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Windows XP hard drive recovery help

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Chris_1, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Chris_1

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    Hey well my laptop completly screwed up on me.  I removed the HD and put it in 1 of my external HD's cases so i could access it and get the files etc i need from it.... The problem begings.  

    I conected the removed hard drive to a working laptop and it would not open up the folder,  a quick google and i found a solution,  cmd and check (E) for errors or something any way it took a while but it worked and i can now access the drive.  

    However it is not showing all of my files,  various downloads,  family pictures, music etc.  Even when searching the drive for spesific file names i know exist,  nothing.  I have set hidden folders to be viewable aswell so i know they are not hidden.  And the memory on the drive is the same as before the laptop broke so i know there on it still.

    The laptop had several user accounts, 3 to be exact,  each with passwords and the folders set to private.  Could this be the reason some of the files aren't showing up?  Any ideas how i can access them so i can move them to the working laptop.


    Thanks, Chris.
     
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    Will get on it straight away and let you know the out come, been stressing me out like mad this. Thanks alot mate.
     
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    no problem.
     
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    Yeah guys worked a treat, downloaded a cracked recovery programme and it done the trick.

    Thanks again.
     

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