Solved I don't see the files in E:

May 16, 2011 at 10:42:55
Specs: Windows 7, Dual core/ 2Gb
I don't see the files in E:, but they are there. When i am opening My Computer, i can see that 77 gb out of 140 are there with files, but when i double click to see it....its empty.

Why is this happening ? Please help me out, i am desperate. That was all my work in 6 years...

I run cmd with chkdsk and it says this:

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk E:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Games Developing.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
54528 file records processed.
File verification completed.
1 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
63940 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
54528 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
4707 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
1225488 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

127729663 KB total disk space.
49053108 KB in 41101 files.
15992 KB in 4708 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
125631 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
78534932 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
31932415 total allocation units on disk.
19633733 allocation units available on disk.


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May 16, 2011 at 15:08:39
Pity.

You could try copying the most important ones onto a flash drive then opening them on another computer - if necessary use Puppy to do this. It would prove a point (and get some files back if it works).

System Restore might fix it but it would be wise to backup as much as you can (if possible).

Please come back and let us know the outcome.



#1
May 16, 2011 at 11:23:35
What type of drive or partition is this?

Look in Windows Disk Management and if the drive is listed there, post all the information listed for it.

You should never rely on only one copy in one place. backup, backup, backup.


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#2
May 16, 2011 at 11:44:06
Hello,
The partition is NTFS and i use it for storage. Nothing is instaled on it.

I checked the things you said and it says liek this :

(E:) Layout: Simple Type: Basic File System: NTFS Status: Healthy(Primary Partition) Capacity:140 gb Free space: 70gb Free: 66% Fault Tolerance: No Overhead: 0%

That is what it say about E:


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#3
May 16, 2011 at 12:12:50
Then this is an internal partition?

Are you using the same log in as was used to create the files? Have you used any encryption password protection on this partition?


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#4
May 16, 2011 at 12:15:43
Yes, It is an internal partition.

The same log in, no password used.


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#5
May 16, 2011 at 12:27:28
In Computer, right click on E and choose properties> security. See what permissions are checked for you.

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#6
May 16, 2011 at 12:33:22
The permisions checked are :

Modify
Read&Execute
List folder contents
Read
Writte

There are all.


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#7
May 16, 2011 at 12:48:15
Try downloading and using a utility called recuva. This can recover deleted or corrupted files. Right now you just need to determine if the files are actually there and intact. Get recuva at the link below.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva


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#8
May 16, 2011 at 13:14:18
Well, i checked if the files are there with Recover My files, It has all the extensions i need. And they are there. But i have to buy the software to get them. And i think i will do so, its only 70.00$ .

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#9
May 16, 2011 at 13:22:59
Did you try recuva? It is simple and FREE.

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#10
May 16, 2011 at 13:29:27
Yes , i tryed it. Its not good. Some files that i need aren't in the program. I will try with this one Recover my files and let you know.

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#11
May 16, 2011 at 14:18:25
It's just possible this is a Windows issue as the disk check looked OK. It only told you that you need to use the command "chkdsk /f" if you want it to actually fix anything.

Create a Linux Live CD (I use Puppy Linux). Use your image burning facility to burn it onto a CD - most burner programs have this facility.

You then go to BIOS and ensure the CD drive is ahead of the C drive and boot with the CD in the drive. Linux will run but only using the CD and RAM. However, you can access other drives. If you can then see your files, get them off and onto a flash drive. Everything is single click in Linux - drag and drop (copy) works well. Puppy is easy to use.

None of this will have any affect on Windows itself (it will boot as before when you remove the CD)..

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#12
May 16, 2011 at 14:32:49
Hello,

Thank you for the sugestion, I will try it in the morning and let you know how it goes. Now its pretty late and i don't have a blank cd.

Also i tried with the "chkdsk /f" and was the same result. Without that warning.


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#13
May 16, 2011 at 14:53:08
"Also i tried with the "chkdsk /f" and was the same result. Without that warning".
Yes, that's what I would have expected because chkdsk on its own showed no issues (your original post). That's why I wondered if it might be a Windows problem.


Here's another thought:
Maybe the files attributes have got changed somehow.
In Control Panel > Folder Options > View, temporarily set yoursefl to "Show hidden files, folders and drives". Also temporarily untick "Hide protected operating system files".
[In Vista and Win7 it is best to change these settings back afterwards].
If the files appear it should be possible to change their attributes somehow.


Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#14
May 16, 2011 at 14:53:19
just a thought,
open E drive
click on tools,
click on folder options,
click on tab view
click on show hidden files and folders and drives
are the files back?

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#15
May 16, 2011 at 15:04:28
chaini

Aha, we think alike. Not often I am quicker on the trigger tho :)

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#16
May 16, 2011 at 15:04:29
Yes, i tryed it. No luck. The files are there, he is seeing them in My computer, but when open...

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#17
May 16, 2011 at 15:08:39
✔ Best Answer
Pity.

You could try copying the most important ones onto a flash drive then opening them on another computer - if necessary use Puppy to do this. It would prove a point (and get some files back if it works).

System Restore might fix it but it would be wise to backup as much as you can (if possible).

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#18
May 16, 2011 at 16:16:04
Finaly solved the problem.

I used this Software. But be aware not to buy the license from them because its a trick, they won;t send you nothing. Search on torrent.

That is what i used:
http://www.strongrecovery.com/index...

And it worked for me.

Thank you all for the support.


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#19
May 16, 2011 at 16:43:35
Glad you got it sorted.

Are the files are now all visible on the E drive?

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#20
May 16, 2011 at 16:52:11
Yes, they are visible. But i won't take any risk and let the PC running until morning when i will buy a external HDD to make a back up.

Is safe like this.


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#21
May 16, 2011 at 17:09:34
Yeah, good idea. Seems more like it was a Windows screw up rather than the HD itself. Thx for feedback.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#22
May 16, 2011 at 17:52:09
Hope you have learned your lesson. Backup your files.

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