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Windows 7: Partition of 80GB hdd, one partition is browse-able other is not.


15 Oct 2011   #1

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Partition of 80GB hdd, one partition is browse-able other is not.

I have a HDD that has partitioned into 2. One works, you can view files and you can see it consuming space in properties. However the other partition is empty and i cannot browse any of the files i had in it. In propeties it says its using over half of the allocated space and on browsing with hidden files there are only a couple empty folders.

Is there anyway i can recover those files? I have many cherished photos on it

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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15 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of your partition arrangement in Disk Management?

Have you recently made any changes in your partitions?

When was the last time you were able to browse to these files in the "empty" partition and what (of any significance) have you done to your system since that time?
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15 Oct 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

to do the screen shot asked for in the post above type
Disk Management
in the bottom left search box and use this tutorial to upload it to the forum
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums[2]=General%20Tips

Also it would be helpful if you described how the hard drive ended up this way.
Your photos may be recoverable.
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15 Oct 2011   #4

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry about taking so long, i was formatting the OS of the pc i mentioned. Well it happened a few days ago, i personally wasnt there but my mother tells me it just stopped all of a sudden and it is weird that the other partition is working fine. Checking restore points only important OS updates occured. Nothing new to report on i.e. no new partitions etc etc nothing is new its just the HDD in question playing up. There are some folders in it like RECYCLER and some .sys files but nothing that i want.

The drive in question is Disk1 E:


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15 Oct 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe start by running a file recovery program - Recuva over the partition.
You can concentrate on image files if that is your main concern.
If a quick scan isn't effective you can try a deep scan but it takes awhile.
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15 Oct 2011   #6

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks ill give it a go
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