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Windows 7: Lost files after chkdsk

04 Sep 2015   #1
worldisgonee

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Lost files after chkdsk

Windows 7 Chkdsk searched my external hard drive for bad sector recovery, and it deleted hundreds of my most important folder and files.

unfortunately I have not any new backup from them.
The file system is NTFS.
How could I recover deleted file entries after windows chkdsk in NTFS partition with their path(or atleast their name), using information provided in generated log file?


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05 Sep 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now you can try a recovery program and Recuva is good for that https://www.piriform.com/recuva give it whirl and let us know if you get the files back.
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05 Sep 2015   #3
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

thx for ur advice ICIT2LOL. i'm still searching for other solutions.i've read somewhere this solution:
"
chkdsk e: /f /r
e: is the assigned drive letter

/f Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer.
/r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked.
that's all..
"

do anyone agree with it or any opinion that this really work? run again chkdsk can restore lost data!?!!

also what's the best data recovery soft for this case ( i mean data lost with chkdsk)? and recovering the files with their original paths. can Recuva do that?
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05 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

GetDataBack perhaps but it is paid software 60-70USD or some such.

I would not mess with checkdisk anymore. If it is dying it may do so in a flash, better get your files off of it. Do you have any program that can show SMART info?
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05 Sep 2015   #5
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

do u test GetDataBack before?
if u mean smart info of hdd, i think there r many soft such as DiskSmartView v1.11 can retrieves the smart information from IDE/SATA disk.so what's the point?
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05 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No I haven't but I know it can restore with folder structure from the threads I have witnessed here. I believe the free/trial version will show what it can find, so doesn't hurt to scan with it.

SMART info may help you decide if you should replace the drive, you should check reallocated sector count. Usually once bad sectors happen, it gets worse swiftly.
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05 Sep 2015   #7
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

i will try some data recovery (GetDataBack,Recuva,R-Studio,...) to find which of them is more useful in my case.i hope using all of them separately doesn't damage my hdd or cause to more data lost!

as u said GokAy,smart can tell me some info about what really happened to my hdd,but the Q is : how can i use this info to restore data? actually i'd found my chkdsk log in event view in windows cp :
there were a lot of records like : Deleting orphan file record segment 60010.but i don't know what can i do with such as this info!
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05 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok I see now the confusion I caused, consider my post two folds. GetDataBack is about the lost files, whereas SMART is to gauge whether you should take action to prevent further losses.
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06 Sep 2015   #9
worldisgonee

Windows 7
 
 

which data recovery soft recover the files with original filenames / folder structure?
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06 Sep 2015   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now another fix is to read and run this ditty of mine - there is a Linux Mint MATE version but I use this it might get data back at least I have used it on many occasions with drives that are apparently dead.
Having said that there are some data files that will not be able to be opened but that is usually some encrypted stuff.
It does as you can see require a bootable disk and maybe a USB to SATA adaptor - I would be inclined to use this instead of leaving the drive installed in the machine. (see pic/s)
It is good because it does not involve the Windows OS at all

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.


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