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Vista corrupted data help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silas109, Dec 25, 2008.

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  1. silas109

    silas109 Thread Starter

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    Okay, so I have an external harddrive (1tb) which has about 300 gigs of media on it. I was running TuneUp Utilities 2009 and one of the things it suggested was running disk scans of all the hard drives. I restarted the computer as instructed, and when it rebooted it started a disk scan of G: (the external HDD) as expected. It got to about 7%.

    My common sense then hurled itself as far away from me as it possibly could and I decided to cancel the scan and run it another time when I didn't need the computer. So, I turned off the computer using the power button. Turned it back on, no problems, except half of the data on the external HDD is messed up. Same amount of space used up on it, but half of the folders all the contents are garbled. Folders and files that can't be deleted because the names are too long/invalid, all screwed up.

    Fortunately, the other half of it seems alright. So...I'm willing to cut my losses and copy off the unharmed stuff and format the G: drive, but first I wanted to know if there was anything I could possibly do to salvage the rest of it.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. fgdn17

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    chkdsk /r maybe??
     
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