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Cant access most of my data

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Last response: in Storage
September 23, 2007 5:35:58 AM

Hi! I recently added an IDE hard disk (2 partitions) to my computer, and when i turned the pc on, everything worked fine, and i could access all of my data on the hard disk. I restarted my system, and windows wanted to check the IDE hard disk (both partitions) for errors... it deleted a hell of a lot of stuff, 'corrupted' indices etc...

When windows loaded, most of the folders stored on the hard disk were inaccessible... i try to open one and i get a message: "F: /(Folder Name) is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". The said folder is also reported as empty.
Both partitions now have about 10-20GB more space

So, would someone please tell me how to get my data back if possible?

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September 23, 2007 6:32:44 AM

So was this disk from another PC?
What size of disk, what size was the original disk?
What OS and what format?
September 23, 2007 6:39:13 AM

Yes, the disk was from another PC, running xp 32bit, possibly home edition. Its an 80GB NTFS
The OS on the new computer is xp pro x64