insufficient disk space to recover lost data chkdsk error

May 24, 2015 at 22:51:16
Specs: Windows 7
insufficient disk space to recover lost data chkdsk error in my external hdd.
hdd is opened but it seems to lost clusters so i see my folders with another names

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#1
May 24, 2015 at 22:55:15
"so i see my folders with another names"
Are you able to delete files to gain space?
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/li...

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#2
May 25, 2015 at 00:54:41
Chkdsk doesn't really 'recover' lost data. It just puts the file parts it doesn't know what to do with into separate files. If chkdsk finds a lot of lost clusters you might want to let some recovery software have a look at it before you have chkdsk convert them into files.

And yeah, as much as is possible delete files you don't need to free up space.

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#3
May 25, 2015 at 04:47:21
Disk clean and defrag might help release a little more space; and the possibly chkdsk will run?

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#4
May 25, 2015 at 12:31:21
chkdsk actually construct a new folder named (found.000) full of files named (FILE0001.chk),there are also 5 files in the main directory with no name and 0 size
the hdd still readed by computer and was 50% full . what to do

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#5
May 25, 2015 at 12:34:45
there is a folder now named (found.000) full of files named (FILE0001.chk).... what to remove from them ?!!!!

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#6
May 25, 2015 at 23:00:55
Those are the files chkdsk made when you told it to convert the lost chains/clusters to files. A previous poster used this software:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

to recover some media files after they had done the same thing. They just used the demo version. (It looks like they now have a newer version than what he used.) It might work for you.

Edit Here's the previous thread I was talking about:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Just scroll down to the 'best answer' as the thread is kind of long and we had pretty much given up on getting it fixed. The OP gives good detail on how they were able to recover files after doing a chkdsk.

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