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#16 SweWiLLiE

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 13:49

Example 1

"Today, (a couple months later) i was going to upload some stuff to my server, and i stopped by my C: and found a weird folder: found.000

Opened it up, and inside was a folder: dir0000.chk

And inside that were all the missing textures! I was super happy, as i kept UT2003 installed, as the editor still worked, and the SFX were great for use in mods and stuff."

Example 2

"Well, it turned out I was lucky.. and I thought I'd add this as I didn't see it mentioned.

Check your scandisk/chkdsk .chk files (FILE0000.chk, FILE0001.chk, etc usually put in FOUND.000 folder). My bookmarks were there as one of those files, put there because something went awry I guess.

Whew."

Example 3

"Hooray!!! Some how XP must have squirreled those files away in a file called Found 000. Don't know how or why but all I know is I recovered all those erased files."

Example 4

"And the content of the folder ??? gone. vanished.

Later, I found that CHKDSK had created a folder called FOUND.000 in the root directory of that drive, and it contained tons of files serially numbered…"

"So, basically, it had taken the content of the folder (the lost one), and created these files.
Now, the data was present, but the task was to Identify the type of the file."

"So, now, 100% recovery is possible, but, its a painful process."

Example 5

"...it ran through the diskcheck prog. After that there were two directories called found.000 and found.001 or something like that - these were the winnt dirs and system32 dirs.
I copied then renamed them accordingly and put them in the right place, booted up the broken machine and it was fine."


Who's talking bull**** again?:sleep:p::whistle:e::laugh:h:

Edited by SweWiLLiE, 30 August 2005 - 13:54.



#17 OP Zombi

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:26

exactly what i was talking about. thank you for that link.
i guess it is settled whos talking bull**** and whos not.

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Actually I don't see anywhere in the page posted where Microsoft said it's BS to recover files from chkdsk files. In fact it gives the same advice given to me by SweWiLLiE and I quote from the site:
"After the storage folder has been identified or created, one or more files with a name in the format Filennnn.chk are saved. (The first saved file is named File0000.chk, the second is named File0001.chk, and so on in sequence.) When Chkdsk finishes, you can examine the contents of these files with a text editor such as Notepad to see whether they contain any needed data (if the converted chains came from corrupted binary files, they are of no value). You can delete the .chk files after you save any useful data."

So obviously there's nothing BS in what was suggested to me by the poster, Microsoft agree that much... and of course I followed SweWiLLiE's suggestion and lo and behold I've been able to recover half of my pictures so far... :yes: and I'm not even halfway through.
So :argue: about what is BS don't help nobody in anyway when all it takes is for you to try something to see if it works or not.

Thank you for taking your time to address my issue and of course a special thanks to SweWiLLiE [and Mengha too] for actually help me solve my problem.

#18 it_waaznt_me

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:04

Ahem .. Some of the .Chk files are recoverable and thats why they are saved by ChkDsk .. There are tools around that will help you recover them .. One of them Uncheck has worked for me once .. You might also wanna try ChkMate .. Best of luck ..

#19 OP Zombi

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 14:15

Ahem .. Some of the .Chk files are recoverable and thats why they are saved by ChkDsk .. There are tools around that will help you recover them .. One of them Uncheck has worked for me once .. You might also wanna try ChkMate .. Best of luck ..

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Thank you, I've actually been using Chk-mate so far and it seems to work good though slow. I will give the other one a try, and see if it's any faster.

#20 SweWiLLiE

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 23:04

Thank you for taking your time to address my issue and of course a special thanks to SweWiLLiE [and Mengha too] for actually help me solve my problem.

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No problem. Glad it worked out for you. :)

#21 Webwonder

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 15:23

PC Inspector File Recovery worked for me on a flash drive and my found.000 were not even seen just a file marked 00b , the program is free, you will manually have to restore each file but it works, not here for an argumnent only lending my fortune in restoring my files, good luck...

#22 +BudMan

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:18

Talk about bringing back threads from the dead.. Aug 2005.. I highly he would still be looking for this ;)

#23 roadgeek9

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:21

Talk about bringing back threads from the dead.. Aug 2005.. I highly he would still be looking for this ;)

Especially with 95 posts...