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Folders missing in a hard drive.

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Yes I did try searching for the files that were in lost folder, didn't find it. The thing that is driving e nut is the space remaining in that hard disk is exactly the same that it was before missing those folders.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you search from the cmd prompt? Open Cmd prompt and from the root of your drive type "dir /s /ah filename.ext" where filename.ext is the name of the file you want to find.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Yes I tried with command prompt, I get "File Not Found" message. It didn't even find the file that I can clearly see in windows explorer.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I used WizTree tool, This showed me that the contents of my first lost folder are in found.000 and contents of lost 2nd folder are in found.001 folder. I just know Found.*** are system folders and I m quite not sure how my files went there. Is there any way to recover these files, these system folders couldnot be accessed directly via Windows Explorer ("Gives Access Denied Error")


    EDIT


    WizTree Tool also allowed me to recover those files just by cut/paste


    Thanks
    Everyone
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Found.000 are folders that are created by Scandisk. When it scans the disk and it finds file that haven't been deleted, but are still not linked to any directory (probably due to a crash or disk corruption) it places them in folders like these. Odd that it is marking them as system folders though. Maybe it does this for security reasons, so that sensitive documents aren't accidentally shown to other users.
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