Missing files after using testdisk I think, need help!

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Missing files after using testdisk I think, need help!

#1 Post by ihatepcproblems2015 »

I was having problem reading win 8.1 hd with win 7 hd so I made a mistake an added a new volumn to the win 8.1 hd and it wasn’t reading normally anymore.

But before the data was still all there last I check with reclaime I think,
http://www.reclaime.com .

I recently used reclaim to recover all my files it seemed from another raw drive.

It seemed after I used testdisk win -64 bit , I have win 8.1, I rechecked with reclaime and found directories with less files.

The first time I used testdisk, I followed the site’s instruction page,
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step .

First time: I deep searched and found complete partition order and didn’t write and just left the D on the line with returned “filesystem seem damaged” message.

Second time: I deep searched and it told me mismatching messages. And I found some “filesystem seem damaged” messages and left them with D code. Then I wrote and exit. That didn’t seem to solve the problem with I recheck with reclaime.

Can someone help me recover to previous state where I had all the files and fix the mismatch errors?

I did disktest before to see if I could do a shortcut recovery that allow me to load windows normal instead long one with reclaime.
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Re: Missing files after using testdisk I think, need help!

#2 Post by Fiona »

Can you run a diagnose using testdisk and copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post.
It's important to check your file system for errors.
If you have your correct partition in your partition table, a boot sector diagnose would follow next to have a try to list more files.
Info will follow.