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Windows 7: Can W7 handle large #s of files?

15 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Nope it mysteriously disappeared again. I went out and came home and nothing has been copied, the Grig's program wasn't running anymore and there was a C++ error window that was completely black inside. I'm not even sure if that was related to the sync or not.

Guess it's time to try the shift+delete tip...

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15 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

"preparing to delete" for 8 minutes then vanished, files are still there.

HD light still going nuts but nothing apparently happening.

At this point I'm thinking the best method may just be doing a search for all mp3, all mp4, all .doc, .xls, etc. as much as he can recall and then copying only those extentions... you guys agree?
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15 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Is there another data recovery software you guys can recommend? I have NEVER had this R-Studio recover anything.

Turns out when I thought I had searched and found some recovered files, those were just ones that were already on his drive. Unless R-Studio makes a folder called RGLLC in the directory ABOVE the one you tell it to.
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15 Jun 2009   #14

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


There are tons of data recovery app. What we really need to know to more information about what state the drive is in (you could snip a picture of the drives directory) what files are seen. Where do want to recover them to, are the files intact or just fragments. Do you have a backup of the drive, etc.

It also would be helpful if you filoled in the "my system specs" in your control panel

Waiting on info

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15 Jun 2009   #15
Orbital Shark


one option is to use Command Prompt to xcopy the files without Windows 'Preparing to copy...'
xcopy *.mp3 c:\MyMusic\ /s
G: is just an example. This will copy all .MP3 files, including all those from within subdirectories into new subdirectories in c:\MyMusic

Hope this helps :)
information   Information
You can do the same for any other file type. Just different folder names, it's then easier to browse the new folders on C:

Note   Note
You may need to open an 'Elevated Command Prompt', just right-click & select 'Run as Administrator'

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15 Jun 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I started the entire process over.

Turns out I may have gotten a virus on my internal HD from my friends USB drive I was trying to recover data from. Ever since I recovered some (useless) data the HD light has been going nuts even after a reboot so I reformatted and reinstalled.

I also decided to run the recovery from an OS that is a little more stable (not w7). 'Recover My Files 2.29' is running from a live XP cd on another computer now. I set it to only recover specific file types so I shouldn't end up with millions of files this time. It has scanned about 0.3% of the drive and found 1100 files in 15 minutes.
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15 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

4 hours 15,000 files 10% progress
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15 Jun 2009   #18

XP, Seven, 2008R2

It doesn't sound good

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
The biggest mistake was then copying some more files over to the external. I think some of the deleted ones got overwritten. (about 20GB was copyed onto the external again)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust
Is there another data recovery software you guys can recommend? I have NEVER had this R-Studio recover anything.
Recover My Files, I have never used, but it is probably as good as any. I use a free tool called Recuva and a commercial software Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS.
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15 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The ****ty thing about these programs that I am noticing... they slow down as they go. It took 4 hours for the first 10%, but now its 13 hours and only 20%... the number of sectors scanned or w/e is noticeably ticking by slower
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16 Jun 2009   #20
xan K

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
synchronize it! is a kick-ass tool

Downloads -- Grig Software
nice app! I only wished it was freeware. how bad are the trial limitations?
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