three days ago I have backedup data from a hard drive that needed to be formatted and a fresh copy of windows 10.
Here is what i have done exactly.
1- Copy/paste data from Original HDD -that needs a fresh windows 10- to another PC using the SATA to USB 3.0 cable.
2- Reinstalled the HDD into the laptop> Format >installed windows 10 through a USB stick.
3- Installed couple of application using Ninite (Chrome, FireFox, AVG, Google Earth and Team Viewer)
4- installed drives using driver booster.
5- Turned of the Laptop, took the HDD > attached it to the SATA to USB 3.0 cable > Cut/Paste the Back up data into a folder on the C:\ named Old.
5- Reinstalled the HDD in the Laptop and the file disappeared but there is still 145 GB used out of 681 GB which means the Data is there somewhere.
6- tried everything (showing all hidden folders including system folder > explored using winrar) and every possible soultion on the internet but nothing shows up.
7- took the HDD back to the other PC using SATA to USB 3.0 and nothing shows up but the (145 GB used is still there.
8- ran a disk repair through windows (although I was scared to lose the data but the windows restarted with same issue (145 GB used but no folder).
9- Created a new folder and named it "Old" copied the folder to C;\ and an errors pops up saying something wrong and gave the code "0x80070034".
10- tried to copy again and it copied > opened the folder and nothing is there.
11- tried to delete the fodder and another pops up with this code "0x80070570".
Now am hopelessly running a data recovery through iCare Recovery which is taking ages to do the DeepScan thing.
I can still see the 145 GB being used but the folder hasn't showed up.
Please help as am hopeless now.