ok so i was going to merge me primary partition E: with a logical(data) partition E: so when i go and restart for changes to make effect, partition magic 8.0 does the rest then out of nowhere there comes an error message: "Error #1520: External attribute header mismatch (EA3905F0)" so i go to symantec's website and they say run CHKDSK F: /f so i do but when i try to view files in the directory F: i see nothing like if there are no files but if i look under properties, the same space is still being used- like if nothing was removed. Now I am asking for some help on how i can salvage my 50+ gigs of music and movies. EDIT. Iwas messing around with the file views and i found a LOT of .chk recovery files anybody know a way of recovering these files? thnx.