Files turns out zero byte after chkdsk

October 5, 2009 at 07:42:42
Specs: Windows XP
Hello,
If anyone can help me with the problem i have
with few of my files and how to restore them.
My OS is Windows XP, NTFS filesistem, 160
gb hdd (happily, windows is located on second
hdd, so damaged disk is not so much
exposed).
After i restarted computer CHKDSK checked
for problems and did some changes involving:
....
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")...
and
Inserting data attribute into file 36015...
....

After boot, some of my very important files
(about 10mb each before loss, 10 of them in
same folder) are listed as zero byte files - they
contain 0 bytes.

I tried many software recovery tools but no one
show me possible link to the lost-emptied
files, or option to repair those files, they show
only deleted files.

It is not simple undelete because file is
present but its content (MB) is gone
somewhere. I have not found any solutions on
the web so far now.

Thanks for any clues!


See More: Files turns out zero byte after chkdsk

Report •


#1
October 5, 2009 at 13:17:00
Any files at the root of C: called something like file0001.chk or such?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


Report •

#2
October 5, 2009 at 13:33:34
Yes but they seem not to contain any clue to the "lost" files... My guess is that chkdsk changed attributes of that files making them zero bytes and therefore empty, making no visible "backup", but how to "undone" what chkdsk has done...

Report •

Related Solutions


Ask Question