Partition deleted, then recreated. Recovered files are damaged!
Posted on 2004-11-14
I have this huge problem right now with a partition that was deleted. And then recreated with Windows 2000 Pro. I don't have all the details as this is a USB hard disk from a friend which doesn't remember quite well what happened.
Anyway, the partition appeared as FAT16, but invalid. I tried using EasyRecovery, but it didn't detect any partition. Then I tried GetDataBack, and it found every file, but when I copied them, they were corrupt (couldn't display JPEG files for example).
I also tried Active Partition Recovery, and it recovered the partition, but Windows can't read it saying it's invalid.
I had a problem like this before with one of my HDs, and I used GetDataBack with the same results, damaged files. I noticed ASCII files were overlapping, as some files ended with the first part of another file and had the first part truncated... It wasn't much of a deal, so I leave that one. But this time the info is very important to my buddy.
I also tried a DOS NTFS reader, and I copied the files found on the partition, but as with GetDataBack, they were corrupt.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance!