. I shouldn't have just saved the files there. But I have no idea why it all of sudden decided to go haywire on me.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:50 AM

Is this program designed to run by external?? Try using Puppy Linux http://help.artaro.eu/index.php/data-recovery/recover-files-from-hard-disk.html#.UEmYsJZca0R

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