chkdsk has made one of my files 0 kb in size

By cristobalmiguel
Apr 13, 2007
  1. Hello,

    Chkdsk has just done something on reboot and now the size of my Quickbooks file is 0. I don't have a QBB file and only have the transaction log file. The guys at Intuit tell me that all they'll need is the QBW file - corrupt or uncorrupted - and they should be able to recover the data.

    Is there any way of going in there and recovering the data? I have already tried Get Data Back and it still shows the file as 0 size. I'm afraid I'll need to use some kind of program to grab the file based on file headers and footers. But I'm hoping there is some other easier way...

  2. BigNeek

    BigNeek TS Rookie

    Similar Problem


    I am having a similar issue. Did you ever get this resolved?


  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    this is a RESULT of finding two files which contain the same physical sector.

    when this happens, BOTH files are contaminated and therefore useless.

    typically the sectors from both files will be place (in the root directory)
    in file.001 and file.002

    You should be MORE concerned as to why multiple files contain the same disk
    sector. One common cause is the folder is shared and two users modify the same file at the same time.
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