|20 Feb 2014||#1|
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Lost Pwr During Defrag - FOUND folder not found
Last night was using Auslogics to defrag an external WD 1.5TB BU drive... 2 hours in we had a power loss...lights and TV went out and came back on. The laptop that was running the Auslogics had a batt, but the external drive lost power in the middle of the defrag process. Turned everything off for the night.
This morning ran chkdsk on the external (always run from cmd but for some reason today ran from inside Windows 7 Admin) and got the reply that errors were found (duh) and that a FOUND folder was created. I am familiar with this and usually find them in the root. Only I can't find the FOUND folder anywhere! Was hoping to get an idea of what files are toast!
Anyone know where Windows 7 might have stuck it? I have hidden files enabled by default and went a step further to enable hidden system files, but it's not on the external drive nor on C root.
EDIT ADDED TWO DAYS LATER:
For anyone who might find this post later while searching for a similar problem, I thought I'd write a followup of what I did, though I have no real answers...
The FOUND folder def didn't get created or Windows slipped it into a parallel dimension. I read afterward that Auslogics defrag won't lose data in a power outage, but don't know if that refers to the machine Auslogics is installed on running an internal operation, or to Auslogics performing defrag on an external drive that loses power. (All the more reason to use the newer external drives that draw power from the USB port, as my laptop was running this op with a batt installed, so none of this would have happened if the external drive didn't have it's own power supply).
IAC since chkdsk found errors on the external drive (even though it fixed them and showed no errors in subsequent checks) the prudent thing seemed to be to reformat the drive. The files LOOKED ok (no hieroglyphics in the folder or file names) but I won't really know until I go to use a file or view an mpeg or whatever... and with nearly a TB of data, manually checking everything wasn't possible. So transferred all data off on to other disks using an external bay, reformatted the 1.5TB, ran new BUs, then transferred the data back.
Again, the moral of the story AFAIC.... always run defrag or backups from a laptop with a batt installed in case of power outage, and use external drives that draw power from the USB, or are otherwise backed up by a batt power supply. Will be looking for a USB powered drive to be my BU of my BU.
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