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Hi,
My portable hdd folders have turned into files of size 0kb.
And the contents of the folers are now in a separate folder named "ntfsck.00000000".
Can I get my files back??

*This happened after an interrupted chkdsk operation on the disk.
(the screenshot is also attached along with this query).
 

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Welcome to TSF :smile:

Unfortunately, suddenly stopping chkdsk in the middle of trying to do repairs would be like suddenly stopping a surgeon. As you've found out, this often cannot be done without some serious consequences. :sad:

Hopefully you have a recent backup or system image that you can restore?
 

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You can try to recover by doing a Check Disk and not stopping it.
go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type the drive letter of the external (eg) H: and press enter. At the H:\> prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y to Unmount the drive. Check Disk will go through 5 stages and will take a while, please be patient.
If this does not work you can use the free TestDisk program to try and recover your files. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack, you will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.
 
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