|Okay, here's the deal. I was using a program off Hiren's boot cd to delete unwanted ghost images, or old deleted files...basically erasing all the garbage that was unreadable, yet still taking up space.|
The deletion went crazy and started to remove normal files. It started with all my picture back ups, then went into all my ripped movies. I caught it half way through my music collection.
I went through and was able to recover most of these things. Now this is where my problem lies...
I tried to move all the recovered items back to the external drive, and it stopped me about 1/3rd of the way through, claiming the drive was full. Now since the files were deleted, and I ran recovery on the items...my drive should have been pretty empty. Prior to the foul up with the deletion program, I had 233gb remaining out of a 1 TB external hdd.
I am at a loss on what to do from here. I have searched every folder, hidden and not. I can't seem to find the original files. I believe they are still somehow on this hard drive, but I can't find them. It seems they are still ghosting on the hard drive for some reason or another.
Optimally I would like to simply recover the drive...but I doubt that would happen...I want my space back so I can return to using the drive as a back up storage unit...It's not OS specific as I have used XP Ubuntu and Windows 7...and all three OS systems are telling me the same exact thing.