I'm in a state of emergency right now...
So Saturday night, I brought an external HD over to my friends place to transfer some photos instead of tying up my internet and uploading 21GB worth of pictures.
Anyway, I normally run on a MAC OSX system, so I believe that my HD was Mac OS Journaled.
When I plugged it into my friends Windows 10 laptop, it wouldn't recognize the drive, so we thought maybe it was a driver issue of some sort or something. We installed drivers onto his machine, and it didn't change.
Went into Disk Management and a pop up appeared and just OK'd it. I couldn't tell you what the pop-up said, but I am positive it didn't mention formatting it.
Now, we went in and saw the drive was connected, but it showed Unallocated. 4TB of space.
Confused, so we decided to disconnect it. Then, I try to plug it into my Mac and it is unreadable!!
Now I got some recovery software, Stellar Phoenix, and ran the find Lost Partitions option. And it found my partition HFS, and it also found an NTFS partition which was 134mb.
I stopped the scan early, and went to look at the HFS partition, and there I found all of my files that I needed. File sizes seemed correct and all the folders were there.
But, as I am saving these files onto a new HD, I noticed that some of them don't open, and some do.
Could this be a result of stopping the scan early? I figured that only 2 'blocks' would show up on the disk to represent the partitions.
Is there any way to fix these corrupted files? Maybe I should run the partition scan again and see if it'll pull any more file information from other sectors of the HD?
It's just odd to me that the files are correctly named & the sizes are correct. It's just same open and some don't
Edited by hamluis, 01 February 2017 - 05:20 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Disk Management - Hamluis.