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Windows 7: Installation problems

12 Oct 2012   #1
mlu

windows 7 ultimatex64
 
 
Installation problems

After I reinstalled my os (windows 7 ultimeate 64 bit) one of my disk partition seems to be empty but in the properties it shows ( 281 gb free of 443 gb). I have some important files in this partition so please somenone save my life.
Windows is installed in C,partition. D and E partision were with files .E is working D is with the problem mentioned above.


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12 Oct 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

What makes you think the data partition is empty? You don't say.

Run a Disk Check on the partition now.

If it fails to see it, install free Partition Wizard, rightclick on the partiiton to Check File System.

If it still fails to see the data run
Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard Video Help.
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12 Oct 2012   #3
mlu

windows 7 ultimatex64
 
 

Hi gregrocker thanks for your replay.I went to organize/folder and search options/view/show hidden files.
For some reason all my content was hidden but I manually unhide all folders and seems to work now.
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12 Oct 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Your files should not be hidden. Did you have a fake AV virus that hid your files? Did you disinfect the data before reinstall?

If you manually unhid files hidden by the infection, you still need to disinfect files and possibly run Unhider to restore them. The infection may also leech into the new install if it wasn't disinfected from the data as it should have been first before reinstall.
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12 Oct 2012   #5
mlu

windows 7 ultimatex64
 
 

Well no, I just formatted the C: drive and let the D,and E drive content untouched.
How can I clean the content? I have a free version of nod32 antivirus.
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12 Oct 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Well I'd run it on the data and OS, as well as a full updated scan with Malwarebytes .

Do you know why the files were hidden? This is unusual unless a virus did that.
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