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Old 04-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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My computer would never write to a DVD so had problems doing a proper backup. had pictures backed up to flashdrives. It is my document folder I am most concerned about.
It told me to run check disk volume C first. I did that then ran defrag. OS is still in place as well as empty shells of all my programs, just no "innards". Can anything be saved? Are there specific commercial programs that are successful in finding these files?
Many thanks for your help.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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and welcome to the Forum

I have moved your post ot the Hard Drive Forum where Raptor can help . .He is "The Man" when it comes to data recovery!!

do not do anything until he posts back.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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More likely chkdsk broke it than defrag, your best bet at this oint is to scan the disk with a demo version of r-studio and see if it can find the data, then output to another drive. You must output to a different physical disk or you chance overwriting the data you want to recover.
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