my HDD just went AWOL and I lost (maybe not yet completely) all the data. The chkdsk or something has run when my laptop (Lenovo SL-510) started and HDD was in enclosure but it hasn't repaired the HDD properly. There were a lot of NTFS errors in Event Viewer - the PC didn't want to sleep last night and was waking up repeatedly so it shut it down properly. When laptop was turned on chkdsk has checked it. After login to Windows the HDD asked to be formated (cancelled the request). HDD Scan shows only one SMART warning, WinDlg from WD doesn't report anything wrong - but when I click on properties there is incorrect size info - maybe it means something or it is just a bug...
I moved HDD into my PC. When starting PC Windows 8.1 crashed from unknown reasons - at first it noticed there was something wrong with added HDD, then some chkdsk was run on it and then it somehow damaged my OS on my SSD preventing me to enter OS. WTF. So I, being fool, tried the sexy option "Refresh Windows" in a Windows Recovery Options I was offered. After that I was able to enter Win, but my programs was completely gone, but that's another story. Then I tried to check disk from properties-tools-check menu. It reported to me there were some errors and I was informed they were fixed.
Then I have run a Puran File Recovery. It detected 2 partitions - one with only a several recovered (probably by chkdsk) files and second with plenty of recoverable files in a good condition. How should I proceed now to recover as much as data as possible. Directory structure is important to me too.
There are also two *.chk files in the new partition...
Help much appreciated :-].
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Edited by morfrei, 15 January 2015 - 07:16 PM.