Opening Pinnacle Studio HD 14 files pulled off bad hard drive
Posted on 2012-12-21
I replaced a hard drive on a laptop, installed Windows 7 x64 and pulled all the data off the bad hard drive (had quite a few bad sectors and was freezing up periodically).
The reinstallation of windows and all the software went fine, had no troubles or errors installing anything, including Pinnacle Studio HD v14.
I've updated windows 100% and updated Pinnacle.
My problem is...
Some of the Pinnacle project files I've restored from the bad hard drive open without issue but some of them have trouble opening and most often don't open and don't have all the content they originally did. When they don't open, Pinnacle hangs at the opening file screen and I have to kill the process to get it to close.
I don't have a good backup of the files that don't open sometimes.
I've restored all the files to their original location and recreated the user with the same exact username so that the path's are the same as with the old hard drive. No errors or problems copying any of the data off the bad hard drive.
The laptop apparently opened those pinnacle files ok prior to replacing the bad hard drive.
I've tried recopying the files again with the same results.
I'm wondering if I'm dealing with data corruption or if there is something I"m missing about restoring these pinnacle files.
I appreciate any input.