"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."
"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.
"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."
"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."
"...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?p:e:h:
Edited by SweWiLLiE, 30 August 2005 - 13:54.