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Gorbuden
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Windows killed my files Reply with quote

Hello,
I have a 2TB External HDD which i use for my personal data storage, normally when i connected the HDD to my windows computer, it always showed that i needed to scan for errors and never accepted the scan...
I turned on the PC with my external HDD attached to it and automatically started to scan my HDD and to repair it... now i have corrupted 40 GB 7z file where i had old photos, videos, and documents i stored compressed before in a old drive before i copied to this HDD, i dont have any other copy, and now it just shows 0 KB size...

I need to know, it's at least a way to restore this file? i tried scanning with diskdigger or similar software just in case it works but nothing, now im trying to figure a way to use kali linux so i can get this file back

Thanks for anyone who can help me with this
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please provide the make and model of the drive. GPT or MBR? NTFS or FAT32? Which version of Windows?

What utility are you using to view the drive that shows 7z?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HDD: WD passport ultra portable 2 TB
2 Partitions: 1.71 GB NTFS (where the file is lost) and a 100 GB FAT32
MBR
Running Windows 8.1

The file is a 40GB compressed 7z that now showes it's a 0KB file, but i deleted the 0KB file to see if i could find anything but there's nothing now

I searched with R-Studio and Diskdigger
Tried to use scalpel but didn't find any 7z file
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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