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Restoring corrupted data

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  • Started 1 year ago by lalalolly
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lalalolly
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I have a harddrive which has become corrupted and am looking to restore the data.

I used minitool power data recovery and this found all of my files. I then clicked save files and it gave me a nice folder on my functioning hard drive which contained all the folders I asked for, however they were all empty! I have done this twice, saving to different places and recovering different files but still the folders are just empty when they contain all the files I want in the minitool software.

Help?

(I run windows 7 64bit, and minitool power data recovery 6.5)

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whs
whs
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See whether you have am earlier restore point. You can recover them from there. Here is how.

Posted 1 year ago
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lalalolly
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I'm not sure what you mean. This is a corrupted hard drive that cannot boot, system restore or chkdsk. It is being run externally on a functioning computer. That is why I am using data recovery software.

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whs
whs
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Check it attached to the functioning PC. Shadow Explorer may find the restore points. I am not 100% sure though because I have never tried that with a corrupted disk. If the MFT is all messed up, it will probably not work.

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