CHKDSK folder to file problem

March 29, 2010 at 16:03:27
Specs: Windows XP
How do you recover folders converted to files
by CHKDSK? I started up my computer whilst
my external hard drive was plugged in, causing
CHKDSK to scan the hard drive and convert
many folders to a generic files with no
extension (i.e. .doc, .mp3, .iges). From what I
have read my hard drive is damaged and
CHKDSK has broken the links from the folder
to the data contained within. I would like to
know how to restore those links. I attempted
"CHKDSK :I /r" without success. Please don't
say forget about the lost data because my
hard drive was completely functional prior to
CHKDSK running. If you have not seen or
know how to fix this error, do not reply.

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#1
March 29, 2010 at 16:19:25
"my hard drive is damaged and CHKDSK has broken the links from the folder to the data contained within."

That does not describe chkdsk

You may wish to learn why and how chkdsk works via google. It had nothing to do with your external drive.

To fix a chkdsk recovered space you restore the file from backup.


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#2
March 29, 2010 at 16:25:50
I am not sure what you mean...if you mean that the files no longer appear in windows explorer, I would reccomend trying "recuva". It is a free file recovery tool avalible here.
Hope that this helps!

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#3
March 29, 2010 at 17:14:10
"Please don't say forget about the lost data because my hard drive was completely functional prior to CHKDSK running. If you have not seen or know how to fix this error, do not reply."

It is offensive to lord it over people who give up their spare time to help others for free. Who the heck do you think you are?

I assume you've seen this:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...


What's the time?


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#4
March 29, 2010 at 17:54:39
"Please don't say forget about the lost data because my hard drive was completely functional prior to CHKDSK running. If you have not seen or know how to fix this error, do not reply."

I would not even have provided him with a link Derek... let the cheeky sod work it out for himself!

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#5
March 29, 2010 at 18:29:42
The file allocation table was damaged when the drive was
improperly mounted/unmounted. You did not safely remove it.

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#6
March 29, 2010 at 18:37:03
Guys,

I said that so people wouldn't do what you fellas have just done
and turn what could have been a useful forum into a facebook
wall. It is because of you forums like these are useless. Thanks
guys.


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#7
March 29, 2010 at 20:35:54
IF you read some of the above posts there was helpful information.. E.G goto google and check it up.. also all of the above are correct chkdisk dosen't do that so take your advise and stop having a winge it's you that is useless not the forum.

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#8
March 29, 2010 at 20:39:27
mr02wa when you ask for help on an open forum you cant ask to filter reply's. Remember what you are doing on the forum, asking for help. Maybe you should stick to facebook hey?

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