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Windows unable to find my files

#1 Post by fishlake » 08 Oct 2017, 09:33

Similar to the problem of the previous poster. I bought a new internal 10TB disk to replace a 6TB that was full. After formatting the new drive I copied the files to the new drive and the root folder was listed as one would expect. A couple of days after formatting the stuff on the (old) 6TB drive i notice that windows wouldn't show anything on the 10TB drive although the free space was showing a reasonable amount as if the files was still there. I ran checkdisk but that didn't seem to help much. I could not access the 'found' folder.
I asked google for help and TestDisk showed up. It shows me the folder structure of my disk, but I don't know if there's a way to recover. I wonder if the program can handle disks of this size correctly, since it replaced the 'to sector' number with a completely different when I tried adding a partition like you described ti the previous poster. I had to quit using ctrl-c since there was no quit as soon as that function was started.
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Re: Windows unable to find my files

#2 Post by cgrenier » 09 Oct 2017, 05:59

Looks like your files are now in the found.000 directory (a directory created by Windows chkdsk).
Rename this directory or cut/paste your files outside this directory.

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Re: Windows unable to find my files

#3 Post by fishlake » 09 Oct 2017, 22:31

Windows no longer displays the drive under Devices and drives. It's only listed as G:\ under "Quick access" with a question mark over a small icon, but I'm not able to do anything to open it from windows.Image

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#4 Post by cgrenier » 10 Oct 2017, 06:23

Run "cmd" and "chkdsk /f g:". What is the output ?
If you can't access your files, run testdisk, Advanced, List and copy your files.

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Re: Windows unable to find my files

#5 Post by fishlake » 10 Oct 2017, 13:37

chkdsk /f g:

Cannot open volume for direct access

testdisk method is working fine! Big thanks!

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