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Added second hard drive for recovery, but duplicate (C:) files showing on it ?


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#1 Focus123

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:35 PM

Hi guys, I have a problem here that I'm hoping some of you might be able to help me out with.

Basically my story is, my previous laptop had a motherboard failure and I had some things on the hard drive that I wanted to recover.
So I purchased a new laptop, put a ssd in it, installed windows 10, then I had a hard drive caddy lying about so I took out the optical drive of the laptop and installed the hard drive from my previous laptop with the assumption that I just take ownership of the drive and drag my stuff across to the (C: ) . 

But after installing the hard drive successfully, it's now showing as the (E: ) it doesn't have all the files on it from my previous setup, instead it has the exact same files as the (C: ) . It's like whatever happened windows deleted the files and replaced them with the exact same files as the (C: )  ?

I have a wordpress website on that drive that I really need to recover but absolutely no sign of any files from my previous windows 10 setup. 

Any suggestions on this ?

Cheers guys

Focus


Edited by Focus123, 21 September 2015 - 04:36 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:22 PM

Take a screenshot of diskmgmt.msc and let us see what it says.

Also, let's see this report (do it with the caddy attached):

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "msinfo32 /nfo %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter.  Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the TEST.NFO file.  If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.  Then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.


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