what to do with Chkdsk-generated found.000 file?

March 8, 2014 at 13:20:08
Specs: w7, x86-64
So, the question is very simple; has anybody ever succesfully recovered files from found.000, the directory created by CHKDSK with /F in case he did find errors ?

Alternative question, can one actually do something with it ?

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#1
March 8, 2014 at 13:38:48
My understanding is those are usually fragments and are useless. I could be wrong.

Performing a Google search yielded the following.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fou...


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#2
March 8, 2014 at 14:33:01
The only chance of recovering anything form Checksum recovery files is if they were text files, Making any scene of binary files was fraught with difficulties.

They were came about from lost clusters from the FAT files system. Each cluster was given the name found.000, found.001, found.002. etc. Generally speaking they were just deleted which did leave you with an operational file system albeit with some missing files.

The chances are that the files the recovered clusters refer to have been deleted anyway and the error occurred because the cluster had not been marked as available in the FAT.

Stuart

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#3
March 8, 2014 at 16:02:30
Have you lost anything in particular? If so let us know in case there is some other way around it.

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#4
April 8, 2014 at 12:23:51
Actually, the files in there actually renamed files. So, basically the oppositeof what you say is true.

Why would some program bother writing a directory with meaningless files ?

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#5
April 8, 2014 at 12:26:13
Well, yes, Windows behaves strangly, but that can be the instability of Windows itself. One never knows. If CHKDSK says there are errors, what do you think that means, that there are no errors ?

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#6
April 8, 2014 at 12:27:43
Well, it was on NTFS ...

FAT, isn't that the default filesystem on MSDOS 6.2 ?

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#7
April 8, 2014 at 12:49:33
Try running Scannow SFC. See the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833


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#8
April 8, 2014 at 13:52:00
Re #6. Not just DOS, see here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#9
April 8, 2014 at 15:13:38
I suggest looking at each file with a text reader / editor.
If the file is unreadable or contains stuff you don't want,
delete it. If it is part of a larger text file you want to keep
and don't have or can't find elesewhere, then you can try
to piece it back together. But most likely that will be a
wasted effort.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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