Partition Corrupted

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  1. antros48

    antros48 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I have a big problem with my partition. Using minipartition wizard software i separated my main HDD to 3 different partitions. The two of them are working correctly booting into windows 8.1 and xp. The third one is the most crucial cause it contains all the data from my university. Unfortunately after expanding this partition another 10 GB i realised that some files were showing 0 KB and were unable to open while some others show the normal size but still cannot open! I almost cry when i saw that..!! Any help appreciated a lot!
    Thanks
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Most important thing is that you do not make any changes to the drive - do not create, delete any files or folders and do not try to make any further changes to the partition.

    Download a copy of Recuva, free from here:

    http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download

    Run it to try and recover files from the damaged partition storing any recovered files on another partition. Your chances of success are dependent on the nature of the corruption.

    It's a bit late now but you should always backup all data of any importance to an external drive.

    It's also worthrunning a copy of chkdsk - you need to open a command prompt and run:

    chkdsk X: (where X is the letter of the problem drive.).
     
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    whs Extraordinary Member

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    See whether you can get at the files with a Live Linux CD.
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You might also attach a picture of your Disk Management picture. It might help us see what could be wrong.

    Is there some reason you needed to use a third party partitioning software instead of the Windows Disk Management utility?
     
  5. antros48

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    Thank you for the response. I tried using recuva but the program showed up almost half million of results and the names was completely different than normal. I also tried checkdisk utility but nothing also.
    The reason i used a third party application is because of it's excellent reviews and i didn't think that a bad one may occur to me..
    My only hope is to contact dropbox team to ask them to recover my dropbox account to the state it was 6 months ago, although for the non paid users the time of recoverable time is one month.. If they agree i might become one of their paid member!
    Is there any other thought to do?
     
  6. patcooke

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    As I suspected it sounds almost certain that the damage/corruption has been to directories/indices file recovery is not a solution (although worth trying). Dropbox sounds like not only your best chance but your only chance. I'm sure that you will now the taking steps to setup a sound backup strategy - I've got data and development etc all secured going back over 40 years.
     
  7. rmvalues

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    If you're using free license, you may need professional license to recover it.

    Check how to get it free here.

    https://giveaway.rmvalues.com/minitool-partition-wizard-professional-license-giveaway/
     
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    thanks for the reply. You mean that the professional license gives you the ability to recover your files? Is there any way to recover my system restore points??
     
  9. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    System restore does not recover user data.
     

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