Lost files and folders

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  1. steve229

    steve229 Registered Member

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    I forget exactly what I have done. I tried to experiment with creating a secure zone with true image recovery manager. Afterwards I tried to delete it manually through xp's disk manager (I think) as I didn't want to go through an option of choices before booting into windows.

    I found afterwards after messing about, it looked like I had deleted all my folders and files from drive d. I went back into the disk manager in windows and I can see a drive which I cannot see with my computer or acronis disk director. Anyway I selected an option to mount this drive onto another drive, now if I then go into disk director and go into the system information directory I can see all my lost folders and files.

    How do I recover these files anf folders as I still cannot see them in my computer.
     
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    My computer takes a really long time to load the taskbar up is this because I have corrupted the MBR.

    I can see the so called lost drive under removable media and it is listed as fat but I cannot reclaim it or see it in Disk director.

    I hope someone can help me with these problems as I am in dispair.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  3. MudCrab

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    What version and build of DD are you using?

    When you say you deleted the files and folders from your D: drive, do you mean that you deleted the partition?

    Then you recreated a partition (using Windows Disk Management) over the space and that partition is now shown as FAT?

    What format was the original partition? (NTFS, FAT32, etc.)

    I'm not an expert on data recovery so I wouldn't want you do do anything that would cause more data loss.

    However, if the partition was deleted (not wiped) then you might be able to recover it using DD's Recover Partitions Wizard.
     
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    Thank you for replying MudCrab,

    The only drive I reformated in windows management was the small drive true image created for it's startup manager

    I am sorry I am not very specific because I started to panic when I noticed what I had done.
    I am using Acronis*Disk Director Suite version 10.0 (build*2,160)

    This morning I after setting up a startup manager using true image I dicided I didn't like the idea as it was taking longer for my computer to boot up having to go through the startup manager every time.

    So having gone into xp's disk management program I noticed a seperate partition 2gb large in the fat format, so assuming this was what true image had just made for the startup manager I decided to reformat it and then rejoin it back on my system using DD. When I went back into DD I still couldn't see the drive.

    From now on I cannot remember specifics as I now started to panic because in my clumbsyness somehow I have lost a lot of files and folders on another drive, yes it was on drive D which windows looks like it is calling it L now I can see the folder structure in the system information folder in DD but I cannot see the files.

    Oh yes, I remember what I was doing in DD I thought I would make more space for True image to create the startup manage, for some reason it wanted to reboot first and I remember having to restart the computer manually as it wasn't doing anything as a black screen was showing. I Know I problably won't see these files again that was drive D.


    At this present time windows is starting normally again but the fat drive which True image created is sitting in the removable drive section in my computer. It's this fat drive that I would like to join with the rest of my hard drive if I could.
     
  5. MudCrab

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    It's probably too late now, but you should have used TI to remove the SZ/Recover Manager instead of using DD to remove the partition.

    Were the files you had on the D: partition important? If they were, you should consider recovery options before trying anything else as further manipulation of the drive/partition will probably make recovery more difficult or impossible.

    So the small FAT partition is on a different drive than the D: partition you lost?

    You should be able to delete the FAT/SZ partition with DD and then resize the other partition to use the space. Before you do that, though, it might help to have a better understanding of your exact drive/partition layout.

    Can you post a screenshot of DD showing the drives/partitions and a screenshot of Windows Disk Management showing the drives/partitions?

    Also a screenshot of where you can see the folder structure in the system information folder (but can't see files) in DD might help.
     
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    Hi mudcrab,

    I have just run into another major problem I was doing a true image of my rest of my system onto my external seagate drive and I think because it ran out of space or something my external is now showing in inexcessable. How can I recover it?

    help!
     
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    What do you mean by "inaccessable"? Is TI not showing the drive as an available destination?

    Have you verifed that the drive is full? (No room left.)

    Were you using TI from Windows or booted from theTI cd?
     
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    The drive on the external drive which I was doing the true image onto looks like it became full. It looks that way because when I look in DD the drive is completly grey, the lable in it says (H: 94GB fs: non partition 0 x 7 NTFS HPFS) and if I click on it using my computer it says its inexcessible. I also had two other drives on it but now these drives have disappeared and become unallocated space.

    I was using TI from windows.

    What is going on
     
  9. MudCrab

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    If you boot from the DD cd and look at the drives, does it show the same thing?

    Check in the Full mode of DD and the Safe mode.

    I don't really see how TI running out of space could have corrupted the partitions. It should have just errored and stopped.
     
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