Lost folder in F drive

By firetrucker
Jan 9, 2012
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  1. Hi
    i have an F drive which i keep all my photographs and videos on.
    The are folders name "A" to "Z" which contain pics etc
    For some reason "T" has just disappeared!
    I have tried the search method [ie search TITANIC] and connot find anything.
    I have tried system restore but states it cannot restore to a previous time.

    Oddly another file has appeared.....with a long list of letters and numbers. inside this file is more files 1025 to 1832!. I cannot access these as it says I do not have permission!! I cannot even delete them.

    how do i get permission so I can delete these and how do I restore my "T" file.

    Any help would be greatly received

  2. firetrucker

    firetrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    T folder now found
    it was renamed F:\found.000\dir0000.chk
    this file also says access denied in red

    anybody know why the file changed name and how i gain access????

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Somehow you buggered up the drive... whether from drive failure or impact damage or simple file transfer error. If you are not experienced, get a very experienced friend to help you recover it. If it is an old drive... more than three years old, you may need a very good tech to rescue your data before you mess with it.
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    What you see is the result of a run of chkdsk. When the NTFS indexes become corrupted, chkdsk tries to recover files under names like found.001 etc. In your case, your corruption includes at least one directory and it's file contents. Nobody short of a very specialised technician can ever expect to recover anything much, which is when you start to regret never having bothered with backups and more backups.

    There are specialised recovery firms, and they are quite expensive. It depends how much the lost data is worth to you. Either way, you have to start by recovering what you can onto backup media. If that F: drive is just a partition on your one and only system drive, then your PC probably needs a re-install onto a new HDD.

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