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Fat32 Partition Corrupted after resize

HI there, I have an Acer laptop (win xp,) hard drive that had the data partition installed and the windows partition had become full. All Partitions are fat32.

I removed the hard and connected to my backup computer via a usb adaptor, ran my Acronis Disk Manager and resized/moved the partitions to give more space for C drive.

I replaced the hard drive. went to boot the PC and to my surprise, the computer could not boot (Missing NTLDR). I ran the XP repair utility and ran FIXBOOT,  FIXMBR, CHKDSK (REPAIR), testing the system each time with no joy. CHKDSK came up unrepairable error.

I eventually pulled the HDD out again to have a look and now the partition contains a bunch of folders called found.xxx containing squillions of files called filexxxx.chk. I have tried to run CHKDSK again but it gives an error stating there is not enough room to recover the files. I tried doing a sector image backup and restore to a larger drive but the recovery only looks at the visible files and doesn't really help.

I don't have a problem doing a recovery but I really would like to get the data off the disk.

Any Thoughts???
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks for everyones input, I used piriform to get most of the data back. Ive learned my lesson when dealing with FAT. Acronics is usually very good, I have used it 100's of times and nevber had a problem like this with it. Bottom Line, is I should have taken an image backup I was being a bit lazy and complacent. You dont need insurance until you need it.
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